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Transnational Pacific Islander Americans and Social Work: Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Cultural competence is paramount in the social work field. Social workers addressing the needs of persons in specific communities—whether ethnic, sexual, religious or otherwise—must have a working knowledge of the traditions, values and assumptions of members of such communities. Transnational Pacific Islander Americans and Social Work: Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drum serves as a voice for Pacific ... Read More »

Join Us and Network with 2,000 Colleagues

Network with 2,000 colleagues Take advantage of early bird registration Connect with experts in the field Be inspired and gain new skills at innovative workshops Hear from nationally recognized experts in ethical practice and evidence-based practice Earn up to 25 CEUs Join us at the National Association of Social Workers 2014 National Conference. This conference will focus on the essential ... Read More »

Social workers encouraged to promote consumer enrollment in ACA health exchange plans

Social workers encouraged to promote consumer enrollment in ACA health exchange plans One out of every six Americans is currently living without insurance. Close to 80 percent of the uninsured are in working families. Affordable health care insurance is now available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health exchanges. Consumers can enroll in ACA health insurance plans until March 31st.  ... Read More »

2014 NASW Conference Update

2014 NASW Conference Social Work: Courage, Hope and Leadership July 23-26, 2014 Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC REGISTRATION FEES: Early Bird  $375 NASW Member $575 Non-Member (January-February 28, 2014) Regular $425 NASW Member  $625 Non-Member (March-July 2014) KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: ROBERT REICH: Economic analyst, professor, and commentator. Reich was Secretary of Labor during the Clinton Administration. Time Magazine named him ... Read More »

NASW Invites Submissions of Proposals due January 15, 2014

NASW Invites Submissions of Proposals due January 15, 2014 NASW invites submissions of proposals to present at the 2014 NASW National Conference Social Work: Courage, Hope, and Leadership which will be held July 23-26, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Join renowned keynote speakers and gain new skills at innovative workshops. Submit a proposal to present, and network with 2,000 of your ... Read More »

Free FAQ document on the recently released regulations for the Parity Act

NASW is a member of the Coalition for Whole Health, which advocates for full inclusion and coverage of mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery services in the implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and the 2008 Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The convener of the Coalition, the Legal Action Center (LAC), has developed ... Read More »

Employment Non-Discrimination Act

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will protect workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. ENDA will ensure employees are judged on the quality of their work and not on personal identity, which is irrelevant to job performance. It embodies the American philosophy that employment decisions should be centered on a person’s qualifications and work ethic, rather than ... Read More »

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25th marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and begins a global call to action: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.  This year’s theme is –From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World – – focuses on 16 Days Activism Campaign brings together communities from around the world to organize against gender-based violence. ... Read More »

World AIDS Day – December 1st

The message for World AIDS Day 2013 is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation”.  World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting stigma and discrimination, improving education, and advocating for access to care, treatment, and support. For social workers worldwide – World AIDS Day provides the opportunity to engage others in a critical global health issue.  Across practice areas, social ... Read More »

November is Transgender Awareness Month

Transgender Awareness Month is a time to reflect and respond.  It is an opportunity to draw attention to the inequities experienced by transgender persons every day and in every part of the world.  Transgender people encounter discrimination in virtually every aspect of their lives.  For many, this can include verbal harassment and physical violence, rejection from family and community, dismissal ... Read More »