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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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Mar 03, 2010

NASW is pleased to name Harold House as the 2009 Public Citizen of the Year for his vigorous advocacy on behalf of incarcerated juveniles with mental health disabilities.

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Mar 03, 2010

NASW is pleased to name S. Megan Berthold, LCSW, Ph.D., the 2009 Social Worker of the Year. Dr. Berthold is a dedicated therapist, providing service to refugee survivors of torture from around the world.

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Mar 03, 2010

Dr. Height is a renowned civil rights leader and has been a vital force in the struggle for human rights and equality.

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Mar 03, 2010

NASW is pleased to name Massachusetts State Representative Ruth Balser the 2009 Public Elected Official of the Year, honoring her dedication to social justice, health care, education and mental health issues.

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Mar 01, 2010

The first Social Work FilmFest to highlight films by and about social workers will be held March 4 in Washington, D.C. at Gallaudet University's Kellogg Conference Center.

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Dec 10, 2009

NASW today announced its support of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. NASW, representing nearly 150,000 social workers nationwide, strongly supports this historic legislation and urges the Senate to pass health care reform for Americans now. If passed, differences with a separate House version of health reform legislation will still need to be resolved.

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