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Social work and child welfare experts from around nation on Thursday briefed lawmakers and Congressional staff on the strong correlation between poverty and child abuse and neglect. The briefing was timely, considering U.S. poverty levels have risen in the past six years and January 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty.
NASW today announced the four recipients of its 2013 national awards program. The awards are given for the Social Worker of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Public Citizen of the Year, and Public Elected Official of the Year.
The webinars for the 2012-13 season will cover 11 specialty practice areas, including aging, mental health, social work and the courts, child welfare, administration/supervision and private practice.
Laura Lein, dean and professor of social work at the University of Michigan, testified June 5 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
The Ruth Fizdale Program underwrites research projects that link practice and policy issues with relevant social issues.
The Gosnell Scholarships are awarded for one academic year to students who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or a special affinity for American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations.
The Lyons Scholarships are awarded to Master of Social Work candidates who express an interest in or work with the African American community through practice in health or mental health services.
The Aron Fellowship provides partial support for doctoral students who are engaged in dissertation research in health care policy and practice.
The Blackey Fellowship provides partial support to social work doctoral candidates who are engaged in dissertation research in welfare policy and practice.
On Saturday, August 24, 2013, social workers joined tens of thousands of other Americans to recognize and commemorate one of the most important mass expressions of social consciousness in this country’s history—The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.