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What social workers need to know about proposals to limit Medicaid Benefits

Photo courtesy of Kaiser Health News.

The Republican Party has proposed reducing Medicaid spending through block grants or per capita grants. The National Association of Social Workers is against such a plan because reducing Medicaid services would harm a critical benefit to women, vulnerable populations and those living with chronic physical and mental health conditions. To learn more about this issue and how you can get ... Read More »

The John A. Hartford Foundation awards NASW Foundation Grant to Bolster Services to Older Adults

FROM PRESS RELEASE: WASHINGTON – The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Foundation a $1 million, three-year grant that will be used to launch a program through NASW chapters in New York City, Maryland, Illinois and Florida to improve the delivery of health care and social services to older adults. “Older adults, especially ... Read More »

Upcoming Changes in Social Security Services

Social Security this year is making service changes that could affect social workers and their clients. Beginning August 2014 Social Security will no longer issue Social Security number printouts at its field officials. Individuals who need proof of their Social Security number and cannot find their card must apply for a replacement card. Starting in October 2014, Social Security field ... Read More »

NASW Chapters participate in rural social work conference

The NASW Pennsylvania Chapter attended the 38th Annual Conference for the National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas in July at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Abigail Hurst, director of policy and communication at the chapter, said about 150 people traveled from across the country to the event, where the theme was “Community, Commitment and Tradition.” Members ... Read More »

HRSA grants to help build social work profession

By Rena Malai, News staff The Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded 24 schools of social work and psychology with grants totaling $9.8 million. The grants, through the Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants Program, were  made possible by the Affordable Care Act. According to HHS, mental ... Read More »

Stroud appointed to ASI board of directors

By Rena Malai, News staff Diana Stroud was appointed to the NASW Assurance Services (ASI) board of directors in July, replacing  Paul D’Agustino, whose term expired. “Paul was a terrific leader, and was instrumental in helping to launch ASI during his term,” said Tony Benedetto, ASI’s executive vice president. D’Agustino is now chairman of NASWIC. Stroud, MSW, is the assistant ... Read More »

Social Workers Speak on the Economy

Read what social workers have to say – Click here to view the PDF. Every day in their work with individuals, families and communities, social workers see first-hand the devastating costs and consequences of poverty and unemployment. Joblessness and economic insecurity can lead to more incidences of mental illness, family violence, suicide, substance abuse and crime. Social workers are seeing ... Read More »

NASW Supports Give an Hour’s Efforts

The organization provides mental health services separate from the military establishment. By Heidi Sfiligoj, NASW News Staff NASW has endorsed Give an Hour, a national nonprofit grassroots organization with the goal of creating a national network of licensed mental health professionals who can offer free mental health services to military personnel and their families. NASW first announced its endorsement of ... Read More »

NASW endorses Give an Hour, free mental health services for military and families

NASW is pleased to endorse Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization that gives free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families. Give an Hour is working to develop a national network of volunteers for addressing the psychological symptoms directly related to deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. Give an Hour also offers services to parents, siblings, and unmarried partners ... Read More »

Call for Proposals – SAGE Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging

The National Association of Social Workers is pleased to co-sponsor the Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging. The conference, presented by AARP, will be held October 12-14, 2008 at the Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge. Currently, SAGE is seeking proposals for its Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging, entitled, It’s About ... Read More »