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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 www.HelpStartsHere.org. 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 tspinner@naswdc.org 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: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-proclamation-national-foster-care-month Read More »

Tribute to Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH NASW Executive Director We use the word “great” casually in our every day speech. Depending on how the word is expressed, it can be a synonym for “ok,” or “good,” or as a cynical substitute for disappointment or negativity. Seldom do we hear the word “great” used as its orginal definition intended– markedly superior ... Read More »

National Association of Social Workers Raises Concerns about Anti-Homosexuality Bill in the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda

For Immediate Release April 9, 2010 WASHINGTON—The National Association of Social Workers (NASW-USA) is obligated by our ethical code to raise concerns about the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” that now stands before the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.  At stake are the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens of Uganda.  NASW-USA has been joined by the International ... Read More »

Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta

Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta, of Larchmont, NY, died Wednesday, December 16, 2009.  Dean Emerita of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, and former President of the National Association of Social Workers, was a social work pioneer, educator and leader in the profession.  She also served as Provost of Marymount College of Fordham University.  Mary Ann died at home ... Read More »

Carla Beth Howery

Carla Beth Howery – On March 31, 2009 at her Takoma Park, MD home with her family around her. Loving mother of Andrew Victor Fremming and Kevin Carl Fremming. Preceded in death by her sister, Marcia Howery; and her father, Victor I. Howery. She is also survived by her mother and stepfather, Garnett H. and Edwin Graf; and a host ... Read More »

Louise Frey

NASW Social Work Pioneer® Louise Frey dies at 84 Louise Frey, a professor emerita at BU’s School of Social Work, died in California on February 13 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 84. Born on April 5, 1924, Frey earned a bachelor’s degree from Queens College, City University of New York, and a master’s from Columbia University. She joined ... Read More »