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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 »

Social Work Visit to Tanzania

– submitted by Luisa Lopez, MSW NASW Foundation Consultant http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/intl http://socialworkers.org/nasw/swan/default.asp It was a little over a year ago, January 2010, when NASW first worked with American International Health Alliance (AIHA) and social workers in Tanzania.  It is impressive to see the growth that has occurred since then.  I accompanied Dr. Jeane Anastas, NASW President, on a visit to Dar ... Read More »

“The World at 7 Billion People”: An Event Highlighting the Power of Women and Girls

UPDATE BELOW: On September 13, NASW staff members from the Human Rights and International Affairs department attended “The World at 7 Billion People,” an event sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), National Geographic, and other governmental organizations. In late October 2011, it is expected that the world’s population will reach 7 billion people. In light of this, the ... Read More »

Twinning with Tanzania

Jeane Anastas, PhD, LMSW, NASW President Social work is a re-emerging profession in Tanzania, which is in East Africa, and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is lending a hand. Through the NASW Foundation’s Social Workers Across Nations (SWAN) initiative, NASW partners with social work associations overseas to help them develop as organizations, so they in turn can develop ... Read More »