Tag Archives: Child Welfare

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 »

News from the Hill – July 2011

Exercise Your Ethical Responsibilities as a Social Worker: Advocate! The recent anniversary of our country’s independence reminds us that as Americans we have certain duties that we owe to our country.  Most particularly, citizens have a responsibility to be involved in the political process through voting and can participate in various other forms of activism, such as campaigning, contacting Members ... Read More »

Applications for HHS Grant Opportunities Due Late July

The Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau has announced several grant funding opportunities. Applications are due at the end of this month. 1.  Child Welfare-Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Child Welfare Involvement:  The Children’s Bureau expects to award up to 8 grants at $250,000 per budget period for projects lasting 17 months supporting ... Read More »

Press Advisory: House Holds Hearing on Child Deaths Due to Maltreatment

GAO, National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths, and Actress Tamara Tunie Scheduled to Testify On Tuesday July 12, 2011, the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means will hold a congressional hearing on child deaths due to maltreatment. Chairman Geoff Davis (R-KY) announced the hearing that will coincide with the release of the Government Accountability ... Read More »

Press Advisory: Law & Order SVU’s Tamara Tunie to Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month in Washington, DC

Delivers Petition at Congressional Briefing on Child Abuse Deaths Washington, D.C./// March 30, 2011///- On April 5, 2011, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit star Tamara Tunie will travel to Washington, D.C. to deliver a petition asking Congress to hold hearings on child abuse and neglect deaths.  The petition signed by nearly 9,000 people will be delivered specifically to Congressman ... Read More »

State Budget Cuts Impact Child Welfare Programs

At a time when demand for child welfare services is growing and more investments are needed, the faltering economy is driving record state budget deficits and reductions in child welfare funding. NPR aired a 2-part story on this issue.  In part 1, Michael Petit, a social worker, NASW member, and President and Founder of Every Child Matters, was quoted regarding ... Read More »

Support The Child Welfare Workforce Improvement Act (S. 2837)

Take Action! S. 2837, The Child Welfare Workforce Improvement Act, was recently introduced by Senator Lincoln and aims to improve the child welfare workforce for the thousands of children and families who depend on this system every day. NASW lobbyists worked for many years to create this legislation, in collaboration with the Children’s Defense Fund and other coalition partners, and we ... Read More »

Hot Topics from the October Issue of Social Work Journal

The October issue of Social Work (Vol. 54, No. 4) covers a wide range of topics important to social work and social workers, from questions surrounding consumer-driven health care to issues involving child welfare worker caseloads. Below is a sampling of what’s inside the issue. Download the table of contents of the October Social Work Journal here. New Practice Model ... Read More »

Social Workers in the News – June 15, 2009

Carole Bowdry, social worker who confronted child abuse, dies at 71 “Carole Bowdry spent most of her career confronting a problem that some people would rather have just ignored: child abuse.” Dallas Morning News Social workers, psychologists to aid religious courts in divorce “Social workers and psychologists could soon become an integral part of the country’s religious legal system, with ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 7, 2009

Source: Google News Veterans Seek Financial Help KFDA – Amarillo, TX … which we can help other veterans that do not meet the other benefit packages as a veteran,” said Maxine Brandon, VA Hospital’s Social Work Executive. … Study: Need for standardizing creds Iowa City Press Citizen – Iowa City, IA A University of Iowa survey of 1071 nursing homes ... Read More »