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NASW Social Worker of the Year Leads Accessibility Efforts
Jacqueline “Jackie” Jackson, NASW Social Worker of the Year, is a lifelong activist for disability rights. She is passionate about making America fully accessible for all. As part of her Movement for Change Initiative, she invited leaders to spend the day rolling through their towns in a wheelchair in order to experience the many obstacles that people with disabilities encounter on a daily basis.
Read more about Jackie here.
Households with Adults with Disabilities Fall Behind Economically
A study published last year in
Social Work Research
(June 2010, Vol. 34, No. 2) showed that households with disabled adults have substantially lower income and net worth than those households without. The authors analyzed data from the
2001 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
to determine the extent of a disability-based net worth and income gap among U.S. households.
to access the article, “Assets and Income: Disability-based Disparities in the United States.”
Persons with HIV are Protected Under ADA
Currently, HIV-positive people are protected under the
Americans with Disabilities Act
. ADA gives federal civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities. It also guarantees equal opportunity in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. Recent court decisions and pending legislation may affect this protection of HIV-positive people against discrimination.
Learn more here about discrimination and HIV/AIDS.
ADA Anniversary in July
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 21 years ago, in July 1990.
NASW supports people who have disabilities in advocating for their rights. NASW is committed to alleviating any existing physical and attitudinal barriers that exist within the profession of social work as well as the community at large.
to read more about NASW’s position on supporting people with disabilities.
Social Work Speaks, 8th Edition, NASW Policy Statements, 2009-2011
, contains NASW’s policy statements on contemporary social issues, such as confidentiality and information utilization, disasters, hospice care, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, and more.
to learn more about this resource that can assist in developing
organizational responses to policy issues.
Coming December 2011
From the Lunchtime Series Webinars
Advocating for Inclusion and Independence: Ensuring the Rights of Clients with Disabilities
SOCIAL WORK DELEGATIONS
Travel to Brazil with NASW and Explore International Social Work— October 15-24, 2011
Across nations, there may be similarities in social problems, but the focus of concern can differ within borders and within cultures. Competency in social work today requires an understanding of the global context of human rights and social justice. Take this opportunity to explore international social work by traveling to Brazil with NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark October 15-24, 2011 as a member of the
People to People Social Work Delegation.
Build lasting partnerships with your peers overseas, network internationally while earning continuing education credits, enjoy immersive cultural experiences, and make a global impact. This delegation will specifically focus on the following topics of discussion throughout the trip:
Rights of women
Crime and prisoner reentry
Services for the aging
Structure of social work practice in Brazil
Violence against street children
Learn more here.
The Value of Dual Degrees
Social workers who are interested in moving into positions with more responsibility and greater leadership potential may benefit from holding dual degrees. Dual degrees increase flexibility and choices in the job market. Learn more about the value of dual degrees below:
The Medical Home Model: What Is It and How Do Social Workers Fit In?
Affordable Care Act of 2010 advances a systems-level manifestation of the medical home—the “accountable care organization (ACO),” a health care delivery model intended to promote shared accountability for improving patient care and controlling costs for a defined population. Social workers are well positioned to participate in these health delivery models and have shown their value in many of the medical home demonstration projects currently underway throughout the nation. NASW strongly recommends that professional social workers be included as ACO participants. Learn more below:
Report, Videocast Provide Child Welfare Supervisors Overview of Research on Supervision, Challenges, and Action Items
To further understanding of the complex and crucial role of supervisors in child welfare, the Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) of the National Association of Social Workers Foundation convened an invitational symposium, on November 18, 2010. The symposium highlighted the growing evidence that effective supervision is a critical component in addressing child welfare staff retention, organizational culture and climate, culturally competent practice, transmission of evidence-based practices, and child and family outcomes. It also highlighted the broad array of challenges that today’s child welfare supervisors face in performing their roles.
Supervision: The Safety Net for Front-Line Child Welfare Practice,
June 21 Cyber-Seminar on LIVESTRONG’S Community Impact Project and SuperSibs! Program Available Online
If you missed the June 21, 2011, cyber-seminar,
LIVESTRONG’s Community Impact Project: An Innovative Approach to Dissemination, you can access it now online and join seminar discussions. The seminar highlights LIVESTRONG’s Community Impact Project (CIP) and explores the dissemination of one of its 2010 CIP survivorship programs, , which offers support for the siblings of cancer patients. SuperSibs!
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Online Training Center Offers Courses at Reduced Rates to NASW Members
NASW’s online training center for social workers—the Professional Education and Training Center—offers webinars, webcasts, podcasts, and presentations at substantially discounted rates to NASW members. Course content ranges from introductory overviews to advanced clinical content. All courses offered are NASW accredited. Click here to access the Center and initial course offerings.
Manage Your Professional Image Online. Earn 1.0 CE Credits
Course Available at Discounted Rates to NASW Members
NASW Professional Education and Training Center
Having an online presence is an excellent way to promote your practice, professional expertise, or services offered by your organization. However, there can be pitfalls that can compromise your professional standing. This course addresses internet concerns such as professional boundaries, balancing risk with opportunities, and privacy. Learn more about this course here. NASW members: $25; nonmembers: $35.
Topics for New Webinar Season Selected
Topics for the 2011-2012 Lunchtime Series and Specialty Practice Sections webinars have been selected. Both webinar series will start in the fall (around October) and go through June 2012. Below are just some of the upcoming webinar topics:
Lunchtime Series Webinars
Conscience Clause/Denying Services
Ensuring the Rights of Clients with Disabilities
Domestic Violence Within Communities of Color
Essentials for Professional Development Plans
Conversion from DSM-IV to DSM-V
Specialty Practice Sections Webinars
Police Social Work
Women, Families, and Incarceration
Documentation and Recordkeeping in Clinical Social Work Practice
Serving the Educational Needs of Children in Foster Care
Code of Ethics and the Non-Social-Work or Host Setting
Earn CE Credit via the NASW Webinar Archives
Audio recordings and transcripts of past NASW Lunchtime Series and Specialty Practice Sections webinars are available online. You will earn the full CE credit for each completed webinar when you pass the online post-test. Start earning CE credit today.
New Evidence-Based Training Modules Available for Social Workers. Earn CE Credits Today
NASW is pleased to be included as an affiliated organization in support of the Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice (EBBP) project and has approved the course content for continuing education credits for the social work profession.
Sponsored by the National Institute of Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, the EBBP project creates training resources to help bridge the gap between behavioral health research and practice. Professionals from the major health disciplines are collaborating to learn, teach, and implement EBBP. Seven modules are available for CE credit: The EBBP Process, Searching for Evidence, Introduction to Systematic Reviews, Critical Appraisal, Randomized Controlled Trials, Shared Decision-Making with Individual Clients, and Collaborative Decision-Making with Communities.Visit the
EBBP Training Portal to launch the modules and earn CEs today!
RISK MANAGEMENT, ETHICS, AND LEGAL RESOURCES
SPS Bulletin on Social Worker Safety and Violence Now Available
NASW SPS Members OnlyThe new issue of the Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) bulletin,
InterSections in Practice, is now available online. SPS members can earn 3.0 CE credits by reading it and passing the online post-test. The new issue addresses social worker safety, abuse, and violence. Log in here to access the bulletin.
NOT AN SPS MEMBER?
You can learn more about SPS and join instantly online by clicking here. SPS offers members practice resources, newsletters, and free CE webinars throughout the year. Members also have access to the SPS webinar archives. Join today. Skinny Revisited: Rethinking Anorexia Nervosa and Its Treatment
This new publication offers a thorough overview and etiological explanation of anorexia as an eating disorder. It presents a successful treatment model that teaches how to engage an anorexic in such a way as to encourage eating and provides clinical cases that demonstrate the use of the "language of the anorexic" as a treatment intervention. Click here to learn more about this book. To receive the NASW member discount price, place your order by phone at 800.227.3590 and refer to member discount code MBEN10. Discount cannot be used on online orders.
NASW NEWS Available 24/7 is the official newspaper of NASW and offers in-depth news and features on developments in social work practice, public policy, U.S. legislation and regulations, and social research. You can access the current issue, as well as past issues, NASW NEWS online 24/7. All you need to access these issues is your NASW username and password.
SCHOLARSHIPS, RESEARCH, AND PUBLIC EDUCATION
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Receive a Free Professional Social Worker Pin
The National Social Work Public Education Campaign helps increase awareness and understanding of the social work profession. You will receive a complimentary Professional Social Worker Pin with your tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, or more to the Campaign. Donate here.
Professional Liability Insurance
As a social worker, you’re exposed to many potential malpractice lawsuits. NASW Assurance Services’ professional liability insurance allows you to tailor flexible coverage options to meet your specific needs. Apply now with no risk. For additional information, call 800.421.6694 or visit NASW Assurance Services today.
Secure Your Family’s Future with Term Life Coverage Amounts up to $500,000
NASW Assurance Services offers you affordable Term Life insurance options in increments of $1,000 that give you the flexibility to customize an amount that’s just right for you and the ones you love. Visit
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Additional Cash Benefits for You, Just When You May Need It Most
Being hospitalized can be unexpected, and, unfortunately, so can the bills. NASW Assurance Services’ Hospital Income Protection Plan is designed to help NASW members be prepared for the unexpected—by paying you $240 a day for every day you are hospitalized. That’s cash paid directly to you to use any way you choose. Visit
NASW Assurance Services or call 866.591.8267 for more information about this very affordable plan.
Emergency Assistance During Travel
Emergency Assistance Plus (EA+) is a travel assistance product that provides valuable and reassuring medical assistance if you get sick or hurt while traveling away from home in the United States or abroad. It also includes medical evacuation, assistance for companions or pets, auto retrieval, and travel assistance. Available to NASW members and their families, EA+ offers a 24-hour year-round toll-free number to call for help when it’s needed most, no matter where you are in the world. For questions or enrollment assistance,
click here or call 877.318.9605. Services are provided by On Call International and the program is administered by AGIA, Inc.
Purchase Publications at Discounted Member Rates
NASW membership saves you 10% on NASW Press publications. Learn more and do more with NASW Press scholarly journals, books, and reference works. Browse our publications at NASWPress.org. To receive your discount, place your order by phone at 800.227.3590 and refer to member discount code MBEN10. Discount cannot be used on online orders. For information on other NASW member discounts, click here.
Receive 30% Off Dorland Health Resource Directories
Stay current on resources in your practice area. NASW members receive a 30% discount on the following Dorland Health Directories:
Case Management Resource Guide, The National Directory of Adult & Senior Services, The National Directory of Children, Youth & Families Services, and The National Directory of Mental Health & Addiction Services. Make your search for essential resources effortless by using these go-to sources. For more information and member discount codes, click here.
Earn a Free Night at Choice Hotels ® This Summer
Stay two separate times at a Choice Hotel, with the second stay between May 19 and August 11, 2011, and you can earn one free night.
Click here for details and terms and conditions.
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