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University of Pittsburgh Conference: Race in America

Race in America June 6, 2010 Keynote speaker: Julian Bond, social activist; leader in the American Civil Rights Movement; politician; professor; and writer The University of Pittsburgh has set the stage for a solution-focused dialogue on race. Pitt’s School of Social Work and the school’s Center on Race and Social Problems will host Race in America: Restructuring Inequality, a national ... Read More »

Chat online with social work colleagues from around the country at www.socialworkchat.org

For those that are interested in ongoing discussions online, visit www.socialworkchat.org on Sundays and Tuesdays from 9 – 10 PM EST. March Schedule: Sun, March 7th Share ideas for celebrating Social Work Month Tues, March 9th Case Consultation Sun, March 14th Our Online Social Work Month VIRTUAL CELEBRATION! Tues, March 16th Best Book Recommendations for SW Practice Sun, March 21st ... Read More »

Martin Luther King Day—National Day of Service

National Association of Social Workers Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service NASW Encourages Mental Health Providers to Give an Hour to Serve Veterans NASW joins the nation in honoring the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a national day of service. In response to the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) conflicts, NASW ... Read More »

Social Workers Prepared to Help Victims of Haiti Earthquake

NASW encourages members to get involved WASHINGTON DC—In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake in Haiti this week, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is issuing an alert to its nearly 150,000 members to help support recovery efforts for victims and their families.  In disasters such as this, social workers are uniquely suited to assess the disaster environment in ... Read More »

NASW Endorses National Report Advocating For Care Of Chronic Pain

Recommendations Include Social Work Training and Mental Health Parity In November 2009, a panel of experts released a report calling for increased interdisciplinary training on pain care and other systemic reforms to improve treatment of chronic pain throughout the United States. The panel was convened by the Mayday Fund, a family foundation dedicated to reducing human suffering caused by pain. ... Read More »

Social Work Month 2010: Social Workers Inspire Community Action

Celebrate Social Work Month – March 2010 The 2010 Social Work Month theme is “Social Workers Inspire Community Action” Since its inception, the social work profession has worked to improve life for millions every day. Social workers operate from values that recognize each person as relevant to society and believe that, when needed, society should help each person achieve his ... Read More »

HIV Travel Ban Lifted in US

January 4th marked a critical moment in social change – the official end of the HIV/AIDS related entry, stay and residence restrictions (more commonly known as the “travel ban” ) in place since 1987. NASW Social Work Speaks policy statements clearly support the removal of the ban, and views this and related restrictions as discriminatory and limiting a client’s right ... Read More »

Help the NASW Foundation make a difference today

Social workers changes the lives of millions people every day. The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) is a charitable organization created to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through the advancement of social work practice Donations to the NASW Foundation help to bring tools and resources to thousands of social workers, or makes a big difference ... Read More »

How does NASW decide policy and legislative positions?

NASW has an exhaustive process to determine our public policy statements. The policy statements are compiled in Social Work Speaks, a comprehensive collection of policies adopted and revised by NASW’s key policy-making body, the Delegate Assembly. The Delegate Assembly, an elected body of 277 professional social workers representing NASW’s diverse membership, meets at regular intervals (every three years since 1981) ... Read More »

Human Rights Day – December 10, 2009

Embrace diversity. End discrimination. Background On December 10 the world celebrates Human Rights Day.  Every year, Human Rights Day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. This year the theme is focused on non-discrimination. The Role of Social Workers Social work is fundamentally a human rights profession.  ... Read More »