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Tag Archives: nasw

Supervisory Leaders in Aging program looks to the future

By Paul R. Pace, News staff In the past several decades, Barbara Silverstone, an NASW Social Work Pioneer® and leader in the field of aging, said she became increasingly alarmed by two trends: the diminution of the role of supervisor and the acceleration of de-professionalization in social services to older adults and their families.   She developed and implemented a ... Read More »

NASW Georgia and Missouri chapters receive grants

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Two NASW chapters have been selected to receive grants from the NASW Foundation’s Ruth Fizdale Chapter Research Program, which provides opportunities for chapters to conduct pilot research projects targeted to a specific emerging issue. The NASW Georgia Chapter was awarded $3,000 to enhance the chapter’s TeleMental Health Practice Program. This program aims to ensure ... Read More »

NASW participates in global meetings in Seoul

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW again participated in the global meeting of the professional social work and social development association – the International Federation of Social Workers, or IFSW. Meetings from June 22-26 were in conjunction with the biennial World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, held in Seoul, South Korea. NASW President Darrell Wheeler, NASW ... Read More »

Pain Awareness Month 2016

Posted September 22, 2016 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have identified pain as a significant public health challenge that affects tens of millions of people in the United States every year (Institute of Medicine, 2011). Pain Awareness Month, which NASW observes this September, offers social workers an opportunity to educate both colleagues and clients about pain—and to ... Read More »

NASW Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The NASW Foundation has chosen the 2016-17 recipients of its scholarships and fellowships, and will award more than $428,000 to social work students across the country. The Foundation is the largest funder of social work students who can study at any accredited social work program in the U.S. Jennifer O’Brien, a student at the ... Read More »

NASW Wisconsin Chapter Statement on Milwaukee Unrest, Police Shooting of Sylville Smith

The National Association of Social Workers Wisconsin Chapter is saddened by the violence, disorder and destruction that took place in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee. Sherman Park has always been a neighborhood where residents of different racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds worked together for the overall benefit of the community. We grieve over the loss of the life of ... Read More »

NASW member wins best documentary

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW member Sherry Saturno won Best Documentary Film in NASW’s annual Media Awards this year. “Human Investment” examines what drives physicians, nurses, social workers, educators, and other professionals to invest themselves in helping others. “I wanted to try to understand what motivates professionals to invest themselves in the humanity of care,” Saturno said of ... Read More »

NASW, Foundation announce award recipients

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The recipients of the 2015 NASW National Awards and the NASW Foundation Awards have been announced. The awardees will be honored during “A Night at the Awards” ceremony on June 24 during NASW’s national conference, “Leading Change, Transforming Lives.” The conference will be held June 22-25 in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Veterans ... Read More »

NASW promotes health care access in Supreme Court case

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW members and other social workers were encouraged to appear outside the U.S. Supreme Court on March 23, where the justices began oral arguments in the case Zubik v. Burwell. NASW joined an amicus brief in the case to support the right of all employees to access health care without discrimination, even while accommodating ... Read More »

Older Americans Month 2016: Blaze a Trail

Posted May 5, 2016 Older Americans Month: A Time to Celebrate Each May, NASW joins organizations across the United States in celebrating Older Americans Month (OAM). Begun in 1963 and currently led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the observance acknowledges older adults’ contributions to society and raises awareness about issues facing older adults. The theme for OAM 2016 ... Read More »