Press Room

Obama “Change is Coming” House Meetings

President-elect Barack Obama wants to hear from you about your ideas for change. In addition to the website posts at www.change.gov, there is another format for participation. On December 13 and 14 people will be hosting “Change is Coming” house meetings to reflect on what has been accomplished and to plan the future of this change movement. Ideas and feedback ... Read More »

NASW Annual Practice Conference 2008

The Aging Boom: Is Your Clinical Practice Ready? In Conjunction with the ASA/NCOA Aging in America Conference March 15-16, 2009 – Las Vegas, Nevada Visit http://www.socialworkers.org/agingConference/for more information CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – Early Registration extended to February 20, 2009 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW Clinical Associate Professor University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work Key ... Read More »

Who Wants to be a Social Worker?

When did you decide to become a social worker? Who influenced you? Was there an event or person who most influenced your decision to become a social worker? Let us know the answers to these questions below, in the comment box. New Report from The Center for Workforce Studies Who Wants to be a Social Worker? Career Influences and Timing ... Read More »

WORLD AIDS DAY 2008

Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise – Leadership Leadership calls for creativity, integrity, and competence ….. all core values of the social work profession. The theme for World AIDS Day 2008 is LEADERSHIP.  Started on December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting stigma and discrimination, and improving education.  For social workers worldwide – World AIDS ... Read More »

Election Day – Social Workers Vote

- Visit www.socialworkers.org after you vote and let NASW know that you voted and see how other social workers are voting. – Election Night Watch With Your Social Work Colleagues – If you’d enjoy some good social work company tonight as history is made, the chat room will be open at www.socialworkchat.org starting at 9 PM EST Read More »

Support Social Work in the Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the largest workplace charity campaign in the country and the only campaign authorized to solicit and collect contributions from federal employees in the workplace. Nearly four million federal employees and military personnel contribute to the charities of their choice during the annual charity drive, which runs from September 1 through December 15 at federal ... Read More »

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 »