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Fern L. Chamberlain

Nov 26 1911 – Mar 07 2011 Fern Chamberlain, tireless advocate for the poor, died March 7, 2011, at Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls. Fern was born November 26, 1911, in New Rockford, North Dakota, to Merton and Mabel (Loomis) Chamberlain. Her early years were spent in various South Dakota communities where her father was a teacher and school ... Read More »

Maurice O. Hunt

Maurice O. Hunt (1912-2010) Obituary Maurice O. Hunt was involved in social activism throughout his professional social work career. He obtained his MA in 1938 from the Indiana Training School for Social Work, which became the Indiana University School of Social Work.  His involvement in the profession spans fifty years and included a stint in Greece during World War II ... Read More »

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Woman Fights To Overturn Council Bluffs Pit Bull Ban 4.20.112 Pit bulls prohibited (a)It shall be unlawful for any person to own, possess, keep, exercise control over, maintain, harbor, transport, or sell within the city of Council Bluffs, Iowa, any pit bull. (2)A “pit bull” is defined as any dog that is an American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, ... Read More »

Katherine Kendall

Katherine Kendall (1910 – 2010) Click a quote below to view a video segment. “All well-educated people must have a world view.” “When you know you have really helped, it makes life nice.” “This award recognizes all the things I have loved, and that makes me very proud.” Katherine Kendall passed away December 1, 2010. Kendall was closely identified with ... Read More »

NASW Participates in Conference in South Africa (Ctd.)

Day 2 On The 2nd day delegations from 18 countries had all arrived. The day opened with a panel presentation on “Systematic Approaches to Workforce Strengthening”. Luisa Lopez, NASW’s Division Director for Human Rights and International Affairs, spoke about supporting the workforce and professional social work associations, highlighting issues such as caseload size, and quality supervision as a resource for ... Read More »

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 »