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The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released the second edition of "Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders."
NASW and its Texas Chapter have joined a friend-of-the-court brief that addresses probation sanctions issued in the name of protecting fetal health, and a ruling has been issued in a case involving the rights of incarcerated women to access abortion services, in which NASW filed a brief.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.