Tag Archives: social worker

Rep. Lee, Social Worker and Chair of the CBC Leading the Special Order on Job Creation Tonight

Wednesday, December 09, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: J. Jioni Palmer WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be on the House Floor TONIGHT to discuss job creation in the African American community. The Special Order Hour will be anchored by CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-CA). The Special Order Hour will be broadcast on C-SPAN. WHAT: Special ... 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 Member Named to National Advisory Council on Aging

A major responsibility for the council is to review and make recommendations regarding grant applications. By Paul R. Pace, NASW News Staff – Vol. 54, No. 9, October 2009 NASW member W. June Simmons, CEO of the Partners in Care Foundation, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Aging. The council is among several national research advisory councils ... Read More »

Meeting with a Congressional Social Work Advocate

Betsy Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH Executive Director Yesterday I had the nice opportunity to meet informally with Congressman Ed Towns (D-NY) and three of his staff members. Congressman Towns is the lead sponsor of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act. He is also a staunch advocate for our profession, as he began his ... Read More »

NASW NH Chapter Executive Director attends Obama's Health Care Town Hall Meeting

As a professional social worker, educator, Executive Director of the NASW New Hampshire Chapter, and long-time advocate for universal health care, I was privileged to attend the President’s town hall meeting in Portsmouth, NH on August 11. I wasn’t sure what to expect as the high school where the event was held was surrounded by supporters and opponents carrying signs ... Read More »

Social Workers in the News: Social Worker Trains for Secret Service

The Washington Post’s recent article, “The Making of an Agent” featured social worker Krista Bradford as she trains as a secret service recruit. “Krista had just assessed a 4-year-old autistic girl. She told the girl’s mother to buy crayons and blocks, she later recalled. As a social worker, Krista was tired of rappelling into lives after they’d crumbled. She wanted ... Read More »

Social Workers in the News: Arizona State Legislature Representative and Social Worker Kyrsten Sinema

Video of Arizona State Legislature Representative and Social Worker Kyrsten Sinema talking about her new book with local media. Kyrsten Sinema serves as the Assistant Leader to the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives and represents central Phoenix in the Arizona Legislature. Now in her third term, she is the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and the ... Read More »

April’s Mom – Blogger Baby Hoax Writer Beccah Beushausen is NOT a professional social worker

Blogger Baby Hoax Writer Beccah Beushausen is NOT a professional social worker.  Social workers say she is a young woman in pain who needs professional help with her grief. In response to a June 12 article in the Chicago Tribune and a related Associated Press story about “April’s Mom”,  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-baby-hoax-12jun12,0,5601624.story, the National Association of Social Workers has confirmed that the ... Read More »