Practice and Professional Development

White House Announces Significant Change in Immigration Policy

President Obama announced important news on the issue of immigration about which the social justice and human rights community, including NASW, is excited. As reported today by most major media outlets: “The Obama administration announced on Friday that it would no longer seek the deportation of most young illegal immigrants, a significant policy shift with potentially major electoral implications. The ... Read More »

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 »

Comment on the DSM-5 by June 15

The final open review and comment period for the proposed fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) closes on Friday, June 15, 2012.  This is the third time the DSM-5 draft criteria has been available for review.  We encourage our members who utilize the manual in their work to submit comments as this is an ... Read More »

Join National Provider Network to Help Older Adults Understand Health Care Reform

Many older adults and family caregivers don’t understand either the new benefits available to them under the Affordable Care Act or other ways in which health care reform benefits them. Patients Aware is a national network of health care professionals working to change this situation. Supported by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, the National Physicians ... 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 »

Press Release: “Hope Conference” for Social Workers Convenes in Washington this July

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2012                                            “Hope Conference” for Social Workers Convenes in Washington this July National Association of Social Workers event will celebrate the power of hope and resiliency WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7, 2012) The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has announced the full program agenda for its “Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work” national practice conference ... Read More »

Latest on the Violence Against Women Act

On April 26, 2012 the U.S. Senate reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) including the provision of expanded protections for Native Americans, immigrants (including undocumented), and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. However, it soon became clear that the Republican lead House of Representatives would not vote for the Senate version of the Act so long as ... Read More »

May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (or IDAHO) is an opportunity to draw attention to the inequities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons every day and in every part of the world.  It is also a day to recognize and continue the progress that has been made towards achieving LGBT rights. Heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia create an ... Read More »