Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

U.S. Supreme Court takes up case concerning rights of gays, lesbians to foster children

Same Sex Male Couple Reading Book With Daughter At Home Together Whilst Tickling Her

The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 4 will begin hearing arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia concerning the rights of gays and lesbians to foster children. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and several other child welfare/adoption organizations, participated in the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia amicus brief that was filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in August ... Read More »

Solomon receives Distinguished Career Achievement Award

Phyllis Solomon, a researcher and professor at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award at the 18th Annual Society for Social Work and Research conference in January. According to the school, Solomon has spent a lifetime dedicated to researching adults with severe mental illness and their families. As an ... Read More »

Pennsylvania lawmakers learn that ‘Social Workers Change Futures’

The NASW Pennsylvania Chapter held a rally on April 16 at its state capitol rotunda in honor of its annual Legislative Advocacy Day. More than 800 social work students and professionals carried signs that read, “Social Workers Change Futures.” Throughout the day, social workers met with their legislators to advocate for Senate Bill 807, which would establish licensure for bachelor-level ... Read More »