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Tag Archives: social work

New Fact Sheet: Social Workers Speak on Veterans Issues

The United States has been at war for more than eight years, with Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan beginning in 2001 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. During this time, more than 1.5 million troops have been deployed to serve in these wars. Social workers continue to play an important role in the lives of veterans both during and after ... Read More »

Hate Crimes bill moves in the Senate

Click Here to Take Action Now Background On July 16, 2009 the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act was added as an amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (S.1391). The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act has strong bipartisan support as evidenced by the passage of a similar bill (H.R.1913) in the House of ... Read More »

United We Serve – Tell Your Story of Service to America

Click here to tell your story of service. “United We Serve” is a nationwide service initiative that will help meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn. With the knowledge that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools, President Obama is asking us to come together to help lay a new foundation for growth. NASW ... Read More »

Social Workers in the News: Article on Michelle Obama and DC’s Poor

From Social Justice and the First Lady – Newsweek by Eleanor Clift – July 3, 2009 “They are the legacy of a failed social policy that began in the 1980’s with the de-institutionalization of people with mental illness on the assumption that communities with the help of pharmaceuticals would absorb their care. “And that didn’t happen,” says Schroeder Stribling, a ... Read More »

Health Care Reform

NASW has been working on health care reform for decades. Most recently, we have collaborated with a number of groups that are aiming to enact health care reform now. For more information on our efforts, visit our Health Care Reform page.  This page attempts to bring together the work that NASW is doing in collaboration with other organizations on health ... Read More »

Financial Planning Gets Personal: NASW Associate Counsel Quoted

Financial Planning Gets Personal at SmartMoney.com Source: www.smartmoney.com More financial planners are playing counselor with their clients. “Sherri Morgan, associate counsel for the National Association of Social Workers, says putting too many emotions on the table can cloud clients’ judgment. An adviser typically has complete access to client accounts; if an adviser also has access to a client’s personal weaknesses, ... Read More »

Video Message: The Future of Social Work

National Association of Social Workers Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH recorded this important message about the future of our profession and I hope you will take a moment to view this video. Social Work Reinvestment Act Send a Letter to Your Representative in Support Send a Letter to Your Senator in Support Read More »

News from the Hill – June 2009

NASW Launches Web Page on Health Care Reform NASW has been working on health care reform for decades. Most recently, we have collaborated with a number of groups that are aiming to enact health care reform now. To highlight NASW’s current efforts on Health Care Reform, we have launched a Health Care Reform Web page. See the plans proposed in ... Read More »