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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 »

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

FREE FOR NASW MEMBERS ONLY!!! VISIT http://www.naswwebed.org/ 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 »

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 »

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 »