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From the President
Honoring and Helping Veterans
By Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

Helping Parents Make a Difficult Journey
Families of Seriously Ill Children Support Each Other
Social workers find work with seriously ill children challenging but rewarding.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

New Stamp Promotes Profession
The stamps feature images from NASW's public education campaign.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Oprah Ad Highlights Help for Veterans
Ads began running monthly in the 3-million-subscriber magazine in September.

Making a Splash in L.A.

Black Caucus Meeting Includes Social Work
Group leaders encouraged dialogue as well as ways to put goals into motion.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

REACH Working to End Disparities
So far, REACH has been established in 40 communities across the U.S.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Ethics Meeting Endorses Education on Code
A major focus was how the code can be better employed to advance the profession.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Aging Care Group Backs Credentials
NASW offers two certifications in case management.

Support of Social Work Research Honored
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research opened in 1995.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Grant Supports Conference on Reentry
The conference will help practitioners with discharge planning for prisoners.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Pay, Mitigation Briefs Filed
The cases involve pay discrimination and a death penalty sentence.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW Joins Adherence Initiative
Partial adherence to medication regimens is a problem in the treatment of schizophrenia.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Lifetime Achievement Recognized
NASW Foundation's Knee/Wittman Award Goes to Allen-Meares
Allen-Meares is dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

The Board Takes Action, Sep. 2006

Board Attends NOW Awards Gala
NASW was recognized as a supporter of NOW's gala.

Genetic Alliance Celebrates 20th Year, Honors Weiss
Weiss founded the organization that brings together experts in genetics.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NYC Chapter Aids 10 Latino MSW Students
The scholarships were awarded to help address the needs of the growing Latino community.

40 Years With the Trust

Social Work in the Public Eye

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NASW President:
Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

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Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW

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