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Author Archives: communications

NASW staff attend National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth’s 23rd Annual Conference

If you are interested in learning about ways that social workers can support the education of older youth in foster care, register for NASW’s upcoming webinar on December 7th. Did you know that completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid) is the best indicator that a youth will enroll in college?  In fact, ninety percent of students that ... Read More »

NASW Hosts Exchange Visit with the Tanzania Association of Social Workers

December 1, 2011 NASW is delighted to have had the honor of hosting our distinguished guests from Tanzania for the past two weeks.  NASW’s Human Rights & International Affairs Division established a twinning partnership between NASW and the Tanzania Association of Social Workers (TASWO) through funding from the American International Health Alliance. Social workers in Tanzania and the US face ... Read More »

Peace Corps: A Social Work Tradition

Since its inception, the Peace Corps has had more than 200,000 volunteers serve in 139 nations. Social workers have played, and continue to play, a vital role in the organization’s success. The organization has three primary goals: help people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women; promote a better understanding of Americans on the part ... Read More »

Free Teleconference: Joint Commission Palliative Care Certification for Hospital Programs

“Ask the Reviewer” session to be held December 1, 2011 Interested in learning about the new Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care offered by the Joint Commission? Dial in to the Joint Commission’s free teleconference, featuring a palliative care reviewer and other Joint Commission experts, on December 1, 2011. Don’t miss this opportunity to dialogue with Joint Commission staff about ... Read More »

2011 SWAN-SWPI Delegations to Cuba

In early 2011 NASW sponsored two professional research trips to Cuba to learn about social services in health care, child welfare, and aging. This report describes the activities of both social work delegations and information learned from the experience. NASW Leads Delegations To Cuba The country of Cuba, only 90 miles from Florida and a once-common destination for U.S. tourists, ... Read More »

Celebrate National Hospice & Palliative Care Month: Educate and Advocate

Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, an observance of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), this November! Help preserve and expand access to hospice services with NHPCO’s Hospice Action Network. Access free educational materials for professionals and consumers at the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA)’s multimedia Hospice Information Center. Earn 2.5 CE credits by ... Read More »

NHPCO: FHSSA Stresses Importance of Hospice Access for All Americans during November’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

From NHPCO For Immediate Release: November 1, 2011 FHSSA Stresses Importance of Hospice Access for All Americans during November’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month “We Listen, We Care” is theme for November’s Month of Awareness (Alexandria, Va)— Amidst the outreach hospices are doing in communities across the country this November for National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, FHSSA and ... Read More »

Do Your Intake and Assessment Forms Include Family Caregivers?

NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. The 2011 theme, Identifying Family Caregivers, is particularly relevant to social workers, who play an essential role in making visible the contributions and needs of family caregivers. Read the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults and get involved in National Family Caregivers Month ... Read More »

Women and the Arab Spring: Spotlight on Egypt, Tunisia and Libya

Today, NASW staff will join a number of women’s rights organizations, Senator Boxer (D-CA), Senator Casey (D-PA) and other women’s right’s experts at a hearing on November 2nd at 2:30pm.  The hearing, “Women and the Arab Spring:  Spotlight on Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” will focus on roles that women have taken in the recent social revolutions that have occurred all ... Read More »