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Tag Archives: children

Pennsylvania Social Worker pushing initiative to recognize the value of greater father involvement in raising children

Social worker Rufus Sylvester Lynch is working to ensure fathers get more support to be involved with their children.

Social worker Rufus Sylvester Lynch says one out of three children in our nation would better thrive if public policy was more inclusive of fathers’ contributions to the well-being of children. Research and studies show that children who are involved with their fathers, even when they don’t live in the same residential setting, typically have more access to benefits such ... Read More »

Live Specialty Practice Sections Webinar: The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children

The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children  Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1.5  Social Work contact hours of CEs Presenter:   Philip Tedeschi, LCSW Moderator(s): Dina Kastner, MSS, MLSP What do we know about the therapeutic role that animals play in the emotional lives of children. Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) and ... Read More »

NASW withholds support for Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos to be Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos. Photo courtesy of Newsday.

NASW STATEMENT: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) chooses not to support the Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos to become U.S. Secretary of Education. The overarching reasons for our position are that DeVos is woefully inexperienced in managing a major federal agency, appears to have very limited knowledge of federal and state government public education policies and regulations, and ... 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 »

Join NASW at the Women’s March on Washington

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is organizing social workers for the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington. The March is an opportunity to show that women’s rights are human rights and that women, their partners and their children are ready to advocate for policies that affirm the value of women in society. The March begins at 10 ... Read More »

Teachers’ Reports of Outreach to School-Based Providers of Mental Health Services following the 2013 Boston Marathon Attack

On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in downtown Boston that injured over 260 runners and spectators and killed three spectators, including an eight-year-old boy. In the days that followed, residents in the Boston metropolitan area endured an intense and unprecedented manhunt for two suspects. Large portions of the city and surrounding ... Read More »

In the uproar over police shootings, gun violence and race are children forgotten?

The tragic shootings in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas have again focused the nation’s attention on race, excessive use of police force and sensible gun laws. But what about the nation’s children and gun violence? Are we overlooking them? Excluding gun-related incidents by law enforcement officers, almost 33,000 Americans die from gun violence each year. And many children are either victims ... Read More »

NASW disappointed by U.S. Supreme Court Immigration Ruling

    NASW STATEMENT: The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 failed to act on deciding the fate of millions of undocumented families whose legal status had been in limbo since Texas challenged President Obama’s executive action which sought to limit the risk of deportation of parents of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The President’s executive action, referred to ... Read More »

Data and Evaluation Strategies to Support Parent Engagement Programs: Learnings from an Evaluation of Parent University

In the fall of 2008, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) launched Parent University, an innovative, collaborative initiative designed to reach out to and engage parents in their children’s education, with a special emphasis on the underserved. In conjunction with a wide variety of community partners, Parent University offers unique course offerings, symposia, and workshops aimed at increasing parents’ involvement in schools and ... Read More »