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Practice and Professional Development

SPS Leadership to Advance Cultural Competence: Everyone’s Responsibility Webinar

          Leadership to Advance Cultural Competence: Everyone’s Responsibility Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1  CEU(s) Presenter: Carol Bonner,EdD, MSW, MBA Vivian Jackson, PhD, ACSW, LICSW Moderator(s): Rita Webb, MSW This webinar builds upon the 2015 Revised NASW Standards on Cultural Competence in the Social Work Profession, Standard 10: “Leadership ... Read More »

What social workers need to know about proposals to limit Medicaid Benefits

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The Republican Party has proposed reducing Medicaid spending through block grants or per capita grants. The National Association of Social Workers is against such a plan because reducing Medicaid services would harm a critical benefit to women, vulnerable populations and those living with chronic physical and mental health conditions. To learn more about this issue and how you can get ... Read More »

Get Ready for National Healthcare Decisions Day 2017

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Posted April 13, 2017 The mission of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is to enhance understanding of, and participation in, advance care planning. Now in its 10th year, NHDD 2017 will be a weeklong event, observed April 16 through 22. This year’s theme matches that of the 2016 observance: It’s always too early, until it’s too late. Learn more about ... Read More »

Live Specialty Practice Sections Webinar: The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children

The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children  Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1.5  Social Work contact hours of CEs Presenter:   Philip Tedeschi, LCSW Moderator(s): Dina Kastner, MSS, MLSP What do we know about the therapeutic role that animals play in the emotional lives of children. Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) and ... Read More »

Resources for Social Workers during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Building Community, Building Hope.” Communities across the country have a great influence in families’ lives. Every person one can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being. Social workers are in a unique position to get involved in some ... Read More »

Live Specialty Practice Sections Webinar: Strategies to Address Language and Communication Barriers

Specialty Practice Sections Webinar: Strategies to Address Language and Communication Barriers           Tuesday, March 21, 2017     1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour of CEs Presenter: Vivian Jackson, PhD, ACSW, LICSW Adelaida Montemayor,LCSW, CSSWS Moderator(s): Rita Webb, MSW How can we serve, if we cannot communicate? How can we advocate, ... Read More »

NASW hopes virtual conferences will save Social Workers time, money

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As virtual events become a larger part of the professional development landscape, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is using this medium more frequently to expand the audience and social work reach as well as saving social workers time and money. Virtual Conferences complement our site-based National Conferences for those who cannot make the trip to Washington, D.C.. Social workers like Janet ... Read More »

Training Broadens Social Work Fellow’s Understanding of Political Process

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By Janeen Cross, DSW, MSW, MBA, LCSW NASW Foundation Social Work HEALS Policy Fellow As the inaugural NASW Foundation Social Work HEALS Policy Fellow, I had the privilege of attending the 2016-2017 American Political Science Association (APSA), Congressional Fellowship Program (CFP) in November 2016.  This prestigious month-long program brings together policy fellows from diverse disciplines such as political science, social ... Read More »

Social Work Organizations Oppose Efforts to Repeal Affordable Care Act

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) transformed our health care system and extended health insurance coverage to over 20 million individuals. Steps are in place to undo the progress we have made. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC) oppose efforts to fully repeal the ACA which will ... Read More »