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Social workers still very much underpaid

Here is another response to the Social Work Reinvestment Act Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore Sun – August 25, 2008 Daphne McClellan and Elizabeth Clark’s column “It’s time for the givers to receive” (Commentary, Aug. 19) did an excellent job pointing out the need for Congress to support the Social Work Reinvestment Act. As a human resource professional in ... Read More »

NASW in Baltimore Sun: It’s time for the givers to receive

It’s time for the givers to receive By Daphne McClellan and Elizabeth Clark – The Baltimore Sun – 8/19/2008 Several times a week, Anita Mentzer encounters people who are struggling to keep an elderly family member safely at home. As a clinical social worker with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in Baltimore, she is on the front lines of a profession ... Read More »

Social Workers to Testify in Congress on the Role of Social Work in a Changing America

For Immediate Release July 28, 2008Contact: NASW Government Relations Elizabeth Franklin 202-408-8600 x537 efranklin@naswdc.org NASW Communications Gail Woods Waller 202-336-8236 gwaller@naswdc.org Healthy Families and Communities Subcommittee hearing on July 29 to examine how the nation’s social workers can best meet the changing needs of American families Washington—A Congressional hearing, “Caring for the Vulnerable: The State of Social Work in America,” ... Read More »

Important Video Message from NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark

Please take a moment to view an important video message from NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark regarding the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLaGCXjBC7g Send a letter to your U.S. Representative in support of H.R. 5447 by visiting http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/bills/?bill=11030061 Send a letter to your Senators in support of S. 2858 by visiting http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/bills/?bill=11274081 ... Read More »

2008 Medicare Bonus Incentive Program for Clinical Social Workers

Clinical Social Work Practice Update Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Senior Policy Associate June 2008 A quality reporting system for Medicare providers was established by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA). The program is known as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and was first implemented during the period of July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007. ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 2, 2008

News Source: Google News Series on child abuse was excellent, but portrayed social worke Post-Bulletin – Rochester, MN When child sexual abuse was torn out of the dark corners because a few brave women told their stories, social workers responded to the challenge and found … Not optimistic? Actions a gateway to happiness The Coloradoan – Fort Collins, CO Marcia ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 3, 2008

News Source: Google News Former Winnetka principal shares lessons learned from 1988 school … Chicago Tribune – United States Jennifer Dietzler, now a social worker, was a 3rd grader at Hubbard Woods the day of the shooting. She remembered that Streedain entered her classroom, … The Healing Power of Exercise: Four Workouts to let go of Sadness … HealthNewsDigest.com – ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – May 27, 2008

News Source:Google News School social workers help needy families Tampa Bay’s 10 – St. Petersburg, FL School social workers go shopping at OASIS (Outreach Assisting Students In Schools), a program that offers the basics for free. Volunteers help sort donated … Thousands of kids saved from drug environments San Diego Union Tribune By Kristina Davis These are scenes that social ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – May 12, 2008

News Source: Google News Competing House bills use databases to check workers’ legal status Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Milwaukee, WI The organization has about 60 employees and screens new hires through background checks and other databases to confirm the credentials of its social workers … HEAR THIS: Susan Dowd Stone Explains Men Also Suffer From … EmpowHer – Phoenix, AZ ... Read More »