Tag Archives: military

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 »

Give An Hour Celebration of Service & Student Conference

Give an Hour, as the lead activation partner for the health pillar of the Got Your 6 Campaign, is proud to announce a Celebration of Service, two days of inspiring events to be held in New York City, June 2-3, 2013, which will inaugurate its program to educate, by June of 2014, 100,000 graduate students in mental health disciplines on ... Read More »

House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing Addresses Wide Range of Issues

On Tuesday, May 21, the Health Subcommittee of the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on a wide range of issues.  One area covered was The Veterans Integrated Mental Health Care Act of 2013.  This bill would offer more coordinated care, particularly for Veterans in rural areas.  This bill, along with The Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act of 2013, ... Read More »

Mental Health Needs of Women Veterans

[Referencing “Mental Health Issues in Recently Returning Women Veterans: Implications for Practice,” Bonnie E. Carlson, Layne K. Stromwall, and Cynthia A. Lietz, Social Work, Vol. 58, No. 2 (April 2013), pp. 105-113.] Women are joining the military in increasing numbers, and they are now performing roles similar to those of male service members. As a result, more women service members ... Read More »

NASW Applauds Pentagon Support for Same Sex Couples

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the decision of the Department of Defense to extend certain benefits to same-sex couples.  These benefits will include hospital visitation rights, life insurance survivor benefits, and the issue of a military dependent ID card.  The military ID card allows unescorted access on base, allows use of military family resources (such as the ... Read More »

NASW Supports Lifting of Ban on Women in Combat

“If members of our military can meet the qualifications for a job, then they should have the right to serve, regardless of creed, color, gender or sexual orientation,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the decision of the Department of Defense to lift the ban on women in direct combat roles, setting a historic ... Read More »

Military Suicides Increase Need for Mental Health Services

Recently, the Department of Defense confirmed that 2012 witnessed a sharp increase in suicides committed by active duty Servicemembers.  This only serves to highlight the need for an increase in mental health providers throughout the military.  NASW has emphasized this need on behalf of the social work profession, as have many schools of social work who have developed programs specific to this ... Read More »

NASW Thanks our Nation’s Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) celebrates Veterans Day on November 11, 2012 and thanks our nation’s Service Members, Veterans, and their families for their service. NASW is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our nation’s Service Members, Veterans, and their loved ones.  The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and ... Read More »

Suicide Prevention and Supporting Our Veterans

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and every American can make a difference in helping to prevent Veteran suicide.  Of the 30,000 suicides that are committed each year, on average, more than 20 percent are veterans.  Suicide Prevention Month, which coincides with Suicide Prevent Week from September 9th through September 15th and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, serves ... Read More »