Tag Archives: students

NASW supports bill to help homeless students

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Cynthia Fernan came to Capitol Hill on a chilly January morning and informed federal lawmakers that she is an employed 19-year-old student from the Focus Learning Academy Southwest in Columbus, Ohio. “I am also a couch surfer,” she said. Fernan is homeless and has been for a few years. She relies on social media ... Read More »

Program links social work policy practitioners, students

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Reading about social welfare policy from a textbook is one way to learn, but hearing about it from the people who actually do the work is an added benefit, say social work students. NASW, the Council on Social Work Education, the Coalition on Human Needs, and Sunny Harris Rome, a professor at the George ... Read More »

Exploring linkages between school climate, behavioral norms, social supports, and academic success

How are the school-lives and success of students affected by environmental factors? What factors in a child’s environment are likely to have the most impact on learning and behavior? In the December issue of Social Work Research, Laura M. Hopson, PhD, MSSW, Kathryn S. Schiller, PhD, and Hal A. Lawson, PhD, published their findings in a study on environmental factors’ ... Read More »

Give An Hour Celebration of Service & Student Conference

Give an Hour, as the lead activation partner for the health pillar of the Got Your 6 Campaign, is proud to announce a Celebration of Service, two days of inspiring events to be held in New York City, June 2-3, 2013, which will inaugurate its program to educate, by June of 2014, 100,000 graduate students in mental health disciplines on ... Read More »

MSW students visit NASW as part of curriculum

By Rena Malai, News staff A group of MSW students from the University of Southern California School of Social Work visited the NASW national office in March to learn more about the social work profession. The students are enrolled in Child Development and Social Policy at USC, and spent a week in Washington, D.C., as a part of their class ... Read More »

MSW students lobby to stop practice of juvenile solitary confinement

By Rena Malai, News staff North Koreans used solitary confinement as a way to break down U.S. prisoners of war during the Korean War, broadcast journalist Ted Koppel said recently on “Rock Center with Brian Williams.” Koppel’s report highlighted 17-year-old James Stewart, an incarcerated juvenile who committed suicide after being placed in solitary confinement. Isolation was used as psychological torture ... Read More »

Grant will support training for 25 WVU graduate students

A $476,000 federal grant will help support efforts to expand mental health treatment for three groups considered at-risk in West Virginia — children, active-duty service members and military veterans. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. It funds implementation of the Integrated Mental and Behavioral Health Training Program within the ... Read More »

Illinois jobs summit aims to prepare social work students

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social work leaders and educators and human services agencies in Illinois are on a mission to better prepare the state’s social work students for a challenging job market. The NASW Illinois Chapter and the Illinois Association of Deans and Directors hosted a Social Work Jobs Summit in early 2012, and participants are busy collecting ... Read More »

School Challenges: How Parents Can Help

When school beckons after the lazy days of summer, how can parents help their children adjust to the change in a healthy way? WALA-TV-FOX10 in Mobile, Ala., sought the advice of Tabitha Olzinski, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in child development. Olzinski noted the difficulties parents face in gauging how their children deal with school issues. “We don’t ... Read More »

State Toolkit – New Health Care Law Provisions for Young Adults

Getting Covered is a campaign to inform young adults and their families about the provision in the new health care law that allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until age 26. This provision is important. It has the potential to cover over 2 million of our nation’s 18.9 million uninsured young adults. And it will ... Read More »