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Tag Archives: families

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 »

Q&A SPS Webinar on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Excerpts below are from the NASW Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) live webinar on the commercial exploitation of children. SPS members can download the on demand audio recording or read the transcript by visiting the NASW Section page for details. CE credits are also available. Q: How do you suggest that I work with a young person who really doesn’t see ... Read More »

SPS Webinar Commercial Exploitation of Children

Exclusively for NASW Specialty Practice Sections Members Understanding the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children We often think of trafficking victims as being foreign nationals held in bondage in other countries. This webinar will present an overview of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic minor sex trafficking to discuss what this issue looks like in the United States. It will examine the ... Read More »

NASW Webinar on Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Ending Homelessness among Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care forex day trading system Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET Credit Hours: 1 CE(s) Too often, young people who leave foster care face housing needs upon discharge. buy levitra online no prescription Social workers can explore a range of housing options for youth. This webinar will online ... 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 »

NASW Supports Push to Help Families Meet Caregiving Obligations

Today the President’s Middle Class Task Force released its annual report with significant recommendations that would provide support for families.   Chaired by Vice-President Joe Biden with social worker Dr. Jared Bernstein serving as Executive Director, recommendations were categorized in the following four areas: Protecting Workers and Creating Middle Class Jobs Retirement Security Balancing Work and Family Responsibilities Pathways to the ... Read More »

The Administration’s Plan for Middle Class Families

Recognizing the impact of the economic recession on working families, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a meeting of the Middle Class Task Force on January 25, 2010 to discuss ways to reduce the financial burden for this group and increase investments for them. Over the past year, the Task Force has held several meetings on this topic and ... Read More »

Martin Luther King Day—National Day of Service

National Association of Social Workers Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service NASW Encourages Mental Health Providers to Give an Hour to Serve Veterans NASW joins the nation in honoring the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a national day of service. In response to the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) conflicts, NASW ... Read More »