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NASW Georgia and Missouri chapters receive grants

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Two NASW chapters have been selected to receive grants from the NASW Foundation’s Ruth Fizdale Chapter Research Program, which provides opportunities for chapters to conduct pilot research projects targeted to a specific emerging issue. The NASW Georgia Chapter was awarded $3,000 to enhance the chapter’s TeleMental Health Practice Program. This program aims to ensure ... Read More »

NYC Chapter lends hand to film on homelessness

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW played a small role in portraying the realities of homelessness in the movie “Time out of Mind,” starring actor Richard Gere. The movie was first shown in 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival, and released in September 2015. The film’s production received help from NASW’s New York City Chapter. Robert Schachter, the chapter’s ... Read More »

Guam Chapter focuses on licensing, LGBT issues

By Rena Malai, News staff Picture Hawaii, just a little smaller, a little more humid and a lot more diverse. That essentially is Guam, according to Ovita Perez, manager of NASW’s Guam Chapter. She says she was a late bloomer — social work-wise — and received her bachelor’s in social work in 2006 from the University of Guam. Originally planning ... Read More »

The power of social work proven in South Carolina

The power of social work was proven in South Carolina as the NASW South Carolina Chapter celebrated the passage of a state’s bill against human trafficking (H. 3757), which was signed into law in June. The law is a victory for state social workers who championed the bill, working for the chapter’s Government Affairs Committee. Chapter Executive Director Carla Damron ... Read More »

HIV/AIDS workshops get favorable feedback

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The NASW Chapter HIV/AIDS Partnership Initiative to strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment is receiving an enthusiastic response from attendees, according to those involved with the effort. NASW and eligible chapters are conducting training and workshops to expand the knowledge and capacity of mental health services providers — particularly social workers — in addressing ... Read More »

NASW California: Governor Signs Social Worker Loan Repayment Act to Help California Social Workers

Governor Signs Legislation to Help California Social Workers Sacramento- Assembly member Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) announced today that his measure,, was signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Today is a new day for California social workers who will now qualify for federal financial assistance, similar to social workers in other states,” said Nava. “Social workers play a vital role in our ... Read More »