Tag Archives: capitol

Briefing focuses on rights of parents with disabilities

By Rena Malai, News staff Countless children are waiting for homes that many people with disabilities want to provide, says Robyn Powell, attorney adviser for the National Council on Disability. “There are a significant number of people with disabilities who want to take adoptive children in and raise them,” she said. “But they can face attitudinal and policy matters in ... Read More »

Capitol Hill briefing focuses on child welfare

By Rena Malai, News staff The Child Welfare: Wicked Problems/Wicked Innovations Institute held a Capitol Hill briefing in November to present the Wicked Problems concept to a congressional audience, and to remind policymakers to keep the issue in mind when drafting policies concerning child welfare. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Children’s Home Society of America ... Read More »

Briefing focuses on rights of parents with disabilities

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW co-sponsored a Capitol Hill briefing in April to discuss the rights of parents with disabilities, as well as the recommendations to protect these rights. The briefing, called “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children,” was based on a report from the National Council on Disability released in September ... Read More »

Hill briefing focuses on social work with service members, veterans and families

By Laetitia Clayton, News staff NASW hosted a Capitol Hill briefing in November to highlight the social work profession’s role in working with veterans, military members and their families. NASW held the briefing, “Social Workers Join Forces to Support Service Members, Veterans, and their Families,” in conjunction with the Congressional Social Work Caucus. The briefing was a part of NASW’s ... Read More »

News from the Hill – May 2010, Second Edition

Political Climate The primary season began in earnest on Tuesday, May 18 and we learned several important lessons that night.  For one, voter turnout was not particularly high, defying the expectations of many observers who believed voter anger would voice itself loudly at the first opportunity.  Second, the night clearly went better for Democrats than it did for Republicans.  The ... Read More »