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Health Care: What issues interest social workers?

Currently, the United States spends more on health care than any other country even though we are ranked 47th in life expectancy and 43rd in child mortality. In addition, over 40 million people are without coverage, including millions of children. Eight out of ten of those uninsured are members of working families and the number continues to grow at an ... Read More »

Election ’08: Civil Rights

For the past eight years civil rights have been in jeopardy at the Justice Department. The Department has become politicized and there is a litmus test to fill positions in the Civil Rights Division. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company makes it more difficult to take action on pay discrimination. Lily Ledbetter was ... Read More »

Workforce Studies: Social Workers at Work

Social Workers at Work The 2004 benchmark national study of licensed social workers provided a wealth of information about social workers’ roles and work environments. The study also raised new questions about the social work workforce that required further exploration. Although the 2004 findings pointed to a looming shortage of licensed social workers, there was still much to learn about ... Read More »

Celebrating the 20th Edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work

Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press Terry Mizrahi and Larry E. Davis, Editors The NASW Press and Oxford University Press are proud to announce the new, completely updated, revised and expanded 20th edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work. This new edition of the Encyclopedia includes coverage of areas that have come to the ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – Sept 29, 2008

Source: Google News Americans gloomier, for now USA Today Her husband is making 5% to 10% more than last year and her new degree in social work should have meant a job soon, but hasn’t. … Social worker creates travel matching site Reading Eagle – Reading, PA By Jenee Osterheldt They share their secrets, the ups and downs of their ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – September 22, 2008

Source: Google News Web site created as recovery resource Red and Black, GA Graduate students in the School of Social Work are giving back the community by helping people overcome addictions. In honor of September’s National Alcohol … Names in the news Baltimore Sun, MD The University of Maryland School of Social Work has announced the addition of four new ... Read More »

Statement for Betsy Clark Step Up for Kids – National Press Club – Every Child Matters

September 16, 2008 As I travel around the country representing the National Association of Social Workers, I meet many social workers who work with clients and communities in different capacities. Many of these social workers have dedicated their lives to serving those living in poverty, particularly children. How do families become impoverished? We know that 13 million children live below ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – Sept 15, 2008

Source: Google News May I ask? Finding help for troubled young adults Wicked Local West Roxbury – Needham, MA “Transitions is a comprehensive therapeutic and rehabilitative service for young adults with psychiatric disabilities,” said Sara Cunningham, LICSW, … Discuss clothing with daughter Washington Times – Washington, DC Redeployed, But Broke, Busted and Disgusted Vicki Johnson, a licensed clinical social worker, ... Read More »

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 »