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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 »

NASW Members: We Need Your Help! You are Invited to Become a Part of the Encyclopedia of Social Work Community

NASW is pleased to announce that NASW Press with its publishing partner, Oxford University Press, is in the process of updating the Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th edition—the definitive social work resource and an essential tool for all who study, teach, or practice social work. The Encyclopedia covers over 400 topics in four volumes, yet—because of the incredible work that ... Read More »

News from the Hill – May 2011

Thanks to our Advocates, NASW Advocacy Days Were a Success NASW is pleased to announce that our virtual advocacy days were a great success! Hundreds of social workers from across the country contacted their Senators and Representatives in support of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (S. 584/H.R. 1106). At the same time, ... Read More »

How Do Social Workers Cope with Sadness?

This month, NASW Executive Director, Betsy Clark, focused her NASW News column on “The Challenge of Sadness in Social Work.” Dr. Clark discusses the turmoil, tragedy, and unrest in the world including wars, earthquakes, and tsunamis. She notes that every significant world event is accompanied by indelible images, some of which are horrific and forever etched in our memories such ... Read More »

Questions about Caseload? Your Input Can Help Create a Caseload Calculator

Survey Open to Case Managers until May 15, 2011 NASW invites social work case managers working in hospitals and health plans to participate in a survey that will inform the development of caseload calculator software. This software builds on the Caseload Concept Paper and Matrix, published by NASW and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) in 2008. The software ... 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 »

Take One Step to Stop Child Abuse Deaths

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and bring attention to the critical need for resources to support and strengthen families and keep children and youth safe from harm. Social workers play critical roles in the lives of vulnerable families. Enhancing the well-being of children, youth, and families is at ... Read More »