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Tag Archives: career

Video: Can We Live Up to the Social Work Legacy?

Dear Colleagues, As an early career social worker, I’ve quickly realized that we have a lot of work to accomplish to ensure that our profession survives and thrives and that we can continue to care for the millions of clients who need our services every single day.  Many of my peers have found that low salaries, high educational debt, or ... 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 »

Social Workers in the News: Social Worker Trains for Secret Service

The Washington Post’s recent article, “The Making of an Agent” featured social worker Krista Bradford as she trains as a secret service recruit. “Krista had just assessed a 4-year-old autistic girl. She told the girl’s mother to buy crayons and blocks, she later recalled. As a social worker, Krista was tired of rappelling into lives after they’d crumbled. She wanted ... Read More »

NASW Press Releases Child Custody Evaluations by Social Workers: Understanding the Five Stages of Custody

Press Release July 7, 2009 Washington DC – The NASW Press has released Child Custody Evaluations by Social Workers: Understanding the Five Stages of Custody, a first-of-its-kind book offering advice to professional social workers on how to conduct custody evaluations. Ken Lewis, PhD, wrote this guide defining the parameters of the five stages of child custody for social workers and ... Read More »

Social Workers in the News: Article on Michelle Obama and DC’s Poor

From Social Justice and the First Lady – Newsweek by Eleanor Clift – July 3, 2009 “They are the legacy of a failed social policy that began in the 1980’s with the de-institutionalization of people with mental illness on the assumption that communities with the help of pharmaceuticals would absorb their care. “And that didn’t happen,” says Schroeder Stribling, a ... Read More »

Video Message: The Future of Social Work

National Association of Social Workers Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH recorded this important message about the future of our profession and I hope you will take a moment to view this video. Social Work Reinvestment Act Send a Letter to Your Representative in Support Send a Letter to Your Senator in Support Read More »

Gay Pride Month Celebration on HelpStartsHere.org

To honor Gay Pride Month we asked Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) social workers to tell us why they chose social work as their profession and to describe the unique challenges facing their community. Annmarie K. Agosta, MSW, LCSW, LMSW, East Brunswick, New Jersey Patti Aldredge, MSSW, PhD, New York New York Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, Boston, Massachusetts Bruce ... Read More »

Introduce yourself to thousands of fellow social workers on Facebook

We invite you to visit the National Association of Social Workers’ Official Facebook Fan Page, become a fan today and post your introduction on our Wall. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1034770689&ref=profile#/pages/National-Association-of-Social-Workers/16695101734?sid=a362153f85ae1e31a97ff8dcdb04508d&ref=search NASW also has 2 official Facebook groups where you can post introductions and network with onther social workers online: Official NASW General Group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10886145903 Official NASW Social Work Students Group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=60929389402&ref=mf Please pass ... Read More »

New BSW Hospice and Palliative Credential Available May 1 – ACHP-SW

Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (CHP-SW) and Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW) The premier credentials for social workers in hospice and palliative care Developed jointly by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Designed by social work leaders in hospice and palliative care for social workers who ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – April 7, 2009

Source: Google News Anna Leski of Sparta seeks job in social work The Star-Ledger – NJ.com – Newark, NJ It allows me to focus on growth and life without the emotional ties associated with social work. What Im reading: “Our Life in Gardens,” by Joe Eck and … Social worker posts more attractive People’s Daily Online – Beijing, China The ... Read More »