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Social Work Safety – Diruhi Mattain

The safety of social workers across the country is brought to the attention of the public when a social worker is killed in the line of duty. This is an issue of great importance to the National Association of Social Workers and its 56 chapters every day. The recent tragedy of the murder of a social worker in Massachusetts brings ... Read More »

Social Worker in the News – Kansas prisons see drop in recidivism

Roger Werholtz MSW, Kansas State Secretary of Corrections is a 1978 graduate of the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare where he continues to serve as a field instructor for “administrative track” MSW students. Full Article – http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics/story/475592.html The percentage of Kansas inmates who commit new crimes while on supervised release has dropped significantly over five years.The rate, which ... Read More »

Social Work Month 2008: Public Education Campaign Ads

Here are the Public Education Campaign ads that appeared in Oprah Magazine (2006). Click on the links to view, print, or download large versions of the ads. Oncology Advertisement 7/15/2006 Turn 2 Us Youth Program Advertisement St. Barnabas Senior Center Advertisement Veteran Advertisement     Read More »

Meet and Greet Chat on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 for Social Workers

Register today Socialworkchat.org Meet and Greet Chat on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 NASW and the New Social Worker Online are delighted to announce that we will be opening the chat room for a meet and greet, Tuesday, January 29th at 9 PM EST. Old and new chatters are welcome and registration is free! The chat will be about an hour, ... Read More »

2008 Social Work Month Tookit – Now Available

The 2008 Social Work Month Tookit is now available at www.socialworkers.org/pressroom/swMonth/2008 Celebrate Social Work Month – March 2008 The 2008 Social Work Month theme is Each year social workers across the country celebrate the profession during March – National Professional Social Work Month. We reflect on the history of the profession, celebrate the important work that is currently being done ... Read More »

Celebrate the Second Annual World Social Work Day

Celebrate the 2nd Annual World Social Work Day – April 15, 2008 Join us in celebrating the 2nd annual World Social Work Day, April 15, 2008. Coordinated by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), this observance invites professional social workers worldwide to celebrate the profession’s rich and diverse history. Read More »

Justices to Consider Death Penalty Issue

The Supreme Court has decided to take on the case that will decide whether the death penalty may be imposed on someone who rapes a child. Patrick Kennedy was sentenced to death for the rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter in 1998. Until December 2007, Kennedy was the only person on death row for a crime other than murder. NASW, along ... Read More »

Honoring Those Who Make a Difference for Mental Health

It’s time to thank the entertainment industry and mental health consumers once again for giving a voice to people with mental health problems. The Voice Awards honor writers and producers who incorporate dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayals of people with mental illnesses into film and television productions, as well as mental health consumer leaders for their contributions in reducing stigma ... Read More »

FREE 3.0 CE’s! Understanding the NASW Code of Ethics Online Course

FREE FOR NASW MEMBERS ONLY!!! VISIT http://www.naswwebed.org/ to take the course TODAY!!! The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) developed its NASW Code of Ethics in 1960. The Code is the most widely accepted and recognized standard of professional social work conduct worldwide. NASW is committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of social work practice through ethics education. NASW ... Read More »

Grey’s Anatomy – Negative Mention of Social Work Education

Below is a letter that NASW sent to the Executive Producer at Grey’s Anatomy when an incorrect statement was made about social work training and education: December 12, 2007 Ms. Shonda Rhimes Executive Producer – Grey’s Anatomy 4151 Prospect Avenue Los Angeles CA 90027 Dear Ms. Rhimes: Every day, millions of people all over the country look to television dramas ... Read More »