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NASW’s new CEO has eyes on the future

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW’s new CEO, Angelo McClain, said he is eager to build on the foundation that social work pioneers have worked hard to achieve. “There are many of us who were around 30 plus years ago when the social work profession did not get the respect it deserved,” said McClain, who started work as NASW’s ... Read More »

NASW leaders gather for workshops, Hill visits and award ceremonies

By Rena Malai and Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW chapter executive directors, presidents and presidents-elect traveled to Washington, D.C., in April to participate in the 2013 Annual Leadership Meeting held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. The four-day meeting, with the theme “A Profession of Leaders in a Leading Profession,” offered an opportunity for NASW leaders to network, ... 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 »

NASW files amicus brief in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

NASW, through its Legal Defense Fund, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. The case involves whether the Indian Child Welfare Act applies to a private adoption initiated by a non-Indian parent. Previously, the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that a Native American child could be not be ... 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 »

MSW students visit NASW as part of curriculum

By Rena Malai, News staff A group of MSW students from the University of Southern California School of Social Work visited the NASW national office in March to learn more about the social work profession. The students are enrolled in Child Development and Social Policy at USC, and spent a week in Washington, D.C., as a part of their class ... Read More »

Social workers serve on new IOM panel to examine end-of-life care

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Four social workers are among the members of a newly formed Institute of Medicine committee that will examine the state of end-of-life care in the U.S. The Committee on Transforming End-of-Life Care is charged with developing a consensus study and technical report on the current state of end-of-life care. The IOM activity report for ... Read More »

NASW staff, members join marriage equality rally

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW student member Walter “Allen” Pittinger-Dunham and his husband, Phillip R. Pittinger-Dunham, participated in a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 to show their support for marriage equality. They joined an enthusiastic crowd as the high court began hearings in two cases that support marriage equality in the U.S. “It was ... Read More »