Practice and Professional Development

ACMA, NYU Silver School of Social Work and NYU Langone Medical Center Announce the 2011 Social Work Case Management Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the American Case Management Association’s (ACMA) 2011 Social Work Case Management Fellowship program. The Fellowship is governed and bestowed by ACMA in partnership with the New York University Silver School of Social Work and NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, NY. The fellowship affords an MSW graduate with experiences and training in case ... Read More »

Social Workers to Present on Black Men and Social Policy at the Center for American Progress, March 15, 2011

Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Social Policy, edited by Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., MSW (Oxford University Press, 2010) will be the featured book for the Center for American Progress’ Black Men and Social Policy Noon Dialogue on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, ... Read More »

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan—New Coverage Option for the Uninsured

Social workers should be aware of an important component of the Affordable Care Act, which can provide immediate coverage for Individuals with pre-existing health care conditions. The Federal Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) is a transitional program that will be in effect until 2014, when the new Health Insurance Exchanges become operational. The PCIP offers comprehensive benefits including physician’s services, ... Read More »

NASW Advocates for Change as Member of Hospice And Palliative Care Coalition

Coalition provides national leadership to assure a range of service options for patients & families affected by serious or life-limiting illnesses NASW recently expanded its long-standing advocacy for hospice and palliative care by joining the Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (HPCC), founded in 2001. Together with the other six coalition members (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Center to ... Read More »

New online manuscript submission and peer-review system

The NASW Press ispleased to announce the launch of our new, entirely online manuscript submission and peer-review system. Of our peer-reviewed journal Web sites, those for Children & Schools and Health & Social Work are now live. The journals Social Work and Social Work Research will be migrating to the online submission portal later this calendar year. Please visit us ... Read More »

“It’s Murder Out Today”: Middle School Girls Speak Out about Girl Fighting

The phenomenon of girl fighting has piqued scholarly and popular interest in recent years, and yet few have studied the factors that contribute to the problem.  Recently a group of social work researchers decided to investigate girl fighting by interviewing several teenage girls in focus groups at middle schools in the northeastern US.  The participants of the focus groups were ... Read More »

Reconciling Paternalism and Empowerment in Clinical Practice: An Intersubjective Perspective

Through its history as an organized profession, social work has worked under two competing models or philosophies: paternalism and empowerment. But perhaps a third model will provide a more comprehensive view for client care and empowerment.  In “Reconciling Paternalism and Empowerment in Clinical Practice: An Intersubjective Perspective” in the January 2011 issue of Social Work, Cassandra L. Bransford discusses these ... Read More »

NASW’s Tracy Whitaker on AARP’s “Your Life Calling” Live Chat with Jane Pauley

Turning Heartache Into Hope Live Chat – On Jan 11th, Tracy Whitaker, the Director of the Center for Workforce Studies & Social Work Practice at the National Association of Social Workers, joined Sylvia Abrego-Araiza for AARP’s “Your Life Calling” Live Chat with Jane Pauley. The live chat followed the Today Show’s segment featuring Sylvia Abrego-Araiza which discussed Sylvia’s career in ... Read More »

Online Chat – Discussing Social Work as a Career with Jane Pauley (Today Show/AARP)

Starting at noon ET on Tuesday, January 11th, Jane Pauley will host an interactive online chat at www.AARP.org/Jane. Joining her will be Tracy Whitaker from the National Association of Social Workers and Sylvia Abrego-Araiza, a youth counselor who is the subject of this month’s Your Life Calling segment on the Today Show.  Jane, her guests, and the online audience will ... Read More »

Child Health Inequality

Numerous studies have acknowledged that the well-being of the nation hinges on the health of its people. This research also shows growing disparities in health outcomes for children.  In a special issue of Health and Social Work Journal from the NASW Press, authors Virginia Rondero Hernandez, Salvador Montana and Kris Clarke explore ways to reduce such disparities in “Child Health ... Read More »