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April 16: A Day to Consider and Communicate Your Health Care Choices

NASW is pleased to continue its support for National Healthcare Decisions Day, now in its seventh year. Join the observance by encouraging your clients to consider, discuss, and document their goals for their health care—and by preparing, reviewing, and sharing your own advance directives. Advance care planning is more than a document. It’s an ongoing process that can help each ... Read More »

Join NASW in Observing National Healthcare Decisions Day: April 16

Observe National Healthcare Decisions Day, now in its sixth year, by encouraging your clients to consider, discuss, and document their goals for their health care—and by preparing or reviewing your own advance directives. NASW is pleased to continue its support for this observance, scheduled for April 16. Advance care planning promotes self-determination and is integral to person-centered health care. Social ... Read More »

Supreme Court Rules on other cases important to social work

By Paul R. Pace, News staff In addition to upholding the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court in June handed down decisions in two other cases that are important to NASW and social workers. The high court struck down the majority of Arizona’s immigration policy that critics charged as being excessive. NASW’s Legal Defense Fund facilitated NASW’s participation in ... Read More »

Brief filed in death penalty post-conviction case

The NASW Legal Defense Fund filed an amicus brief in May on behalf of the association in support of a petition for certiorari in a death penalty post-conviction case. The brief seeks to have the U.S. Supreme Court accept the case, Abdur’Rahman v. Colson, for review. Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman is on death row because of his counsel’s failure to offer the ... Read More »

Legal Defense Fund 40th: Special content offered

By Rena Malai, News Staff In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the NASW Legal Defense Fund has introduced new content to its web page, and enhanced its fundraising and marketing capabilities to improve services for NASW members. The web page now offers a special 40th anniversary section, where members can view an LDF video project that includes interviews with social ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates President Obama’s Endorsement of Same-Sex Marriage

For the first time in the history of our country a sitting President has publicly announced his personal support for same-sex marriage.  The announcement by President Obama, coming off the heels of the disappointing North Carolina vote to ban same-sex marriages through a constitutional amendment, speaks volumes for the marriage equality movement and ignites hope in the LGBT community. NASW ... Read More »

Social Workers Congratulate the Supreme Court for Decision to Support Human Rights and Social Justice for Detainees

For Immediate Release June 12, 2008 Contact: Allison Nadelhaft 202-336-8228 anadelhaft@naswdc.org Social Workers Congratulate the Supreme Court for Decision to Support Human Rights and Social Justice for Detainees NASW filed Amicus Brief with other human rights organizations Washington – Upholding the profession of social work’s commitment to human rights and social justice, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) congratulates ... Read More »

Justices to Consider Death Penalty Issue

The Supreme Court has decided to take on the case that will decide whether the death penalty may be imposed on someone who rapes a child. Patrick Kennedy was sentenced to death for the rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter in 1998. Until December 2007, Kennedy was the only person on death row for a crime other than murder. NASW, along ... Read More »