Tag Archives: mental health

NASW commends lawmakers for introducing bill to improve mental health care for older Americans; update Medicare reimbursement to social workers

The National Association of Social Workers is pleased to announce Congressional social work champions introduced legislation today that will improve older Americans’ access to mental health services by updating the way the Medicare Program reimburses clinical social workers. We urge our members, the wider social work community, and allies of the social work profession to take part in activities to ... Read More »

White House AIDS Policy Office to Release Updated Strategy on July 30

The White House Office on National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will be releasing the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) on July 30. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has long been a supporter of this strategy and looks forward to the updates. Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, professional social workers have worked in communities across the United States ... Read More »

Men’s Mental Health: A Call to Social Workers

Generally speaking the attention of mental health social workers, social work researchers and social work educators has been drawn to the most vulnerable people in society, namely women and children. But what about the needs of men? Not only are the mental health needs of men inherently important; the status of a man’s mental health affects the women and children ... Read More »

A Social Work Response to Solitary Confinement

In recent years, there has been a growing national movement to challenge the practice and premise for using solitary confinement as a method of behavioral control in the nation’s prisons, jails and juvenile facilities.The strong opposition to solitary confinement is primarily based on questions about the belief that use of such practices is a clear human rights violation. Before we ... Read More »

Addressing Mental Health Stigma among Young Adolescents: Evaluation of a Youth-Led Approach

Young people in middle school navigate a tumultuous development period as they become increasingly independent of their parents and families, and cope with complicated peer relationships. Furthermore, they are managing school and home responsibilities, as well as extracurricular activities. On top of this, they are exploring their unique identities. Having a mental illness, which may or may not be exacerbated ... Read More »

Parallels between Writing Biographies and Clinical Practice

Esther Urdang, PhD, MSS, LICSW, is a mental health social worker with years of experience in family agencies, hospitals, and private practice. She is also an avid reader of biographies and autobiographies. In her reading it occurred to her that studying biography can have an impact on clinical social work in the mental health field. Biographers struggle with the some ... Read More »

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Network with 2,000 colleagues Take advantage of early bird registration Connect with experts in the field Be inspired and gain new skills at innovative workshops Hear from nationally recognized experts in ethical practice and evidence-based practice Earn up to 25 CEUs Join us at the National Association of Social Workers 2014 National Conference. This conference will focus on the essential ... Read More »

2014 NASW Conference Update

2014 NASW Conference Social Work: Courage, Hope and Leadership July 23-26, 2014 Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC REGISTRATION FEES: Early Bird  $375 NASW Member $575 Non-Member (January-February 28, 2014) Regular $425 NASW Member  $625 Non-Member (March-July 2014) KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: ROBERT REICH: Economic analyst, professor, and commentator. Reich was Secretary of Labor during the Clinton Administration. Time Magazine named him ... Read More »

NASW Invites Submissions of Proposals due January 15, 2014

NASW Invites Submissions of Proposals due January 15, 2014 NASW invites submissions of proposals to present at the 2014 NASW National Conference Social Work: Courage, Hope, and Leadership which will be held July 23-26, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Join renowned keynote speakers and gain new skills at innovative workshops. Submit a proposal to present, and network with 2,000 of your ... Read More »