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Nov 15, 2008

Joan K. Parry, a former member of the NASW national Board of Directors, died Jan. 9 at her home La Jolla, Calif. She was 79.

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Nov 14, 2008

NASW's Political Action for Candidate Election, the political action arm of the association, is in the process of interviewing congressional candidates to determine whether they support NASW's legislative and policy goals, including the Social Work Reinvestment Initiative.

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Nov 13, 2008

NASW's National Social Work Public Education Campaign is moving forward in 2008, with plans to expand the reach of the new video "On Any Given Day, Social Workers Help," extend the use of print advertising materials and reach out to a broader array of journalists to encourage coverage of the value of social workers.

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Nov 10, 2008

Four major mental health associations in the United States - American Association of Pastoral Counselors, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association and the National Association of Social Workers -- have joined to support Give an Hour's efforts to provide free mental health services to returning troops and their families.

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Oct 17, 2008

Eight years after both countries signed the United Nations Millennium Declaration, which included a commitment to halve extreme poverty by 2015, little progress has been made.  In a 2007-08 UN report, Canada ranks 8th and the United States 17th   among the 19 developed countries in terms of the human poverty index. In 2006 in the United States, the official poverty rate was 12% of the population, while in Canada 11% of the population was poor as defined by a low-income cutoff after tax.

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Oct 08, 2008

NASW Foundation is pleased to announce that Carlton Munson, Ph.D., LCSW, has been awarded the Knee/Wittman Outstanding Achievement Award for his exemplary contributions to social work through health and mental health policy.

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Aug 25, 2008

NASW is pleased to honor Vendella Barnett, LCSW, BCD with the NASW Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to children and families and to the social work profession.  Ms. Barnett recently retired after 32 years of service to the Neighborhood Youth Association (NYA), an organization that brings the needs of disadvantaged and high-risk youth to the awareness of the community and provides them with programs, services and resources.

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Aug 25, 2008

NASW is delighted to name Elvia Krajewski-Jaime, MSW, Ph.D., the 2008 Social Worker of the Year.  Dr. Krajewski-Jaime is a dedicated advocate, committed to the needs of Latino and African American elderly and impoverished families with multicultural healthcare needs.

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Aug 25, 2008

NASW is pleased to name Los Angeles Controller Laura Chick the 2008 Public Elected Official of the Year, honoring her dedication to ensuring that the needs of city residents are met by quality and well-funded city programs.

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Aug 02, 2008

NASW is pleased to name Eric Alva as the 2008 Public Citizen of the Year for his courage in his military career and his advocacy for fellow military personnel who are gay.

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