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Care for the Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

NASW News’ “Social Work in the Public Eye” asked: Who takes care of caregivers when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? Licensed clinical social worker Elizabeth Bollwinkel takes that question to heart in an article in the Los Altos Town Crier in California. The story explained that about 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Bollwinkel, an education ... Read More »

Helping Women Achieve Equality

NASW News blog exclusive: By Paul R. Pace, News Staff Helping women achieve equality was the focus of a keynote presentation by NASW President Jeane Anastas at the NASW Wisconsin Chapter’s conference earlier this year. Anastas explained that one of her major goals as president of the association is to highlight the issues facing women in society generally and in ... Read More »

Social Work and Divergent Viewpoints

From the October 2011 NASW News: By Maren Dale, Special to the News Nearly every social worker subscribes to the broad principles outlined in the NASW Code of Ethics: a commitment to service; social justice; the dignity and worth of a person; the importance of human relationships; integrity and competence. However, one’s background and unique sets of beliefs can influence ... Read More »

School Challenges: How Parents Can Help

When school beckons after the lazy days of summer, how can parents help their children adjust to the change in a healthy way? WALA-TV-FOX10 in Mobile, Ala., sought the advice of Tabitha Olzinski, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in child development. Olzinski noted the difficulties parents face in gauging how their children deal with school issues. “We don’t ... Read More »

Talking With Kids About Cancer

NASW News’ “Social Work in the Public Eye” highlighted a column written by Elizabeth Wood for the Newark Post in Delaware.  “The more you know about cancer, the less anxious and better prepared you’ll be to talk about it with your child,” said Wood, who is a clinical social worker for the Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology/BBMT at Nemours/Alfred I. ... Read More »

School Provides NASW Student Membership

The average age of those who attend the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work in New York City is 36 and most are employed. That suits Steven Huberman, the school’s dean and professor of social work administration, just fine. The graduate school — established in 2006 — aims to serve the surrounding metropolitan community by providing a welcoming program ... Read More »

Submissions for “Social Work in the Public Eye”

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 its “Social Work in the Public Eye” section. Send any news links ... Read More »

LGBT Parents Hurt by Misguided Policies

Children in the United States with at least one LGBT parent have to endure social stigma and unfair legal, economic, and healthcare treatment due to misguided public policies, according to a recent report. The report, “All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families,” was written by the Movement Advancement Project, a think tank that focuses on LGBT ... Read More »

Social Worker Recalls 9/11 Response

NASW News’ “Social Work in the Public Eye” features Thomas “Tab” Ballis. He was interviewed by Jemila Ericson for WHQR Public Radio in Wilmington, N.C., as part of the station’s special coverage of the centennial remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks. Ballis, a licensed clinical social worker in Wilmington, explained that he spent time at a Ground Zero ... Read More »

Social Work Hospice Leaders Gain Recognition

Several social workers have recently received national recognition for their leadership in hospice and palliative care. Tracy Schroepfer, associate professor and director for the part-time MSW program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Social Work, was selected earlier this year to serve on the steering committee of the National Quality Forum’s Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care Project. NASW and ... Read More »