Practice and Professional Development

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

Posted June 13, 2015 Did you know that at least one in 10 older adults living in the United States experiences abuse, neglect, or exploitation every year—and that, for every reported case of elder mistreatment, an estimated 23 cases go unreported? Such mistreatment can manifest as neglect or self-neglect; emotional, psychological, physical, or sexual abuse; financial abuse and exploitation; and ... Read More »

NASW updates Position Statement on Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE)

As advocacy efforts have grown, both for and against the use of sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) and conversion therapy, so has the need to educate clients and communities about the impact of these practices on individuals and families, and the implications for social work practice. To help guide practice, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has issued a ... Read More »

Provide Public Comment – U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The U.S. Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is seeking community input for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to better inform the updated 2016-2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). During April, ONAP convened meetings with community members, service providers, and state and local health departments as part of a series of regional forums being held across the country. Now through May 22, ... Read More »

White House Office of National AIDS Policy to host National HIV/AIDS Strategy Regional Forums

The U.S. Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is convening meetings with community members, service providers, and state and local health departments as part of a series of regional forums being held across the country to better inform the updated 2016-2020 National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).   The forums each focus on a specific goal of the NHAS, with the next two ... Read More »

Upcoming Specialty Practice Sections Webinars

Exclusively for Specialty Practice Sections Members April 20 Transformative Leadership and Women: Courage and Hope for the Profession (1 CE Credit Offered) This webinar will examine the challenges and opportunities that impact  women’s leadership in social work. Presenters: Saundra Starks, ED,D, LCSW Jacqueline Durham, MSW, LCSW Tricia Bent-Goodley,PhD, MSW, LICSW April  28 The  Supportive School Discipline Initiative: Dismantling the School to Prison ... Read More »

Upcoming Specialty Practice Sections Webinars

Exclusively for Specialty Practice Sections Members March 3, 2015–Using Practical Approaches: Stress Management for Professionals 1.5 CE Credits Offered Presenter: Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS Stress can be defined as a response to a perceived threat, challenge, or change. We live in a high-paced society that focuses on productivity and monetary gain. Our profession can be very fulfilling for many; however, there ... Read More »

NASW Contributes to Development of Eldercaring Coordination Guidelines; Social Workers Sought for Participation in Pilot Projects

NASW is pleased to announce the release of guidelines for a new practice modality, Eldercaring Coordination, developed by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Task Force on Eldercaring Coordination. NASW was one of 20 national organizations from the U.S. and Canada to participate in the task force. The ACR now seeks pilot sites and professionals of various disciplines, including social ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates National Hospice/Palliative Care Month: Moments of Life

November 6, 2014 Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice/Palliative Care Month this November by highlighting how hospice and palliative care programs make possible more meaningful moments of life. Download outreach materials from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and incorporate new NHPCO data on hospice use, delivery, and quality in your messaging. Use NASW resources, listed below, to ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month: Care Comes Home

November 6, 2014 NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Care Comes Home, emphasizes the benefits and challenges of caregiving at home—where most caregiving takes place. Download outreach materials from the Caregiver Action Network (previously known as the National Family Caregivers Association) and use NASW materials, listed below, to illustrate the social work ... Read More »