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National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care

On April 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released the new enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. These standards provide a framework to health care organizations for the delivery of culturally respectful and linguistically responsive care and services. In addition, these standards provide a platform for ... Read More »

Guam Chapter helps make social work title protection a reality

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW’s Guam Chapter celebrated a major victory for social workers and residents in November. The chapter was instrumental in convincing the 31st Guam Legislature to pass social work title protection into law and to create a social work licensing board. Ovita Rebanio Perez, president of the NASW Guam Chapter, said a grant from the ... Read More »

BSW student helps implement Native American scholarships

By Paul R. Pace, News staff A student member of the NASW California Chapter is doing her part to promote inclusion of Native Americans into the field of social work and to the association. Merris Obie is a BSW student at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., and serves as the student director, north representative, for the chapter’s board of ... Read More »

Meeting focuses on social work health care

By Paul R. Pace, News staff As health care in America explores new territory with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, social workers need to stake a claim to their roles as part of the health care team. That sentiment was consistent among social work leaders from various health care settings who recently participated in a meeting called “Strategies ... Read More »

NASW webinar focuses on Trauma Informed Assessments

By Rena Malai, News staff The Lunchtime Series webinar “Use of Trauma Informed Assessments of Youth entering the Juvenile Justice System” explores the impact of early childhood trauma on juvenile justice involvement. The webinar  also  discusses the need for social workers to become trauma informed and to use a range of assessments that help determine exposure to adverse childhood experiences. ... Read More »

Title protection efforts pay off for chapters

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW’s Connecticut Chapter has campaigned for more than 20 years for qualified social workers to fill the state’s social work jobs. The effort has paid off recently, as two state service agencies agreed to give hiring preference to social workers with a BSW or MSW degree. The Connecticut Department of Children and Families and the ... Read More »

Members urged to celebrate, advocate for the profession

By Rena Malai, News staff Social Work Month has arrived, and NASW urges members to get involved in this nationwide acknowledgement of the social work profession. Sponsorship ads will air on NPR during March, and will reach an audience of more than 20 million, said Gail Woods Waller, NASW’s communications director. The promotion of Social Work Month will specifically be ... Read More »

NASW joins White House to help reduce gun violence

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW has been active in White House efforts to reduce gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings that took place in December in Newtown, Conn. NASW CEO Elizabeth J. Clark participated in a White House meeting with mental health groups, where she met with Vice President Joe Biden’s task ... Read More »

Specialty Practice Sections offers series of hope-related newsletters

By Rena Malai, News staff The NASW Specialty Practice Sections is offering SPS members a series of newsletters correlating to hope. The series of hope articles now available online for Section members  detail a true experience of how hope prevailed and aided social work in specific areas of practice including aging, health, mental health, child welfare and school social work, ... Read More »