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Social Work in the News – July 15, 2008

Source: Google News Social work agencies: budget cuts would lead to health care crisis Marion Daily Republican – Marion, IL By Tom Kane Franklin-Williamson Human Services CEO John Markley explains state budget cuts’ impact on social service agencies at a Monday press conference … Need More Schooling? Maybe the Boss Will Pay KOAM-TV – Pittsburg, KS According to a National ... Read More »

Medicare Bill Passes Senate; On Way to President for Signature

Take Action! In a beginning victory for the Social Work Reinvestment Initiative, the U.S. Senate passed Medicare legislation, H.R. 6331, which will restore funding for clinical social work payments cut in 2007. The vote was 69-30 thanks to the return of Senator Ted Kennedy (MA), whose vote swayed a number of members to create a veto-proof margin. Thank you to ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 3, 2008

Source: Google News Supervise children closely around fireworks Statesman Journal – Salem, OR Bill MacMorris-Adix, MSW, LCSW is a social worker with Salem-Keizer Public Schools and a member of the Marion County Juvenile Firesetter Intervention … Obama backs faith-based social work AFP WASHINGTON (AFP) — A day after vowing to fight slurs against his patriotism, Democratic White House hopeful Barack ... Read More »

Medicare Bill Near Completion; President Signs Medicaid Moratorium

Take Action! NASW had important issues at stake in the Congress this week as major bills concerning both Medicare and Medicaid moved closer to the President for signature. Medicare Bill Falters on the Senate Floor, Re-Vote ExpectedLast night 39 Senate Republicans blocked passage of the Medicare bill (H.R.6331). The Senate fell just one vote short of a necessary 60 votes ... Read More »

NASW Hails Supreme Court Decision Protecting Victims of Child Rape and Overturning Louisiana Death Penalty for Child Rape

For Immediate Release June 25, 2008 Washington—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a precedent-setting 5-4 decision, reversing a May 2007 ruling of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and holding that the imposition of the death penalty for child rape violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and its Louisiana Chapter ... Read More »

Victory in House Medicare Vote

Yesterday we asked you to contact your Members of Congress about H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. Thanks to those of you who responded, we won the vote 355-59. We only needed 290 votes to win. [Click here for more information on the Victory] Read More »

Urgent Action Request on House Medicare Bill

Take Action! A crucial House floor vote on Medicare legislation is expected tomorrow, Tuesday, June 24th. Email your Representative now, urging them to support HR. 6331 on the floor. Send the message below to support passage of this important bill for clinical social workers. Simply enter your zip code and send this preformed letter. Message: I am writing as a ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 18, 2008

News Source: Google News University trains social workers to meet challenges of elder care Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sarasota, FL The University of South Florida at Sarasota-Manatee’s School of Social Work is actively involved in numerous efforts to better meet the comprehensive health … Seeking a few good men Baltimore Sun Boys are quite influenced by having a male figure around, ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 13, 2008

News Source: Google News Survey Finds Children Of “Sandwich” Generation Caregivers Take On … North American Press Syndicate – New York, NY (NAPSI)-A new survey finds that children of “sandwich” generation caregivers are actively participating in caregiving responsibilities for loved ones with … Social Workers and Human Resource Managers in High Demand as Weak … Biloxi Sun Herald – MS ... Read More »