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International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Policy on Health

Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH Executive Director The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) released their Policy on Health, and Paul Bywaters, a consultant to IFSW presented “Worldwide Challenges for Practice and for Policy-Making” at the 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health in Dublin. The IFSW Policy on Health includes 7 key points: 1. ... Read More »

NASW Partners to Build Social Work Capacity Around the World

At the recent 2010 Joint World Congress on Social Work and Social Development, one of NASW’s presentations focused on successful international collaborations to build social work capacity.  The Congress was held in Hong Kong.  A presentation and poster session were made available to attendees.  The example of the Best Practices in Psychosocial Oncology Exchange between Hungary and the United States ... Read More »

Gary Bailey Gives Inaugural IFSW Presidential Address

June 16, 2010 Gary Bailey gave his inaugeral address to the General Assembly of the International Federation of Social Workers this week in Hong Kong. IFSW represents social workers from 90 countries around the globe. Gary began his remarks by noting that IFSW is a global community of friends who show mutual respect for each other and for the profession ... Read More »

World Congress of Social Work

Elizabeth Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH NASW Executive Director The World Congress of Social Work, which was held in Hong Kong, has concluded. The three sponsoring organizations — the International Federation of Social Workers, (IFSW),  International Association of School Social Workers (IASSW) and International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) — are now meeting individually. NASW-USA is a member of the IFSW. ... Read More »

Support Give An Hour for the Pepsi Refresh Project

NASW is a proud supporter of Give An Hour, an organization devoted to developing a national network of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Give An Hour focuses on U.S. troops and their loved ones who are currently being affect by the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Give an Hour ... Read More »

HHS Announces Availability of $60 Million in Grants to Help People Navigate Health & Long-Term Care Options

HHS has announced the availability of $60 million in Affordable Care Act grants to states and communities to help individuals and their caregivers better understand and navigate their health and long-term care options. These grants will fund approaches that take into account the unique needs of seniors, Americans with disabilities and their caregivers. Some specific areas of focus include assisting ... Read More »

You are cordially invited to help NASW celebrate LGBT Pride Month 2010!

All interested LGBT social workers are invited to publish a personal profile on the National Association of Social Workers’ web site for the general public NASW membership is not required. Just e-mail your responses to the following questions along with an electronic photo to Theresa Spinner in the NASW Communications Department at by Friday, May 28, 2010.  Ms. ... Read More »

15% Off Select NASW Press Publications Until June 30th

The Social Work Career Center and NASW Press is offering 15% off the publications below until June 30, 2010: An Author’s Guide to Social Work Journals, 5th edition The Results Are In: What Social Workers Say About Social Work Workforce Trends Affecting the Profession 2009 What Social Workers Do, 2nd Edition Social Work Career Development, 2nd Edition Social Work Speaks, ... Read More »

President Barack Obama kicks off National Foster Care Month with a Presidential Proclamation

In this statement, he recognizes the strengths of children and youth in foster care as well as former foster youth. President Obama also acknowledges the child welfare workforce and foster parents dedicated to meeting the needs of children and youth in foster care. To read the full proclamation, visit: Read More »