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Tag Archives: family

Experts: Family violence touches all practice areas

Sad, desperate little boy during parents quarrel

By Alison Laurio, News contributor A 4-year-old boy was brought into a North Carolina hospital emergency room in August after his mother’s boyfriend picked him up by his legs and threw him across the room. He told his grandmother, “Mommy didn’t protect me.” Family violence happens every day in every state, and it affects people in every stage of life, ... Read More »

Social work shared through generations

Social worker Maura Nsonwu, right, stands with her son, Zik, who is working on his BSW.

By Alison Laurio, News contributor When Maura Nsonwu was a teenager and her mother, Mary Anne Busch, was working on her master’s degree in social work, her mother called the children into the room to try out a family therapy technique: family sculpture. It calls for the client and all family members to be physically placed in a way that ... Read More »

The Impact of Homeownership on Marriage and Divorce: Evidence from Propensity Score Matching

Policymakers often express concern about family stability in their communities, and promote marriage and homeownership as two of the leading means for increasing and maintaining family stability. But how do marriage and homeownership affect one another? Does homeownership increase or decrease the likelihood of a person getting married? Does it increase or decrease the likelihood of a couple getting divorced? ... Read More »

Do “Adoption from Foster Care” PSAs Create Action?

Do “Adoption from Foster Care” PSAs Create Action?  “You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.”  You may be familiar with this public service campaign promoting adoption from foster care, which was produced by The Advertising Council, the leading producer of public service campaigns in the country. The Council is looking for individuals who will share compelling ... Read More »

National Family Caregiver Award

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) is helping to sponsor a family caregiver award competition. What is truly noteworthy about this award is that the winner receives $10,000 so please consider nominating a family caregiver(s).  To nominate a family caregiver click here: Family Caregiver Award. Nominations will be accepted through July 29th. The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers ... Read More »

NASW announces the release of the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults

NASW is pleased to announce the release of the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults, designed to enhance social work practice with family caregivers of older adults and to help the public understand the role of professional social work in supporting family caregivers. The standards were developed as part of Professional Partners Supporting Family ... Read More »

NASW Requests Comments on Draft Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Draft available for public review and comment. Family caregivers constitute the foundation of care for older adults but often provide such care at risk to their own health and well-being. Social workers across practice settings play a critical role in supporting family caregivers at the individual, family, group, community, and organizational levels. To view the standards and submit comments, visit ... Read More »

NASW Submits Written Testimony on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

In response to the hearing held on March 11 by the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, NASW submitted written testimony. The testimony calls for enhancing the capacity of the welfare system infrastructure; reducing the number of families living in poverty; and improving assistance to recipients with multiple barriers to self-sufficiency. To join the Advocacy ... 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 »