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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 »

New BSW Hospice and Palliative Credential Available May 1 – ACHP-SW

Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (CHP-SW) and Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW) The premier credentials for social workers in hospice and palliative care Developed jointly by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Designed by social work leaders in hospice and palliative care for social workers who ... Read More »

Slumdog Millionaire hires social worker to protect child actress

A trust established by the makers of Best Picture Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire told EW via a statement today that it was looking after the welfare of the film’s child stars. The statement from the Jai Ho Trust comes in the wake of reports that the father of 9-year-old Slumdog actress Rubina Ali allegedly tried to sell his daughter for ... Read More »

NASW’s Legal Counsel, Carolyn Polowy was quoted in today’s USA Today article on school strip searches

From “Strip search review tests limits of school drug policy” USA Today, April 16, 2009 “The National Association of Social Workers — joined by the National Education Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children — sides with April Redding in a court filing. “Social ... Read More »

Hallmark debuts movie about a brave social worker during the Holocaust

Hallmark will debut “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler” on Sunday April 19 at 9/8c. Based on the true story of a social worker who saved 2,500 Jewish children during the German occupation of Poland, the movie examines how she risked her own life to save thousands of others. As a Catholic social worker, Sendler gained access to the Warsaw ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – April 7, 2009

Source: Google News Anna Leski of Sparta seeks job in social work The Star-Ledger – NJ.com – Newark, NJ It allows me to focus on growth and life without the emotional ties associated with social work. What Im reading: “Our Life in Gardens,” by Joe Eck and … Social worker posts more attractive People’s Daily Online – Beijing, China The ... Read More »

U.S. Senator Mikulski Reintroduces Social Work Reinvestment Act to Honor Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Immediate Release March 27, 2009 Social Workers Celebrate 97th Birthday of Civil Rights and Women’s Rights Leader Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski introduced legislation this week that will strengthen the nation’s workforce of more than half a million professional social workers.  The goal of S. 686 is to ensure access to a range of critical social work services ... Read More »

A Hidden Hero

“Social workers are responsible for social security,” I often heard.  In NASW’s focus on social work reinvestment, we have invoked the name of Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a Presidential cabinet and as United States Secretary of Labor.  She was one of the longest-serving cabinet officers in history.  As we are facing current economic challenges, Frances Perkins’ ... Read More »