Practice and Professional Development

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 »

NASW Participates in Conference in South Africa (Ctd.)

Day 4: Over 150 government, academic, and civil society representatives from across Africa, Vietnam, and Haiti gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, met this month (November 2010) to share lessons learned and to plan efforts to strengthen the social welfare labor force in Africa that cares for vulnerable children and families. Funded by USAID and PEPFAR, the Social Welfare Workforce ... Read More »

NASW Participates in Conference in South Africa (Ctd.)

Day 3 Conference delegates spent the day in country team meetings defining challenges and deciding on priorities. NASW staff hosted two special meetings. The first, a lunch time meeting, was a gathering of social work delegates. The table was completely full. Delegates had a lively discussion on a variety of topics. The second was a meeting of social work associations ... Read More »

NASW announces the release of the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults

NASW is pleased to announce the release of the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults, designed to enhance social work practice with family caregivers of older adults and to help the public understand the role of professional social work in supporting family caregivers. The standards were developed as part of Professional Partners Supporting Family ... Read More »

NASW Participates in Conference in South Africa (Ctd.)

Day 2 On The 2nd day delegations from 18 countries had all arrived. The day opened with a panel presentation on “Systematic Approaches to Workforce Strengthening”. Luisa Lopez, NASW’s Division Director for Human Rights and International Affairs, spoke about supporting the workforce and professional social work associations, highlighting issues such as caseload size, and quality supervision as a resource for ... Read More »

NASW Participates in Conference in South Africa

The conference “Strengthening the Social Welfare Workforce: Investing in those who care for children” is being held in Cape Town, South Africa (SA) this week. Day 1 The conference started with opening remarks from US Ambassador to SA, Donald Gips. Also speaking on the first day was John Williamson, a well respected social worker who works with USAID. Williamson spoke ... Read More »

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 »