Press Room

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 »

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 »