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Health Care: What issues interest social workers?

Currently, the United States spends more on health care than any other country even though we are ranked 47th in life expectancy and 43rd in child mortality. In addition, over 40 million people are without coverage, including millions of children. Eight out of ten of those uninsured are members of working families and the number continues to grow at an ... Read More »

Workforce Studies: Social Workers at Work

Social Workers at Work The 2004 benchmark national study of licensed social workers provided a wealth of information about social workers’ roles and work environments. The study also raised new questions about the social work workforce that required further exploration. Although the 2004 findings pointed to a looming shortage of licensed social workers, there was still much to learn about ... Read More »

Celebrating the 20th Edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work

Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press Terry Mizrahi and Larry E. Davis, Editors The NASW Press and Oxford University Press are proud to announce the new, completely updated, revised and expanded 20th edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work. This new edition of the Encyclopedia includes coverage of areas that have come to the ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – Sept 29, 2008

Source: Google News Americans gloomier, for now USA Today Her husband is making 5% to 10% more than last year and her new degree in social work should have meant a job soon, but hasn’t. … Social worker creates travel matching site Reading Eagle – Reading, PA By Jenee Osterheldt They share their secrets, the ups and downs of their ... Read More »

Support Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 !

Take Action! On September 17, 2008, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 6893, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893), by voice vote. This legislation targets specific deficiencies in the child welfare system and addresses some of the most important needs affecting foster children in America today, including extending federal foster care payments up to ... Read More »

Support the “Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act”!

Take Action! Senator Blanche Lincoln recently introduced, “Increased Student Achievement Through Increased Student Support Act (S. 3364),” a bill that will have a tremendous impact on the lives of children by creating a better trained and prepared school social work workforce to address the psychosocial and emotional issues that can impede educational performance. Our nation currently faces a serious shortage ... Read More »

Social Workers Respond to Gov. Sarah Palin’s Attack on Community Organizers

The National Association of Social Workers was outraged to hear Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, one of the nation’s vice-presidential candidates, malign in a live international broadcast the work of community organizers. The social work profession takes great pride in its community organizing roots and lauds the contributions of its members, and other professionals, who commit their careers to helping residents ... Read More »

Social Workers at the Democratic National Convention

Social Workers are in Colorado this week for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Here are some photos (Click on the photo for a larger image). Pepsi Center, Monday, August 25, opening night of the convention. Senator John Kerry and Theresa Heinz Kerry arrive at the Pepsi Center on Monday night. Betsy Clark, NASW Executive Director in the Democratic National Committee ... Read More »

Diana Ming Chan: Her National Legacy

by Bob Arnold, Director, NASW Foundation I am so very honored to be here today representing the National Office of the National Association of Social Workers and our 150,000 social worker members. My name is Bob Arnold, and I am here from Washington, DC. I would like to share a little about Diana’s impact and legacy at the national level. ... Read More »