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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 »

Introduce yourself to thousands of fellow social workers on Facebook

We invite you to visit the National Association of Social Workers’ Official Facebook Fan Page, become a fan today and post your introduction on our Wall. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1034770689&ref=profile#/pages/National-Association-of-Social-Workers/16695101734?sid=a362153f85ae1e31a97ff8dcdb04508d&ref=search NASW also has 2 official Facebook groups where you can post introductions and network with onther social workers online: Official NASW General Group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10886145903 Official NASW Social Work Students Group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=60929389402&ref=mf Please pass ... Read More »

Social Workers Speak on the Economy

Read what social workers have to say – Click here to view the PDF. Every day in their work with individuals, families and communities, social workers see first-hand the devastating costs and consequences of poverty and unemployment. Joblessness and economic insecurity can lead to more incidences of mental illness, family violence, suicide, substance abuse and crime. Social workers are seeing ... 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 »