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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 »

Social Workers Urge Progress in the Fight Against Poverty

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW US), on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, together honour those trapped in poverty and challenge governments worldwide to begin implementing effective solutions. Internationally, some progress is being made towards eradicating extreme poverty, according to the 2007 Millennium Development Goals ... Read More »

NASW Supports Human Rights and Social Justice for Detainees

NASW joined a friend of the court brief filed in the United States Supreme Court on August 24, 2007 in a case that continues the legal battle for habeas corpus review for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. NASW supports the ability of Guantanamo detainees to challenge their detention through our Constitutional system of government checks and balances. The cases, Boumediene ... Read More »

Social Workers Support Human Rights and Social Justice for Detainees

For Immediate Release August 29, 2007 NASW signs on to Amicus Brief with other human rights organizations Washington – Upholding the profession of social work’s commitment to human rights and social justice, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports the ability of Guantanamo detainees to challenge their detention through our Constitutional system of  government checks and balances. The ... Read More »

CMSA and NASW Seek Comments on Factors Impacting Case Load

August 17, 2007 Contact: Tena Dick Phone: (501) 673-1143 Email: tdick@acminet.com Contact: Allison Nadelhaft Phone: (202) 336-8228 Email: anadelhaft@naswdc.org CMSA and NASW Seek Comments on Factors Impacting Case Load Work Group Developing Matrix to Determine Appropriate Case Loads for Case Managers Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, AR – The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and the National Association of ... Read More »

June 29, 2007 – Social Workers in News

Helping victims deal with the grief Sacramento Bee – CA, USA Elizabeth English, a licensed clinical social worker from Sacramento, arrived at Cayuga Circle to offer comfort to the Allegrini family as they sifted … Autism and early intervention: Michael’s success story VillageSoup Belfast – ME, USA Meetings are facilitated by Annie Kiermaier, LCSW. Free child care is available. Interested ... Read More »

NASW’s Letter to the Editor of NEWSWEEK regarding “Get Shrunk at Your Own Risk” by Sharon Begley

Dear Editor: In “Get Shrunk at Your Own Risk,” Sharon Begley notes some important research in the field of psychotherapy. While these studies point out some cautions to mental health counseling, we at the National Association of Social Workers feel that this article may be doing a disservice to those in need of assistance. By demeaning all methods of psychotherapy, ... Read More »

May 16, 2007 – SW in the News

In disaster, preparedness is key (5/16/07) Weston Town Crier – Framingham, MA, USA Adam Lesser, LICSW, who has a private practice in Newton, teaches part time at Boston College and is a Red Cross disaster mental health volunteer. … How can Mom help new husband bond with her daughter? (5/16/07) Philadelphia Daily News – Philadelphia, PA, USA A stepchild’s mother ... Read More »

May 13, 2007 – SW in the News

At 99, she still counts her blessings (5/13/07) Fort Worth Star Telegram – Fort Worth, TX, USA She would receive a master’s degree from Temple University in 1948 and a master’s of social work from the University of Kansas 10 years later. … Read More »

May 11, 2007 – SW in the News

Symposium on Southeast Asian Mental Health Services (5/11/07) St. Paul Asian American Press – St. Paul, MN, USA Kathy Lytle, MSW, LICSW, panelist, was pleased that the event has grown from 30 people in its first year to over 200 in 2007. … Richard Spector, 58; Clinical Social Worker (5/11/07) Washington Post – Washington, DC, USA Richard Spector, 58, a ... Read More »