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NASW PACE prepares for candidate endorsements

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By Paul R. Pace, News staff The NASW Political Action for Candidate Election board of trustees has been reviewing and endorsing federal candidates for the Nov. 4 midterm elections. All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate will be contested. As a political action committee, PACE endorses and can ... Read More »

NASW CEO Angelo McClain letter gives ACA Update

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Dear Colleagues: On Thursday the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  joined a small group of key leaders— 16 national organizations—at the White House to discuss Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation with Obama Administration officials. The agenda for the meeting included the overall ACA, the upcoming open-enrollment period, and how NASW might be able to help the  Obama Administration increase ... Read More »

NASW National Conference: Courage, hope, leadership messages resonate

By Paul Pace, Rena Malai and Laetitia Clayton, News staff The theme of NASW’s national conference, “Social Work: Courage, Hope and Leadership,” was delivered through speakers’ messages and personal stories throughout the four-day event in July. Nearly 2,000 people from 50 states and 12 countries attended the conference in Washington, D.C., where they heard from expert speakers and had the ... Read More »

NASW to issue Brief with Guidelines to Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

The National Association of Social Workers is concerned by the massive influx of unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America, and is developing a brief that will include recommendations to help alleviate the crisis. Many of these recommendations were developed by The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national nonpartisan advocacy organization. NASW has also consulted with state chapters who are ... Read More »

Ten awardees to be honored at NASW national conference

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW awardees will get the red-carpet treatment this month at a special ceremony to be held during the association’s national conference, “Social Work: Courage, Hope & Leadership,” taking place July 23-26 in Washington, D.C. “A Night at the Awards” will feature an actual red carpet for the event to recognize social workers and others ... Read More »

Experts discuss how to strengthen social work workforce worldwide

By Rena Malai, News staff The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance held a symposium in April that brought together experts to discuss the importance of strengthening the social service workforce worldwide. The NASW Foundation was one of the co-hosts of the event, called “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce.” NASW is ... Read More »

Social work departments honored for service in Boston Marathon tragedy

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers played a critical role in helping the victims, their families and friends, and the community heal in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings last year. The NASW Massachusetts Chapter — during its 13th Biennial Social Work Symposium — honored the social work departments of seven trauma centers in Boston for their ... Read More »

Social workers discuss enrollment process for health care under ACA

By Rena Malai, News staff Talking to people about their health is all in a day’s work, according to Katie Merrill, an MSW student at the University of Albany School of Social Welfare in New York. Merrill is one of the student health care navigators for the university’s contracted navigator program, which serves the New York counties of Albany, Rensselaer, ... Read More »

NYC Chapter campaigns for equitable salaries

By Rena Malai, News staff It’s expensive to live in New York City, especially if a salary doesn’t keep up with the cost of living. And social workers who can’t afford to live where they work could get frustrated and move on, leaving behind a deficit of qualified professionals. These are a couple of the driving forces in developing the ... Read More »

June is PRIDE Month

On June 1, 2014, President Barack Obama declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The President’s proclamation outlined the important legislative changes that advance LGBT equity that have occurred at the state and federal level.  The President also noted that the Obama Administration “proudly stands alongside all those who fight for LGBT rights.”    He highlighted important ... Read More »