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Social Work Advocates Magazine

Adobe seeks social workers’ input on new mobile tools

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Adobe Systems is a California software company known for popular software products like Photoshop and Illustrator, but it also has a hand in helping social workers and caseworkers simplify their job duties. Adobe recently teamed up with NASW’s Specialty Practice Sections to host a webinar to seek social workers’ input on the next generation ... Read More »

HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project conducts Training of Trainers session

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Fourteen participants from across the U.S. traveled to Washington, D.C., in July to take part in the 2013 Training of Trainers, convened by the NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project. By increasing the number of skilled trainers, the Spectrum Project can build the capacity of the NASW-U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy Chapter Partnership Initiative for the next ... Read More »

NASW part of newly created eldercaring coordination group

By Rena Malai, News staff Caring for an older adult can be a source of high stress, misunderstandings and conflict within families. The Association for Conflict Resolution has created a task force to help families deal with these issues instead of looking to the legal system to help resolve them. NASW has been invited to be a part of the ... Read More »

Chapter helps spread NASWF-Lambda training statewide

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW’s Louisiana Chapter has launched a training initiative to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth across the state. The program — which is funded by the Tides Foundation — is part of a “train the trainer” initiative that NASW developed after the NASW Foundation and the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund teamed ... Read More »

National veterans policy discussed at NASW

Paul R. Pace, News staff Diverse disciplines convened at NASW’s national office in June to discuss the possibility of drafting a covenant for the nation’s veterans. The symposium, “Enhancing the well-being of America’s veterans and their families: A call to action for a national veterans policy,” provided a platform to exchange expert feedback on the challenges and potential solutions to ... Read More »

NASW members urged to inform others about new health insurance options

Rena Malai, News staff The major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which aims to ensure that all Americans have health insurance, will go into effect Jan. 1. The next significant step in implementing the law is the open enrollment process for health care coverage, which begins Oct. 1. Open enrollment is an opportunity for people without insurance to explore ... Read More »

U.S. schools of social work strengthen global partnerships

By Paul R. Pace, News staff More than 200 million Chinese workers migrated from rural plantations to urban labor markets between 2000 and 2010, and the surge in economic growth has resulted in hardships for millions of people in the country. The Chinese government is depending on the social work profession to address these increasing social challenges by bolstering the ... Read More »

Member’s mantra is ‘hungry kids can’t learn’

NASW News’ “Social Work in the Public Eye” NASW member Evan King’s mantra is “hungry kids can’t learn,” she says in an article on Oregonlive.com. King’s efforts to prevent hunger among students at Rowe Middle School in Oregon were recently recognized when she received the Advocate for Children Award, which the article says is the most prestigious award the Oregon ... Read More »

Pennsylvania lawmakers learn that ‘Social Workers Change Futures’

The NASW Pennsylvania Chapter held a rally on April 16 at its state capitol rotunda in honor of its annual Legislative Advocacy Day. More than 800 social work students and professionals carried signs that read, “Social Workers Change Futures.” Throughout the day, social workers met with their legislators to advocate for Senate Bill 807, which would establish licensure for bachelor-level ... Read More »