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A September story on recognition of NASW's credentials misidentified a group that approves of the association's case management credentials. The group is the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. It also approves of credentials offered by groups other than NASW.

A caption on a Delegate Assembly photo collage in October misidentified Barbara Shank's home state. It is Minnesota.


No News
NASW News is not published in December. The deadline for January 2003 News advertising is Nov. 27, 2002.

Holiday Closing
The NASW national office will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25, 2002, through Jan. 1, 2003.

Substance Abuse, Anger Are Tools' Dual Targets
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment has issued two new treatment tools to help clients with dual substance abuse and anger problems. Both are free.

Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual is a 12-week intervention manual social workers can use to teach anger management techniques in a group setting. Topics include the anger cycle, conflict resolution, assertiveness skills and anger control plans. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 02-3661.
Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: Participant Workbook includes an explanation of core concepts, worksheets and home assignments for use by groups. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 02-3662.

To order free copies:
(800) 729-6686; CSAT Web site at


Vol. 47, No. 10, November 2002



From the President
Assembly: View From the Podium
By Terry Mizrahi, MSW, Ph.D.

Meeting Boosts Welfare Reform Effort
Sen. Clinton "seemed to value our expertise, not just our commitment," Mizrahi says.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Members Can Edit Personal Data Online
Changing personal data in membership records online is a simple process.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Faith-Based Initiatives Discussed
"Compassion without competency is a problem," Clark says.

NASW Works to Keep Reporters Accurate
Educating Media on the 'Social Worker'

Most of the thousands of stories about social workers are positive.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Specialty Section Leaders Convene
Each section will have its own Web site.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Legal Trust Changes Name, Aids 2 Members
Case-support grants of $5,000 are awarded for two members' legal cases.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Information on HIPAA Is on Web

Commission Eyes Evidence-Based Practice
NASW brings a social work perspective to the roundtable held by the mental health policy body.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Need for Social Work in Aging Said Rising
The Senate hearing also examines a GAO report on care under Medicaid.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Nonviolent Solution Backed on Iraq
"The human, social, and economic costs of war are immense," the letter says.

Hill Fellow Recognized by the Board

Strategy Is Set for Research Center Push
The ANSWER coalition will focus on key Republican members of Congress.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Recruitment Center Bill Vetoed
Would Have Created Agency to Lure Social Workers
The state's fiscal problems doomed prospects for the social work bill.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Court Rules on NASW-Supported Cases
The Ohio Supreme Court rules in two cases involving gay and transgender issues.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Delaware Chapter's Loretta Robb Retires
Robb worked to improve the state's social work licensing law.

Social Work in the Public Eye

Letters to the Editor


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