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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 »

NASW Helps Joint Commission Develop New Consumer Brochure on Memory Problems & Dementia

The Joint Commission recently published a consumer education brochure on memory problems and dementia. The brochure, developed in collaboration with NASW, is part of the Joint Commission’s Speak Up™ initiative, which encourages consumers to play an active role in their health care. Visit www.jointcommission.org/speakup_memory_problems to download or print the brochure in both English and Spanish. NASW resources: Help Starts Here, ... Read More »

Honor Family Caregivers—Now More Than Ever

NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Family Caregivers—Now More Than Ever!, highlights family caregivers’ growing role in supporting people of all ages who live with chronic conditions or disabilities. NASW resources: NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults Family caregiving information and resources on NASW’s consumer Web ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates National Hospice & Palliative Care Month: Care on Your Terms

Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month this November by highlighting that hospice and palliative care programs provide care on your terms. Download outreach materials from Caring Connections, the consumer Web site of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), and incorporate current NHPCO data on hospice use, delivery, and quality in your messaging. NASW resources: ... Read More »

Uniting with schools of social work to advance the Medicaid expansion

On November 8th, NASW – together with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)  and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC) – sent a joint letter to  over 300 program chairs in social work programs around the country, encouraging them to engage their students, faculty and alumni to advocate for the Medicaid expansion in their states. ... Read More »