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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 »

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 »