Tag Archives: work

Nutrition plays role in mental well-being

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social work has a long history of helping prevent food insecurity by supporting programs that supplement diet and nutritional needs of low-income families and single adults. However, growing research shows an important connection food security and nutrition play not only in physical health, but also mental health, social workers say. One example is the ... Read More »

CRISP launches student advisory council ‘YSocialWork’

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy, or CRISP, has launched its own student advisory council and is using the slogan and hashtag “YSocialWork” in its campaign to engage social work students and young professionals in promoting the value of the profession. The Student Advisory Council aims to be a bridge among ... Read More »

New $350,000 grant to aid AIMS model study

By Paul R. Pace, News staff A new grant will aid the study of a social work intervention with clients in primary care settings. Current literature is lacking in studies that show differential impact of social work interventions on quality of life, health and health care outcomes, said NASW member Victoria Rizzo, co-principal investigator of the Ambulatory Integration of Medical ... Read More »

Voting rights march ends with D.C. rally

By Paul R. Pace, News staff In 1965 people gave their lives for the right to vote, said Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the National NAACP. “We need to protect the right to vote in 2015,” Brooks told a cheering crowd outside the nation’s capital on Sept. 16. The event marked a final rally and advocacy day for ... Read More »

Social workers discuss criminal justice reform

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW member Sammy Rangel has cumulatively spent about 16 years in prison throughout his life, mainly for charges related to theft and violence. Rangel, who originally is from Chicago, said he started getting into trouble with the law at age 11. He repeatedly ran away from home, and joined a gang — eventually becoming its ... Read More »

Voice Awards focus on suicide prevention

By Rena Malai, News staff Hollywood’s star shone on social work at the 10th annual Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Voice Awards, held in August in Los Angeles. The theme this year focused on suicide prevention, and film directors, writers, actors and producers joined social work professionals and educators at the University of California-Los Angeles Royce Hall for ... Read More »

Social workers share benefits of membership

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The power of unity is one reason, social workers say, belonging to NASW is important to them. From developing the NASW Code of Ethics and professional standards for care to advocating for social justice and services for those in need, NASW’s history shows membership matters. This month marks the association’s 60th anniversary. With that ... Read More »

NASW celebrates 60th anniversary

By Paul R. Pace, News staff In honor of its six decades, NASW will host a 60th Anniversary Forum on Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C. Invited social work leaders will not only celebrate the past but also look to the future needs of the profession by participating in several interactive panels and roundtable discussions. The morning panel presentations will be ... Read More »

NASW joins Jimmo Implementation Council

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW has joined a multidisciplinary group of health care leaders, legal experts and consumer advocates charged with improving access to care for Medicare beneficiaries as a result of the 2013 Jimmo v. Sebelius settlement. The Jimmo Implementation Council, convened by the Center for Medicare Advocacy with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, held ... Read More »

School social workers relevant to student well-being, success

By Rena Malai, News staff A school social worker is generally employed to help students academically and behaviorally, so they can succeed in the classroom and beyond. But the role goes beyond that, as school social workers can wear many hats, said Sharon Dietsche, a senior practice associate at NASW. “A school social worker in this position may help a ... Read More »