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Social Work in the News – June 13, 2008

News Source: Google News Survey Finds Children Of “Sandwich” Generation Caregivers Take On … North American Press Syndicate – New York, NY (NAPSI)-A new survey finds that children of “sandwich” generation caregivers are actively participating in caregiving responsibilities for loved ones with … Social Workers and Human Resource Managers in High Demand as Weak … Biloxi Sun Herald – MS ... Read More »

Social Workers Congratulate the Supreme Court for Decision to Support Human Rights and Social Justice for Detainees

For Immediate Release June 12, 2008 Contact: Allison Nadelhaft 202-336-8228 anadelhaft@naswdc.org Social Workers Congratulate the Supreme Court for Decision to Support Human Rights and Social Justice for Detainees NASW filed Amicus Brief with other human rights organizations Washington – Upholding the profession of social work’s commitment to human rights and social justice, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) congratulates ... Read More »

Urgent Action Request from NASW

Senate floor consideration of Medicare legislation has begun and crucial votes affecting social workers are expected through next Tuesday. Due to strong White House opposition to the bill, many GOP Senators are reluctant to support this important legislation. Grassroots contacts to your Senators are needed now, urging them to support including S.1212 in the Baucus/Snowe Medicare Bill (S. 3101) and ... Read More »

NASW Statement On Foster Care and Adoptions

Social workers advocate for creating homes for all children in foster care The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports a child welfare policy designed to provide the best care for all children in need of foster care and adoption services. Presently, there are more than 500,000 children in foster care and a disproportionate number of these children are African-American. ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 10, 2008

News Source: Google News Legislators can give youths alternatives to gang life Seattle Post Intelligencer Riva Zeff, MSW, ACSW, is field director and clinical professor in the social work program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University. On the move Sioux Falls Argus Leader – Sioux Falls, SD Briar Cliff University’s Sylvia Kuennen, professor of social work, ... Read More »

Social Workers and Lambda Legal Partner to Better Serve Out of Home Youth

For Immediate Release June 9, 2008 Contact: Allison Nadelhaft 202-336-8228 anadelhaft@naswdc.org Social Workers and Lambda Legal Partner to Better Serve Out of Home Youth Washington – The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) and Lambda Legal have partnered to improve out of home care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Tides Foundation provided the grant ... Read More »

Waiting in the Food Line: NASW Member Quoted in CBS News Clip

Kelli Garrett, a member of NASW, Tennessee Chapter and program services manager with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, was quoted in this CBS Evening News clip that ran on Monday, June 2, 2008. Direct link to the video: http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=4147702n She was also quoted in a recent USA Today article, “New breed of American emerges in need of food“. Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 6, 2008

News Source: Google News Breast Cancer Program Receives Grant Garden City News – NY, USA There Adelphi’s bilingual social workers, Angela Papalia, LMSW, and Lois Goetz, LMSW, offer social work services for women diagnosed with breast cancer, … Study: Teen’s self-perception more important than popularity KSL-TV – Salt Lake City,UT,USA Licensed clinical social worker Andra Devaiah said, “That really inhibits ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 3, 2008

News Source: Google News Former Winnetka principal shares lessons learned from 1988 school … Chicago Tribune – United States Jennifer Dietzler, now a social worker, was a 3rd grader at Hubbard Woods the day of the shooting. She remembered that Streedain entered her classroom, … The Healing Power of Exercise: Four Workouts to let go of Sadness … HealthNewsDigest.com – ... Read More »

2 CEUs Free – New NASW WebEd course launched today! Open to members and non-members

Achieving Cultural Competence to Reduce Health Disparities in End of Life Care WebEd Course! Now Available! Visit www.naswwebed.org NASW created this course to provide social workers with an overview of differences and disparities in end of life care and how social workers can address these challenges. This course offers social workers an educational tool to use when providing services to ... Read More »