Press Room

NASW’s Legal Counsel, Carolyn Polowy was quoted in today’s USA Today article on school strip searches

From “Strip search review tests limits of school drug policy” USA Today, April 16, 2009 “The National Association of Social Workers — joined by the National Education Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children — sides with April Redding in a court filing. “Social ... Read More »

Hallmark debuts movie about a brave social worker during the Holocaust

Hallmark will debut “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler” on Sunday April 19 at 9/8c. Based on the true story of a social worker who saved 2,500 Jewish children during the German occupation of Poland, the movie examines how she risked her own life to save thousands of others. As a Catholic social worker, Sendler gained access to the Warsaw ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – April 7, 2009

Source: Google News Anna Leski of Sparta seeks job in social work The Star-Ledger – NJ.com – Newark, NJ It allows me to focus on growth and life without the emotional ties associated with social work. What Im reading: “Our Life in Gardens,” by Joe Eck and … Social worker posts more attractive People’s Daily Online – Beijing, China The ... Read More »

U.S. Senator Mikulski Reintroduces Social Work Reinvestment Act to Honor Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Immediate Release March 27, 2009 Social Workers Celebrate 97th Birthday of Civil Rights and Women’s Rights Leader Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski introduced legislation this week that will strengthen the nation’s workforce of more than half a million professional social workers.  The goal of S. 686 is to ensure access to a range of critical social work services ... Read More »

A Hidden Hero

“Social workers are responsible for social security,” I often heard.  In NASW’s focus on social work reinvestment, we have invoked the name of Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in a Presidential cabinet and as United States Secretary of Labor.  She was one of the longest-serving cabinet officers in history.  As we are facing current economic challenges, Frances Perkins’ ... Read More »

NASW Member Featured in Time Magazine

On March 12th, TIME Magazine included a feature on efforts to keep homeless children in one school despite moves around the city. NASW member and school social worker Cheryl Flugaur-Leavitt, SSW is featured in the article. Keeping Homeless Kids in School By Kathleen Kingsbury / Minneapolis Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009 “When a second-grader at Longfellow Elementary School couldn’t stay awake ... Read More »

March 17: World Social Work Day 2009

On behalf of the North American Region of the International Federation of Social Workers, NASW wishes you a happy World Social Work Day 2009. This video was created on behalf of the North American Region of IFSW of which Dr. Jim Kelly, NASW President, is president. The general theme for the World Social Work Day 2009 is “Social Work and ... Read More »

Photo: At the White House for the signing of an executive order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls

March 11, 2009 – NASW and IASWR executive directors Betsy Clark and Joan Zlotnik stood behind Dr. Dorothy I. Height (blue hat, bottom center) at a White House event where President Obama signed an executive order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls. The Council will be chaired by Valerie Jarrett and staffed by Tina Tchen. The President ... Read More »

NASW Hosts Annual Practice Conference on Aging in Las Vegas

For Immediate Release Washington, DC -To help social workers meet the unique needs of the aging population, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will host its first annual practice conference in Las Vegas on March 15-16, 2009. The conference—titled “The Aging Boom: Is Your Clinical Practice Ready?”—will prepare social work private practitioners to better serve this growing demographic.  NASW ... Read More »

Urgent Input Needed for New Care Transitions Measures

NASW strongly encourages members who work in health care settings to take the opportunity to comment on care transitions measures which are being considered for use in transitions of care during discharges of patients from inpatient settings and Emergency Departments.  The American Medical Association/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA/PCPI) has released for public comment a Care Transitions Performance Measurement Set. ... Read More »