Tag Archives: work

Training important for safety on the job

By Rena Malai, News staff Larry Betcher knows firsthand the danger a social worker can encounter on the job, as one of his clients once flashed a butcher knife at him during an at-home visit. This is one reason safety training is so important for social workers, said Betcher, an NASW board member. “Social workers work with a wide range ... Read More »

Association of Social Work Boards names Monahan as executive director

NASW News social work spotlight: The Association of Social Work Boards announced that Mary Jo Monahan has been selected to serve as its new executive director. Monahan served on the national board of directors of NASW from 1998 to 2001 and was president of the NASW Florida Chapter from 1988 to 1990. Monahan, formerly vice president of operations at Matthews ... Read More »

HRSA grants to help build social work profession

By Rena Malai, News staff The Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded 24 schools of social work and psychology with grants totaling $9.8 million. The grants, through the Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants Program, were  made possible by the Affordable Care Act. According to HHS, mental ... Read More »

National Professional Social Work Month Theme Chosen for 2013

Social workers believe that helping people navigate difficult environments, while respecting their innate strengths, improves lives. With that in mind, NASW announced the 2013 National Professional Social Work Month theme as “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy.” Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the ... Read More »

NPR Ads to Promote Social Work Month

March is National Professional Social Work Month where the theme for 2012 is “Social Work Matters.” In an effort to spread the message to the general public about the value of the profession, promotional announcements about social workers will air on National Public Radio starting in March. “The NPR audience is comprised of more than 20 million daily listeners who ... Read More »

NASW Supports Push to Help Families Meet Caregiving Obligations

Today the President’s Middle Class Task Force released its annual report with significant recommendations that would provide support for families.   Chaired by Vice-President Joe Biden with social worker Dr. Jared Bernstein serving as Executive Director, recommendations were categorized in the following four areas: Protecting Workers and Creating Middle Class Jobs Retirement Security Balancing Work and Family Responsibilities Pathways to the ... Read More »