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NASW’s Betsy Clark Answers ACA Decision Questions

Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH is CEO of the National Association of Social Workers Q: The ACA was upheld, but experts predict an avalanche of new enrollees in 2014, which will overwhelm our health care system. What should be done? Dr. Clark: Between 30-40 million new enrollees means that, among other issues, we need to think about using health ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act

Social Workers Believe Law Can Improve the Lives of Uninsured Populations WASHINGTON, DC (June 28, 2012) The National Association of Social Workers today celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).   NASW has been an outspoken advocate for improving health care access, quality, and services for millions of Americans not currently ... Read More »

Do “Adoption from Foster Care” PSAs Create Action?

Do “Adoption from Foster Care” PSAs Create Action?  “You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.”  You may be familiar with this public service campaign promoting adoption from foster care, which was produced by The Advertising Council, the leading producer of public service campaigns in the country. The Council is looking for individuals who will share compelling ... Read More »

Press Release: “Hope Conference” for Social Workers Convenes in Washington this July

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2012                                            “Hope Conference” for Social Workers Convenes in Washington this July National Association of Social Workers event will celebrate the power of hope and resiliency WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7, 2012) The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has announced the full program agenda for its “Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work” national practice conference ... Read More »

NASW Members, Do You Have the Correct NASW Payment Address?

ONLINE BANKING NOTICE Do You Have the Correct NASW Payment Address? If you use online banking, please make sure NASW’s payment address is current so that your renewal reaches us. Mail renewal payments to: NASW, PO Box 79949, Baltimore, MD 21279-0949 If you have any questions, contact Member Services at 800.742.4089, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 9 pm ET. Read More »

Social Work and Eugenics

It seems that every few months another painful chapter in our nation’s history is unearthed by the national media. A recent MSNBC report on involuntary sterilization in North Carolina by medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman was a sobering reminder for American social workers about how close we are to our country’s complicated and discriminatory past.  Snyderman’s November 7, 2011 segment ... Read More »

Watch Live Online: All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families

Please join the Center for American Progress, the Family Equality Council, and the Movement Advancement Project for a special presentation: All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families October 25, 2011, 10:00am – 12:00pm Introduction: Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Opening remarks: Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland (D) ... Read More »

Press Advisory: House Holds Hearing on Child Deaths Due to Maltreatment

GAO, National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths, and Actress Tamara Tunie Scheduled to Testify On Tuesday July 12, 2011, the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means will hold a congressional hearing on child deaths due to maltreatment. Chairman Geoff Davis (R-KY) announced the hearing that will coincide with the release of the Government Accountability ... Read More »

Press Advisory: Law & Order SVU’s Tamara Tunie to Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month in Washington, DC

Delivers Petition at Congressional Briefing on Child Abuse Deaths Washington, D.C./// March 30, 2011///- On April 5, 2011, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit star Tamara Tunie will travel to Washington, D.C. to deliver a petition asking Congress to hold hearings on child abuse and neglect deaths.  The petition signed by nearly 9,000 people will be delivered specifically to Congressman ... Read More »

Event: NASW’s Healthy Families, Strong Communities Project

September 17, 2010 4:30pm – 6:30pm National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 7th Floor Conference Room 750 First St, NE Washington, DC 20002 Refreshments provided for an event on: Promoting Human Rights of Women and Girls Globally: The Intersection of Social Work and Family Planning Services This event coincides with the United Nations mobilization campaign: STAND UP, TAKE ACTION, END ... Read More »