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Tag Archives: social work

New Titles from NASW Press on Treatment of Eating Disorders and Social & Economic Justice

NOW AVAILABLE Doing What Works: An Integrative System for the Treatment of Eating Disorders from Diagnosis to Recovery By Abigail Horvitz Natenshon Do you have clients dealing with eating disorders?  If so, Doing What Works is a great resource for treatment team professionals as they learn to treat complex cases of eating disorders through various techniques and strategies. Eating disorders, at ... Read More »

Stressful Jobs with Low Pay

Dear Colleague, I am writing to ask you, and every single NASW member, to contact your members of Congress and show your full support for the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R. 795/ S.686) . This is the first piece of federal legislation ever introduced that will directly address the workforce challenges that ... Read More »

Rally for Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care in Health Care Reform Legislation

Background The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the health care reform legislation sponsored by Bart Stupak (MI-1) and Joe Pitts (PA-16). This amendment would restrict access to abortion procedures for consumers who receive subsidies to buy insurance in a reconfigured health care system. Pro-choice organizations are very concerned that the new language threatens the availability of private ... Read More »

News from the Hill – November 2009

House Passes Health Care Reform Legislation In an historic vote, the House passed major health care reform legislation on November 7, with a vote of 220-215. NASW supported the health care reform bill (H.R. 3962), which included a Medicare provision allowing clinical social workers to bill independently for serving certain nursing home residents. However, we were greatly disappointed in the ... Read More »

Social Work Research Think Tank Examines Intervention Effectiveness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2009 Contact: Gail Woods Waller 202.336.8236 gwaller@naswdc.org New Social Work Policy Institute Launches with Nov. 16 Symposium WASHINGTON DC—Prominent social work researchers met at the National Association of Social Workers today to examine how the social work profession might best contribute to expanding comparative effectiveness research (CER) for health and psychosocial services. The goal is ... Read More »

In honor of Veterans Day, please consider joining Give an Hour

Give an Hour is a national nonprofit organization providing free counseling and other mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, and their loved ones.  Join the more than 4,500 mental health professionals who have already donated nearly 20,000 hours to make a difference in the lives of those who serve our country by donating ... Read More »

Rep. Towns releases HR795 Dear Colleague letter regarding low social work salaries and high stress

The Honorable Edolphus Towns Date: 11/6/2009 Dear Colleague: I wanted to call your attention to an article on cnn.com highlighting the top 15 “stressful jobs that pay badly.” The number 1 job listed — social work. This article highlights one  of the key problems in recruiting and retaining qualified individuals who will “step in when others step aside.” My bill, ... Read More »

NASW Health Care Roundup – November 4, 2009

NASW Calls for Increased Mental Health Funding The National Association of Social Workers has joined with the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG), a coalition of national organizations representing the diverse mental health advocacy community, in calling for higher federal funding levels for mental health services, supports and research.  The coalition argues that higher federal funding levels are essential to meet ... Read More »

Letter of Support from NASW for H.R. 3962 "Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2009"

Congress is working to pass major health care reform legislation, and the full House will consider a bill over the next several days that will meet many of the needs of the American populace. “The Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2009,” (H.R. 3692) provides more affordable quality coverage for millions, calls for shared responsibility by individuals, employers and ... Read More »