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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 »

Jobs, the Economy and Our Legacy

Within four weeks of taking office, Congress presented a “stimulus package” to President Obama, who signed it.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is now one year old.  About half of the money has been distributed, mostly to states, as well as to extend unemployment benefits, expand eligibility for Food Stamps, support Medicaid for states.  Independent economic analyses of ... Read More »

Stressful Jobs with Low Pay

Dear Colleague, I am writing to ask you, and every single NASW member, to contact your members of Congress and show your full support for the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R. 795/ S.686) . This is the first piece of federal legislation ever introduced that will directly address the workforce challenges that ... Read More »

Leaders and Lessons to Guide Us

NASW News -Vol. 54, No. 6, June 2009 From the President Leaders and Lessons to Guide Us By James J. Kelly, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW As my presidency continues, I am privileged to attend events across the country and speak to many social workers. Each time, I reflect on the vital importance of the work that you are doing and your ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – April 7, 2009

Source: Google News Anna Leski of Sparta seeks job in social work The Star-Ledger – NJ.com – Newark, NJ It allows me to focus on growth and life without the emotional ties associated with social work. What Im reading: “Our Life in Gardens,” by Joe Eck and … Social worker posts more attractive People’s Daily Online – Beijing, China The ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 11, 2009

SD Legislature committee refers social work bill USD Volante Online – Vermillion, SD As the Senate version of HB 1091, which would appropriate funds toward a master of social work degree program in higher education, Senate bill 72 will be … Hard times steer some toward social work The Post-Standard – Syracuse.com – Syracuse, NY Employment of social workers is ... 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 »