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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 Lunchtime Series Webinar on Social Worker Safety

Client Violence and Social Worker Safety how to learn arabic online Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET Credit Hours: 1 CE(s) This webinar addresses the need someone write my paper problem of client violence toward social workers across practice settings, with the online casino goal of raising participants’ awareness about their risk for encountering violence, learning ... 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 »

SPS Webinar Commercial Exploitation of Children

Exclusively for NASW Specialty Practice Sections Members Understanding the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children We often think of trafficking victims as being foreign nationals held in bondage in other countries. This webinar will present an overview of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic minor sex trafficking to discuss what this issue looks like in the United States. It will examine the ... 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 »

Youth Aging out of Foster Care Webinar

Follow up questions to Ending Homelessness for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Webinar Q: How many young people age out of foster care annually? A: According to the 2008 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) 29,516 youth aged out of the foster care system. While the number decreased very slightly in 2009 to 29, 471, there ... 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 »