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Social workers have roles in community policing efforts

By Alison Laurio, News contributor A 15-year-old girl with autism spectrum disorder became lost in Naperville, Ill., in July. Her parents had been working with her, and she had successfully been going outside alone, walking up and down the block where she lives. She had done well with that and wanted to walk around the block by herself.   She ... Read More »

Social Workers Speak on the Economy

Read what social workers have to say – Click here to view the PDF. Every day in their work with individuals, families and communities, social workers see first-hand the devastating costs and consequences of poverty and unemployment. Joblessness and economic insecurity can lead to more incidences of mental illness, family violence, suicide, substance abuse and crime. Social workers are seeing ... Read More »

How will you celebrate Social Work Month 2009?

March is Social Work Month and that is a special time for the National Association of Social Workers.  We would love to know how social workers and social work students are celebrating Social Work Month 2009 at schools, in the workplace, or in their communities? Let us know your plans or about events you know of by leaving a comment. ... Read More »

NASW Volunteers Needed To Assist With Disasters

As Hurricane Ike approaches Texas, the American Red Cross is in great need of licensed mental health professionals (Volunteering)* Volunteering in your local community To find the Red Cross chapter closest to you, please go to the Chapter Locater website at www.redcross.org. Local volunteers may be called upon to provide mental health support to volunteers going on national disaster assignments ... Read More »

NASW endorses Give an Hour, free mental health services for military and families

NASW is pleased to endorse Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization that gives free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families. Give an Hour is working to develop a national network of volunteers for addressing the psychological symptoms directly related to deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. Give an Hour also offers services to parents, siblings, and unmarried partners ... Read More »