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Forum on Hiv, Human Rights and Men Who Have Sex With Men

NASW’s EvelynTomaszewski is the moderator for this event. Forum On Hiv, Human Rights And Men Who Have Sex With Men Sponsored by UNAIDS in collaboration with The HIV Policy Working Group on Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Sexual Minorities Presentations by Dr. Eric Goosby and Michel Sidibé WHAT: To discuss the future of the AIDS response with ... Read More »

Help NASW Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Submit your profile

Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 Celebration September 15 – October 15, 2009 You are cordially invited to help the National Association of Social Workers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2009. Last year we reached out to Hispanic social workers and asked them to tell us why they chose the social work profession and what they felt were the most pressing issues in ... Read More »

Hot Topics from August Health & Social Work Journal

The August issue of Health & Social Work (Vol. 34, No. 3) covers a wide range of topics important to social work and social workers, with the “Viewpoint” feature article by Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1) on posttraumatic stress disorder. Below is a sampling of what’s inside the issue. Download the table of contents of the August Health & Social Work ... Read More »

NASW Credentials Highlighted in BusinessWeek Magazine

BusinessWeek Magazine’s health care-themed August 17th issue includes an article on eldercare, titled “A Pro in Your Corner.” Focusing on the role and expertise of geriatric care managers among the vast network of caregivers, the article’s sidebar, “Decoding the Credentials,” specifically included NASW’s Case Management credentials. The master’s level Certified Advanced Social Worker in Case Management (C-ASWCM), and the baccalaureate ... Read More »

NASW Statement on Senator Edward Kennedy’s Death

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is deeply saddened by the death of United States Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), who after a year-long battle with brain cancer, died this week. Sen. Kennedy has been a champion for many social policies of significance to social workers and their clients throughout his tenure in the Senate of more than 40 years. ... Read More »

Social Work Feedback Requested: Public Engagement Dialogue on the H1N1 Vaccination Program

NASW has been contacted by CDC because they would like the viewpoint of social workers to be included in an upcoming dialogue on the H1N1 Vaccination Program. H1N1 Public Engagement WebDialogues: Aug 26-27 or Aug 31-Sept 1 The CDC invites the public to discuss, deliberate, and offer input as it considers whether to take a “full-throttle” or a “go-easy” approach ... Read More »

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (CSAP) Prevention Fellowship Program

The Prevention Fellowship Program is a two-year program. Fellows receive a yearly stipend of up to $35,000, with a one-year option for renewal based on the previous year’s performance. Currently, there are 45 Fellows located in state, community, and local agencies throughout the U.S. and the Territories. Fellows are placed in state offices or other designated locations and assigned to ... Read More »

NASW Health Care Reform Roundup – August 5, 2009

Legislation The Energy and Commerce Committee reached a deal on America’s Affordable Health Choice Act of 2009, H.R. 3200. The Ways and Means Committee and Education and Labor Committee had already reported the bill out of committee. On the Senate side, the Senate Finance Committee has six members meeting to reconcile differences. Legislative Climate With the House in recess and ... Read More »

Honesty is Best: Who Gets the Kids in Child Custody Cases

Ken Lewis, author of Child Custody Evaluations: Understanding the Five Stages of Custody (NASW Press) is quoted in a recent article on the Michael Jackson Custody Case on www.lifescript.com. From: Michael Jackson Custody Case: Who Gets the Kids? By Fran Golden, Special to Lifescript |July 15, 2009 Honesty Is Best Social workers are often appointed by family court judges to ... Read More »

FTC Deadline Postponed: Red Flags Identity Theft Rule

The FTC has announced that enforcement of the new Red Flags Identity Theft Rule, scheduled to become effective August 1, 2009, has been delayed until November 1, 2009 to give the agency additional time to develop guidance for small businesses.  Health care practitioners are subject to the new requirements.  For more information see http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/07/redflag.shtm and https://www.socialworkers.org/ldf/legal_issue/2009/200906.asp Read More »