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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – Oct 9, 2010

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. The theme for World Day 2010, which will take place on 9 October, is “Sharing the care”. From www.worldday.org: “This Day is for people to engage in events and activities to raise awareness and funds to support the development of hospice ... Read More »

New from Social Work Research Journal

Recidivism and Survival Time: Racial Disparity among Jail Ex-Inmates Hyunzee Jung, MSW, Solveig Spjeldnes, PhD, and Hide Yamatani, PhD A recent study was conducted to compare the recidivism rates between black and white males for jail time.  Although prison recidivism has been studied extensively, jail recidivism has rarely been studied.  The authors hypothesized that black males would be more likely ... Read More »

Notes of a Korean Exchange Professional at NASW (Part 3)

Introduction NASW (National Association of Social Workers) hosts professional social workers from foreign countries for time limited exchanges. The purpose of such exchanges is to provide the exchange professionals with a close up view of the various mechanisms involved in supporting and sustaining a professional social work workforce in the U.S. Starting April 2010, NASW is hosting a social work ... Read More »

Inside Social Work Research Journal – September 2010, Vol. 34, No. 3

Social Work Research is one of the chief outlets for primary research articles in social work and social welfare. Start an online subscription today at naswpressonline.org.  NASW member discounts apply. Economic Stress, Social Support, and Maternal Depression: Is Social Support Deterioration Occurring? Christopher D. Gjesfjeld, Catherine G. Greeno, Kevin H. Kim, and Carol M. Anderson Maternal depression is a mental ... Read More »

Notes of a Korean Exchange Professional at NASW (Part 2)

Introduction NASW (National Association of Social Workers) hosts professional social workers from foreign countries for time limited exchanges. The purpose of such exchanges is to provide the exchange professionals with a close up view of the various mechanisms involved in supporting and sustaining a professional social work workforce in the U.S. Starting April 2010, NASW is hosting a social work ... Read More »

Global Hunger Challenge

This is a chance for our community to come together and in a small way show our commitment to those whom we work to help every day. In an expression of solidarity with people throughout the world who struggle with food insecurity, the InterAction staff challenges you to join us in the Global Hunger Challenge and live on a food ... Read More »

Featured Article from August Issue of “Health and Social Work” Journal

“Challenges and Mental Health Experiences of Lesbian and Bisexual Women Who Are Trying to Conceive”, Christina Yager, David Brennan, Leah S. Steele, Rachel Epstein, and Lori E. Ross, Health and Social Work, August 2010 (Vol. 35, No. 3), pp. 191-200. Very little research has been done to date on the challenges and mental health experiences of lesbian and bisexual women ... Read More »

NASW Hosts Social Work Exchange Professional from Korea

Introduction NASW (National Association of Social Workers) hosts professional social workers from foreign countries for time limited exchanges. The purpose of such exchanges is to provide the exchange professionals with a close up view of the various mechanisms involved in supporting and sustaining a professional social work workforce in the U.S. Starting April 2010, NASW has hosted a social work ... Read More »

Gerontological Social Work Resources Available

Although the National Institute on Aging predicts 70,000 social workers will be needed by 2020, a study by the NASW Center for Workforce Studies found that only 9% of licensed social workers in the United States identify aging as their primary practice area. A 2008 report of the Institute of Medicine underscored the need for gerontological social work education and ... Read More »