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Member makes a difference for flood victims

Chapman

NASW member Reia Chapman, who runs her own practice in Charlotte, N.C., volunteered with the American Red Cross for its disaster mental health services team in Lafayette, La., helping victims of the region’s historic flooding. “I do a lot of community-based organizing and racial trauma and advocacy work for marginalized groups,” Chapman said of what inspired her to volunteer. “I ... Read More »

Reed selected to lead American Red Cross Preparedness Strategy

The American Red Cross announced in April that Richard Reed, who holds an MSW, has been appointed vice president for Preparedness and Resilience Strategy for the organization. Reed will lead a comprehensive organizational assessment of all American Red Cross preparedness, resilience, and recovery programs, including domestic and international programs. According to the Red Cross, Reed will be responsible for developing ... Read More »

Social Worker Recalls 9/11 Response

NASW News’ “Social Work in the Public Eye” features Thomas “Tab” Ballis. He was interviewed by Jemila Ericson for WHQR Public Radio in Wilmington, N.C., as part of the station’s special coverage of the centennial remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks. Ballis, a licensed clinical social worker in Wilmington, explained that he spent time at a Ground Zero ... Read More »

NASW Volunteers Needed To Assist With Disasters

As Hurricane Ike approaches Texas, the American Red Cross is in great need of licensed mental health professionals (Volunteering)* Volunteering in your local community To find the Red Cross chapter closest to you, please go to the Chapter Locater website at www.redcross.org. Local volunteers may be called upon to provide mental health support to volunteers going on national disaster assignments ... Read More »