Author Archives: media

NASW Staff Attend a Congressional Briefing on Strengthening the Rights of Older People

On Monday, July 25, NASW staff attended a congressional briefing on Strengthening the Rights of Older People held at the Dirksen Senate Building.  The Briefing was led by the International Federation on Ageing in collaboration with the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People and hosted by the Senate Committee on Aging.  Speakers called for recognition of the rights ... Read More »

Strengthening the Social Welfare Workforce in Africa: Investing in those who care for children

NASW, in collaboration with the PEPFAR Orphans and Vulnerable Children Technical Working Group and other key stakeholders, was asked by USAID to help convene a conference focusing on strategies to strengthen the social welfare workforce in Africa with the aim of improving the well-being and welfare of children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. Click here to see the conference ... Read More »

Join the Administration on Aging for a Webinar Series on Social Media as a Retirement Tool

Webinar Series on Social Media:  A Retirement Tool for the 21st Century In recent years, social media has added new dimensions to the resource tools available for retirement planning and ways to protect assets once in retirement.  To shed light on how social media can be incorporated in developing a sustainable retirement plan, the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the ... Read More »

Conference Call to Discuss Women’s Access to Needed Care and Services

 Affordable Care Act Improves Women’s Access to Needed Care, Services Please join Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on a conference call to discuss the impact of the recently released ... Read More »

NASW Supports Senator & Social Worker Debbie Stabenow’s Policy Record

Last week, The National Review posted an article entitled “Would You Let a Social Worker Handle Your Investment Portfolio?” attacking Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), and specifically the Battery Innovation Act that Senator Stabenow recently introduced.  The Battery Innovation Act encourages businesses, local government and universities to collaborate on advanced science and engineering efforts related to battery production.  It is specifically ... Read More »

Applications for HHS Grant Opportunities Due Late July

The Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau has announced several grant funding opportunities. Applications are due at the end of this month. 1.  Child Welfare-Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Child Welfare Involvement:  The Children’s Bureau expects to award up to 8 grants at $250,000 per budget period for projects lasting 17 months supporting ... Read More »

Social Work & Social Media: Where are the Ethical Boundaries?

The NASW News recently posted an article about social media’s impact on the social work profession.  This article discussed both the ups and downs of social media, highlighting the benefits of recruiting social workers and increasing communication among professionals.  In the technology world, exciting new therapeutic possibilities via new technologies, such as Skype, are becoming more and more prevalent. These ... Read More »

Webinar: Addiction, Mental Health, and Health Care Integration and Prevention

Consumer, Recovery, and Family Webinars Addiction, Mental Health, and Health Care Integration and Prevention How the Affordable Care Act and state-based efforts can lead to comprehensive and coordinated health services for people with mental health and addiction disorders.  The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), Faces & Voices of Recovery (Faces & Voices), and the National Alliance on Mental ... Read More »

HHS Conference Call on the Partnership for Patients

Please join HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick for a conference call on Friday, July 8, at 12pm ET to celebrate the initial phase of the Partnership for Patients and offer recognition and thanks to the nearly 4,500 organizations — including over 2,000 hospitals — that have officially committed to improving patient safety by joining the ... Read More »

Political Activism: A Civic and Ethical Responsibility

The recent anniversary of our country’s independence reminds us that as Americans we have certain duties that we owe to our country.  Most particularly, citizens have a responsibility to be involved in the political process through voting and can participate in various other forms of activism, such as campaigning, contacting Members of Congress, and joining political organizations. Social workers have ... Read More »