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November is National Adoption Month! Here are resources for social workers

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November is National Adoption Month. This month we celebrate the families who have already been joined through adoption and call attention to the children and youth who are still waiting for a permanent family. This year’s National Adoption Month is focusing on older youth in care, specifically 15–18 year olds in foster care. This year’s theme highlights the importance of ... Read More »

November is National Adoption Month!

November is National Adoption Month. It is a time to raise awareness for children and youth in foster care who are waiting for permanent families. Social workers across the country work to ensure the stability and safety of many of them. The Children’s Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funds the National Adoption Month initiative each ... Read More »

The Preventing Sex Trafficking, Strengthening Families Law: What Social Workers should know

President Obama signed into law The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183) that will: Encourage states to combat sex trafficking among youth in foster care, promote normalcy for foster youth; Help move more children from foster care into adoptive homes or the homes of relatives; and Increase the amount of child support provided to families in which ... Read More »

Do “Adoption from Foster Care” PSAs Create Action?

Do “Adoption from Foster Care” PSAs Create Action?  “You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.”  You may be familiar with this public service campaign promoting adoption from foster care, which was produced by The Advertising Council, the leading producer of public service campaigns in the country. The Council is looking for individuals who will share compelling ... Read More »

News from the Hill – June 2011

Congressional Social Work Caucus Gains Members and Holds New Briefings The Congressional Social Work Caucus (CSWC) continues to grow with 35 members, including all of the Social Worker Members as well as two Republicans, Rep. Platts (PA) and Rep. Issa (CA). Members of the caucus will represent the social work profession and the needs of social work clients through regular ... Read More »

NASW Statement On Foster Care and Adoptions

Social workers advocate for creating homes for all children in foster care The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports a child welfare policy designed to provide the best care for all children in need of foster care and adoption services. Presently, there are more than 500,000 children in foster care and a disproportionate number of these children are African-American. ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 21, 2008

Take Back Your Life: A New Remedy for Controlling Chronic Conditions The New York Academy of Sciences – New York, NY Patricia Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R, is the CEO of Albany Health Management Associates, Inc., a consultant on chronic illness to Fortune 150 firms and federal … Ready, set, clean! How to find a housekeeper SheKnows.com – Scottsdale, AZ Licensed family ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – December 18, 2007

UMB Hosts First National Conference on Adoption UMB News, MD “The University of Maryland School of Social Work is proud to have brought together a world-class collection of scholars, practitioners, and activists on … Career milestones: Retired Kodak worker finds calling in social work Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY He decided to return to school for a master’s degree in ... Read More »