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Social Work Advocates Magazine

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 »

Social work represented at Carter Symposium

Social workers participated in the 27th Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy, held in October 2011. The theme focused on building services for children who experience trauma through exposure to domestic violence and become involved with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.  Attention also was given to trauma-informed services, which were highlighted by the many components of the ... Read More »

Oprah.com features advice from member

A gut reaction can be one of the strongest intuitive signals a human being possesses, but it’s becoming harder to follow these reactions as our instinctive natures — originally programmed to protect us — have been confused in a busy digital age where danger can mean anything from stepping in front of a bus while chatting on a cell phone ... Read More »

Damron aims to recharge chapter

By Greg Wright, NEWS contributor Carla Damron may have retired after working for 31 years as a social worker in mental health, but she is staying busy as an advocate and educator for the profession. Not only is Damron the executive director of NASW’s South Carolina chapter, but she also has started on her fourth mystery novel featuring fictional social ... Read More »

Symposium focuses on children at risk

By Rena Malai, NEWS Staff NASW’s Social Work Policy Institute, in collaboration with PolicyLab of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and contributing partner the University of Southern California School of Social Work, held an interdisciplinary symposium in November to discuss ways to better meet the health care needs of children served by the child welfare system and those at risk of ... Read More »

Program brings social workers to library setting

By Rena Malai, NEWS Staff The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose, Calif., has developed a “Social Workers in the Library” program, which offers social work consultations in a neutral setting. Deborah Estreicher, head librarian at the Dr. Martin Luther King  Jr. Library in San Jose, Calif., had an idea. “Being a librarian, I came across many ... Read More »