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Entries for 2008

Mar 01, 2008

Social Work Month provides an opportunity for social workers to highlight the essential role they play in alleviating some of America’s most difficult problems.  Through education, training and dedication, social workers provide assistance in many different areas of practice including health, aging, mental health, child welfare, cancer, end of life, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS and family violence.

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Feb 27, 2008

Congress is being asked to help the nation’s 600,000 professional social workers better serve families and communities in need.  U.S. Representative Edolphus Towns (D-NY) has introduced a bill that will establish a Social Work Reinvestment Commission to study policy issues associated with recruitment, retention, research and reinvestment in the profession of social work, and will support replicable programs of excellence throughout the country. 

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Feb 14, 2008

NASW applauds the introduction today of H.R. 5447, the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act by Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT).  This is a significant initiative which, if enacted, will enable the nation’s 600,000 professional social workers to better serve families and communities in need.

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