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NASW Celebrates Jane Addams Day

Social Justice Pioneer and Progressive Era Advocate RememberedWashington, D.C. –The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is proud to celebrate Jane Addams Day today, December 10, 2007. This anniversary showcases the achievements of the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and a leader of the 19th and 20th century progressive movement in the United States. Jane ... Read More »

We need more social workers, not less

In October, Brigham Young University announced that it would discontinue its undergraduate social work program. Students, social workers and the NASW Utah Chapter disagree with this decision. Read here from the Salt Lake Tribune about this decision and student protests to the decision. In a letter the NASW Utah Chapter wrote to the president of BYU, Cecil Samuelson, they stated ... Read More »

Washington Metropolitan Regional Conference on Reentry: Impact on the Professional Frontline Reentry Workforce

Register Now! Please join the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on December 6th & 7th 2007 at the Washington Metropolitan Regional Conference on Reentry: Impact on the Professional Frontline Reentry Workforce Description: Statement of Purpose To provide relevant and current information of the state of reentry in jurisdictions in and around the Metropolitan Washington, DC area Objectives of the ... Read More »

World AIDS Day 2007

Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise - Leadership On December 1, communities and organizations around the world will commemorate World AIDS Day.  For many persons, HIV /AIDS continues to result in social isolation, loss of jobs and other financial repercussions, discrimination and a myriad of related health disparities. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for social work practitioners to provide ... Read More »

Social Work Month 2008

Each year, social workers come together in the month of March to honor each other and the profession of social work. The 2008 Social Work Month theme is Since 2006 NASW has highlighted a particular area of practice and couples it with the branding tagline from the National Social Work Public Education Campaign. The 2006 Social Work Month theme, “Life’s ... Read More »

NASW Supports Platform for Divided We Fail Campaign

NASW has signed on to support the platform of Divided We Fail, a new coalition promoting access to health care and long-term financial stability for all Americans. AARP, Business Roundtable, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) formed the coalition in January 2007 “to amplify the message that obtaining health and long-term financial security is vital for all Americans,” the group’s ... Read More »

Video: On Any Given Day, Social Workers Help

We know social workers serve their clients and their communities on any given day. We know we are a profession dedicated to communities, families and individuals. We know that we need to tell more people, with pride, about the good work we do. The National Social Work Public Education Campaign has created tools for social workers to use to educate ... Read More »

NASW Responds to Attacks by George Will and the National Association of Scholars

In an October 14 column, conservative columnist George F. Will attacks the social work profession for advocating for social justice. Read the entire column. NASW responded to Mr. Will’s column with a Letter to the Editor of The Washington Post from Dr. Elizabeth Clark, executive director of NASW. Update: NASW Responds to Attacks by George Will and the National Association ... Read More »