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The "NASW Foundation" column in the July NASW News incorrectly stated that 2002-2003 Education and Research Awards recipients would be reported in the September News. The report is scheduled for the October News.

Leaders Sought

Vol. 48, No. 8, September 2002


From the President
Voluntarism Since Sept. 11
By Terry Mizrahi, MSW, Ph.D.

*NASW National Awards Announced
The awards are NASW's highest honors.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

*Mental Health Commission Told of Barriers
There is optimism that positive change will result from the commission's work.

*Credentials' Recognition on the Rise
Some social workers will be exempt from licensing examinations.

By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

*Sept 11th Anxiety Makes Hard Job Harder
Facing Clients' Fears, and Their Own Sept. 11

By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

*Profession Boosts Its International Profile
The NASW delegation helped develop global standards for social work.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

*School Practice, Continuing Ed Standards Revised
NASW is working to make standards more uniform and to have each revised every five years.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

*Clark Deplores Inequities in TANF
Fewer African American TANF recipients received work-related subsidies.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

*New York Licensing Finally Becomes Law
The union alliance added clout to bring the bill to a vote.

*Licensure Expanded in Hawaii
Bachelor's-level and clinical tiers are added to the state's licensing. 

*Endowment Enables Endowment Jobs
The Board of Education voted to allocate $1.5 million for 10 school social work and 10 school nurse positions.

*Organizers Trained to Turn Out Voters
"The most important skill is knowing how to communicate."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff 

*Trust Increases Student Malpractice Limits
Most social work field-placement students must have coverage.

*Cultural Competence Is Focus of Hearing
Materials on NASW's cultural competence standards go to a legislative committee.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

*Competence Standards Training Spreads Word
The standards are part of an ongoing effort.

*Member Sanctioned in Two Cases
Sanctions in Force

New @
*Web Site Offers Search Capabilities
Users can search for keywords, exact phrases, and clinical social workers.
*Annual Report Now Available Online
Publication on the Web avoids space constraints and allows easy updating.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

*Lesbian Second-Parent Adoption Backed
Gays' parenting skills are comparable to those of heterosexuals, the brief says.
*Same-Sex Sodomy Law Unconstitutional
The law violates privacy rights and equal protection, the court finds.

*Moya Atkinson Retires

*The Board Takes Action June 2002

*Social Work in the Public Eye

*Letters to the Editor


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NASW President: Terry Mizrahi, MSW, Ph.D.
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