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NASW member honored as a Champion of Change at White House

NASW member Alice Kitchen was among the 10 people honored by the White House on March 21 as Champions of Change. Kitchen joined the honorees in recognition of helping others in their community to understand the impact and opportunities from the Affordable Care Act. Kitchen is the volunteer co-chair of the Affordable Care Public Education Committee for the Metropolitan Kansas ... Read More »

NASW seeks input for case management starndards

NASW is revising its “Standards for Social Work Case Management,” and is seeking input to ensure the revised standards are relevant to social work practice across settings and specialties. Visit www.socialworkers.org/practice/aging/casemanagement to read and comment on the draft. “The standards are designed to enhance social workers’ awareness of the values, knowledge, methods and skills needed to practice case management competently,” ... Read More »

Touro College forum addresses end-of-life care

The Touro College Graduate School of Social Work in New York City recently hosted a forum on “Planning for End-of-Life Care with Dignity and Compassion,” in honor of its Spring 2012 Community Day. Dr. Harvey Gross, (far left) chief physician in the Department of Family Practice at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey, served as keynote speaker.  Dr. Gross addressed ethical ... Read More »

NASW chapters working to save social work jobs

By Rena Malai, News Staff In parts of the U.S., a social work degree or license is not always a requirement for a social work job, meaning these positions can be filled by candidates without formal social work education or credentials. Some NASW chapters are working on behalf of their members to make sure social work positions are filled by ... Read More »

Social workers help address emergency calls

By Rena Malai, News Staff People contemplating suicide, suffering from depression or experiencing severe panic attacks may call 911 to get help. But the sergeant of the Cheyenne Police Department in Wyoming says police officers may not fully be prepared or trained to deal with a mental health situation. “Police officers are trained to find immediate solutions to a problem,” ... Read More »

Social workers across nation celebrated in March

By Paul R. Pace, News Staff National Professional Social Work Month was celebrated in March and the theme “Social Work Matters” was heralded from coast to coast. “Social workers believe that a nation’s strength depends on the ability of the majority of its citizens to lead productive and healthy lives,” said NASW President Jeane Anastas. “Every day, social workers help ... Read More »

State health insurance exchanges explained

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the individual health mandate and Medicaid provisions outlined in the Affordable Care Act in two amicus briefs, coordinated by the Legal Defense Fund, so that quality health care is available and affordable for all. A new NASW Practice Perspective, “State Health Insurance Exchanges: What Social ... Read More »

Social workers use film to spotlight social issues

By Greg Wright, News contributor Social worker Matt Anderson became a documentary film producer on a whim. He was working with foster children in Missoula, Mont., when he met Codie, an 18-year-old who had been placed in 17 foster homes in just seven years. Like many former foster children, Codie was struggling to reconnect with family and avoid becoming involved ... Read More »

Coping with cancer as a teen

From the April 2012 NASW News’ Social Work in the Public Eye: Being diagnosed with cancer at any age can be traumatizing, but getting diagnosed when going through the pressures of being a teenager is another story. This is what happened to NASW member Alexis Reilly, according to “The Rundown” a PBS Newshour blog. Reilly, 22, was diagnosed with Hodgkins ... Read More »

Theater program helps those with memory loss

By Greg Wright, NEWS contributor Social workers and a member of a Chicago theater group say an improvisational theater program they created at Northwestern University in Illinois is helping people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia enjoy a better quality of life. The “Memory Ensemble” program is a joint effort of the university’s Cognitive Neurology and ... Read More »