Tag Archives: Social Work Reinvestment Act

Educational Debt Advocacy: A Student’s Path to the White House

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend an event at the White House to see President Obama make a statement about student loan debt.  My invitation to the White House occurred because I reached out to the organization, Campus Progress, and volunteered to work at their Student Debt Day.  By volunteering, I was given the opportunity, along with other student ... Read More »

NASW Supports the Paycheck Fairness Act

While women constitute 51 percent of the population of the United States, they experience disparate treatment.  There continues to be a gender gap in earnings between men and women.  Household income varies dramatically and women, and women-headed households, are more likely to live in poverty.  Social work is a female-majority profession and women are the majority of clients served by ... 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 »

NASW Celebrates Rep. Towns’ Decades of Congressional and Professional Service

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 »

Political Activism: A Civic and Ethical Responsibility

The recent anniversary of our country’s independence reminds us that as Americans we have certain duties that we owe to our country.  Most particularly, citizens have a responsibility to be involved in the political process through voting and can participate in various other forms of activism, such as campaigning, contacting Members of Congress, and joining political organizations. Social workers have ... Read More »

News from the Hill – June 2011

Congressional Social Work Caucus Gains Members and Holds New Briefings The Congressional Social Work Caucus (CSWC) continues to grow with 35 members, including all of the Social Worker Members as well as two Republicans, Rep. Platts (PA) and Rep. Issa (CA). Members of the caucus will represent the social work profession and the needs of social work clients through regular ... Read More »

Oregon Passes Memorial Act in Support of Social Work Reinvestment Act

On May 31, 2011, the state of Oregon passed House Joint Memorial 13 urging Congress to support the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1106/S. 584).  This measure was passed overwhelmingly with a vote of 58-2 in the House and 28-1 in the Senate.  In Oregon, a study showed that those graduating with ... Read More »

Survey Finds Behavioral Health Professionals Earn Less than Fast Food Workers

NASW Data Show Behavioral Health Social Workers Earn $50,000 According to the 2011 Behavioral Health Salary Survey just released by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council), a licensed social worker with a master’s degree earns less than a manager of a fast food restaurant.   Naturally, this finding is alarming to social workers, and should be equally alarming ... Read More »

NASW Remembers Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Today, April 20, 2011, is the one year anniversary of the death of social work pioneer Dr. Dorothy I. Height. This time last year, NASW was preparing to give Dr. Height the Lifetime Achievement Award and we were saddened to learn of her death, but pleased and humbled to have spent time with her in support of the social work ... Read More »

NASW’s First Virtual Lobby Day – April 28, 2011

Stand up for your profession. Support the Social Work Reinvestment Act with NASW’s first virtual lobby day with social workers from across the country on April 28. NASW state and national leaders will be in Washington, DC to lobby their Members of Congress on Thursday, April 28, 2011 in support of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. ... Read More »