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Tag Archives: families

NASW Supports HHS Decision on Women’s Rights

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ruled that contraceptive services must be covered by most forms of insurance without a co-pay or deductible.  Houses of worship are not required to provide birth control in their health coverage. The Obama administration declined the bishops push to exempt religiously affiliated organizations whose primary mission isn’t worship. Now, the Catholic Church has ... Read More »

Violence Against Women Act up for Reauthorization

The Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, has played a crucial role in the lives of women and families since its original passage in 1994.  We have seen both a sharp increase in the reporting of domestic violence, and significant decrease in the number of people harmed by an intimate partner.  Additionally, an increase in legal services has helped women ... Read More »

LGBT Parents Hurt by Misguided Policies

Children in the United States with at least one LGBT parent have to endure social stigma and unfair legal, economic, and healthcare treatment due to misguided public policies, according to a recent report. The report, “All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families,” was written by the Movement Advancement Project, a think tank that focuses on LGBT ... Read More »

Watch Live Online: All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families

Please join the Center for American Progress, the Family Equality Council, and the Movement Advancement Project for a special presentation: All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families October 25, 2011, 10:00am – 12:00pm Introduction: Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Opening remarks: Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland (D) ... Read More »

Applications for HHS Grant Opportunities Due Late July

The Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau has announced several grant funding opportunities. Applications are due at the end of this month. 1.  Child Welfare-Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Child Welfare Involvement:  The Children’s Bureau expects to award up to 8 grants at $250,000 per budget period for projects lasting 17 months supporting ... Read More »

Social Workers Support Children and Youth in Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness on the plight of children and youth in the foster care system. There are approximately 424,000 in foster care because their own families are in crisis and are unable to provide for their essential well-being. Nearly 30,000 young people age out of the foster care system each year. Social workers play critical roles in the lives of all of these vulnerable children and families. The National Association of Social Workers, with Casey Family Programs and other partner organizations, underscore the important work of social workers and the increasing need for a safe, stable and nurturing environment for children during National Foster Care Month. Read More »

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 »

White House Releases Fact Sheet on the Framework Agreement on Middle Class Tax Cuts and Unemployment Insurance

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 07, 2010 Fact Sheet on the Framework Agreement on Middle Class Tax Cuts and Unemployment Insurance The framework agreement announced by the President secures vital tax relief and investments in our workers that will create jobs and accelerate economic growth. The plan has three key accomplishments: Working families ... Read More »

Census Bureau Develops Supplemental Poverty Measure

NASW was pleased with the announcement yesterday that the Census Bureau has created a supplemental poverty measure. The measure will use the best new data and methodologies to obtain an improved understanding of the economic well-being of American families and of how federal policies affect those living in poverty. The current poverty level is determined by a family’s cash income and the ... Read More »