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Are we all precious?: On the new movie “Precious”

On October 22, NASW participated in an advance screening panel for a powerful new movie called Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire.  This film chronicles the harrowing journey of an obese, abused and illiterate teenager in New York City who seeks a better life for herself and her two children. Lee Daniels directed an all-star cast including comedienne ... Read More »

National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

NASW was pleased to be a co-chair organization of the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, this past week. The Family Violence Prevention Fund hosted this fifth biennial conference, which addressed domestic violence and health. Domestic violence is often seen as a public health problem, and the role health care providers can play in ... Read More »

NASW Observes October as Domestic Violence Month

Social workers, domestic violence advocates, health care providers, law enforcement, survivors, and others across the nation have come together in their communities to raise public awareness about domestic violence. In October 1981, the observance of domestic violence began as a single Day of Unity. Later in October of 1987, the observance was expanded to identify October as Domestic Violence Awareness ... Read More »

Stand Up and Take Action to End Poverty on October 16-18th

On these days, millions of people all around the world will take part in a united action of standing up in support of the end of poverty and the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals. Social workers can play a key role on this day, as they do every day fighting against poverty in the U.S. and around the globe. ... Read More »

Court Victory in Montana: Kulstad v. Maniaci

The Montana Supreme Court issued an opinion earlier this week in a case where NASW earlier filed an amicus brief.  The case concerned the parenting rights of individuals in same-sex relationships.  NASW had filed an amicus brief supporting recognition of the parent- child attachment between the non-biological mother and the two children she had raised jointly with her partner of ... Read More »

NASW Member Named to National Advisory Council on Aging

A major responsibility for the council is to review and make recommendations regarding grant applications. By Paul R. Pace, NASW News Staff – Vol. 54, No. 9, October 2009 NASW member W. June Simmons, CEO of the Partners in Care Foundation, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Aging. The council is among several national research advisory councils ... Read More »

Upcoming News: October NASW NEWS

Look for these articles in the upcoming October issue, available soon at NASW NEWS online. From the Director: “Death Panel” Rhetoric Moves Us Backward By Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH America is described by experts as a death-avoiding society – but only when we are talking about the physical death of a loved one. Out of touch with death ... Read More »