Tag Archives: school social work

NASW Supports School Mental Health Legislation

On February 17, 2011 Rep. Grace F. Napolitano and a panel of mental health advocates and experts, including LA Laker Ron Artest and champion boxer Mia St. John, will examine the Mental Health in Schools Act, a bill authored by Napolitano to allocate funding to mental health services in schools. One in five children and adolescents currently suffer from emotional ... Read More »

Educating Today’s School Social Workers: Are School Social Work Courses: Responding to the Changing Context?

Shifts in the educational landscape affect services for students and the context in which school social workers practice.  Broad changes in education have consequences for social work practice—specifically, the ability of school social workers to align services with school goals.  For example, more emphasis on student and teacher accountability and the expansion of school choice, charter schools and vouchers, calls ... Read More »

Recognize 2010 Graduates with the Professional Social Worker Pin

Dear Social Work Student – Is your school using the Professional Social Worker pin to recognize graduating students? Ask your school to consider the silver-plated Professional Social Worker pin at commencement. Just $10 each for schools of social work, the pins distinguish Social Work from other programs on campus, and instill pride in the profession. All funds from the Social ... Read More »

University of Pittsburgh Conference: Race in America

Race in America June 6, 2010 Keynote speaker: Julian Bond, social activist; leader in the American Civil Rights Movement; politician; professor; and writer The University of Pittsburgh has set the stage for a solution-focused dialogue on race. Pitt’s School of Social Work and the school’s Center on Race and Social Problems will host Race in America: Restructuring Inequality, a national ... Read More »

Chat online with social work colleagues from around the country at www.socialworkchat.org

For those that are interested in ongoing discussions online, visit www.socialworkchat.org on Sundays and Tuesdays from 9 – 10 PM EST. March Schedule: Sun, March 7th Share ideas for celebrating Social Work Month Tues, March 9th Case Consultation Sun, March 14th Our Online Social Work Month VIRTUAL CELEBRATION! Tues, March 16th Best Book Recommendations for SW Practice Sun, March 21st ... 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 »

NASW Member Featured in Time Magazine

On March 12th, TIME Magazine included a feature on efforts to keep homeless children in one school despite moves around the city. NASW member and school social worker Cheryl Flugaur-Leavitt, SSW is featured in the article. Keeping Homeless Kids in School By Kathleen Kingsbury / Minneapolis Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009 “When a second-grader at Longfellow Elementary School couldn’t stay awake ... Read More »

US Department of Education budget highlights

We were recently invited to a conference call with the Department of Education, where we discussed the President’s 2010 budget for their department. We were part of a small group asked to participate and were able to learn, firsthand, about the Administration’s plan to: Make Pell grant funding mandatory. The maximum for the 2010-11 academic year would be $5,550. Restructure ... Read More »

How will you celebrate Social Work Month 2009?

March is Social Work Month and that is a special time for the National Association of Social Workers.  We would love to know how social workers and social work students are celebrating Social Work Month 2009 at schools, in the workplace, or in their communities? Let us know your plans or about events you know of by leaving a comment. ... Read More »