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Tag Archives: Child Welfare

Sen. Kaine introduces bills to strengthen child welfare workforce, prevent mistreatment of LGBTQ youth

Sen. Tim Kaine

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports legislation introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today that would strengthen the nation’s child welfare system and help prevent mistreatment of youth who are LGBTQ. Kaine’s Child Welfare Workforce Support Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to do a five-year pilot program to focus on the best ways to reduce barriers ... Read More »

NASW Social Justice Brief examines Trump immigration policy, sanctuary cities and child welfare

SanctuaryCities

The Trump AdminThe Trump Administration policy of deporting large numbers of immigrants who are in the United States illegally is having a significant impact on the social work profession. Staff from the National Association of Social Workers Arizona, California, New Mexico, New York City, Texas and National Office Social Justice and Human Rights department prepared a Social Justice Brief that looks at ... Read More »

Let’s Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: The Workforce Matters Briefing

On June 28, 2016, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) co-sponsored a briefing on the child welfare workforce. This briefing entitled, Let’s Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: The Workforce Matters is part of on-going efforts to educate key policymakers in Washington and on Capitol Hill about the importance of a well-trained, educated and staffed ... Read More »

President Obama’s Budget Offers Opportunities for Social Workers in Child Welfare, Behaviorial Health, Early Childhood Home Visiting

When President Obama released his final budget for Fiscal Year 2017 on February 9, there were several opportunities for social workers in child welfare, behavioral health and early childhood home visiting. Of particular note is the focus on improving the child welfare workforce, policy priorities long sought by the National Association of Social Workers. The budget provides funding to improve ... Read More »

2014 NASW Conference Update

2014 NASW Conference Social Work: Courage, Hope and Leadership July 23-26, 2014 Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC REGISTRATION FEES: Early Bird  $375 NASW Member $575 Non-Member (January-February 28, 2014) Regular $425 NASW Member  $625 Non-Member (March-July 2014) KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: ROBERT REICH: Economic analyst, professor, and commentator. Reich was Secretary of Labor during the Clinton Administration. Time Magazine named him ... Read More »

The Children’s Bureau

The social work profession has long identified child welfare as a core field of practice, as seen by the focus of the earliest social work agencies on “child and family welfare.” Indeed, passionate and visionary social workers launched the Children’s Bureau in 1912 to address the most critical issues affecting children and families. The Children’s Bureau has a century long ... Read More »

Annals of Internal Medicine article highlights positive impact of social work intervention in pediatric primary care

The February 5th issue of Annals of Internal Medicine features an article that cites positive outcomes for the Baltimore-based SEEK Project (Safe Environment for Every Kid).  Sponsored by the University of Maryland Medical Center, the SEEK project integrates professional social workers into pediatric primary care clinics, to conduct child abuse identification and prevention efforts.   A randomized research trial of the ... Read More »

Dessai selected for child welfare Congressional fellowship

Social worker Freny Dessai was selected from among a competitive group of applicants for the newly created Social Work Child Welfare Congressional Fellowship, administered through the NASW Foundation’s Social Work Policy Institute, or SWPI. The fellowship offers the opportunity for a professional social worker with experience in child welfare to spend a year on Capitol Hill. It also offers insight ... Read More »

Children’s Bureau marks 100 years

By Paul R. Pace, NEWS Staff Imagine a time when children were considered the same as adults. Their shoulders carried the burdens of grown-up responsibilities. Many toiled in America’s coal mines, factories and farms. The thought of focusing attention on the well-being of the nation’s youngest citizens was a radical concept at the dawn of the 20th century. It took ... Read More »

President Signs Key Child Welfare Legislation into Law

On September 30, President Obama president signed into law the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act that reauthorizes two important child welfare programs – Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) and the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services (STJCWS) for 5 years. The law also renews waiver authority so states can test various approaches to serving children at ... Read More »