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FTC Deadline Postponed: Red Flags Identity Theft Rule

The FTC has announced that enforcement of the new Red Flags Identity Theft Rule, scheduled to become effective August 1, 2009, has been delayed until November 1, 2009 to give the agency additional time to develop guidance for small businesses.  Health care practitioners are subject to the new requirements.  For more information see http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/07/redflag.shtm and https://www.socialworkers.org/ldf/legal_issue/2009/200906.asp Read More »

NASW Press Releases Child Custody Evaluations by Social Workers: Understanding the Five Stages of Custody

Press Release July 7, 2009 Washington DC – The NASW Press has released Child Custody Evaluations by Social Workers: Understanding the Five Stages of Custody, a first-of-its-kind book offering advice to professional social workers on how to conduct custody evaluations. Ken Lewis, PhD, wrote this guide defining the parameters of the five stages of child custody for social workers and ... Read More »

Video Message: The Future of Social Work

National Association of Social Workers Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH recorded this important message about the future of our profession and I hope you will take a moment to view this video. Social Work Reinvestment Act Send a Letter to Your Representative in Support Send a Letter to Your Senator in Support Read More »

New BSW Hospice and Palliative Credential Available May 1 – ACHP-SW

Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (CHP-SW) and Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW) The premier credentials for social workers in hospice and palliative care Developed jointly by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Designed by social work leaders in hospice and palliative care for social workers who ... Read More »

How will you celebrate Social Work Month 2009?

March is Social Work Month and that is a special time for the National Association of Social Workers.  We would love to know how social workers and social work students are celebrating Social Work Month 2009 at schools, in the workplace, or in their communities? Let us know your plans or about events you know of by leaving a comment. ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – February 11, 2009

SD Legislature committee refers social work bill USD Volante Online – Vermillion, SD As the Senate version of HB 1091, which would appropriate funds toward a master of social work degree program in higher education, Senate bill 72 will be … Hard times steer some toward social work The Post-Standard – Syracuse.com – Syracuse, NY Employment of social workers is ... Read More »

Press Release: 111th Congress Urged to Support Social Work Reinvestment

For Immediate Release February 3, 2009 Contact: Gail Woods Waller 202.336.8236 gwaller@naswdc.org Elizabeth Franklin 202.408.8600 x537 efranklin@naswdc.org 111th Congress Urged to Support Social Work Reinvestment New York Congressman Ed Towns Champions “Safety Net” Profession Washington, DC – Congress has reintroduced legislation to strengthen the social work workforce.The workforce, currently at 600,000 professionally trained members, is facing significant challenges including an ... Read More »

Social Workers Applaud Passing of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in Congress

NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark was honored to receive an invitation to the White House on Thursday January 29, 2009 to witness President Obama sign his first piece of legislation into law, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This historic legislation reverses the Supreme Court decision that limited women and other workers’ ability to sue for wage discrimination. The success ... Read More »

Evidence for Increasing Psychotherapy Fees

Clinical Social Work Practice Alert Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT January 2009 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes for psychotherapy are being considered for review to increase the work and practice expense values associated with reimbursement rates. Work values are based on the time and the required mental effort and judgment to perform a service, and the stress encountered due to ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 7, 2009

Source: Google News Veterans Seek Financial Help KFDA – Amarillo, TX … which we can help other veterans that do not meet the other benefit packages as a veteran,” said Maxine Brandon, VA Hospital’s Social Work Executive. … Study: Need for standardizing creds Iowa City Press Citizen – Iowa City, IA A University of Iowa survey of 1071 nursing homes ... Read More »