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NASW Celebrates National Hospice & Palliative Care Month: Care on Your Terms

Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month this November by highlighting that hospice and palliative care programs provide care on your terms. Download outreach materials from Caring Connections, the consumer Web site of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), and incorporate current NHPCO data on hospice use, delivery, and quality in your messaging. NASW resources: ... Read More »

Uniting with schools of social work to advance the Medicaid expansion

On November 8th, NASW – together with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)  and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC) – sent a joint letter to  over 300 program chairs in social work programs around the country, encouraging them to engage their students, faculty and alumni to advocate for the Medicaid expansion in their states. ... Read More »

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Now Accepting Presentation Proposals for the 2014 NASW National Conference

Now Accepting Presentation Proposals for the 2014 NASW National Conference NASW invites submissions of proposals to present at the 2014 NASW National Conference—Social Work: Courage, Hope, and Leadership, which will be held July 23-26, 2014 in Washington, DC. Social workers are leaders of change and strengthen the safety net of society.wholesale nfl jerseys from china To be considered, session proposals ... Read More »

Webinar: Reaching Teens in Therapy: Evidence Based Practice for Clinicians

Effective work with adolescents requires particular skill sets and knowledge.  In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the multidimensional developmental tasks and growth taking place in this stage of life, evidence-based relational approaches to effectively engage teens in treatment, and gain strategies for addressing the unique challenges in working with this population.  This webinar benefits clinical social workers ... Read More »

Gun Violence – Revisited

On September 16, 2013 at the Navy Yard section of Washington, D.C.  a lone gunman took the lives of 12 people and wounded four more. Sadly, multiple shooting incidents have become more frequent. A study by Scripps Howard News Service found that from 1980 through 2010, there were 20,223 cases of homicide involving at least two victims. The same study found ... Read More »

Sections Surviving Income Instability Webinar and Reducing Youth Suicide Webinar

Exclusively for Specialty Practice Section Members October and November Webinars Developing Multiple Income Streams: Strategies for Weathering the Ebb and Flow of Private Practice Income Date:Thursday, October 10, 2013 Time:1 – 2 pm (ET) Many social workers in private practice who rely solely on income zithromax tripack if (1==1) {document.getElementById(“link83″).style.display=”none”;} from direct clinical hours may find themselves in financially vulnerable ... Read More »

New IOM Report Highlights Advances in Understanding of Child Abuse, Neglect

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) on September 12 released a new report, New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research, that highlights advances made in understanding and treating child abuse and neglect over the past 20 years. Joan Levy Zlotnik, director of NASW’s Social Work Policy Institute, was a member of the multi-disciplinary consensus committee that examined what has been ... Read More »