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Tips on building a child’s self-worth

NASW News’ Social Work in the Public Eye: The art of raising responsible children is the subject of an online article by the Huffington Post: “Parents,” which offers parenting tips like basing rewards on achievement, celebrating everyday accomplishments and milestones, and communicating clear expectations. Social worker Ruth Ettenburg Freeman says in the article that acknowledging small accomplishments can reinforce self-esteem ... Read More »

Summit examines protecting children outside of family care

NASW’s Human Rights & International Affairs Senior Practice Associate Amy Bess participated in the U.S. Government Evidence Summit on Protecting Children Outside of Family Care in December. The summit offered the opportunity to exchange feedback and consultation among academics, technical experts and U.S. government program managers as it relates to systems and strategies that are most effective in identifying and ... Read More »

Congressional Social Work Caucus Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

On Tuesday evening, members of the Congressional Social Work Caucus (CSWC) came together for a reception hosted in the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Office building. This event featured CSWC chair Rep. Edolphus ‘Ed’ Towns (New York-10) who emphasized the key role of the CSWC and the importance of supporting the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. ... Read More »

Social work and late-life downsizing

NASW News’ Social Work in the Public Eye: The process of downsizing can be intimidating for anyone, but especially for those transitioning into a later stage of life, according to an online article by the Associated Press/Canadian Press. Older people who must move out of their home into a more manageable living arrangement — a term the article calls “late ... Read More »

Students, faculty, volunteers help homeless outreach program

Earlier this year, Homeless Services Commissioner Seth Diamond (left of center in black sweater with glasses) surrounded by students, faculty and alumni of New York City’s Touro College’s Graduate School of Social Work are shown here preparing to canvass the number of people currently living unsheltered in the city.  For the fourth consecutive year, the Touro volunteers canvassed parks, subways and other public ... Read More »

It’s National Professional Social Work Month

By Paul R. Pace, NEWS Staff It’s March. That means it is National Professional Social Work Month and social workers everywhere are encouraged to spread the message of this year’s theme, “Social Work Matters.” U.S. Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns, D-N.Y., will join the more than 60 members of Congressional Social Work Caucus on World Social Work Day, March 20, on ... Read More »

What our readers are saying: Military recruitment

NASW News Letters to the Editor: Where there’s a will … This letter is in response to Dr. Carol B. Sisco’s February 2012 letter “The Military’s loss”. As I read Dr. Sisco’s letter I am reminded of my own experience in joining the military, but with a much different outcome. I was 56 years old in 2007 when I first ... Read More »

NASW attends Society for Social Work Research conference

By Rena Malai, NEWS Staff More than 1,400 people from the social work field – including professors, doctoral students, and academic and agency researchers – gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., for the 16th annual Society for Social Work Research conference, “Research That Makes a Difference: Advancing Practice and Shaping Public Policy.” Participants were able to choose and ... Read More »

Tell us about social workers in the News.

Have you (or someone you know) been quoted in the media about your social work skills? NASW members are highlighted in each issue of the NASW News about the ways they help people overcome challenges and the important contributions they make to society. NASW News welcomes submissions for “Social Work in the Public” Eye section. Send any news links and details ... Read More »

Families share love of social work

By Rena Malai, News Staff Edith and Grace Abbott, born in 1876 and 1878 respectively, were sisters and pioneer social workers who shared an interest in public service as they worked closely together to tackle social problems and issues in public welfare. John Sorenson — director of the Grace Abbot Project at the University of Nebraska — said the two ... Read More »