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Practice and Professional Development

Do Your Intake and Assessment Forms Include Family Caregivers?

NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. The 2011 theme, Identifying Family Caregivers, is particularly relevant to social workers, who play an essential role in making visible the contributions and needs of family caregivers. Read the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults and get involved in National Family Caregivers Month ... Read More »

Women and the Arab Spring: Spotlight on Egypt, Tunisia and Libya

Today, NASW staff will join a number of women’s rights organizations, Senator Boxer (D-CA), Senator Casey (D-PA) and other women’s right’s experts at a hearing on November 2nd at 2:30pm.  The hearing, “Women and the Arab Spring:  Spotlight on Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” will focus on roles that women have taken in the recent social revolutions that have occurred all ... Read More »

Military Social Work Spouses Can Receive $4,000 for Their Professional Development

NASW now participates in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certificate, certification or Associate’s Degree necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations. The financial assistance ... Read More »

National Hospice/Palliative Care Month is here

From NHPCO: November is the best time to thank those who ensure that you provide the best care possible to your patients and families.  Celebrate the month by recognizing those who listen and provide hands-on care. Whether they are staff or volunteers, work in the office or out in the field, donate to your program, or refer patients to hospice – let ... Read More »

REGISTRATION OPENS: JANUARY 2012

Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work July 22-25, 2012 Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Washington, DC Member Rate: $405 Nonmember Rate: $595* *Nonmembers—receive all member benefits by joining NASW (membership fee: $190) and attend the conference at the member rate. Read More »

Watch Live Online: All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families

Please join the Center for American Progress, the Family Equality Council, and the Movement Advancement Project for a special presentation: All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families October 25, 2011, 10:00am – 12:00pm Introduction: Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Opening remarks: Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland (D) ... Read More »

Detentions of the Undocumented

In 2010, almost 400,000 immigrants were held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention. “Many of these individuals are parents and primary caregivers of U.S. citizen children and have no criminal record,” writes NASW’s International Committee in a recent Human Rights Update issued by NASW.  “Social workers are often responsible for ensuring the welfare of the children who must live ... Read More »

BBC to Report on Child Abuse Fatalities in the United States—October 10, 2011

Due to the work of numerous children’s advocacy groups, including the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths (NCECAD), the issue of child abuse and neglect deaths in the United States is beginning to attract both national and international media attention, as well as the attention of Congress. For example, provisions related to compiling information on child maltreatment deaths is ... Read More »

Wondering How Your Caseload Compares to That of Other Case Managers?

New Caseload Capacity Calculator Free to NASW Members NASW is pleased to announce the launch of the Caseload Capacity Calculator (CLC). This software, developed by Consulting Management Innovators, Inc. (CMI), builds on the Caseload Concept Paper and Matrix published by NASW and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) in 2008 and on a 2011 survey of NASW members. From ... Read More »

NASW Submits Comments on State Health Insurance Exchanges – An Essential Feature of the 2010 Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) stipulates that by 2014, each state will have an “exchange,” a health insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses.  Exchanges should provide many currently uninsured and underinsured Americans with an affordable way to obtain comprehensive health coverage.  According to the ACA, individuals can purchase coverage through their state exchange if their household income exceeds the ... Read More »