Tag Archives: social worker

Educational Debt Advocacy: A Student’s Path to the White House

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend an event at the White House to see President Obama make a statement about student loan debt.  My invitation to the White House occurred because I reached out to the organization, Campus Progress, and volunteered to work at their Student Debt Day.  By volunteering, I was given the opportunity, along with other student ... Read More »

Comment on the DSM-5 by June 15

The final open review and comment period for the proposed fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) closes on Friday, June 15, 2012.  This is the third time the DSM-5 draft criteria has been available for review.  We encourage our members who utilize the manual in their work to submit comments as this is an ... Read More »

Join National Provider Network to Help Older Adults Understand Health Care Reform

Many older adults and family caregivers don’t understand either the new benefits available to them under the Affordable Care Act or other ways in which health care reform benefits them. Patients Aware is a national network of health care professionals working to change this situation. Supported by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, the National Physicians ... Read More »

Join NASW as we Celebrate Congressman Edolphus Towns’ Lifetime of Service to the Profession and to our Clients

Congressman Edolphus Towns (NY-10) has been an unwavering advocate for the profession of social work throughout his 15-term tenure in the United States House of Representatives and NASW celebrates his lifelong career of service to others. Congressman Towns, as a professional social worker with an MSW from Adelphi University, has devoted his life to addressing issues of inequality and social ... Read More »

Latest on the Violence Against Women Act

On April 26, 2012 the U.S. Senate reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) including the provision of expanded protections for Native Americans, immigrants (including undocumented), and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. However, it soon became clear that the Republican lead House of Representatives would not vote for the Senate version of the Act so long as ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates National Women’s Health Week

Each year on Mother’s Day the US Department of Health and Human Services kicks off National Women’s Health Week. Starting on Sunday, May 13, individuals, communities, and health agencies, among others, will unite in an effort to advocate for women to take control of their health. The 2012 theme is, It’s Your Time. According to the campaign website, organizations will ... Read More »

Update on Violence Against Women Act

On April 26, 2012 the U.S. Senate reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) including the provision of expanded protections for Native Americans, undocumented immigrants, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. However, it soon became clear that the Republican lead House of Representatives would not vote for the Senate version of the Act so long as it ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates Rep. Towns’ Decades of Congressional and Professional Service

Congressman Edolphus Towns (NY-10) has been an unwavering advocate for the profession of social work throughout his 15-term tenure in the United States House of Representatives and NASW celebrates his lifelong career of service to others. Congressman Towns, as a professional social worker with an MSW from Adelphi University, has devoted his life to addressing issues of inequality and social ... Read More »

Q&A NASW Sections Webinar on Ethics & Private Practice

Questions below are from the NASW Specialty Practice Sections live webinar on ethics. Common Ethical Mistakes Made in Private Practice: A Focus on Areas Requiring Closer Attention for Even the Most Experienced Practitioners March 7, 2012 Q: Isn’t it breaking the husband’s confidentiality by telling the wife you can’t see her because you are seeing him individually? A: Yes, it ... Read More »

Jane Bierdeman-Fike

Jane Bierdeman-Fike, NASW Social Work Pioneer®, passed away March 13, 2012. Jane Bierdeman-Fike served on the NASW National Board of Directors. She also served on the NASW Missouri Chapter Executive Committee as Vice-President, elect in 1975, and as President, elected in 1977.  She is a recipient of the 1995 NASW Missouri Chapter Social Worker of the Year Award and 2004 ... Read More »