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NYC Chapter lends hand to film on homelessness

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW played a small role in portraying the realities of homelessness in the movie “Time out of Mind,” starring actor Richard Gere. The movie was first shown in 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival, and released in September 2015. The film’s production received help from NASW’s New York City Chapter. Robert Schachter, the chapter’s ... Read More »

NYC Chapter campaigns for equitable salaries

By Rena Malai, News staff It’s expensive to live in New York City, especially if a salary doesn’t keep up with the cost of living. And social workers who can’t afford to live where they work could get frustrated and move on, leaving behind a deficit of qualified professionals. These are a couple of the driving forces in developing the ... Read More »

Social workers protest NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Recent MSW graduate Mary Ruth Govindavari said she strongly opposes the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy, which empowers officers to stop pedestrians, question them and potentially search them if they have a “reasonable suspicion” that a crime was committed. Social work’s long history of standing up against discriminatory practices inspired her and ... Read More »

NASW staff attend White House briefing on social work education

By Rena Malai, News staff The Council on Social Work Education hosted a White House briefing in September called “Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in a New Era: The Role of Social Work Education.” The briefing’s purpose was to increase awareness of the part social workers and social work education will play as health care reform unfolds. “The White ... Read More »

New Psychotherapy Codes for Clinical Social Workers

NASW has produced a new Practice Perspective on the new psychotherapy codes for Clinical Social Workers  (PDF file – member login required) Effective January 2013, clinical social workers will begin using new and revised psychotherapy codes when providing psychotherapy services to patients.  For the first time since 1998, the family of psychotherapy codes has gone through a major revision process.  ... Read More »

Institute of Medicine Releases Groundbreaking Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

WASHINGTON, DC —  On March 31, 2011, at an 11:00 AM press conference at the Melrose Hotel (2430 Pennsylvania Ave NW), the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) will release a new report on health issues impacting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population, titled The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation ... Read More »

New BSW Hospice and Palliative Credential Available May 1 – ACHP-SW

Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (CHP-SW) and Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW) The premier credentials for social workers in hospice and palliative care Developed jointly by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Designed by social work leaders in hospice and palliative care for social workers who ... Read More »

Urgent Input Needed for New Care Transitions Measures

NASW strongly encourages members who work in health care settings to take the opportunity to comment on care transitions measures which are being considered for use in transitions of care during discharges of patients from inpatient settings and Emergency Departments.  The American Medical Association/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA/PCPI) has released for public comment a Care Transitions Performance Measurement Set. ... Read More »

Meet and Greet Chat on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 for Social Workers

Register today Socialworkchat.org Meet and Greet Chat on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 NASW and the New Social Worker Online are delighted to announce that we will be opening the chat room for a meet and greet, Tuesday, January 29th at 9 PM EST. Old and new chatters are welcome and registration is free! The chat will be about an hour, ... Read More »