Tag Archives: members

In honor of Veterans Day, please consider joining Give an Hour

Give an Hour is a national nonprofit organization providing free counseling and other mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, and their loved ones.  Join the more than 4,500 mental health professionals who have already donated nearly 20,000 hours to make a difference in the lives of those who serve our country by donating ... Read More »

NASW Member Named to National Advisory Council on Aging

A major responsibility for the council is to review and make recommendations regarding grant applications. By Paul R. Pace, NASW News Staff – Vol. 54, No. 9, October 2009 NASW member W. June Simmons, CEO of the Partners in Care Foundation, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Aging. The council is among several national research advisory councils ... Read More »

Help NASW Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Submit your profile

Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 Celebration September 15 – October 15, 2009 You are cordially invited to help the National Association of Social Workers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2009. Last year we reached out to Hispanic social workers and asked them to tell us why they chose the social work profession and what they felt were the most pressing issues in ... Read More »

FTC Deadline Postponed: Red Flags Identity Theft Rule

The FTC has announced that enforcement of the new Red Flags Identity Theft Rule, scheduled to become effective August 1, 2009, has been delayed until November 1, 2009 to give the agency additional time to develop guidance for small businesses.  Health care practitioners are subject to the new requirements.  For more information see http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/07/redflag.shtm and https://www.socialworkers.org/ldf/legal_issue/2009/200906.asp Read More »

Social Workers in the News: Arizona State Legislature Representative and Social Worker Kyrsten Sinema

Video of Arizona State Legislature Representative and Social Worker Kyrsten Sinema talking about her new book with local media. Kyrsten Sinema serves as the Assistant Leader to the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives and represents central Phoenix in the Arizona Legislature. Now in her third term, she is the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and the ... 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 »

NASW Social Work Journal – A Special Issue on Racial & Ethnic Minorities

NASW Social Work Journal – A Special Issue on Racial & Ethnic Minorities will be available for July 2009. NASW Press has not published a special issue on racial and ethnic minorities since 1982(Vol. 27, No.1). Since that issue, the theoretical knowledge base undergirding social work practice with racial and ethnic minorities has both expanded and diversified. For information about ... Read More »

NASW Hosts Annual Practice Conference on Aging in Las Vegas

For Immediate Release Washington, DC -To help social workers meet the unique needs of the aging population, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will host its first annual practice conference in Las Vegas on March 15-16, 2009. The conference—titled “The Aging Boom: Is Your Clinical Practice Ready?”—will prepare social work private practitioners to better serve this growing demographic.  NASW ... Read More »

Urgent Input Needed for New Care Transitions Measures

NASW strongly encourages members who work in health care settings to take the opportunity to comment on care transitions measures which are being considered for use in transitions of care during discharges of patients from inpatient settings and Emergency Departments.  The American Medical Association/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA/PCPI) has released for public comment a Care Transitions Performance Measurement Set. ... Read More »