Author Archives: NASW

LGBT Parents Hurt by Misguided Policies

Children in the United States with at least one LGBT parent have to endure social stigma and unfair legal, economic, and healthcare treatment due to misguided public policies, according to a recent report. The report, “All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families,” was written by the Movement Advancement Project, a think tank that focuses on LGBT ... Read More »

Social Worker Recalls 9/11 Response

NASW News’ “Social Work in the Public Eye” features Thomas “Tab” Ballis. He was interviewed by Jemila Ericson for WHQR Public Radio in Wilmington, N.C., as part of the station’s special coverage of the centennial remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks. Ballis, a licensed clinical social worker in Wilmington, explained that he spent time at a Ground Zero ... Read More »

Social Work Hospice Leaders Gain Recognition

Several social workers have recently received national recognition for their leadership in hospice and palliative care. Tracy Schroepfer, associate professor and director for the part-time MSW program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Social Work, was selected earlier this year to serve on the steering committee of the National Quality Forum’s Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care Project. NASW and ... Read More »

Social Worker Sworn In at State Department

Social worker Wendy Sherman was recently sworn in as Under Secretary for Political Affairs at the U.S. State Department. She is the department’s third-ranking official and its senior career diplomat. She is the first woman and first social worker to hold this position. NASW members click here for the full story. Read More »

NPR Ads to Promote Social Work Month

March is National Professional Social Work Month where the theme for 2012 is “Social Work Matters.” In an effort to spread the message to the general public about the value of the profession, promotional announcements about social workers will air on National Public Radio starting in March. “The NPR audience is comprised of more than 20 million daily listeners who ... Read More »