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Tag Archives: lgbt

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Found to be Unconstitutional

NASW’s efforts to repeal the U.S. military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy reached a conclusion on Thursday when Federal District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips ruled the policy to be unconstitutional. Judge Phillips accepted the arguments of the plaintiffs: that due process rights were being denied under the Fifth Amendment, and that the First Amendment’s right to freedom of ... Read More »

Featured Article from August Issue of “Health and Social Work” Journal

“Challenges and Mental Health Experiences of Lesbian and Bisexual Women Who Are Trying to Conceive”, Christina Yager, David Brennan, Leah S. Steele, Rachel Epstein, and Lori E. Ross, Health and Social Work, August 2010 (Vol. 35, No. 3), pp. 191-200. Very little research has been done to date on the challenges and mental health experiences of lesbian and bisexual women ... Read More »

Don't Ask Don't Tell Update

Twin measures passed the full House and the Senate Armed Services Committee on repealing the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy this week.  While this does not mean the policy has been eliminated, these two votes represented the biggest hurdles that stood in the way of repeal.   Please note that a compromise was struck in order to secure ... Read More »

Equal Rights for Hospital Visitation

The policies of NASW have clearly and consistently stated the profession’s commitment towards ensuring that all local, state, federal, and international policies and/or legislation ban all forms of discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, age, disability, and/or relationship or familial status. Therefore, NASW was pleased when President Obama issued a memorandumthat outlines new ... Read More »

Gay Pride Month Celebration on HelpStartsHere.org

To honor Gay Pride Month we asked Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) social workers to tell us why they chose social work as their profession and to describe the unique challenges facing their community. Annmarie K. Agosta, MSW, LCSW, LMSW, East Brunswick, New Jersey Patti Aldredge, MSSW, PhD, New York New York Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, Boston, Massachusetts Bruce ... Read More »

Social Workers and Lambda Legal Partner to Better Serve Out of Home Youth

For Immediate Release June 9, 2008 Contact: Allison Nadelhaft 202-336-8228 anadelhaft@naswdc.org Social Workers and Lambda Legal Partner to Better Serve Out of Home Youth Washington – The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) and Lambda Legal have partnered to improve out of home care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Tides Foundation provided the grant ... 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 – April 22, 2008

News Source: Google News Social Workers Honor William C. Bell with the International Rhoda … SunHerald.com – Biloxi, MS “For more than 25 years, William Bell has been a tireless advocate for the welfare of children and an exemplary representative of social work values,” says … The pain of it all Daily Inter Lake – Kalispell, MT The psychological aspects ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – March 24, 2008

News Source: Google News Breaking unemployment news to the kids Southtown Star – Chicago, IL “For children ages 5 to 10, only answer the questions as they ask them,” said Scott Costello, a licensed clinical social worker who owns Personal Solutions … Experts reach out to struggling moms in Champaign Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette – Champaign, IL McDonald, a licensed clinical social ... Read More »

2007 Knee/Wittman Achievement Awards and NASW National Lifetime Achievement Ceremony and Reception

Approximately 80 people attended the 2007 Knee/Wittman Achievement Awards and the 2007 NASW National Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony and Reception on Friday, February 1, 2008, at The Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. The evening opened with welcoming remarks from NASW Executive Director and NASW Foundation President Elizabeth J. Clark who recognized the NASW Social Work Pioneers®, chapter executive directors, national ... Read More »