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Commission to Eliminate Child Maltreatment Fatalities Holds First Meeting

The 12 member Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF), created by the Protect our Kids Act (Pub.L. 112-275), held its first meeting on February 24 in Washington, DC. The goal of the commission’s work over the next two years is to develop recommendations, to be presented to the President and to Congress, regarding how to reduce fatalities ... Read More »

In aftermath of Supreme Court ruling, NASW urging members to work to restore voters’ rights

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is concerned a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could be a major setback to voters’ rights and voter protections. NASW urges the U.S. Congress to pass laws to restore voter protections and is asking its 140,000 members to work with grassroots organizations to preserve voting rights. In addition, NASW is part of the Leadership ... Read More »

NASW Supports Lifting of Ban on Women in Combat

“If members of our military can meet the qualifications for a job, then they should have the right to serve, regardless of creed, color, gender or sexual orientation,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the decision of the Department of Defense to lift the ban on women in direct combat roles, setting a historic ... Read More »

Congress Passes Protect Our Kids Act to Reduce Child Abuse Fatalities

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 (H.R. 6655/S. 3705) received unanimous support in the Senate just before the 112th Congress adjourned last week, and passed the House of Representatives in December by a vote of 330-77. Supported by the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths, of which NASW is a member, the Protect Our ... Read More »

NASW Thanks our Nation’s Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) celebrates Veterans Day on November 11, 2012 and thanks our nation’s Service Members, Veterans, and their families for their service. NASW is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our nation’s Service Members, Veterans, and their loved ones.  The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and ... Read More »

NASW and Canadian Association of Social Workers Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Due to their common objectives, mutual dedication to the advancement of the social work profession, and acceptance of similar social work ethics and values, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to a collaborative relationship. By signing the MOU, the two organizations have committed ... Read More »

Suicide Prevention and Supporting Our Veterans

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and every American can make a difference in helping to prevent Veteran suicide.  Of the 30,000 suicides that are committed each year, on average, more than 20 percent are veterans.  Suicide Prevention Month, which coincides with Suicide Prevent Week from September 9th through September 15th and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, serves ... Read More »

Social Security’s 77th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Just in time for Social Security’s 77th anniversary, the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) released an animated, four-minute video that explains the basics about Social Security, including its purpose, who pays for it, who gets it, and what it means to seniors, working families, and children now and in the future.  “This video is a valuable tool ... Read More »

Dr. Jill Biden Joins Leymah Gbowee, Bob and Lee Woodruff, Dr. Kenneth Doka, Donna Brazile and Roberto Pacheco for National Social Work Conference in Washington

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2012       CONTACT: Gail Woods Waller gwaller@naswdc.org or 202.336.8236 Dr. Jill Biden Joins Leymah Gbowee, Bob and Lee Woodruff, Dr. Kenneth Doka, Donna Brazile and Roberto Pacheco for National Social Work Conference in Washington National Association of Social Workers Conference Held July 22-25 WASHINGTON, DC (July 19, 2012)—Professional social workers play a critical role ... Read More »

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 »