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Social Work in the News – December 18, 2007

UMB Hosts First National Conference on Adoption UMB News, MD “The University of Maryland School of Social Work is proud to have brought together a world-class collection of scholars, practitioners, and activists on … Career milestones: Retired Kodak worker finds calling in social work Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY He decided to return to school for a master’s degree in ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – December 14, 2007

Fighting The Winter Blues WTAP-TV – Parkersburg, WV Often, they crave carbohydrates, sugars or starches, they gain weight at this time of the year,” says Dr. David Schaffer, Clinical Social Worker and … NMSU School of Social Work gets grant to map domestic violence in … Las Cruces Sun-News, NM A team of three NMSU social work students, a social ... Read More »

FREE 3.0 CE’s! Understanding the NASW Code of Ethics Online Course

FREE FOR NASW MEMBERS ONLY!!! VISIT to take the course TODAY!!! The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) developed its NASW Code of Ethics in 1960. The Code is the most widely accepted and recognized standard of professional social work conduct worldwide. NASW is committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of social work practice through ethics education. NASW ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – December 13, 2007

Gov. announces new program to cut college loan interest rates Chicago Sun-Times … for college students planning to enter industries such as social work, teaching, or health care, according to a release from the governor’s office. … Categorizing Social Work as Dangerous Job WHSV – Harrisonburg, VA Social workers on the front lines of the fight against child abuse and ... Read More »

Grey’s Anatomy – Negative Mention of Social Work Education

Below is a letter that NASW sent to the Executive Producer at Grey’s Anatomy when an incorrect statement was made about social work training and education: December 12, 2007 Ms. Shonda Rhimes Executive Producer – Grey’s Anatomy 4151 Prospect Avenue Los Angeles CA 90027 Dear Ms. Rhimes: Every day, millions of people all over the country look to television dramas ... Read More »

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 »

Clinical Social Workers Who Are Medicare Providers Needed For Alpha Testing

Clinical Social Workers Who Are Medicare Providers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Eastern Ohio and Downstate New York Needed For Alpha Testing Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT Senior Policy Associate Quality Insight of Pennsylvania, a contractor for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has developed additional quality measures for clinical social workers for the optional Medicare bonus ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – December 10, 2007

Former Stamford social worker fatally beaten in North Carolina The Stamford Times – Norwalk, CT Former Norwalker Margaret Murta, 92, who was a long-time social worker at Family and Children Services in Stamford, died late Wednesday. … Romanian puts face on immigrant care issues Detroit Free Press – United States Nistorescu’s return to Romania was facilitated by Catherine Kroll, a ... 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 »