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Financial Planning Gets Personal: NASW Associate Counsel Quoted

Financial Planning Gets Personal at SmartMoney.com Source: www.smartmoney.com More financial planners are playing counselor with their clients. “Sherri Morgan, associate counsel for the National Association of Social Workers, says putting too many emotions on the table can cloud clients’ judgment. An adviser typically has complete access to client accounts; if an adviser also has access to a client’s personal weaknesses, ... Read More »

Safford Unified School District v. Redding: NASW brief was cited by the Supreme Court

NASW’s brief was cited by the Supreme Court in the decision on Safford Unified School District v. Redding. “Savana’s subjective expectation of privacy against such a search is inherent in her account of it as embarrassing,frightening, and humiliating. The reasonableness of her expectation (required by the Fourth Amendment standard) is indicated by the consistent experiences of other young people similarly ... Read More »

Video Message: The Future of Social Work

National Association of Social Workers Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH recorded this important message about the future of our profession and I hope you will take a moment to view this video. Social Work Reinvestment Act Send a Letter to Your Representative in Support Send a Letter to Your Senator in Support Read More »

Social Workers in the News – June 15, 2009

Carole Bowdry, social worker who confronted child abuse, dies at 71 “Carole Bowdry spent most of her career confronting a problem that some people would rather have just ignored: child abuse.” Dallas Morning News Social workers, psychologists to aid religious courts in divorce “Social workers and psychologists could soon become an integral part of the country’s religious legal system, with ... Read More »

April’s Mom – Blogger Baby Hoax Writer Beccah Beushausen is NOT a professional social worker

Blogger Baby Hoax Writer Beccah Beushausen is NOT a professional social worker.  Social workers say she is a young woman in pain who needs professional help with her grief. In response to a June 12 article in the Chicago Tribune and a related Associated Press story about “April’s Mom”,  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-baby-hoax-12jun12,0,5601624.story, the National Association of Social Workers has confirmed that the ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 4, 2009

Dear Babs: College major for a wannabe therapist? - Kansas City Star – 6/4/09 “Another way to be a therapist is to get your Masters in Social Work, or MSW. A person with a MSW can set up private practice as a therapist, but cannot prescribe medication. These therapists are often used instead of psychologists with children, families, or people ... Read More »

NASW Social Work Journal – A Special Issue on Racial & Ethnic Minorities

NASW Social Work Journal – A Special Issue on Racial & Ethnic Minorities will be available for July 2009. NASW Press has not published a special issue on racial and ethnic minorities since 1982(Vol. 27, No.1). Since that issue, the theoretical knowledge base undergirding social work practice with racial and ethnic minorities has both expanded and diversified. For information about ... Read More »

Leaders and Lessons to Guide Us

NASW News -Vol. 54, No. 6, June 2009 From the President Leaders and Lessons to Guide Us By James J. Kelly, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW As my presidency continues, I am privileged to attend events across the country and speak to many social workers. Each time, I reflect on the vital importance of the work that you are doing and your ... Read More »

Social Workers Introduce Much Anticipated Baccalaureate Level Hospice Credential

Credential designed for social workers who specialize in hospice and palliative care The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has partnered with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to develop a baccalaureate level credential for social workers who specialize in hospice and palliative care. The Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (CHP-SW) designation is now available for bachelor’s ... Read More »

Murders on American Military Base Counseling Center Include Social Worker

For Immediate Release May 15, 2009 The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) expresses shock and sadness at the recent deaths of five soldiers at a US military counseling clinic in Baghdad, including Navy Commander Charles K. Springle, a licensed clinical social worker.  Cmdr. Springle was based out of the community counseling center at Camp Lejeune before he was deployed ... Read More »