Tag Archives: youth

NASW webinar focuses on Trauma Informed Assessments

By Rena Malai, News staff The Lunchtime Series webinar “Use of Trauma Informed Assessments of Youth entering the Juvenile Justice System” explores the impact of early childhood trauma on juvenile justice involvement. The webinar  also  discusses the need for social workers to become trauma informed and to use a range of assessments that help determine exposure to adverse childhood experiences. ... Read More »

Court ruling supports NASW friend of the court brief

The New Jersey Supreme Court in September ruled in favor of requiring greater specificity from prosecutors when they seek to waive youth into the adult criminal court system. The ruling is a victory for NASW and other organizations that joined in filing an amicus brief in the case State in the Matter of V.A. The brief, which was led by ... Read More »

White House Announces Significant Change in Immigration Policy

President Obama announced important news on the issue of immigration about which the social justice and human rights community, including NASW, is excited. As reported today by most major media outlets: “The Obama administration announced on Friday that it would no longer seek the deportation of most young illegal immigrants, a significant policy shift with potentially major electoral implications. The ... Read More »

Gary Bailey on Global Youth Unemployment

Gary Bailey, the President of the International Federation of Social Workers and a Professor at Simmons College, recently took part in a television panel on global youth unemployment on Chinese television. Click here to listen. Panel Discussion: Gary Bailey, the President of the International Federation of Social Workers and a Professor at Simmons College. Ann Herbert, the Director of the ... Read More »

Social Workers Support Children and Youth in Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness on the plight of children and youth in the foster care system. There are approximately 424,000 in foster care because their own families are in crisis and are unable to provide for their essential well-being. Nearly 30,000 young people age out of the foster care system each year. Social workers play critical roles in the lives of all of these vulnerable children and families. The National Association of Social Workers, with Casey Family Programs and other partner organizations, underscore the important work of social workers and the increasing need for a safe, stable and nurturing environment for children during National Foster Care Month. Read More »

State Toolkit – New Health Care Law Provisions for Young Adults

Getting Covered is a campaign to inform young adults and their families about the provision in the new health care law that allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until age 26. This provision is important. It has the potential to cover over 2 million of our nation’s 18.9 million uninsured young adults. And it will ... Read More »

Social Workers and Lambda Legal Partner to Better Serve Out of Home Youth

For Immediate Release June 9, 2008 Contact: Allison Nadelhaft 202-336-8228 anadelhaft@naswdc.org Social Workers and Lambda Legal Partner to Better Serve Out of Home Youth Washington – The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) and Lambda Legal have partnered to improve out of home care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Tides Foundation provided the grant ... Read More »

A Social Worker Treats His Mugger Right

Visit NPR Online to Listen to the LIVE interview with Julio Diaz. Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner. But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a ... Read More »

Social Workers Support Hospice Foundation of America’s 2008 National Bereavement Teleconference

For Immediate Release March 31, 2008 Contact Amber Moore 202-336-8277 or amoore@naswdc.org WASHINGTON— The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in collaboration with other national, state and community organizations, supports the Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) National Bereavement Teleconference-Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents on April 16, 2008. HFA’s 2008 Teleconference will focus on the experience of grieving children and ... Read More »