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Social Work Advocates Magazine

New $350,000 grant to aid AIMS model study

By Paul R. Pace, News staff A new grant will aid the study of a social work intervention with clients in primary care settings. Current literature is lacking in studies that show differential impact of social work interventions on quality of life, health and health care outcomes, said NASW member Victoria Rizzo, co-principal investigator of the Ambulatory Integration of Medical ... Read More »

Voting rights march ends with D.C. rally

By Paul R. Pace, News staff In 1965 people gave their lives for the right to vote, said Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the National NAACP. “We need to protect the right to vote in 2015,” Brooks told a cheering crowd outside the nation’s capital on Sept. 16. The event marked a final rally and advocacy day for ... Read More »

Social workers discuss criminal justice reform

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW member Sammy Rangel has cumulatively spent about 16 years in prison throughout his life, mainly for charges related to theft and violence. Rangel, who originally is from Chicago, said he started getting into trouble with the law at age 11. He repeatedly ran away from home, and joined a gang — eventually becoming its ... Read More »

Voice Awards focus on suicide prevention

By Rena Malai, News staff Hollywood’s star shone on social work at the 10th annual Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Voice Awards, held in August in Los Angeles. The theme this year focused on suicide prevention, and film directors, writers, actors and producers joined social work professionals and educators at the University of California-Los Angeles Royce Hall for ... Read More »

Social workers share benefits of membership

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The power of unity is one reason, social workers say, belonging to NASW is important to them. From developing the NASW Code of Ethics and professional standards for care to advocating for social justice and services for those in need, NASW’s history shows membership matters. This month marks the association’s 60th anniversary. With that ... Read More »

NASW Code of Ethics, committees mark milestones

By Rena Malai and Paul R. Pace, News staff As NASW celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, the NASW Code of Ethics recognizes its 55th year and two NASW committees celebrate 40 years — the National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the National Committee on Women’s Issues. NASW Code of Ethics The NASW Office of Ethics and Professional ... Read More »

NASW celebrates 60th anniversary

By Paul R. Pace, News staff In honor of its six decades, NASW will host a 60th Anniversary Forum on Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C. Invited social work leaders will not only celebrate the past but also look to the future needs of the profession by participating in several interactive panels and roundtable discussions. The morning panel presentations will be ... Read More »

NASW joins Jimmo Implementation Council

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW has joined a multidisciplinary group of health care leaders, legal experts and consumer advocates charged with improving access to care for Medicare beneficiaries as a result of the 2013 Jimmo v. Sebelius settlement. The Jimmo Implementation Council, convened by the Center for Medicare Advocacy with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, held ... Read More »

NASW Foundation to award $150,000 to selected recipients

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The NASW Foundation has chosen the 2015-16 recipients of its scholarship, fellowship and chapter research grant programs, and will award more than $150,000 to the recipients. Social work and NASW chapter candidates were selected for: The Jane Baerwald Aron Doctoral Fellowship Program The Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship Social Work HEALS Doctoral Fellowships The Consuelo ... Read More »

School social workers relevant to student well-being, success

By Rena Malai, News staff A school social worker is generally employed to help students academically and behaviorally, so they can succeed in the classroom and beyond. But the role goes beyond that, as school social workers can wear many hats, said Sharon Dietsche, a senior practice associate at NASW. “A school social worker in this position may help a ... Read More »