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The John A. Hartford Foundation awards NASW Foundation Grant to Bolster Services to Older Adults

FROM PRESS RELEASE: WASHINGTON – The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Foundation a $1 million, three-year grant that will be used to launch a program through NASW chapters in New York City, Maryland, Illinois and Florida to improve the delivery of health care and social services to older adults. “Older adults, especially ... Read More »

World AIDS Day 2014 – Focus, Partner, Achieve

President Barack Obama issued a World AIDS Day Proclamation – recognizing December 1st as World AIDS Day.   On Monday, December 1, 2014, The White House will honor this worldwide observance of  World AIDS Day using the  theme: Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation.   Today’s observance at The White House will be tele-cast live starting at 12:00 noon EST. Earlier this year, ... Read More »

Social workers address child immigrant crisis

By Rena Malai, News staff Crossing through jungles and desert heat on foot, eating trash to survive and dodging gang members and traffickers along the way is what many children from Central America face as they make the perilous journey to the U.S. border, says Wendy Cervantes, vice president of Immigration and Child Rights at First Focus in Washington, D.C. Although the ... Read More »

Supporting Families with LGBTQI2-S Youth

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The National Association of Social Workers is a member of the SAMHSA LGBTQI2-S workgroup, ensuring that the voice of social workers are part of programming and policy discussions. Join a nation-wide webisode sponsored by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, today at 2:00 pm EST.  The Webisode will highlight culturally relevant research, explore ways that communities, social workers and ... Read More »

June is PRIDE Month

On June 1, 2014, President Barack Obama declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The President’s proclamation outlined the important legislative changes that advance LGBT equity that have occurred at the state and federal level.  The President also noted that the Obama Administration “proudly stands alongside all those who fight for LGBT rights.”    He highlighted important ... Read More »

Medicare Part A and Part B Update for Social Workers

As of April 3, 2014, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and reductions in Part B and premium Part A late enrollment penalties for certain eligible people in same-sex marriages. This step, taken by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is in  ... Read More »

Research Partnerships Target Improved Child Well-Being and Child Welfare Outcomes

Agency-university research partnerships are proven effective strategies that can be used to test interventions and to gather, analyze and use data to improve service delivery outcomes. For the March 27-28 Wicked Problems: Meeting the Grand Challenges of Child Welfare symposium, Social Work Policy Institute Director, Joan Levy Zlotnik developed an action brief, Creating and Sustaining Effective and Outcome-Oriented Child Welfare ... Read More »

NASW Statement on World Social Work Day 2014

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is today celebrating World Social Work Day 2014 by urging social workers in the United States and around the world to use their skills and talents to help solve social and economic crises. NASW, the nation’s largest group of professional social workers, also wants to remind the public of the social work profession’s ... Read More »

UPDATE: Senate fails to confirm Adegbile at Justice but hope confirmation may still occur

The U.S. Senate on March 5 failed to approve President Obama’s nominee Debo Adegbile to become the Assistant Attorney General to head the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was one 75 organizations that signed a letter to Senate leadership urging confirmation of Adegbile. NASW is also active in the Debo Nomination Coalition that advocated for ... Read More »

National Social Work Month Begins March 1!

The nation’s largest group of social workers, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), begins its month-long celebration of the profession in March. Social workers in hospitals, clinics, schools, universities, non-profit and government social service agencies, community centers, corporations, think tanks, elected offices, and numerous private practices will work to remind the public why they joined the profession in a ... Read More »