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Social workers find disaster mental health work rewarding

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social worker Jack Sarmanian says the personal rewards of being a disaster mental health worker far outweigh the challenges. The Maine resident was among a group of disaster mental health workers with the American Red Cross deployed to Moore, Okla., in May. A devastating EF-5 tornado ravaged the surrounding community, resulting in 25 deaths ... Read More »

NASW co-sponsors Circle of Life awards

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW was once again a co-sponsor of the Circle of Life awards, which honor and celebrate innovation in palliative and end-of-life care. Other sponsors of the July award ceremony in San Diego were the American Hospital Association, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, National Hospice Foundation and the Catholic Health Association. The award winners ... Read More »

NASW president-elect says he will work to keep social work relevant

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW’s new president-elect Darrell Wheeler has been part of the organization for more than 27 years, and has served in many aspects, he said. He was on the NASW-Pennsylvania board of directors, the NASW-New York board of directors, and was Region II representative and vice president to the NASW national board. Wherever Wheeler has lived, ... Read More »

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Moves Forward

NASW applauds the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions for their vote today to move forward the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), S. 815. ENDA is currently positioned to receive a vote by the Senate, which would be the first time the chamber has voted on the legislation in 17 years. During the serious economic down-turn in the United ... Read More »

Social Workers at the White House Addressing Social Determinants of Health

NASW CEO Dr. Angelo McClain, and several staff members, recently attended a White House briefing, hosted by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) entitled “Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in a New Era: The Role of Social Work Education.” This event included four panels of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) staff and was held prior ... Read More »

HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project conducts Training of Trainers session

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Fourteen participants from across the U.S. traveled to Washington, D.C., in July to take part in the 2013 Training of Trainers, convened by the NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project. By increasing the number of skilled trainers, the Spectrum Project can build the capacity of the NASW-U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy Chapter Partnership Initiative for the next ... Read More »

National veterans policy discussed at NASW

Paul R. Pace, News staff Diverse disciplines convened at NASW’s national office in June to discuss the possibility of drafting a covenant for the nation’s veterans. The symposium, “Enhancing the well-being of America’s veterans and their families: A call to action for a national veterans policy,” provided a platform to exchange expert feedback on the challenges and potential solutions to ... Read More »

Be a Leader for Your Association

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased to announce that the 2013 Call for Nominations for National Elected Leadership is now open. NASW must recruit members in good standing, with appropriate experience, to submit an application for national elected positions on: • National Board of Directors which is responsible for governing the Association by establishing board policies and ... Read More »

The National Association of Social Workers Commends the Department of Justice on the Smart on Crime Initiative

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) commends Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the August 12, 2013 announcement of the Smart on Crime initiative.  Among other things, the initiative proposes to end mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders and prioritize more appropriate alternative sentencing, such as drug rehabilitation programs. The Smart on Crime ... Read More »