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PBS Television Special Caring for Your Parents Premiers April 2, 2008

As the population ages, many adult children are grappling with an unprecedented social, cultural, economic, and personal revolution as they transition into the primary caregiver role for their aging parents. Produced, written, and directed by award-winning filmmaker Michael Kirk, Caring for Your Parents is a moving two-hour special that draws much-needed attention to this universal reality. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/caringforyourparents/ Read More »

Comments Requested From Clinical Social Workers On Elder Maltreatment Quality Measures

CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE UPDATE Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT Senior Policy Associate March 2008 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (QI) to develop quality measures to improve the quality of health care services delivered to Medicare patients. Through QI, over seven measures have been developed for use by clinical social ... Read More »

Social Workers in the News – March 14, 2008

News Source: Google News New DVD Highlights Role of Social Workers PR Web (press release) – Ferndale, WA (Vocus/PRWEB ) March 13, 2008 — With National Professional Social Work Month in March, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is raising the … UNCW OKs new college to train health workers StarNewsOnline.com – Wilmington, NC “Right now, by 2014, we’ll ... Read More »

NASW Code of Ethics, Spanish Version Now Available

Codigo de Etica de la Asociación Nacional de Trabajadores Sociales The NASW Code of Ethics is a set of standards for the professional conduct of social workers. All NASW members must affirm their commitment to abide by the Code of Ethics. It is essential for schools of social work and for in-service training for agencies. Now available in English/Spanish language. ... Read More »

Efforts to Recruit, Retain and Research Nations Social Workers Gain Bipartisan Support in Congress

For Immediate Release February 27, 2008 Contact Gail Woods-Waller 202-336-8236 or gwaller@naswdc.org Allison Nadelhaft 202-336-8228 or anadelhaft@naswdc.org Dr. Dorothy I. Height Joined U.S. Congressmen Ed Towns and Chris Shays Today to Seek Support for H.R. 5447, The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Dorothy I. Height, ... Read More »

Celebrating the 20th Edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work

[click the image below to order] Special Features: Complete A-Z coverage of the field of social work — international in scope — both in coverage and authorship 400 subject entries written by leading scholars in the filed 300 brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work Each article fully cross-referenced Easy-to-use Index NEW! EXPANDED! Revised and Completely ... Read More »

Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act – H.R. 5447

Dear Colleague, Over the years, NASW has asked you to speak out on behalf of many causes and issues. You have always risen to the occasion. Significant strides have been made in areas such as children’s health care, employment nondiscrimination, and fair pay legislation. Your advocacy has resulted in the enhanced mental health, social and psychosocial functioning of clients across ... Read More »

Statement from The School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign regarding the shooting tragedy at Northern Illinois University.

The School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign would like to express its deepest sympathies to victims’ families and to the entire Northern Illinois University community in the wake of Thursday’s tragic shootings on the DeKalb campus. Steven Kazmierczak, who has been identified as the person responsible for the shootings, was a student in the master’s ... Read More »

Statement of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Clark in Support of H.R. 5447, “The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act”

Washington, D.C. – February 14, 2008 – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the introduction today of H.R. 5447, the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act by Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT). This is a significant initiative which, if enacted, will enable the nation’s 600,000 professional social workers ... Read More »

Social Workers Support First Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in collaboration with other national, state and community organizations, supports the first annual National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, 2008. National Healthcare Decisions Day is designated to encourage advance care planning for all adults. In support of National Health Care Decisions Day, NASW Executive Director Elizabeth Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH will be ... Read More »