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NASW Advocacy – News from the Hill Sept 2009

Video: Can We Live up to the Social Work Legacy? Please take a moment to view a video NASW just recorded for you regarding the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R. 795/ S.686. This legislation is a first step to address serious workforce challenges such as low salaries, high educational debt, and safety ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 23, 2009

Source: Google News MARIAH CAREY GETS GRITTY ONSCREEN: Rave reviews for her role … Eurweb.com – Los Angeles, CA *Mariah Carey threw out her glamorous image to play a supporting role as a social worker who helps a sexually abused teen in the indie film “Push. … Sweet relief: With chocolate in hand, social worker helps victims … Knoxville News ... Read More »

Celebrating Social Work Month – March 2009

This year we are focusing on the future of social work and the need to recruit more social workers into the profession. Our recruiting focus for Social Work Month in 2009 – Social Work: Purpose and Possibility – defines the social work profession. People who become social workers do so because they seek a purpose to their career, acknowledging the ... Read More »

Social Workers Respond to Gov. Sarah Palin’s Attack on Community Organizers

The National Association of Social Workers was outraged to hear Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, one of the nation’s vice-presidential candidates, malign in a live international broadcast the work of community organizers. The social work profession takes great pride in its community organizing roots and lauds the contributions of its members, and other professionals, who commit their careers to helping residents ... Read More »

Workforce Study: Social Workers and Educational Debt

In the Red: Social Workers and Educational Debt The 2004 benchmark national study of licensed social workers provided a wealth of information about social workers’ roles and work environments. The study also raised new questions about the social work workforce that required further exploration. Although the 2004 findings pointed to a looming shortage of licensed social workers, there was still ... 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 »

2008 Social Work Month Tookit – Now Available

The 2008 Social Work Month Tookit is now available at www.socialworkers.org/pressroom/swMonth/2008 Celebrate Social Work Month – March 2008 The 2008 Social Work Month theme is Each year social workers across the country celebrate the profession during March – National Professional Social Work Month. We reflect on the history of the profession, celebrate the important work that is currently being done ... Read More »

Celebrate the Second Annual World Social Work Day

Celebrate the 2nd Annual World Social Work Day – April 15, 2008 Join us in celebrating the 2nd annual World Social Work Day, April 15, 2008. Coordinated by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), this observance invites professional social workers worldwide to celebrate the profession’s rich and diverse history. Read More »

Yes, I want to contribute to the NASW Foundation!

The NASW Foundation is uniquely yours — the sole national charitable organization that is: addressing the needs of individual social workers, advancing the social work profession at the highest levels, and enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The success of Foundation initiatives is vitally dependent on contributions from those who care most about the social work profession — ... Read More »

Grey’s Anatomy – Negative Mention of Social Work Education

Below is a letter that NASW sent to the Executive Producer at Grey’s Anatomy when an incorrect statement was made about social work training and education: December 12, 2007 Ms. Shonda Rhimes Executive Producer – Grey’s Anatomy 4151 Prospect Avenue Los Angeles CA 90027 Dear Ms. Rhimes: Every day, millions of people all over the country look to television dramas ... Read More »