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NASW Member Featured in Time Magazine

On March 12th, TIME Magazine included a feature on efforts to keep homeless children in one school despite moves around the city. NASW member and school social worker Cheryl Flugaur-Leavitt, SSW is featured in the article. Keeping Homeless Kids in School By Kathleen Kingsbury / Minneapolis Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009 “When a second-grader at Longfellow Elementary School couldn’t stay awake ... Read More »

March 17: World Social Work Day 2009

On behalf of the North American Region of the International Federation of Social Workers, NASW wishes you a happy World Social Work Day 2009. This video was created on behalf of the North American Region of IFSW of which Dr. Jim Kelly, NASW President, is president. The general theme for the World Social Work Day 2009 is “Social Work and ... Read More »

Photo: At the White House for the signing of an executive order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls

March 11, 2009 – NASW and IASWR executive directors Betsy Clark and Joan Zlotnik stood behind Dr. Dorothy I. Height (blue hat, bottom center) at a White House event where President Obama signed an executive order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls. The Council will be chaired by Valerie Jarrett and staffed by Tina Tchen. The President ... Read More »

NASW Hosts Annual Practice Conference on Aging in Las Vegas

For Immediate Release Washington, DC -To help social workers meet the unique needs of the aging population, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will host its first annual practice conference in Las Vegas on March 15-16, 2009. The conference—titled “The Aging Boom: Is Your Clinical Practice Ready?”—will prepare social work private practitioners to better serve this growing demographic.  NASW ... Read More »

Urgent Input Needed for New Care Transitions Measures

NASW strongly encourages members who work in health care settings to take the opportunity to comment on care transitions measures which are being considered for use in transitions of care during discharges of patients from inpatient settings and Emergency Departments.  The American Medical Association/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA/PCPI) has released for public comment a Care Transitions Performance Measurement Set. ... Read More »

US Department of Education budget highlights

We were recently invited to a conference call with the Department of Education, where we discussed the President’s 2010 budget for their department. We were part of a small group asked to participate and were able to learn, firsthand, about the Administration’s plan to: Make Pell grant funding mandatory. The maximum for the 2010-11 academic year would be $5,550. Restructure ... Read More »

Social Work Profession Recruits New Students During National Social Work Month

New Web Site Highlights “50 Ways to Use Your Social Work Degree” Washington DC—The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has kicked off its annual Social Work Month celebration with an outreach effort aimed at educating prospective and returning college students about the great purpose and countless possibilities of the social work profession. To improve public awareness and understanding of ... Read More »

How will you celebrate Social Work Month 2009?

March is Social Work Month and that is a special time for the National Association of Social Workers.  We would love to know how social workers and social work students are celebrating Social Work Month 2009 at schools, in the workplace, or in their communities? Let us know your plans or about events you know of by leaving a comment. ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 20, 2009

News Source: Google News Employee hangs self in suburban high school Chicago Sun-Times The social work team is available to students and staff at a north suburban high school Thursday after a school employee killed himself in the school … USF social work interns will try some Capitol lobbying Tampabay.com – St. Petersburg, FL “It’ll help them as they start ... Read More »