Practice and Professional Development

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 »

NASW Requests Comments on Draft Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Draft available for public review and comment. Family caregivers constitute the foundation of care for older adults but often provide such care at risk to their own health and well-being. Social workers across practice settings play a critical role in supporting family caregivers at the individual, family, group, community, and organizational levels. To view the standards and submit comments, visit ... Read More »

ACSW Members are Recognized in a Congressional Record

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), Representative Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) submitted acknowledgment of the Academy into the Congressional Record on February 26, 2010. Honoring the work and impact ACSW holders have had in society over the past fifty years, below we have provided a link for you to download the Congressional ... Read More »

Recognize 2010 Graduates with the Professional Social Worker Pin

Dear Social Work Student – Is your school using the Professional Social Worker pin to recognize graduating students? Ask your school to consider the silver-plated Professional Social Worker pin at commencement. Just $10 each for schools of social work, the pins distinguish Social Work from other programs on campus, and instill pride in the profession. All funds from the Social ... Read More »