Tag Archives: social work

Voice Awards shed light on mental health

By Greg Wright, News contributor Social worker Henry Acosta has probably received dozens of awards for his mental health outreach efforts in the Hispanic community. However, the Voice Award that Acosta received on Aug. 22 in Los Angeles from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is his first award for reaching out to others despite battling a mental ... Read More »

Barbara Lee to lead Social Work Caucus upon her re-election

By Paul R. Pace, News staff A social worker in Congress announced she will lead the next Social Work Caucus after its founder and chairman, U.S. Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns, D-N.Y., retires this year. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said she is honored that Towns asked her to continue the caucus’ important effort into the next term. “I look forward to ... Read More »

NASW delegation observes country’s programs, culture

By Rena Malai, News staff Discovering South Africa’s social work voice was the theme of the People to People delegation trip in August, which included NASW CEO Elizabeth J. Clark and 10 NASW members from various roles in interdisciplinary care. The delegation co-leader was John Mastrojohn, III, senior vice president of the Office of Philanthropy at the National Hospice and ... Read More »

Coaching can be logical career move

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The term “life coach” was among the 100 new additions to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary this year. The phrase started in the mid-1980s and is commonly used to describe those who help others achieve their personal best. Many social workers — who are skilled in helping clients cope with challenges — say coaching comes naturally, ... Read More »

NASW and Canadian Association of Social Workers Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Due to their common objectives, mutual dedication to the advancement of the social work profession, and acceptance of similar social work ethics and values, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to a collaborative relationship. By signing the MOU, the two organizations have committed ... Read More »

Help Establish the National Women’s History Museum

The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) has created a petition asking Congress to allow them to build on the National Mall. Established in 1996, NWHM has not been able to establish a permanent physical site— to some extent due to Congressional inaction. NWHM has been petitioning for the right to build on the Mall since 2003, and with only one ... Read More »

NASW Supports Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilites

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined with the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) in sending a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asking for their support of the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international ... Read More »

International social work organizations meet in Sweden

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW leaders joined social workers from around the world at the Joint World Conference of Social Work and Social Development, held in July in Stockholm. The theme for the global event was “action and impact.” It brought together the three major global social work organizations: the International Association of Schools of Social Work, the ... Read More »

Be A Leader for your Association

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased to announce that the 2012 Call for Nominations for National Elected Leadership is now open. NASW must recruit members in good standing, with appropriate experience, to submit an application for national elected positions on: National Board of Directors which is responsible for governing the Association by establishing board policies and objectives, ... Read More »

Suicide Prevention and Supporting Our Veterans

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and every American can make a difference in helping to prevent Veteran suicide.  Of the 30,000 suicides that are committed each year, on average, more than 20 percent are veterans.  Suicide Prevention Month, which coincides with Suicide Prevent Week from September 9th through September 15th and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, serves ... Read More »