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NASW Unaccompanied Migrant Children Social Justice Brief: What Social Workers can do to address the crisis

The United States is grappling with a massive influx of more than 60,000 children and teenagers who have migrated to the United States from Central American, particularly El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Many of these children are fleeing gang violence and extreme poverty in their home countries. Others are the victims of drug traffickers and sex trafficking/sexual violence or are being ... Read More »

Today is Equal Pay Day

This day, April 8, 2014, symbolizes how far into 2014 women have to work to catch up with what men were paid in 2013. Still 50 years after the Equal Pay Act, women who are employed full time, are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. However, the wage gap for women of color (African American and ... Read More »

2015 Budget Impact on Economic and Social Justice Programs

Part 2 of NASW’s analysis of President Obama’s FY 2015 Budget addresses Department of Justice (DOJ) provisions.  Several programs and services that align with key NASW public policies receive renewed attention and increased funding. Department of Justice www.justice.gov Criminal Justice President Obama’s FY 2015 Budget proposal for the Department of Justice calls for $173 million in targeted investments for criminal justice reform ... Read More »

Last Chance 2014 NASW Conference Call for Proposals

Last Chance NASW 2014 Conference Call for Proposals Reminder to be considered, session proposals must be received online by 11:59pm EST on January 31, 2014. Due to space limitations, not all deserving proposals can be accommodated. Reviewers will prioritize proposals based on a balanced program as well as the listed review criteria. You will be notified via email regarding your ... Read More »

2014 NASW Conference Update

2014 NASW Conference  Social Work: Courage, Hope and Leadership DATES: July 23-26, 2014 LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC REGISTRATION FEES: Early Bird  $375 NASW Member $575 Non-Member (January-February 28, 2014) Regular $425 NASW Member  $625 Non-Member (March-July 2014) KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: ROBERT REICH: Economic analyst, professor, and commentator. Reich was Secretary of Labor during the Clinton Administration. Time Magazine ... Read More »

NASW 2014 National Conference Registration Open

NASW 2014 National Conference Social Work: Courage, Hope and Leadership – Washington, DC – July 23-26, 2014 Social workers are leaders of change and strengthen the safety net of society. They bring hope and inspire people to find their courage and fulfill their potential. Join renowned keynote speakers and gain new skills at innovative workshops. Network with 2,000 of your ... Read More »

Now Accepting Presentation Proposals for the 2014 NASW National Conference

Now Accepting Presentation Proposals for the 2014 NASW National Conference NASW invites submissions of proposals to present at the 2014 NASW National Conference—Social Work: Courage, Hope, and Leadership, which will be held July 23-26, 2014 in Washington, DC. Social workers are leaders of change and strengthen the safety net of society. To be considered, session proposals must be received online ... Read More »

The National Association of Social Workers Commends the Department of Justice on the Smart on Crime Initiative

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) commends Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the August 12, 2013 announcement of the Smart on Crime initiative.  Among other things, the initiative proposes to end mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders and prioritize more appropriate alternative sentencing, such as drug rehabilitation programs. The Smart on Crime ... Read More »

NASW Specialty Practice Sections Seeks Suggestions for Social Work Webinars

NASW Specialty Practice Sections Seeks Social Work Suggestions for Webinars NASW soft viagra fast delivery Specialty Practice Sections seeks social work topic suggestions for its upcoming 2013/2014 webinar series that will begin in the fall. We are looking for issues and trends that we can discuss affecting social work and social work practice such as but not limited to: aging, ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Mental Health Message

Today, NASW celebrates the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s special message to Congress regarding the state of mental health in the United States.  President Kennedy’s remarks brought the issue of stigma, and access to care, to the forefront of his domestic agenda.  As a result of this initiative, the Community Mental Health Centers Act was signed into law, ... Read More »