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NASW Volunteers Needed To Assist With Disasters

As Hurricane Ike approaches Texas, the American Red Cross is in great need of licensed mental health professionals (Volunteering)* Volunteering in your local community To find the Red Cross chapter closest to you, please go to the Chapter Locater website at www.redcross.org. Local volunteers may be called upon to provide mental health support to volunteers going on national disaster assignments ... Read More »

Social Workers at the Republican National Convention

Social workers were in attendance at the RNC. “Nita Waddell, an alternate delegate from Hope, Ark., and retired social worker, said she liked McCain’s speech but that it was Palin’s address Wednesday that finally sold her on a ticket she had some misgivings about – mostly because of McCain’s support for campaign-finance-reform measures that conservatives view as an infringement on ... Read More »

Social Workers Respond to Gov. Sarah Palin’s Attack on Community Organizers

The National Association of Social Workers was outraged to hear Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, one of the nation’s vice-presidential candidates, malign in a live international broadcast the work of community organizers. The social work profession takes great pride in its community organizing roots and lauds the contributions of its members, and other professionals, who commit their careers to helping residents ... Read More »

Social Workers at the Democratic National Convention

Social Workers are in Colorado this week for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Here are some photos (Click on the photo for a larger image). Pepsi Center, Monday, August 25, opening night of the convention. Senator John Kerry and Theresa Heinz Kerry arrive at the Pepsi Center on Monday night. Betsy Clark, NASW Executive Director in the Democratic National Committee ... Read More »

Obama watches from KC social workers’ home as wife addresses DNC

The Kansas City Star reports that Barack Obama watched his wife address the Democratic National Convention Monday night at the Brookside home of social workers Jim and Alicia Girardeau. The Girardeau family, who has a neighbor on Obama’s campaign, had 28 hours’ notice that the Obama’s visit could happen. They didn’t know for sure until Monday morning. They unplugged their ... Read More »

Nominate an Oncology Social Worker as an Unsung Hero

Compassionate caregivers around the country are doing extraordinary work on the front lines of the fight against cancer. These doctors, nurses, social workers, and others offer comfort, courage, and inspiration to people facing cancer and their families. The Lane Adams Quality of Life Award recognizes the unsung heroes of cancer care and brings to light the critical role that outstanding ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – Aug 11, 2008

New College Students Must Know Alcohol Danger KUTV – Salt Lake City, UT Students are leaving home for the first time and have a new sense of freedom and independence,” said Ryan Randall, LCSW, U of U Counseling Center. … It’s reigning cats and dogs Chicago Tribune – United States The program is run by Sherry Fickenscher, a dog lover ... Read More »

NASW WV Statement: Social Worker Brenda Lee Yeager’s Murder

Social worker Brenda Lee Yeager, 51 of Lincoln County,was tragically killed in the line of duty on Wednesday. Her body was found on Friday and the circumstances of her murder are beginning to come to light. The members and leaders of the National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia Chapter mourn the loss of our valued colleague and share in ... Read More »

Wash Post Letter to the Editor: “A Noble Calling For Anyone”

Joan Levy Zlotnik’s letter to the editor was published Saturday, Aug 2nd in the Washington Post in response to their July 26th story about Cedric Jennings, who went from Ballou High School in the District to Brown University [“A Success Story With Uncertain New Chapters,” Style]. Joan is the executive director of the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work ... Read More »