News Releases


NASW News Releases

Entries for 2010

Jul 14, 2010

The NCN Advisory Committee will identify ways to promote social work roles in television and film, position more social workers as consumer education experts, inform public policy debates with social work research, and increase interest among students about the social work profession.

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May 13, 2010

NASW is concerned with social work salary information from Payscale that is being quoted by Huffington Post and other news organizations.

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May 05, 2010

At the conclusion of the two-day meeting, attendees voted for 10 imperatives to advance the profession over the next 10 years.

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Apr 20, 2010

Dr. Dorothy I. Height was a renowned civil rights leader and a vital force in the struggle for human rights and equality in the United States for more than half a century.

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Apr 17, 2010

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation is proud to recognize Dr. Ronald W. Manderscheid, Ph.D., a mental health educator, program administrator and policy leader, with the 2009 Ruth Knee/Milton Wittman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health and Mental Health Policy.

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Apr 10, 2010

NASW Foundation is proud to present John E. (Jack) Hansan, Ph.D., ACSW, social worker and entrepreneur, with the 2009 International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award for Advancing the Public Understanding of the Social Work Profession.

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Apr 10, 2010

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation is proud to present Samira K. Beckwith, ACSW, LCSW, FACHE, a leader in hospice and healthcare services, with the 2009 Ruth Knee/Milton Wittman Award for Lifetime Achievement in Health and Mental Health Practice.

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Mar 25, 2010

The Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) hosted a think tank symposium, Hospice Social Work: Linking Policy, Practice, and Research, to identify current issues for hospice social work with the goal of creating an action plan for future policy and research. 

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Mar 16, 2010

There are people in every community who go above and beyond their regular work to make a significant difference in the lives of thousands. These advocates can come from any field, but many times they are professional social workers.  In recognition of these efforts, U.S. Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) have introduced a resolution into the Congressional Record that celebrates National Professional Social Work Month and World Social Work Day.

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Mar 15, 2010

Today, U.S. Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (NY-10), with the support of other professional Social Workers in Congress and national organization leaders, launched a Congressional Social Work Caucus and reintroduced the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (SWRA).

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