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NASW Invites Submissions of Proposals due January 15, 2014

NASW Invites Submissions of Proposals due January 15, 2014 NASW invites submissions of proposals to present at the 2014 NASW National Conference Social Work: Courage, Hope, and Leadership which will be held July 23-26, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Join renowned keynote speakers and gain new skills at innovative workshops. Submit a proposal to present, and network with 2,000 of your ... Read More »

House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing Addresses Wide Range of Issues

On Tuesday, May 21, the Health Subcommittee of the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on a wide range of issues.  One area covered was The Veterans Integrated Mental Health Care Act of 2013.  This bill would offer more coordinated care, particularly for Veterans in rural areas.  This bill, along with The Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act of 2013, ... Read More »

Violence Against Women Act Must Move Forward

On February 12, the U.S. Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by a comfortable 78-22 margin.  The bill included comprehensive protections for Native American women, women in same-sex marriages, and illegal immigrants, features not included in the 2012 House version of the bill. Now, we are urging the House of Representatives to pass the same version of VAWA ... Read More »

NASW, CSWE host reception for Towns

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Retired congressman and social worker Edolphus “Ed” Towns said he will continue to champion social work policy and aid U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., as she leads the next chapter of the Social Work Caucus in the 113th Congress. NASW and the Council on Social Work Education hosted a retirement reception for Towns on ... Read More »

NASW Congratulates Senator Barbara Mikulski on Top Appropriations Seat

Senator and Social Worker Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) has been named Chair of the Committee on Appropriations. She follows after Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) who died in December. Senator Mikulski will be the first woman to hold this powerful position, which reflects the growing representation of women on Capitol Hill. The Senate Committee on Appropriations is a standing committee which ... Read More »

NASW Remembers Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Senator Daniel K. Inouye died Monday, December 17, 2012, and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) fondly remembers him as the first Japanese American elected to Congress, the first Congressman representing Hawaii, the second longest serving Senator in U.S. history, a highly decorated World War II Veteran, and a longtime friend to the profession of social work. According to the ... Read More »

Ask your Senator to Vote for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with No Amendments

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was drafted and adopted by the United Nations in 2006 to assist with the attainment of human rights and equality worldwide. Using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a guide, the CRPD provides a foundation for countries to enact and enforce legislation that recognized the rights of all people ... Read More »

Violence Against Women Act Day of ACTION

Save Wednesday, November 14 for a VAWA day of ACTION Every national leader will call Congressional leaders Every organization’s state leaders will call their U.S. Senators Every local organization and all individuals will call their House members By the end of the day, every Member of Congress will hear a unified message: Work out the differences, pass VAWA before this ... Read More »

Barbara Lee to lead Social Work Caucus upon her re-election

By Paul R. Pace, News staff A social worker in Congress announced she will lead the next Social Work Caucus after its founder and chairman, U.S. Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns, D-N.Y., retires this year. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said she is honored that Towns asked her to continue the caucus’ important effort into the next term. “I look forward to ... Read More »