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The new clinical private practice reference guide covered in an October story is a revision of NASW's 1991 guidelines. The separate Standards for the Practice of Clinical Social Work, last revised in 1989, are available to members on NASW Online.


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NASW News is not published in December. The January 2004 News advertising deadline is Nov. 24, 2003.


Holiday Closing

The NASW national office will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25, 2003, through Jan. 1, 2004.


NASW Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

American Indian Heritage Month


Delegate Assembly Call to Meeting

NASW President Gary Bailey in November will issue the Official Call to Meeting for the 2005 Delegate Assembly, the association's highest policymaking body. The call is being sent earlier than for previous Delegate Assemblies in order to give members and delegates more time to develop new policy statements and revise automatically referred policies. The Assembly will meet July 21-23, 2005.

Several innovations will be used for this Assembly:

All communications will be electronically generated (e-mail, Web, listservs, etc.).

A 2005 Delegate Assembly Web page will be created. All relevant materials will be posted there for the duration of the process.

All aspects of policy revision and development will be conducted online. Proposals' abstracts will be linked to the Delegate Assembly Web page, and an interactive feature will allow delegates and members to add comments regarding revisions.

The proposed and revised policy statements, bylaws revisions and program-priority goals will not be published in NASW News, but will be placed on the Web page. Members and delegates will vote for program-priority goals online.

All hearing panels will be conducted online.

Voting at the Assembly will be done electronically.

The timelines for developing and submitting proposed policy statements on professional, social and organizational issues and proposed program-priority goals for 2006-2009 will be placed on the Web site along with specific guidelines.

Rebecca Cline, NASW national Board of Directors representative for Region VII, chairs the Delegate Assembly Planning Task Force.

Contact the following Chapter Services staff at NASW's national office: Eural Davis, Manager, (202) 336-8375 or (800) 638-8799, ext. 375; Sue Jashinsky, Senior Chapter Relations Associate, (202) 336-8266 or (800) 638-8799, ext. 266.

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From the President
Embracing 'Radical Social Work'
By Gary Bailey, MSW

Forensic Field Broader Than Most Think
Sentencing Mitigation Part, But Not All, of Practice
"Many in the field don't even know" they are practicing forensic social work.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Social Work Month 2004 Drive Starting
A toolkit provides a resource for outreach efforts, designed for use year-round.

Process Is Approved for Presidential Nod
The selection procedure ensures that NASW's diverse elements have input.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Candidates Queried on Child Welfare
Forum sponsorship is part of the child welfare initiative.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Senate Report Backs Social Work Research
The appropriations bill was in a House-Senate conference committee at press time.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Profession's Violence-Prevention Role Explored
Agendas of Social Work, Centers for Disease Control Seen as Being Complementary
NASW's family violence policy statement was among the materials given to participants.

Accident Insurance Plan Added
The National Safety Council reports someone disabled every 1.5 seconds by accidental injury.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NIH Unveils Major Plan for Research
The report demonstrates the need for an institutional social work research presence.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Groups Stage U.N. Workshop
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Mental Health Programs Said Lacking
Even basic mental health services are in jeopardy, says the report.

Grants Provide Palliative Care Funding
Palliative care focuses more on psychosocial interventions than does the medical model.

Social Worker Aids Clinton on Aging Issues
"Washington really is the place where it happens," says Golden.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

California's Worker Shortage
Strategy Pushed
Recommendations include tuition reimbursement for students.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Welfare Legislation Stalls Again on Hill
Many welfare advocates would like to see the current law extended for five years.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

New AIDS Curriculum Funded
The program was initially funded as part of the National Minority AIDS Initiative.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Practice Updates Cover School, Clinical, Hospital Issues
The reports keep members current on the latest research and developments.

Social Work in the Public Eye

Credit Check

Ethics Explored

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NASW President:
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