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Tag Archives: children and families

Take One Step to Stop Child Abuse Deaths

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and bring attention to the critical need for resources to support and strengthen families and keep children and youth safe from harm. Social workers play critical roles in the lives of vulnerable families. Enhancing the well-being of children, youth, and families is at ... Read More »

Q&A SPS Webinar on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Excerpts below are from the NASW Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) live webinar on the commercial exploitation of children. SPS members can download the on demand audio recording or read the transcript by visiting the NASW Section page for details. CE credits are also available. Q: How do you suggest that I work with a young person who really doesn’t see ... Read More »

SPS Webinar Commercial Exploitation of Children

Exclusively for NASW Specialty Practice Sections Members Understanding the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children We often think of trafficking victims as being foreign nationals held in bondage in other countries. This webinar will present an overview of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic minor sex trafficking to discuss what this issue looks like in the United States. It will examine the ... Read More »

Youth Aging out of Foster Care Webinar

Follow up questions to Ending Homelessness for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Webinar Q: How many young people age out of foster care annually? A: According to the 2008 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) 29,516 youth aged out of the foster care system. While the number decreased very slightly in 2009 to 29, 471, there ... Read More »

NASW Webinar on Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Ending Homelessness among Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care forex day trading system Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET Credit Hours: 1 CE(s) Too often, young people who leave foster care face housing needs upon discharge. buy levitra online no prescription Social workers can explore a range of housing options for youth. This webinar will online ... Read More »

Recognize 2010 Graduates with the Professional Social Worker Pin

Dear Social Work Student – Is your school using the Professional Social Worker pin to recognize graduating students? Ask your school to consider the silver-plated Professional Social Worker pin at commencement. Just $10 each for schools of social work, the pins distinguish Social Work from other programs on campus, and instill pride in the profession. All funds from the Social ... Read More »

Are we all precious?: On the new movie “Precious”

On October 22, NASW participated in an advance screening panel for a powerful new movie called Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire.  This film chronicles the harrowing journey of an obese, abused and illiterate teenager in New York City who seeks a better life for herself and her two children. Lee Daniels directed an all-star cast including comedienne ... Read More »

National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

NASW was pleased to be a co-chair organization of the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, this past week. The Family Violence Prevention Fund hosted this fifth biennial conference, which addressed domestic violence and health. Domestic violence is often seen as a public health problem, and the role health care providers can play in ... Read More »

NASW Observes October as Domestic Violence Month

Social workers, domestic violence advocates, health care providers, law enforcement, survivors, and others across the nation have come together in their communities to raise public awareness about domestic violence. In October 1981, the observance of domestic violence began as a single Day of Unity. Later in October of 1987, the observance was expanded to identify October as Domestic Violence Awareness ... Read More »