Tag Archives: service

Efforts aid global social service workforce

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Eight countries across sub-Saharan Africa have made significant progress strengthening their social service workforces in the past five years, according to a newly released report by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance. Social service workers create protective environments for healthy development and well-being among vulnerable populations by alleviating poverty; reducing discrimination; facilitating access to ... Read More »

Panels discuss international workforce support

By Rena Malai, News staff Participants of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance’s second annual symposium discussed strategies to develop and support the social service workforce internationally. About 365 attendees — including social work practitioners, educators, students and NASW members — took part in the symposium, either virtually or in person. NASW is part of the alliance’s steering committee, and ... Read More »

Experts discuss how to strengthen social work workforce worldwide

By Rena Malai, News staff The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance held a symposium in April that brought together experts to discuss the importance of strengthening the social service workforce worldwide. The NASW Foundation was one of the co-hosts of the event, called “Supporting Families, Building a Better Tomorrow for Children: The Role of the Social Service Workforce.” NASW is ... Read More »

Adobe seeks social workers’ input on new mobile tools

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Adobe Systems is a California software company known for popular software products like Photoshop and Illustrator, but it also has a hand in helping social workers and caseworkers simplify their job duties. Adobe recently teamed up with NASW’s Specialty Practice Sections to host a webinar to seek social workers’ input on the next generation ... Read More »

Jill Biden announces NASW’s commitment to Joining Forces initiative

By Laetitia Clayton, News staff Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden and a lifelong educator, spoke to social workers during NASW’s national Hope conference in July about their role in helping service members, veterans and their families cope with the effects of war — and she announced NASW’s commitment to support and advance this role. NASW has ... Read More »

Join NASW as we Celebrate Congressman Edolphus Towns’ Lifetime of Service to the Profession and to our Clients

Congressman Edolphus Towns (NY-10) has been an unwavering advocate for the profession of social work throughout his 15-term tenure in the United States House of Representatives and NASW celebrates his lifelong career of service to others. Congressman Towns, as a professional social worker with an MSW from Adelphi University, has devoted his life to addressing issues of inequality and social ... Read More »

National Health Service Corps Loan Forgiveness Program

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. obtain a sufficient number of fully qualified medical, dental, and mental health providers essential to meet their populations’ critical need for safe and fundamental health care. Purpose of the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) The ... Read More »

2009 Volunteering in America Report is now available at www.VolunteeringInAmerica.gov

The Corporation for National and Community Service hosts the most comprehensive collection of information on volunteering in the U.S. at its Web site: www.VolunteeringInAmerica.gov.  This site allows civic leaders, nonprofit organizations, and interested individuals to retrieve a wide range of information regarding trends and demographics in volunteering in their regions, states, and almost 200 cities. This document highlights some of ... Read More »

United We Serve – Tell Your Story of Service to America

Click here to tell your story of service. “United We Serve” is a nationwide service initiative that will help meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn. With the knowledge that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools, President Obama is asking us to come together to help lay a new foundation for growth. NASW ... Read More »

Day of Service: NASW’s Virtual Event

Are you particpating in a Day of Service event? Did you sign up for Give An Hour? Leave a comment below and tell us about your experience. President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden have included the Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service as part of their inauguration events. Events are occurring around the country. There are three ... Read More »