Tag Archives: social worker

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 »

NASW member Alice Kitchen Receives “Champions of Change” Award at White House

On March 21st, the White House honored ten Champions of Change  – including NASW member Alice Kitchen of Kansas City – who are dedicated to improving access to health care. These individuals are helping others in their community understand the impact and opportunities from the health care law, the Affordable Care Act. “The President’s health law gives hard working, middle-class ... Read More »

Care for the Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

NASW News’ “Social Work in the Public Eye” asked: Who takes care of caregivers when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? Licensed clinical social worker Elizabeth Bollwinkel takes that question to heart in an article in the Los Altos Town Crier in California. The story explained that about 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Bollwinkel, an education ... Read More »

Social Worker Sworn In at State Department

Social worker Wendy Sherman was recently sworn in as Under Secretary for Political Affairs at the U.S. State Department. She is the department’s third-ranking official and its senior career diplomat. She is the first woman and first social worker to hold this position. NASW members click here for the full story. Read More »

Twinning with Tanzania

Jeane Anastas, PhD, LMSW, NASW President Social work is a re-emerging profession in Tanzania, which is in East Africa, and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is lending a hand. Through the NASW Foundation’s Social Workers Across Nations (SWAN) initiative, NASW partners with social work associations overseas to help them develop as organizations, so they in turn can develop ... Read More »

Give an Hour on the 9/11 Day of Service

9/11 Day of Service Announcement Mental Health Professionals:  Help our Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Combat the Psychological and Emotional Effects of War Give an Hour™ is joining with Points of Light and the HandsOn Network and partnering with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and other national and state ... Read More »