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Briefing focuses on rights of parents with disabilities

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW co-sponsored a Capitol Hill briefing in April to discuss the rights of parents with disabilities, as well as the recommendations to protect these rights. The briefing, called “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children,” was based on a report from the National Council on Disability released in September ... Read More »

Do “Adoption from Foster Care” PSAs Create Action?

Do “Adoption from Foster Care” PSAs Create Action?  “You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.”  You may be familiar with this public service campaign promoting adoption from foster care, which was produced by The Advertising Council, the leading producer of public service campaigns in the country. The Council is looking for individuals who will share compelling ... Read More »

LGBT Parents Hurt by Misguided Policies

Children in the United States with at least one LGBT parent have to endure social stigma and unfair legal, economic, and healthcare treatment due to misguided public policies, according to a recent report. The report, “All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families,” was written by the Movement Advancement Project, a think tank that focuses on LGBT ... 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 »

Statement for Betsy Clark Step Up for Kids – National Press Club – Every Child Matters

September 16, 2008 As I travel around the country representing the National Association of Social Workers, I meet many social workers who work with clients and communities in different capacities. Many of these social workers have dedicated their lives to serving those living in poverty, particularly children. How do families become impoverished? We know that 13 million children live below ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 2, 2008

News Source: Google News Series on child abuse was excellent, but portrayed social worke Post-Bulletin – Rochester, MN When child sexual abuse was torn out of the dark corners because a few brave women told their stories, social workers responded to the challenge and found … Not optimistic? Actions a gateway to happiness The Coloradoan – Fort Collins, CO Marcia ... Read More »

NASW Statement On Foster Care and Adoptions

Social workers advocate for creating homes for all children in foster care The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports a child welfare policy designed to provide the best care for all children in need of foster care and adoption services. Presently, there are more than 500,000 children in foster care and a disproportionate number of these children are African-American. ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – May 22, 2008

News Source: Google News Acton will hire a social worker Boston Globe Moore said he hopes the town’s recent decision to hire a social worker will fill a need in this community, where the median household income is $91624 and … Social workers turned away from FLDS ranch CNN ELDORADO, Texas (CNN) — Texas Child Protective Services workers were turned ... Read More »

PBS Television Special Caring for Your Parents Premiers April 2, 2008

As the population ages, many adult children are grappling with an unprecedented social, cultural, economic, and personal revolution as they transition into the primary caregiver role for their aging parents. Produced, written, and directed by award-winning filmmaker Michael Kirk, Caring for Your Parents is a moving two-hour special that draws much-needed attention to this universal reality. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/caringforyourparents/ Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 1, 2008

For some elders, pride before food Boston Globe – United States … that they are not accessing, that they should be accessing, and food stamps is a big one,” said Kathy Laufer, a clinical social worker for the city. … Grandparents Graduate From a Life Skills Class UMB News – Baltimore,MD,USA 22 from the School of Social Work’s Grandparents Family ... Read More »