Tag Archives: social work

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 »

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 »

News from the Hill – March 2011, First Edition

Social Work Reinvestment Act Reintroduced in 112th Congress The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (HR 1106/S. 584) was reintroduced on World Social Work Day, March 15, 2011.  This legislation was first introduced in the 110th Congress, and was important then. It is now even more timely and critical. We are asking for your ... Read More »

Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) initiated a discussion to develop a Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development in June 2010. The following four areas provided the framework for the agenda: Social and economic inequalities within countries and between regions ... Read More »

Senator and Social Worker Barbara Mikulski Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame

Senator Mikulski of Maryland, will be inducted into the 2011 class of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Senator Mikulski began her career as a community organizer in Maryland, and is the longest-serving female Senator in history. During her tenure as a Senator, Mikulski has developed and supported legislation promoting equal healthcare for American women, Medicare reform, better care for ... Read More »

Social Workers to Present on Black Men and Social Policy at the Center for American Progress, March 15, 2011

Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Social Policy, edited by Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., MSW (Oxford University Press, 2010) will be the featured book for the Center for American Progress’ Black Men and Social Policy Noon Dialogue on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, ... Read More »

Community Letter – PEPFAR MSM Guidance

NASW, alongside over 140 organizations, networks and civil society organizations from 50 countries, signed a letter to the United States Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OCAG), to release the PEPFAR Field Guidance on Men who have Sex with Men (MSM).  OGAC is responsible for implementing the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (or PEPFAR).   The letter, addressed to ... Read More »

“It’s Murder Out Today”: Middle School Girls Speak Out about Girl Fighting

The phenomenon of girl fighting has piqued scholarly and popular interest in recent years, and yet few have studied the factors that contribute to the problem.  Recently a group of social work researchers decided to investigate girl fighting by interviewing several teenage girls in focus groups at middle schools in the northeastern US.  The participants of the focus groups were ... Read More »