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School Violence Solutions: Social workers focus on mental health aspect

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Headlines announcing the latest incidents of school violence have become common, and calls for solutions have been open to debate. Rather than promote a fortress mentality to protect students from violence, social workers are urging more programs and resources that provide early mental health screenings and treatments for school children. In addition, social workers ... Read More »

Special Issue of Children & Schools on School Social Workers and Military-Connected Schools

It is estimated that the children of parents either who are currently in the military or who are veterans numbers over 4 million in the United States. These children and their families have and/or continue to experience multiple deployments, family separation, frequent transitions and relocations, and other stressful life events that their non-military-connected peers usually do not undergo. Supportive school ... Read More »

U.S. schools of social work strengthen global partnerships

By Paul R. Pace, News staff More than 200 million Chinese workers migrated from rural plantations to urban labor markets between 2000 and 2010, and the surge in economic growth has resulted in hardships for millions of people in the country. The Chinese government is depending on the social work profession to address these increasing social challenges by bolstering the ... Read More »

Educational Personnel as Reporters of Suspected Child Maltreatment

Over 3 million referrals for suspected child abuse or neglect were made to Child Protective Services (CPS) in the US in 2009. Reports of suspicion of child maltreatment are more likely to come from educational personnel than from any other professional or non-professional reporting source. However, research consistently raises concerns as to the quantity and quality of reports by this ... Read More »

Illinois jobs summit aims to prepare social work students

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social work leaders and educators and human services agencies in Illinois are on a mission to better prepare the state’s social work students for a challenging job market. The NASW Illinois Chapter and the Illinois Association of Deans and Directors hosted a Social Work Jobs Summit in early 2012, and participants are busy collecting ... Read More »

Survey shows trend in schools offering dual or joint MSW degree

NASW News blog exclusive: An article published in the June 2012 issue of the NASW News discusses nontraditional career path programs at schools of social work in the U.S., including dual degree programs. Below are some additional statistics related to that article. According to a 2011 annual survey conducted by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), about 39 percent ... Read More »

Social work schools offering alternative job path programs

By Rena Malai, NewsStaff To boost the employment potential for newly graduated or currently enrolled MSW students, some schools of social work across the U.S. offer dual degrees and nontraditional career path programs that take advantage of the broad spectrum of skills social workers can offer. “Because of the uncertain economy, shrinking job market, and desire to provide a greater ... Read More »

School Social Work Courses

NASW Professional Education and Training Center It is a new school year, School Social Workers may be interested in these courses being offered: •Resolving Chronic Misbehavior at School and Home •Bullying: 10 Key viagra canada Coping Skills To Bully-Proof Your Client moved here •Difficult & Defiant Adolescents: 70 High-Impact Strategies & Techniques Visit http://nasw.inreachce.com to view the NASW Professional Education ... Read More »

Congressional Hearing on Cyber bullying

On Thursday, June 24th, the House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, chaired by Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), held a hearing on cyber bullying.  The witness panel included popular television psychologist, Dr. Phil Mcgraw, and 14-year-old Girl Scout, Dominique Napolitano. Ms. Napolitano offered personal insight by describing a cyber bullying incident involving a school friend, ... Read More »

Congressional Hearing on Corporal Punishment in Schools

The House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, chaired by Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), recently held a hearing on “Corporal Punishment in Schools and its Effect on Academic Success.”  McCarthy explained that over 220,000 students were paddled in schools in the United States in the 2006-2007school year, according to the most recent data available from ... Read More »