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Social work school staff help with Philippine relief mission

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Staff from the University of Southern California School of Social Work performed the first phase of a relief mission in the Philippines to aid the survivors of a devastating typhoon that struck the region in November. Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, caused numerous deaths in portions of Southeast Asia. It ... Read More »

Kadushin recalled as a social work giant

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW Social Work Pioneer® Alfred Kadushin was a giant in social work, said NASW-Wisconsin Executive Director Marc Herstand. Kadushin was soft-spoken and gentle, Herstand said, but his impact on the social work profession was — and continues to be — enormous. Kadushin died on Feb. 5 at the age of 97. He was a Julia ... Read More »

Solomon receives Distinguished Career Achievement Award

Phyllis Solomon, a researcher and professor at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award at the 18th Annual Society for Social Work and Research conference in January. According to the school, Solomon has spent a lifetime dedicated to researching adults with severe mental illness and their families. As an ... Read More »

U.S. schools of social work strengthen global partnerships

By Paul R. Pace, News staff More than 200 million Chinese workers migrated from rural plantations to urban labor markets between 2000 and 2010, and the surge in economic growth has resulted in hardships for millions of people in the country. The Chinese government is depending on the social work profession to address these increasing social challenges by bolstering the ... Read More »

Virtual reality lab aids social work research

By Rena Malai, News staff Attending a virtual party might sound more like a video game experience than a sophisticated research tool. But according to Amy Traylor, assistant professor at the University of Alabama school of social work, virtual reality experiences can aid some types of social work research and treatment methods. “We know that people in a clinical setting ... Read More »

Veterinary Social Work: Emerging field joins two professions

By Laetitia Clayton, News staff Social workers who are animal lovers might find that veterinary social work offers the best of both worlds. Even though the practice has been around in one form or another for about 30 years, it’s still emerging as a recognized professional area of social work, said Elizabeth Strand, director of veterinary social work at the ... 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 »

The power of social work proven in South Carolina

The power of social work was proven in South Carolina as the NASW South Carolina Chapter celebrated the passage of a state’s bill against human trafficking (H. 3757), which was signed into law in June. The law is a victory for state social workers who championed the bill, working for the chapter’s Government Affairs Committee. Chapter Executive Director Carla Damron ... Read More »

Recognize 2010 Graduates with the Professional Social Worker Pin

Dear Social Work Student – Is your school using the Professional Social Worker pin to recognize graduating students? Ask your school to consider the silver-plated Professional Social Worker pin at commencement. Just $10 each for schools of social work, the pins distinguish Social Work from other programs on campus, and instill pride in the profession. All funds from the Social ... Read More »

University of Pittsburgh Conference: Race in America

Race in America June 6, 2010 Keynote speaker: Julian Bond, social activist; leader in the American Civil Rights Movement; politician; professor; and writer The University of Pittsburgh has set the stage for a solution-focused dialogue on race. Pitt’s School of Social Work and the school’s Center on Race and Social Problems will host Race in America: Restructuring Inequality, a national ... Read More »