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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 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 »

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 »

National Association of Social Workers on Facebook and Myspace

NASW is on Facebook and Myspace. Are you? Are you a social worker and social work student on Myspace and Facebook? Send NASW a friend request. Join the Official NASW Facebook group or Myspace group and network with other social work professionals, students, and friends. NASW on Myspace www.myspace.com/socialworkers NASW on Facebook Fan Page – www.facebook.com/pages/National-Association-of-Social-Workers/16695101734 Official NASW Facebook Group ... Read More »

NASW endorses Give an Hour, free mental health services for military and families

NASW is pleased to endorse Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization that gives free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families. Give an Hour is working to develop a national network of volunteers for addressing the psychological symptoms directly related to deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. Give an Hour also offers services to parents, siblings, and unmarried partners ... Read More »

Call for Proposals – SAGE Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging

The National Association of Social Workers is pleased to co-sponsor the Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging. The conference, presented by AARP, will be held October 12-14, 2008 at the Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge. Currently, SAGE is seeking proposals for its Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging, entitled, It’s About ... Read More »

Social Workers in the News – May 19, 2008

News Source: Google News Navigating sex, drugs and alcohol with your teen Brookline TAB – Needham, MA Panelists include: Jennifer Slonaker, MSW, director of education for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts; Mark O’Connell, Ph.D., clinical instructor … PTSD: Resources for You and Your Service Member Kitsap Sun (Subscription) – WA “Courage After Fire” by Keith Armstrong, LCSW, Suzanne Best, Ph.D., ... Read More »

Overview of Survey Participants – National Study of Licensed Social Workers

Overview of Survey Participants 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 »