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NASW joins nation’s leading researchers on aging, work and family issues in calling on Congress to create paid family and medical leave

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During National Family Caregivers Month in November the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is joining the nation’s leading researchers on aging, work and family issues to send a first-of-its-kind letter to Congress urging lawmakers to address the rapidly growing demand for care. These experts are calling on Congress to quickly pass a comprehensive, inclusive national policy like the Family ... Read More »

SPS Special Ethical Considerations When Working with Older Adults Webinar

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          Celebrating Older American Month Special Ethical Considerations When Working with Older Adults Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1  CEU(s) Presenter: Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW Practicing with high ethical standards requires special consideration when working with older adults. This session will focus on ethical issues that social workers face ... Read More »

Open House as a Tool to Connect Schools to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Multiple reasons exist for the increase in grandparents raising grandchildren, and studies have found that most grandparents assume primary caregiving responsibilities during a crisis. At the same time, grandparents raising grandchildren are represented in all geographic regions, cultures, and socioeconomic levels. But regardless of socio-economic status, school-age students in grandparent-headed households often are at high risk for academic failure. Studies ... Read More »

Talking about Sexuality and Intimacy with Women Spousal Caregivers: Perspectives of Service Providers

Sex and intimacy are an important part of a physically and psychologically healthy life. Sex and intimacy also are not limited to young and middle-aged adults; older adults also enjoy lives of sex and intimacy. But when a partner becomes chronically ill, the caregiving partner may have difficulty with sex and intimacy issues. How should social workers and other service ... Read More »

Caregivers of veterans with “invisible” injuries: What we know and implications for social work practice

The two longest volunteer-fought conflicts in US history have resulted in large numbers of veterans coming home not only with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but also traumatic brain injury (TBI). These “signature” injuries of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been called “invisible” since they are not necessarily accompanied by physical scars or injuries. Yet PTSD and TBI can cause ... Read More »

Older Adults Adjusting to New Life Challenges: How Social Workers Help Specialty Practice Sections Webinar

Older Adults Adjusting to New Life Challenges: How Social Workers Help Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Exclusively for Specialty Practice Section Members Sponsored by the NASW Aging Section 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Credit Hours: 1.5 CEU(s) Presenter: • Forrest Hong, LCSW, C-ASWCM Moderator(s): • Kamilah Omari, LMSW-Clinical and Macro, ACSW Thanks to the emergence of modern medicine and drugs, ... Read More »

Do Your Intake and Assessment Forms Include Family Caregivers?

NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. The 2011 theme, Identifying Family Caregivers, is particularly relevant to social workers, who play an essential role in making visible the contributions and needs of family caregivers. Read the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults and get involved in National Family Caregivers Month ... Read More »

NASW announces the release of the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults

NASW is pleased to announce the release of the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults, designed to enhance social work practice with family caregivers of older adults and to help the public understand the role of professional social work in supporting family caregivers. The standards were developed as part of Professional Partners Supporting Family ... Read More »

NASW Requests Comments on Draft Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Draft available for public review and comment. Family caregivers constitute the foundation of care for older adults but often provide such care at risk to their own health and well-being. Social workers across practice settings play a critical role in supporting family caregivers at the individual, family, group, community, and organizational levels. To view the standards and submit comments, visit ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 13, 2008

News Source: Google News Survey Finds Children Of “Sandwich” Generation Caregivers Take On … North American Press Syndicate – New York, NY (NAPSI)-A new survey finds that children of “sandwich” generation caregivers are actively participating in caregiving responsibilities for loved ones with … Social Workers and Human Resource Managers in High Demand as Weak … Biloxi Sun Herald – MS ... Read More »