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World Diabetes Day: Let’s Take Control of Diabetes. Now.

World Diabetes Day was November 14, 2010. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. The theme for 2010 is “Let’s Take Control of Diabetes. Now.” This is the second year of a five-year campaign on diabetes education and prevention. ... Read More »

President Obama Signs National Hospice Month Proclamation

President Obama declared November 2010 as National Hospice Month.  Here is more information from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. For Immediate Release: November 1, 2010President Obama Signs National Hospice Month Proclamation as the Hospice Community Works to Better Serve Veterans at Life’s End (Alexandria, Va) – In a proclamation issued from the White House, President Obama declared November ... Read More »

AASWG: 33rd Annual International Symposium, June 2-5, 2011

The Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG) is hosting their 33rd annual international symposium from June 2-5, 2011 on board Queen Mary, Long Beach.  AASWG is seeking your help through contributions, sponsorships, or charitable donations. The AASWG is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1979.  The purpose of this member-driven organization is to promote excellence ... Read More »

Q&A Gambling Webinar

Excerpts below are from the NASW Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) live webinar on gambling. SPS members can download the on demand audio recording or read the transcript by visiting the NASW Section page for details. CE credit is also available. celebrex online pharmacy trade forex Q: Do you find that [some] older adults gamble for socialization reasons? A: We know ... Read More »

Educating Today’s School Social Workers: Are School Social Work Courses: Responding to the Changing Context?

Shifts in the educational landscape affect services for students and the context in which school social workers practice.  Broad changes in education have consequences for social work practice—specifically, the ability of school social workers to align services with school goals.  For example, more emphasis on student and teacher accountability and the expansion of school choice, charter schools and vouchers, calls ... Read More »

Notes of a Korean Exchange Professional at NASW (Part 4)

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 »

NASW recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Violence and all forms of oppression against women and girls remains a continuing problem that affects all women regardless of race, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, or any other identifying characteristic. Domestic violence disproportionately affects woman and is a pattern of behavior in a relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.  Social workers ... Read More »

Write Newsletter Articles for the NASW Specialty Practice Sections

Add “Author” to Your Résumé. Write Newsletter Articles for the NASW Specialty Practice Sections As a top resource in the profession for social workers in specialty practice, the Specialty Practice Sections welcomes useful, relevant, up-to-date articles in any of the 11 specialty practice areas offered. Write about your case study, new clinical research, or practice modality. We ask that submitted ... Read More »

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 »