Professional Development

Trying to Escape by Getting Trapped: Basic Neurobiology of Addiction Sections Webinar

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Trying to Escape by Getting Trapped: Basic Neurobiology of Addiction 1 – 2:30 pm (ET) Presented by Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS Description: Over the past 25 years, we have witnessed vast scientific advances. Such advances, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), have greatly assisted, and improved, the field of addiction. This presentation will describe predisposing ... Read More »

Supporting Families with LGBTQI2-S Youth

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The National Association of Social Workers is a member of the SAMHSA LGBTQI2-S workgroup, ensuring that the voice of social workers are part of programming and policy discussions. Join a nation-wide webisode sponsored by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, today at 2:00 pm EST.  The Webisode will highlight culturally relevant research, explore ways that communities, social workers and ... Read More »

NASW 2014 CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSSIONS ANNOUNCED

forget your ex NASW 2014 CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSSIONS ANNOUNCED NASW has a stellar line-up of breakout sessions for the NASW 2014 Conference. Below is a short list of the 100 sessions that will be offered: ? The Power of Happiness: Positive Psychology and its Implications for Treatment ? Recurring Themes in Ethical Social Work Practice: Essential Resources for Even The ... Read More »

GLobal LGBT Equity is a Social Justice Issue

The National Association of Social Workers has a strong position against discrimination of persons based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Criminalizing relationships based on one’s sexual orientation or gender identity violates fundamental human rights, limits one’s ability to fully engage in their community and society, and hinders effective public health responses to HIV and AIDS.     President Obama, in a ... Read More »

Join Us Network with 2,000 Colleagues

Network with 2,000 colleagues Take advantage of early bird registration Connect with experts in the field Be inspired and gain new skills at innovative workshops Hear from nationally recognized experts in ethical practice and evidence-based practice Earn up to 25 CEUs LEARN MORE AND REGISTER Join us at the National Association of Social Workers 2014 National Conference. This conference will ... Read More »

Last Chance 2014 NASW Conference Call for Proposals

Last Chance NASW 2014 Conference Call for Proposals Reminder to be considered, session proposals must be received online by 11:59pm EST on January 31, 2014. Due to space limitations, not all deserving proposals can be accommodated. Reviewers will prioritize proposals based on a balanced program as well as the listed review criteria. You will be notified via email regarding your ... Read More »

World AIDS Day – December 1st

The message for World AIDS Day 2013 is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation”.  World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting stigma and discrimination, improving education, and advocating for access to care, treatment, and support. For social workers worldwide – World AIDS Day provides the opportunity to engage others in a critical global health issue.  Across practice areas, social ... Read More »

Educational Personnel as Reporters of Suspected Child Maltreatment

Over 3 million referrals for suspected child abuse or neglect were made to Child Protective Services (CPS) in the US in 2009. Reports of suspicion of child maltreatment are more likely to come from educational personnel than from any other professional or non-professional reporting source. However, research consistently raises concerns as to the quantity and quality of reports by this ... Read More »

Social Security Administration Issues New Rules on Gender Designation

In late June, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published new rules that make it easier for the estimated 700,000 transgender Americans to update their Social Security records to reflect their gender designation. Under the new rules, a transgender person can change their gender on their Social Security records in one of two ways: either by submitting government-issued documentation reflecting a ... Read More »

Health Insurance Marketplace Training Webinars Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting webinars on the health insurance marketplace (formally called the exchange) throughout June and July.  Health Insurance Marketplaces will be open in every state on January 1, 2014. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about this very important feature of the Affordable Care Act. ... Read More »