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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 »

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 »