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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 »

Older Adults Adjusting to New Life Challenges: How Social Workers Help Specialty Practice Sections Webinar

Older Adults Adjusting to New Life Challenges: How Social Workers Help Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Exclusively for Specialty Practice Section Members Sponsored by the NASW Aging Section 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Credit Hours: 1.5 CEU(s) Presenter: • Forrest Hong, LCSW, C-ASWCM Moderator(s): • Kamilah Omari, LMSW-Clinical and Macro, ACSW Thanks to the emergence of modern medicine and drugs, ... Read More »

Social Work Webinar Lunchtime Series

Social Work Webinar Lunchtime Series learn Chinese online Social Workers and Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples Tuesday, October 04, 2011 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Credit Hours: 1.5 CEU(s) This presentation will review the fast-changing area of family law as it pertains to social workers who provide services to gay and lesbian couples who are thinking of marriage, ... 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 »

Learn more about the Federal strategy to address homelessness

Today, the lead Cabinet secretaries from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) – from the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Veterans Affairs (VA) – joined Executive Director of the USICH Barbara Poppe to unveil and submit to the President and Congress the a comprehensive strategy to prevent ... 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 »