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Support Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 !

Take Action! On September 17, 2008, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 6893, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893), by voice vote. This legislation targets specific deficiencies in the child welfare system and addresses some of the most important needs affecting foster children in America today, including extending federal foster care payments up to ... Read More »

Statement for Betsy Clark Step Up for Kids – National Press Club – Every Child Matters

September 16, 2008 As I travel around the country representing the National Association of Social Workers, I meet many social workers who work with clients and communities in different capacities. Many of these social workers have dedicated their lives to serving those living in poverty, particularly children. How do families become impoverished? We know that 13 million children live below ... Read More »

Notify HHS Secretary Leavitt of your Opposition to “Conscience” Regulation

Take Action! On August 21, the Bush Administration released a draft regulation that would limit the rights of patients to receive complete reproductive health information. There is a 30 day comment period. It ends on September 20. Action Requested Send your comments to Secretary Mike Leavitt at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Background The new rule expands ... Read More »

Social workers still very much underpaid

Here is another response to the Social Work Reinvestment Act Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore Sun – August 25, 2008 Daphne McClellan and Elizabeth Clark’s column “It’s time for the givers to receive” (Commentary, Aug. 19) did an excellent job pointing out the need for Congress to support the Social Work Reinvestment Act. As a human resource professional in ... Read More »

Nominate an Oncology Social Worker as an Unsung Hero

Compassionate caregivers around the country are doing extraordinary work on the front lines of the fight against cancer. These doctors, nurses, social workers, and others offer comfort, courage, and inspiration to people facing cancer and their families. The Lane Adams Quality of Life Award recognizes the unsung heroes of cancer care and brings to light the critical role that outstanding ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 15, 2008

Source: Google News Social work agencies: budget cuts would lead to health care crisis Marion Daily Republican – Marion, IL By Tom Kane Franklin-Williamson Human Services CEO John Markley explains state budget cuts’ impact on social service agencies at a Monday press conference … Need More Schooling? Maybe the Boss Will Pay KOAM-TV – Pittsburg, KS According to a National ... Read More »

NASW Press Journals Online – Social Work- July 2008

Volume 53 Number 3 July 2008 Editorial 197 The Presidential Election Jorge Delva Social Work, Vol. 53, No. 3, July 2008 pp.197-198 Articles 199 Child Welfare Worker Characteristics and Job Satisfaction: A National Study Richard P. Barth; E. Christopher Lloyd; Sharon L. Christ; Mimi V. Chapman; Nancy S. Dickinson Social Work, Vol. 53, No. 3, July 2008 pp.199-209 Abstract The ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 3, 2008

Source: Google News Supervise children closely around fireworks Statesman Journal – Salem, OR Bill MacMorris-Adix, MSW, LCSW is a social worker with Salem-Keizer Public Schools and a member of the Marion County Juvenile Firesetter Intervention … Obama backs faith-based social work AFP WASHINGTON (AFP) — A day after vowing to fight slurs against his patriotism, Democratic White House hopeful Barack ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 13, 2008

News Source: Google News Survey Finds Children Of “Sandwich” Generation Caregivers Take On … North American Press Syndicate – New York, NY (NAPSI)-A new survey finds that children of “sandwich” generation caregivers are actively participating in caregiving responsibilities for loved ones with … Social Workers and Human Resource Managers in High Demand as Weak … Biloxi Sun Herald – MS ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 6, 2008

News Source: Google News Breast Cancer Program Receives Grant Garden City News – NY, USA There Adelphi’s bilingual social workers, Angela Papalia, LMSW, and Lois Goetz, LMSW, offer social work services for women diagnosed with breast cancer, … Study: Teen’s self-perception more important than popularity KSL-TV – Salt Lake City,UT,USA Licensed clinical social worker Andra Devaiah said, “That really inhibits ... Read More »