Tag Archives: 2008

NASW Annual Practice Conference 2008

The Aging Boom: Is Your Clinical Practice Ready? In Conjunction with the ASA/NCOA Aging in America Conference March 15-16, 2009 – Las Vegas, Nevada Visit http://www.socialworkers.org/agingConference/for more information CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – Early Registration extended to February 20, 2009 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW Clinical Associate Professor University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work Key ... Read More »

WORLD AIDS DAY 2008

Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise – Leadership Leadership calls for creativity, integrity, and competence ….. all core values of the social work profession. The theme for World AIDS Day 2008 is LEADERSHIP.  Started on December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting stigma and discrimination, and improving education.  For social workers worldwide – World AIDS ... Read More »

Health Care: What issues interest social workers?

Currently, the United States spends more on health care than any other country even though we are ranked 47th in life expectancy and 43rd in child mortality. In addition, over 40 million people are without coverage, including millions of children. Eight out of ten of those uninsured are members of working families and the number continues to grow at an ... Read More »

Election ’08: Civil Rights

For the past eight years civil rights have been in jeopardy at the Justice Department. The Department has become politicized and there is a litmus test to fill positions in the Civil Rights Division. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company makes it more difficult to take action on pay discrimination. Lily Ledbetter was ... Read More »

Ruth Knee

Remembering Ruth Irelan Knee, – Friday, November 14, 2008, Washington, DC NASW Social Work Pioneer® Ruth Knee passed away on October 8, 2008. Ruth Irelan Knee, 88, a retired social worker with the U.S. Public Health Service and a prominent figure in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), died Oct. 8 of lung cancer at her home in Fairfax ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – Sept 29, 2008

Source: Google News Americans gloomier, for now USA Today Her husband is making 5% to 10% more than last year and her new degree in social work should have meant a job soon, but hasn’t. … Social worker creates travel matching site Reading Eagle – Reading, PA By Jenee Osterheldt They share their secrets, the ups and downs of their ... Read More »

Support Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 !

Take Action! On September 17, 2008, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 6893, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893), by voice vote. This legislation targets specific deficiencies in the child welfare system and addresses some of the most important needs affecting foster children in America today, including extending federal foster care payments up to ... Read More »

Senate Prepares Final Vote on MH Parity Bill

Take Action – Ask Your Senators to Vote for S. 3335 on the Floor The U.S. Senate may consider legislation to improve insurance coverage for mental health and addiction treatment as early as tomorrow, Tuesday, July 29. Please phone your Senators with the quick message below urging them to support this critical mental health and addictions treatment legislation. Background: The ... Read More »

Medicare Bill Gives Victory to Social Workers

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2008 Washington—In a milestone victory, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) commends the U.S. Senate and House for overriding President Bush’s veto of the Medicare legislation, H.R. 6331, restoring funding for clinical social work payments cut in 2007 and greatly improving coverage of outpatient psychotherapy services. The final House vote on the Medicare Improvements ... Read More »