Cheers and Jeers

Are we all precious?: On the new movie “Precious”

On October 22, NASW participated in an advance screening panel for a powerful new movie called Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire.  This film chronicles the harrowing journey of an obese, abused and illiterate teenager in New York City who seeks a better life for herself and her two children. Lee Daniels directed an all-star cast including comedienne ... Read More »

CNN: Social worker calls NYC Boeing 747 flyby an “absolute travesty”

New York (CNN.com) – Linda Garcia-Rose, a social worker who counsels post-traumatic stress disorder patients in an office three blocks from where the World Trade Center stood, called the flight an “absolute travesty.” Watch the White House respond to questions about the scare » “There was no warning. It looked like the plane was about to come into us,” she ... Read More »

NASW Annual Practice Conference 2008

The Aging Boom: Is Your Clinical Practice Ready? In Conjunction with the ASA/NCOA Aging in America Conference March 15-16, 2009 – Las Vegas, Nevada Visit http://www.socialworkers.org/agingConference/for more information CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – Early Registration extended to February 20, 2009 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW Clinical Associate Professor University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work Key ... Read More »

Who Wants to be a Social Worker?

When did you decide to become a social worker? Who influenced you? Was there an event or person who most influenced your decision to become a social worker? Let us know the answers to these questions below, in the comment box. New Report from The Center for Workforce Studies Who Wants to be a Social Worker? Career Influences and Timing ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – September 22, 2008

Source: Google News Web site created as recovery resource Red and Black, GA Graduate students in the School of Social Work are giving back the community by helping people overcome addictions. In honor of September’s National Alcohol … Names in the news Baltimore Sun, MD The University of Maryland School of Social Work has announced the addition of four new ... Read More »

Social Workers Respond to Gov. Sarah Palin’s Attack on Community Organizers

The National Association of Social Workers was outraged to hear Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, one of the nation’s vice-presidential candidates, malign in a live international broadcast the work of community organizers. The social work profession takes great pride in its community organizing roots and lauds the contributions of its members, and other professionals, who commit their careers to helping residents ... Read More »

Waiting in the Food Line: NASW Member Quoted in CBS News Clip

Kelli Garrett, a member of NASW, Tennessee Chapter and program services manager with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, was quoted in this CBS Evening News clip that ran on Monday, June 2, 2008. Direct link to the video: http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=4147702n She was also quoted in a recent USA Today article, “New breed of American emerges in need of food“. Read More »

Social Work in the News – May 27, 2008

News Source:Google News School social workers help needy families Tampa Bay’s 10 – St. Petersburg, FL School social workers go shopping at OASIS (Outreach Assisting Students In Schools), a program that offers the basics for free. Volunteers help sort donated … Thousands of kids saved from drug environments San Diego Union Tribune By Kristina Davis These are scenes that social ... Read More »

Workforce Study: Social Workers and Educational Debt

In the Red: Social Workers and Educational Debt The 2004 benchmark national study of licensed social workers provided a wealth of information about social workers’ roles and work environments. The study also raised new questions about the social work workforce that required further exploration. Although the 2004 findings pointed to a looming shortage of licensed social workers, there was still ... Read More »