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June is PRIDE Month

June is PRIDE Month.   On June 1, 2012, President Obama issued a Proclamation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, accompanied by a video message of support. The National Association of Social Workers is committed to advancing policies and practices that will improve the status and wellbeing of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.      NASW has long held ... Read More »

Join the Hope Conference Twitter Roll and Connect with Other Attendees

Join the Hope Conference Twitter Roll and follow other conference attendees during the live conference in Washington, DC.  This is a great way to experience the conference real time via the power of social media. How do I join? Post your Twitter username (@username) in the comment box below.  Your username will be added to the Twitter Roll listing below*. ... Read More »

May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month

May 19, 1012 is the first ever Hepatitis Testing Day inthe United States. Since chronic hepatitis often does not cause any symptoms until serious liver damage has been done, testing for hepatitis is crucial. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and ... Read More »

The NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project: building capacity through social work continuing education.

Social workers are working with and on behalf of persons affected by HIV/AIDS  – be it in hospital and mental health clinics, community based organizations and/or private practice.   Across diverse fields of practice – social worker are committed to learning more about HIV and AIDS. Social workers recognize that culturally competent HIV prevention, care and treatment requires keeping current on ... Read More »

Jane Bierdeman-Fike

Jane Bierdeman-Fike, NASW Social Work Pioneer®, passed away March 13, 2012. Jane Bierdeman-Fike served on the NASW National Board of Directors. She also served on the NASW Missouri Chapter Executive Committee as Vice-President, elect in 1975, and as President, elected in 1977.  She is a recipient of the 1995 NASW Missouri Chapter Social Worker of the Year Award and 2004 ... Read More »

Golda Edinburg (1924 – 2012)

Golda Edinburg, NASW Social Work Pioneer®, passed away February 9, 2012. Former President, Department of Mental Health and Retardation Area Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Director, Social Work Department, McLean Hospital. Golda Edinburg will be missed by the entire social work community.  She will be remembered for her unwavering dedication to providing quality care and improving the quality ... Read More »

Court Victory for Same-sex Marriage

NASW rejoices in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling striking the California Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional in Perry v. Brown, available at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/opinions/. Read NASW’s amicus brief, coordinated by the NASW Legal Defense Fund, at www.socialworkers.org/ldf/brief_bank Read More »

HIPAA Alert!

NASW’s Social Work Ethics and Law Institute (SWELI) publishes twice-weekly legal and ethics updates for social workers on Facebook.com/socialworkethicslaw, such as:  Did you know?  The U.S. Dept. of Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is piloting a program to perform 150 audits of health care entities to assess compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and Breach Notification ... Read More »

2011 SWAN-SWPI Delegations to Cuba

In early 2011 NASW sponsored two professional research trips to Cuba to learn about social services in health care, child welfare, and aging. This report describes the activities of both social work delegations and information learned from the experience. NASW Leads Delegations To Cuba The country of Cuba, only 90 miles from Florida and a once-common destination for U.S. tourists, ... Read More »