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Oregon Passes Memorial Act in Support of Social Work Reinvestment Act

On May 31, 2011, the state of Oregon passed House Joint Memorial 13 urging Congress to support the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1106/S. 584).  This measure was passed overwhelmingly with a vote of 58-2 in the House and 28-1 in the Senate.  In Oregon, a study showed that those graduating with ... Read More »

NASW Members: We Need Your Help! You are Invited to Become a Part of the Encyclopedia of Social Work Community

NASW is pleased to announce that NASW Press with its publishing partner, Oxford University Press, is in the process of updating the Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th edition—the definitive social work resource and an essential tool for all who study, teach, or practice social work. The Encyclopedia covers over 400 topics in four volumes, yet—because of the incredible work that ... Read More »

How Do Social Workers Cope with Sadness?

This month, NASW Executive Director, Betsy Clark, focused her NASW News column on “The Challenge of Sadness in Social Work.” Dr. Clark discusses the turmoil, tragedy, and unrest in the world including wars, earthquakes, and tsunamis. She notes that every significant world event is accompanied by indelible images, some of which are horrific and forever etched in our memories such ... Read More »

NASW Joins Amicus Brief on Dukes V. Walmart

On Tuesday, March 29, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Dukes v. Wal-Mart. This case, originally filed in 2001, asks the Court to consider a nationwide class-action on behalf of hundreds of thousands of female Wal-Mart employees, accusing the company of discriminating against them on pay and promotion. Employment discrimination cases are usually focused on specific individuals, rather ... Read More »

News from the Hill – July 2010, Second Edition

Political Climate We’re approaching a crucial time in any election cycle: the deadline for federal candidates to report their second quarter fundraising figures.  By July 15, everyone running for Congress must tell the Federal Elections Commission how much they’ve raised through June 30. This is important for a few reasons.  For one, we’ll know how much money individuals have raised ... Read More »

Social Workers in the News: Article on Michelle Obama and DC’s Poor

From Social Justice and the First Lady – Newsweek by Eleanor Clift – July 3, 2009 “They are the legacy of a failed social policy that began in the 1980’s with the de-institutionalization of people with mental illness on the assumption that communities with the help of pharmaceuticals would absorb their care. “And that didn’t happen,” says Schroeder Stribling, a ... Read More »

Social Workers in the News – June 15, 2009

Carole Bowdry, social worker who confronted child abuse, dies at 71 “Carole Bowdry spent most of her career confronting a problem that some people would rather have just ignored: child abuse.” Dallas Morning News Social workers, psychologists to aid religious courts in divorce “Social workers and psychologists could soon become an integral part of the country’s religious legal system, with ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 4, 2009

Dear Babs: College major for a wannabe therapist? - Kansas City Star – 6/4/09 “Another way to be a therapist is to get your Masters in Social Work, or MSW. A person with a MSW can set up private practice as a therapist, but cannot prescribe medication. These therapists are often used instead of psychologists with children, families, or people ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 20, 2009

News Source: Google News Employee hangs self in suburban high school Chicago Sun-Times The social work team is available to students and staff at a north suburban high school Thursday after a school employee killed himself in the school … USF social work interns will try some Capitol lobbying Tampabay.com – St. Petersburg, FL “It’ll help them as they start ... Read More »