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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 »

Social Work in the News – July 22, 2008

Source: Google News Moving mother in right direction MetroWest Daily News – Framingham, MA By Debbie Gitner, LCSW, and Linda Sullivan, RN Q: My mother agreed to move to an assisted living facility. However, when we begin to talk about details of … UI Social Work building construction set to start in September Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette – Champaign, IL The UI ... Read More »

Important Video Message from NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark

Please take a moment to view an important video message from NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark regarding the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLaGCXjBC7g Send a letter to your U.S. Representative in support of H.R. 5447 by visiting http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/bills/?bill=11030061 Send a letter to your Senators in support of S. 2858 by visiting http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/bills/?bill=11274081 ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 15, 2008

Source: Google News Social work agencies: budget cuts would lead to health care crisis Marion Daily Republican – Marion, IL By Tom Kane Franklin-Williamson Human Services CEO John Markley explains state budget cuts’ impact on social service agencies at a Monday press conference … Need More Schooling? Maybe the Boss Will Pay KOAM-TV – Pittsburg, KS According to a National ... Read More »

NASW & CMSA Seek Comments on Caseload Concept Paper & Caseload Matrix

Caseload Work Group Completes First Steps Toward Development of a Caseload Calculator NASW invites you to review and comment on the updated version of the caseload matrix and the accompanying caseload concept paper. NASW, along with the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and other members of the Caseload Work Group, is pleased to present these documents, which provide the ... Read More »

NASW Press Journals – Social Work- July 2008

Volume 53 Number 3 July 2008 Editorial 197 The Presidential Election Jorge Delva Social Work, Vol. 53, No. 3, July 2008 pp.197-198 Articles 199 Child Welfare Worker Characteristics and Job Satisfaction: A National Study Richard P. Barth; E. Christopher Lloyd; Sharon L. Christ; Mimi V. Chapman; Nancy S. Dickinson Social Work, Vol. 53, No. 3, July 2008 pp.199-209 Abstract The ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 9, 2008

Source: Google News Kids’ rights: Plan of action TODAYonline – Singapore These proposals were welcomed by some 250 participants, which included social workers and educators, at a forum to discuss Singapore’s progress in promoting … Flora Wallace Baltimore Sun Age 86 The social worker and ex-music critic for The Sun created a scholarship for students at Peabody. By Jacques Kelly ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 3, 2008

Source: Google News Supervise children closely around fireworks Statesman Journal – Salem, OR Bill MacMorris-Adix, MSW, LCSW is a social worker with Salem-Keizer Public Schools and a member of the Marion County Juvenile Firesetter Intervention … Obama backs faith-based social work AFP WASHINGTON (AFP) — A day after vowing to fight slurs against his patriotism, Democratic White House hopeful Barack ... Read More »

2008 Medicare Bonus Incentive Program for Clinical Social Workers

Clinical Social Work Practice Update Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Senior Policy Associate June 2008 A quality reporting system for Medicare providers was established by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA). The program is known as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and was first implemented during the period of July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007. ... Read More »