Tag Archives: work

Monthly Series Engages Students, New Social Workers

By Alison Laurio Managing student debt; concerns about risk and liability; how to begin a job search; what is a social work license, and why is or isn’t it important?; and landing your dream social work job are topics many social work students and recent graduates are eager to find out more about. Now they can, thanks to a free ... Read More »

Summit Convenes Transdisciplinary Global Community With Focus on Co-Building an Eco-Social World

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By Paul R. Pace The world needs new policies, social contracts and practices that foster relationships and partnerships that build security and confidence for all people and promote the sustainability of the planet, say world social work leaders. The social work profession is an important stakeholder and partner for global action to further this commitment. To help set these goals ... Read More »

Learn the Facts About Dementia and How You Can Help

Dementia and Occupational Therapy - Home caregiver and senior adult woman

The belief that dementia is a normal part of the aging process is familiar. But it is not true. “It is a common misconception in society that it is something we should all expect and something that happens to almost everybody,” says Natalia Shtompel, PhD, MSW. “But it’s not the case.” Dementia is not a normal part of aging, she ... Read More »

What to know about grant writing and social work

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The NASW Specialty Practice Sections webinar, Words with Friends: The Nexus Between Grant Writing and Social Work, provides an overview of grant writing strategies and techniques with emphasis on the written narrative portion of proposals for funding. It is available on demand at the Social Work Online CE Institute. The presentation includes how grant writing fits within an agency’s larger resource development ... Read More »

Iowa Chapter opposes state attempt to deregulate licensing

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By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW chapters remain on alert after focused attempts to eliminate or alter licensing requirements for social workers and other professionals are on the rise. In one of the latest examples, NASW members and social workers turned out in force to voice opposition to a bill proposed by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican. It ... Read More »

Researchers tackle ‘smart decarceration’

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By Alison Laurio, News contributor The huge auditorium was filled with people from all over the country who had come to hear about one of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare’s grand challenges. They came from varied backgrounds — from social workers to lobbyists, said Melissa D. Grady, associate professor at Catholic University’s National School of Social ... Read More »

Webinars focus on cultural competence standards

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By Paul R. Pace, News staff We live in a time of considerable tensions related to differences of all kinds, says Carol Bonner, chairwoman of the NASW National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, or NCORED. “It is the responsibility, as social workers, to lead at all organizational and societal levels, and advocate for social justice, human dignity and human ... Read More »

Social workers weigh in on marijuana laws, policies

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By Alison Laurio, News contributor “Marijuana has lit up conversations and controversy across the country. It’s a hotly contested and complicated issue for states to weed through, and no doubt will remain high on legislative agendas for the foreseeable future,” the National Conference of State Legislatures says on one of its website’s “Deep Dive” issues pages. Voters passed eight marijuana-related ... Read More »

History shows importance of social work

Jane Addams, known as “The Mother of Social Work,” 
founded the U.S. Settlement House Movement in Chicago 
in the late 1800s. Addams and other social workers after her
 have led the way in developing social safety net programs

By Maren Dale, News contributor Today, social workers are part of the fabric of our nation, leading the march toward social justice, bringing our nation’s social problems to the public’s attention and serving in nearly every sector. Yet it was not long ago that many of the freedoms and rights Americans have today did not exist — and they would ... Read More »