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Workforce Study: Social Workers and Educational Debt

In the Red: Social Workers and Educational Debt 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 ... Read More »

Happy World Social Work Day

Today, April 15, 2008, is Second Annual World Social Work Day! We celebrate the 2nd annual World Social Work Day 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. World Social Work Day PhotoStamp (click here to purchase) World Social Work Day Poster • English ... Read More »

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Debbie Stabenow introduce S. 2858, the Social Work Reinvestment Act, on the 2nd Annual World Social Work Day

For Immediate Release April 15, 2008 Contacts Gail Woods Waller Communications 202-336-8236 gwaller@naswdc.org Elizabeth Franklin Government Relations 202-408-8600 x537 efranklin@naswdc.org WASHINGTON—In concert with a global celebration of the social work profession, two U.S. Senators, who are also trained social workers, have introduced legislation that will help the nation’s 600,000 professional social workers better serve families and communities in need. Senator ... Read More »

Workforce Studies: Social Workers and Stress at Work

Stress At Work: How Do Social Workers Cope? 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 ... Read More »

A Social Worker Treats His Mugger Right

Visit NPR Online to Listen to the LIVE interview with Julio Diaz. Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner. But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a ... Read More »

Social Workers Support Hospice Foundation of America’s 2008 National Bereavement Teleconference

For Immediate Release March 31, 2008 Contact Amber Moore 202-336-8277 or amoore@naswdc.org WASHINGTON— The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in collaboration with other national, state and community organizations, supports the Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) National Bereavement Teleconference-Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents on April 16, 2008. HFA’s 2008 Teleconference will focus on the experience of grieving children and ... Read More »

Social Work Photo Puzzle – Add your photo!

In celebration of Social Work Month 2008, NASW has launched the Social Work Photo Puzzle! http://www.socialworkblog.org/photoPuzzle/ Adding your photo and comment to the Social Work Photo Puzzle is a great way to show your love and support of the social work profession and to express yourself in a unique way. This photo puzzle contributes to the “digital legacy” of social ... Read More »

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 »