Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW
Join NASW in observing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 and throughout the month. WEAAD raises awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and reaffirms our society's commitment to the principle of justice for all. Read this NASW Practice Alert to learn about the association's recent elder justice activities and how you can get involved in WEAAD and the elder justice movement. Find free resources and tools to enhance your work with, and on behalf of, older adults.
Celebrate Older Americans Month (OAM) with NASW this May and keep the momentum going in June. Use this new NASW Practice Alert to find free materials for this year's OAM theme, to read about NASW's recent advocacy in aging and engage with your Members of Congress, to learn about NASW professional development programs related to aging, and to find other aging-focused resources within and beyond NASW.
NASW Clinical Team
One of the most frequently asked questions from NASW
members is, “What is NASW doing to advocate for social
workers?” In response to this popular question, the clinical
team developed this advocacy booklet for members.
The Medicare open enrollment period ends on December 7, 2018. During this period, beneficiaries can review, compare, and switch their prescription drug (Part D) and health coverage. Use this new NASW Practice Alert to help beneficiaries with whom you work understand and navigate open enrollment.
NASW is working with the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the FrameWorks Institute on an initiative to reframe communications about elder abuse, thereby promoting effective social policy solutions that prevent and address the problem. Read this NASW member–only Practice Perspective to learn how to apply the Reframing Elder Abuse strategy in your own work and to obtain current information, tips, and resources about elder justice.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to protect the identity of beneficiaries. Read this Practice Alert for the latest information about the New Medicare Card initiative and to learn how you can help your clients obtain and use their cards.
This publication uses Emile Durkheim’s theory of suicide to understand suicidal distress and to identify circumstances that create suicide potential in the elderly.
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