Practice and Professional Development

Spectrum Project ‘Training the Trainers’

In April 2011, the NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project held a Training of Trainers (TOT) for fifteen social workers from around the United States.   TOT graduates are ready to present workshops in their own communities addressing two areas: 1)      medication adherence, with HIV/AIDS as a case study; and 2)      clients with HIV and mental health diagnoses and/or substance abuse. The goal ... Read More »

Human Rights & International Affairs Participates in UN-Hosted Hearing

On April 8, 2011, the United Nations was host to an informal interactive civil society hearing, bringing together over 400 civil society advocates with UN Member States, to address progress toward reaching universal access to HIV treatment, prevention, care, and support.   Members of the Civil Society Meeting (CSM) called for a renewed and urgent commitment from Member States to reach ... Read More »

South Africa Conference Report Available

In November 2010, staff members from the NASW’s Human Rights and International Affairs department participated in the “Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference: Investing in those who care for children” Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference is part of a long-term effort by the US government and other donors to draw increased attention and mobilize additional assistance for social ... Read More »

Take One Step to Stop Child Abuse Deaths

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and bring attention to the critical need for resources to support and strengthen families and keep children and youth safe from harm. Social workers play critical roles in the lives of vulnerable families. Enhancing the well-being of children, youth, and families is at ... Read More »

Institute of Medicine Releases Groundbreaking Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

WASHINGTON, DC —  On March 31, 2011, at an 11:00 AM press conference at the Melrose Hotel (2430 Pennsylvania Ave NW), the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) will release a new report on health issues impacting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population, titled The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation ... Read More »

Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) initiated a discussion to develop a Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development in June 2010. The following four areas provided the framework for the agenda: Social and economic inequalities within countries and between regions ... Read More »

“The Lived Experiences of Tobacco Use, Dependence, and Cessation: Insights and Perspectives of People with Mental Illness,” by Erica Singer Solway

People with mental illness are more likely to be smokers than the general population. In fact, studies indicate that individuals with mental illness or addictions are two to three times more likely to be addicted to tobacco than are individuals in the general population. However, few studies have been conducted to determine why this is the case. Recently, Erica Singer ... Read More »

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 »