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Tag Archives: disabilities

Respite: Care for Caregivers

        November 25, 2015 NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Respite: Care for Caregivers, emphasizes that respite is essential to family caregiver well-being. Social workers play an integral role in helping family caregivers to access respite services. Use the materials listed below to enhance your outreach efforts and to highlight ... Read More »

Caregiving and Care Sharing: A Life Course Perspective

Recent decades have brought significant changes in family form and function, as well as new service delivery models that promote health and well-being for people with various disabilities within their homes and communities. Nevertheless, providing care to family members continues to be part of family life. Caregiving and care sharing take place across the life course and involve various configurations. ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month: Care Comes Home

November 6, 2014 NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Care Comes Home, emphasizes the benefits and challenges of caregiving at home—where most caregiving takes place. Download outreach materials from the Caregiver Action Network (previously known as the National Family Caregivers Association) and use NASW materials, listed below, to illustrate the social work ... Read More »

Briefing focuses on rights of parents with disabilities

By Rena Malai, News staff Countless children are waiting for homes that many people with disabilities want to provide, says Robyn Powell, attorney adviser for the National Council on Disability. “There are a significant number of people with disabilities who want to take adoptive children in and raise them,” she said. “But they can face attitudinal and policy matters in ... Read More »

Honor Family Caregivers—Now More Than Ever

NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Family Caregivers—Now More Than Ever!, highlights family caregivers’ growing role in supporting people of all ages who live with chronic conditions or disabilities. NASW resources: NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults Family caregiving information and resources on NASW’s consumer Web ... Read More »

Briefing focuses on rights of parents with disabilities

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW co-sponsored a Capitol Hill briefing in April to discuss the rights of parents with disabilities, as well as the recommendations to protect these rights. The briefing, called “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children,” was based on a report from the National Council on Disability released in September ... Read More »

NASW Co-hosts Congressional Briefing on the Rights of Parents with Disabilities

On April 17, 2013 NASW co-hosted a Congressional briefing with the National Council on Disabilities (NCD), American Psychological Association (APA), and Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) titled, Rocking the Cradle: Protecting the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children. The briefing focused on the barriers persons with disabilities experience when they exercise their fundamental right to create and ... Read More »

NASW Supports Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilites

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined with the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) in sending a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asking for their support of the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international ... Read More »

Social Work Webinar Advocating for Inclusion Rights of Persons with Disabilities NASW Lunchtime Series

Advocating for Inclusion and Independence: Ensuring the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET Credit Hours: 1 CEU(s) As part of the Movement for Change Initiative elective officials were asked to spend a day rolling through their town in a wheel chair to better understand the obstacles people with disabilities encounter daily. ... Read More »