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Justices to Consider Death Penalty Issue

The Supreme Court has decided to take on the case that will decide whether the death penalty may be imposed on someone who rapes a child. Patrick Kennedy was sentenced to death for the rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter in 1998. Until December 2007, Kennedy was the only person on death row for a crime other than murder. NASW, along ... Read More »

Rally for Children at South Carolina Debate – January 10 ,2008

NASW, in partnership with Every Child Matters, invites you to participate in a rally. Mark your calendars for January 10th! Join children and families from across the state in a rally at the Republican Debate in Myrtle Beach. Help us raise awareness of the problems our children face as we move towards the Every Child Matters sent all the candidates ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates Jane Addams Day

Social Justice Pioneer and Progressive Era Advocate RememberedWashington, D.C. –The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is proud to celebrate Jane Addams Day today, December 10, 2007. This anniversary showcases the achievements of the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and a leader of the 19th and 20th century progressive movement in the United States. Jane ... Read More »

We need more social workers, not less

In October, Brigham Young University announced that it would discontinue its undergraduate social work program. Students, social workers and the NASW Utah Chapter disagree with this decision. Read here from the Salt Lake Tribune about this decision and student protests to the decision. In a letter the NASW Utah Chapter wrote to the president of BYU, Cecil Samuelson, they stated ... Read More »

Media Placements Gain Attention for Social Work

National Placements Where do many women go when they need information about how to handle life and all that it throws at them? Their favorite magazine, of course! In an effort to reach out to sandwich generation women, the PE Campaign placed advertising in high profile women’s magazines — magazines where women turn to help them juggle their priorities. In ... Read More »

Critical Medicare Social Work Provisions Reach Senate Finance Committee

ACTION NEEDED The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to begin consideration of Medicare legislation on Wednesday, December 5th.  It is very important that Finance Committee members hear now from social workers supporting three changes in Medicare law: Remove clinical social work (CSW) services from the Medicare skilled nursing facilities (SNF) consolidated payment system, permitting CSWs to bill Medicare separately, ... Read More »

Social Work Month 2008

Each year, social workers come together in the month of March to honor each other and the profession of social work. The 2008 Social Work Month theme is Since 2006 NASW has highlighted a particular area of practice and couples it with the branding tagline from the National Social Work Public Education Campaign. The 2006 Social Work Month theme, “Life’s ... Read More »

NASW Supports Platform for Divided We Fail Campaign

NASW has signed on to support the platform of Divided We Fail, a new coalition promoting access to health care and long-term financial stability for all Americans. AARP, Business Roundtable, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) formed the coalition in January 2007 “to amplify the message that obtaining health and long-term financial security is vital for all Americans,” the group’s ... Read More »