Entries for 2015

Jan 03, 2015

NASW student member Scott Luetgenau is the co-founder of the Collegiate Recovery Community at North Carolina State University. The program helps students with drug and alcohol addiction, and it has been selected for a $10,000 grant from the Stacie Mathewson Foundation, which focuses on addiction recovery and prevention for young people. According to an article in the Technician Online — which reaches the university’s campus audience — about 500 students at the school are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Luetgenau says he got involved in the Collegiate Recovery Community when he began dealing with personal rea...

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Jan 02, 2015

If someone wakes up at 2 a.m. and can’t sleep because they’re upset about something, help may not be too far away, says Frederic Reamer, an expert in social work ethics. Technology has made this possible, he says. “It’s pretty much a guarantee that someone can reach out, 24/7, 365 days a week, and there will be a social worker somewhere who can help,” says Reamer, a professor at the Rhode Island College School of Social Work who gave a presentation called “The Interface of Ethics and Technology” at NASW’s national conference in July. He also spoke on the same topic at the association’s ...

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Jan 01, 2015

For more than a century, social workers have led efforts to fortify the fabric of American society and strengthen our nation’s social safety net. For 60 years, through the might of our members, NASW has fueled the profession’s efforts to build a better world. Today, our nation faces numerous social challenges that require the innovative problem-solving that social workers are in the business of providing. However, many social workers are concerned that our ability to continue advancing our nation’s social welfare could be significantly compromised if Congress and the White House aren’t attuned to — and urged ...

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