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HIV/AIDS workshops get favorable feedback

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The NASW Chapter HIV/AIDS Partnership Initiative to strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment is receiving an enthusiastic response from attendees, according to those involved with the effort. NASW and eligible chapters are conducting training and workshops to expand the knowledge and capacity of mental health services providers — particularly social workers — in addressing ... Read More »

Monday, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

Monday, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Early HIV diagnosis is critical, so people who are infected can fully benefit from available life-saving treatments. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 40 percent of people with HIV are not diagnosed until they already have developed AIDS. For some – that can be up to 10 years ... Read More »

HIV Travel Ban Lifted in US

January 4th marked a critical moment in social change – the official end of the HIV/AIDS related entry, stay and residence restrictions (more commonly known as the “travel ban” ) in place since 1987. NASW Social Work Speaks policy statements clearly support the removal of the ban, and views this and related restrictions as discriminatory and limiting a client’s right ... Read More »

WORLD AIDS DAY 2008

Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise – Leadership Leadership calls for creativity, integrity, and competence ….. all core values of the social work profession. The theme for World AIDS Day 2008 is LEADERSHIP.  Started on December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting stigma and discrimination, and improving education.  For social workers worldwide – World AIDS ... Read More »

Call for Proposals – SAGE Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging

The National Association of Social Workers is pleased to co-sponsor the Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging. The conference, presented by AARP, will be held October 12-14, 2008 at the Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge. Currently, SAGE is seeking proposals for its Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging, entitled, It’s About ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – November 3, 2007

Social work bosses face degree question The Olympian – Olympia,WA But lawmakers questioned the need to follow national standards, noting a lack of evidence that master’s degrees in social work lead to better outcomes for … Social Work building crumbles The Hullabaloo Online, LA The School of Social Work building is facing an investigation into to its state of disrepair. ... Read More »

World AIDS Day 2007

Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise - Leadership On December 1, communities and organizations around the world will commemorate World AIDS Day.  For many persons, HIV /AIDS continues to result in social isolation, loss of jobs and other financial repercussions, discrimination and a myriad of related health disparities. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for social work practitioners to provide ... Read More »