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News from the Hill – March 2011, Second Edition

Social Work Reinvestment Act Reintroduced! Support Your Profession Today. While the nation struggles with an economic recession, social workers are the professionals who will primarily keep society’s social safety net intact. We provide the services that will help people maintain employment, shelter, food, and other life-sustaining services during this difficult time. We also care for the aging baby boomers, children ... Read More »

News from the Hill – March 2011, First Edition

Social Work Reinvestment Act Reintroduced in 112th Congress The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (HR 1106/S. 584) was reintroduced on World Social Work Day, March 15, 2011.  This legislation was first introduced in the 110th Congress, and was important then. It is now even more timely and critical. We are asking for your ... Read More »

NASW Urges Support for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON DC—The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), today called on congressional Democrats to elect current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Minority Leader in the new Congress set to begin this coming January. NASW is a long-time advocate of legislative goals championed by the Speaker, including strengthening human needs programs, supporting social justice legislation, and expanding women’s equality. NASW Executive ... Read More »

NASW Executive Director Offers Career Advice to Students Considering Careers in Advocacy

October 26, 2010 When it comes to jobs aimed at making a positive difference in the world, it’s hard to go past the field of advocacy. Elizabeth J. Clark,  executive director of the National Association of Social Workers was recently interviewed for an article in world.edu. In the article Clark defines advocacy positions, skills and career prospects. “Regardless of type ... Read More »

NASW Seeks Reconsideration of Decision to Deny Some Gulf Claims

Kenneth Feinberg, Administrator of the Independent Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), which will adjudicate claims for individuals and businesses experiencing health and economic losses due to the Gulf Coast oil spill, stated last month at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that he would likely not compensate individuals for mental illnesses that result from the disaster. NASW has written Mr. Feinberg ... Read More »