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A November item on new treatment tools issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help clients with dual substance abuse and anger problems gave an incorrect telephone number for requesting the free tools. The correct number is (800) 729-6686.


2003 NASW Election Slate
The NASW National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification was meeting at press time to adopt a slate of candidates for the association's spring 2003 election. The slate will be published in the NASW News in February 2003.

Persons considered for the slate, but not nominated, may be added by petition. Petitions are due at the NASW national office by Feb. 10, 2003. Rules for submission are stated in NASW's bylaws Article IX.B.2.e.

Tax Notice
Members who qualify to deduct membership dues payments from income taxes should note the following:

For tax year 2002, 13.78 percent of the annual NASW dues payment is not deductible. The percentage is based on the amount of association lobbying activity in 2002.

For tax planning purposes, the nondeductible portion of the NASW dues payment to be made in tax year 2003 is 10.68 percent.


Vol. 48, No. 1, January 2003



From the Director
Pioneers Hold Key to Our Legacy

By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW

Users May Not Respond to Traditional Models
'Club Drugs' Pose Treatment Challenges
There is evidence that the use of club drugs has been increasing.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

GOP Victories Shift Agenda on Hill
NASW is bipartisan, but the two parties' agendas are markedly different.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Rodriguez Chairs Caucus
The caucus is dedicated to advancing issues affecting Hispanic Americans.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Paul Wellstone Remembered
The senator "married community organization to electoral politics."

Job-Search Tool Gets New Features
NASW members and employers will benefit from resumes on file.

Member Aids Anthrax-Affected Workers
"Bioterrorism is new territory for social work as a profession."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Grant Targets Oncology

End-of-Life Project Underwritten
Practice standards for end-of-life care will be developed.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Mental Health System Said 'In Shambles'
"Something is terribly wrong with the mental health system."
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Insurance Refunds Are Increased

Foundation Receives $300,000
The Chans surprise the Foundation with additional funds.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Sniper Stress Built Gradually
Social Workers Saw Their Own Anxiety Grow
"It is only through normalizing the response that you nurture people's resiliency."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Longtime Staffer Jock Lane Dies at 48
This national office staff member was well known for her work in chapter services.

Teed Bequeaths Funds
Teed was one of the first members to be awarded NASW credentials.

Chapter May Reap $153,000 From State Bill
"There was momentum to find some source of revenue to increase services."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Legal Fund Backs Four New Cases, HIPAA Project
The grants support members' legal cases and a HIPAA education program.

Social Work Gala Slated For March 13
"We want to celebrate the proud tradition of child welfare social work."

NASW An International Crossroads

Social Work in the Public Eye

Letters to the Editor


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