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News From the Hill – January 2012

Political Climate Now that the calendar has turned to 2012, the upcoming election cycle has begun to gain steam.  The Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary are behind us, Republican candidates are looking down the road at the South Carolina primary.  Pieces will begin falling into place as the President continues fundraising, the Republicans move closer to declaring a ... Read More »

Call for Proposals for NASW 2012 National Conference – Deadline January 15, 2012

Advance your career, build your network, expand your learning – Present at NASW’s National Conference 2012 National Association of Social Workers 2012 National Conference July 22-25, 2012 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC Visit http://www.aievolution.com/nsw1201 to submit your proposal. ————————————————— Present at NASW’s first national conference in over a decade! Submit your proposal by January 15 to be ... Read More »

Mark Battle (1924 – 2011)

The NASW Family wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Mark Battle as we are greatly saddened by the loss of this great social work pioneer. We want to acknowledge his loving wife, NASW Social Work Pioneer® Evelyn Kays-Battle, and extend our deepest sympathies to her and their family. We join a host of friends, colleagues, students, ... Read More »

Wondering How Your Caseload Compares to That of Other Case Managers?

New Caseload Capacity Calculator Free to NASW Members NASW is pleased to announce the launch of the Caseload Capacity Calculator (CLC). This software, developed by Consulting Management Innovators, Inc. (CMI), builds on the Caseload Concept Paper and Matrix published by NASW and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) in 2008 and on a 2011 survey of NASW members. From ... Read More »

Give an Hour on the 9/11 Day of Service

9/11 Day of Service Announcement Mental Health Professionals:  Help our Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Combat the Psychological and Emotional Effects of War Give an Hour™ is joining with Points of Light and the HandsOn Network and partnering with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and other national and state ... Read More »

Press Advisory: House Holds Hearing on Child Deaths Due to Maltreatment

GAO, National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths, and Actress Tamara Tunie Scheduled to Testify On Tuesday July 12, 2011, the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means will hold a congressional hearing on child deaths due to maltreatment. Chairman Geoff Davis (R-KY) announced the hearing that will coincide with the release of the Government Accountability ... Read More »

NASW Applauds Efforts to Curb Smoking with FDA Tobacco Warnings

In a press conference today, the White House announced that beginning in 2012, the  FDA will require larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements in the United States.  This marks the first change in cigarette warnings in more than 25 years and is a significant advancement in communicating the dangers of smoking.  Social workers – particularly ... Read More »

NASW Comments on ACOs: Professional Social Workers Essential to Patient-Centered, Coordinated Health Care

The 2010 Affordable Care Act created a new category of health care provider – the accountable care organization (ACO).  ACOs represent a paradigm shift from traditional fee-for-service health care.  These organizations will receive financial incentives to improve the coordination and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while reducing costs.  The emergence of ACOs reflects the health care industry’s shift toward ... Read More »

Social Workers Support Children and Youth in Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness on the plight of children and youth in the foster care system. There are approximately 424,000 in foster care because their own families are in crisis and are unable to provide for their essential well-being. Nearly 30,000 young people age out of the foster care system each year. Social workers play critical roles in the lives of all of these vulnerable children and families. The National Association of Social Workers, with Casey Family Programs and other partner organizations, underscore the important work of social workers and the increasing need for a safe, stable and nurturing environment for children during National Foster Care Month. Read More »

How Do Social Workers Cope with Sadness?

This month, NASW Executive Director, Betsy Clark, focused her NASW News column on “The Challenge of Sadness in Social Work.” Dr. Clark discusses the turmoil, tragedy, and unrest in the world including wars, earthquakes, and tsunamis. She notes that every significant world event is accompanied by indelible images, some of which are horrific and forever etched in our memories such ... Read More »