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NASW Foundation to award $150,000 to selected recipients

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The NASW Foundation has chosen the 2015-16 recipients of its scholarship, fellowship and chapter research grant programs, and will award more than $150,000 to the recipients. Social work and NASW chapter candidates were selected for: The Jane Baerwald Aron Doctoral Fellowship Program The Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship Social Work HEALS Doctoral Fellowships The Consuelo ... Read More »

School social workers relevant to student well-being, success

By Rena Malai, News staff A school social worker is generally employed to help students academically and behaviorally, so they can succeed in the classroom and beyond. But the role goes beyond that, as school social workers can wear many hats, said Sharon Dietsche, a senior practice associate at NASW. “A school social worker in this position may help a ... Read More »

NASW takes part in Conference on Aging

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW Social Work Pioneer® Bernie Nash is a nonagenarian who has a long history with the White House Conference on Aging. He was a delegate to the very first conference — held in 1961 — and delivered the opening remarks at the most recent WHCoA in July. “The first (conference) was very exciting; President Eisenhower ... Read More »

Guam Chapter focuses on licensing, LGBT issues

By Rena Malai, News staff Picture Hawaii, just a little smaller, a little more humid and a lot more diverse. That essentially is Guam, according to Ovita Perez, manager of NASW’s Guam Chapter. She says she was a late bloomer — social work-wise — and received her bachelor’s in social work in 2006 from the University of Guam. Originally planning ... Read More »

Hundreds participate in NASW’s virtual career fair

By Rena Malai, News staff About 1,400 social work job seekers across the U.S. signed up for NASW’s first virtual career fair in May. Virtual interviews were conducted for social work positions in a variety of areas, including behavioral health, medical, case management, and therapy. About 24 employers — such as Kaiser Permanente, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, United ... Read More »

Pioneers launch ’60 for 60′ campaign

By Rena Malai, News staff This year marks NASW’s 60th anniversary, and the NASW Foundation has announced the “60 for 60” fundraising campaign in recognition of the milestone. The campaign honors NASW’s accomplishments over the last 60 years and promotes the social work profession’s contributions to bring major positive changes in American society. Social workers advocated for the creation of ... Read More »

Upcoming Specialty Practice Sections Webinars

Exclusively for Specialty Practice Sections Members April 20 Transformative Leadership and Women: Courage and Hope for the Profession (1 CE Credit Offered) This webinar will examine the challenges and opportunities that impact  women’s leadership in social work. Presenters: Saundra Starks, ED,D, LCSW Jacqueline Durham, MSW, LCSW Tricia Bent-Goodley,PhD, MSW, LICSW April  28 The  Supportive School Discipline Initiative: Dismantling the School to Prison ... Read More »

NASW supports bill to help homeless students

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Cynthia Fernan came to Capitol Hill on a chilly January morning and informed federal lawmakers that she is an employed 19-year-old student from the Focus Learning Academy Southwest in Columbus, Ohio. “I am also a couch surfer,” she said. Fernan is homeless and has been for a few years. She relies on social media ... Read More »

Tanzania meeting focuses on combatting poverty

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW — as part of the ongoing relationship with the Tanzania Social Workers Association, or TASWO —  was invited to TASWO’s annual meeting in October, held in Dar es Salaam. The meeting focused on the issues surrounding poverty in Tanzania, and the role social work plays. NASW CEO Angelo McClain and NASW President Darrell Wheeler ... Read More »