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Hot Topics from the October Issue of Social Work Journal

The October issue of Social Work (Vol. 54, No. 4) covers a wide range of topics important to social work and social workers, from questions surrounding consumer-driven health care to issues involving child welfare worker caseloads. Below is a sampling of what’s inside the issue. Download the table of contents of the October Social Work Journal here. New Practice Model ... Read More »

National Health Service Corps Loan Forgiveness Program

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. obtain a sufficient number of fully qualified medical, dental, and mental health providers essential to meet their populations’ critical need for safe and fundamental health care. Purpose of the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) The ... Read More »

NASW Practice Alert: Advocating for Change in Home Health Care

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT September 2009 NASW would like to hear from clinical social workers and others who have encountered problems in providing mental health services to Medicare beneficiaries who are actively receiving home health care services under Medicare Part A. The association is also seeking information about the impact of situations in which Medicare beneficiaries receiving home care ... Read More »

Forum on Hiv, Human Rights and Men Who Have Sex With Men

NASW’s EvelynTomaszewski is the moderator for this event. Forum On Hiv, Human Rights And Men Who Have Sex With Men Sponsored by UNAIDS in collaboration with The HIV Policy Working Group on Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Sexual Minorities Presentations by Dr. Eric Goosby and Michel Sidibé WHAT: To discuss the future of the AIDS response with ... Read More »

Help NASW Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Submit your profile

Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 Celebration September 15 – October 15, 2009 You are cordially invited to help the National Association of Social Workers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2009. Last year we reached out to Hispanic social workers and asked them to tell us why they chose the social work profession and what they felt were the most pressing issues in ... Read More »

Hot Topics from August Health & Social Work Journal

The August issue of Health & Social Work (Vol. 34, No. 3) covers a wide range of topics important to social work and social workers, with the “Viewpoint” feature article by Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1) on posttraumatic stress disorder. Below is a sampling of what’s inside the issue. Download the table of contents of the August Health & Social Work ... Read More »

NASW Credentials Highlighted in BusinessWeek Magazine

BusinessWeek Magazine’s health care-themed August 17th issue includes an article on eldercare, titled “A Pro in Your Corner.” Focusing on the role and expertise of geriatric care managers among the vast network of caregivers, the article’s sidebar, “Decoding the Credentials,” specifically included NASW’s Case Management credentials. The master’s level Certified Advanced Social Worker in Case Management (C-ASWCM), and the baccalaureate ... Read More »

NASW Statement on Senator Edward Kennedy’s Death

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is deeply saddened by the death of United States Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), who after a year-long battle with brain cancer, died this week. Sen. Kennedy has been a champion for many social policies of significance to social workers and their clients throughout his tenure in the Senate of more than 40 years. ... Read More »

Social Work Feedback Requested: Public Engagement Dialogue on the H1N1 Vaccination Program

NASW has been contacted by CDC because they would like the viewpoint of social workers to be included in an upcoming dialogue on the H1N1 Vaccination Program. H1N1 Public Engagement WebDialogues: Aug 26-27 or Aug 31-Sept 1 The CDC invites the public to discuss, deliberate, and offer input as it considers whether to take a “full-throttle” or a “go-easy” approach ... Read More »

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (CSAP) Prevention Fellowship Program

The Prevention Fellowship Program is a two-year program. Fellows receive a yearly stipend of up to $35,000, with a one-year option for renewal based on the previous year’s performance. Currently, there are 45 Fellows located in state, community, and local agencies throughout the U.S. and the Territories. Fellows are placed in state offices or other designated locations and assigned to ... Read More »