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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 »

Social Workers to Testify in Congress on the Role of Social Work in a Changing America

For Immediate Release July 28, 2008Contact: NASW Government Relations Elizabeth Franklin 202-408-8600 x537 efranklin@naswdc.org NASW Communications Gail Woods Waller 202-336-8236 gwaller@naswdc.org Healthy Families and Communities Subcommittee hearing on July 29 to examine how the nation’s social workers can best meet the changing needs of American families Washington—A Congressional hearing, “Caring for the Vulnerable: The State of Social Work in America,” ... Read More »

ABC NEWS: Social Worker is “Person of the Week”

The ABC News edition of “Person of the Week” for July 11th featured Joanne Goldblum, LCSW. She was honored for her work founding The Diaper Bank. View Video: http://abcnews.go.com/WN/PersonOfWeek/story?id=5357591&page=1 While working as a social worker in New Haven, Conn., Joanne Goldblum had an alarming realization. “I guess I’m a little bit singled-minded,” she said. “And I just got a little ... Read More »