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Enjoy free limited online access to Social Work, Health & Social Work, Social Work Research and Children & Schools now! Subscriptions available March 1, 2004. (Access to Social Work online will remain free to all NASW members after March 1.) All four online journals offer:

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Assembly Online

Members can review and comment online on NASW public and professional policy statements automatically referred for revision to the 2005 Delegate Assembly. Members also will be able to review and comment on other proposals as they are posted on NASW's special Web site for the 2005 Delegate Assembly.

As noted in the November 2003 NASW News, all proposed and revised policy statements, bylaws revisions and program priority goals and all other information about the Delegate Assembly process will be published only on this Web site between now and the convening of the Assembly in July 2005.


Recognition Awards

NASW is accepting nominations for its 2004 national awards. The awards honor social workers and other individuals who through their work or advocacy have advanced the principles and vision of the profession. Awards, and those who may submit nominations for them, are:

Social Worker of the Year - NASW chapters only
Public Citizen of the Year - NASW chapters, individuals and social welfare organizations
Public Elected Official - NASW chapters and members, individuals, and social welfare organizations
Lifetime Achievement Award - NASW chapters and individuals

For details and nomination package: socialworkers.org

The NASW Foundation is accepting nominations for:

The International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award - Given to an individual, group or organization that has significantly advanced the public image of professional social work. The award recipient receives a cash prize of $3,000.
The Knee/Wittman Health and Mental Health Achievement Awards - Given to individuals and groups for outstanding contributions in the field of health and mental health. NASW chapters, individuals and social welfare organizations may nominate candidates for these awards.

For details and nomination package: NASW Foundation

The deadline for submitting a complete nomination package is April 16, 2004. Late nominations will not be accepted.


Foundation Awards

The NASW Foundation is accepting applications through March 15, 2004, for its 2004-2005 fellowships, scholarships and research awards.


NASW Dues Deductibility

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

For tax year 2003, 10.68 percent of the annual NASW dues payment is not deductible. The percentage is based on the amount of association lobbying activity in 2003.
For tax planning purposes, the nondeductible portion of the NASW dues payment to be made in tax year 2004 is 11.74 percent.


Presidential Preferences

NASW's Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) has posted profiles of the Democratic Party candidates for president on NASW's Web site. No profile of President George W. Bush is posted, because he is unopposed for the Republican Party nomination. PACE encourages members to let their chapters know their preference for president by Feb. 25, 2004.


What's New at NASW Online

Workforce Initiative Web Page: Stay up to date on progress with the NASW Workforce Initiative. Get updates on the Social Work Council, related legislative news from chapters and the national Social Work Public Education Campaign.
2004 Association Election Slate: Find out who is running for national association positions this year, and make plans to vote online.
NASW Annual Report 2002-2003: Get a snapshot of your membership dollars at work. Materials are available in PDF and HTML formats for members.

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From the President
Debt of Gratitude Owed Pioneers

By Gary Bailey, MSW

Helping Clients Soar the Wild Blue Yonder
Millions Suffer Acute Anxiety About Flight
A survey shows that 35 percent of Americans are afraid of air travel.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

End-of-Life Care Initiative Launched
Social workers know how complex end-of-life care is.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

End-of-Life Care Guide Is Approved
The standards stress care tailored to patients' needs and wishes.

Association Sets 2004 Legislative Agenda
The election-year agenda covers health, mental health, equity and other areas.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Audit of Clinician Claims Halted
The company will establish "mutually acceptable" standards for documentation.

Much 2003 Legislation Left Pending
Successes included gaining bipartisan support for the social work research act.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Payment Group Chaired
NASW takes a leadership role in the process for determining payment schedules.

Meeting on 2004 'Battle' Set in March
"The stakes for the 2004 election are more profound than anything we've seen in our lifetimes," according to the New York City Chapter.

William J. Reid Dies; NASW Journal Founder
Reid was well known for developing the task-centered practice model.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW Board Member Succumbs to Cancer
Brennan was elected seven times to the Delegate Assembly.

Screening Days Slated
CEUs may be available for participation in screening days.

Supervision License Revolt
Marylanders Seek Way Around New Requirement
"Do we need a special license to treat eating disorders, depression, adolescents?"
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

California Drops Oral Examination
Social Work License Will Now Require Passing Two Written Tests
The state will implement vignette-based written exam this year.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Collaborating for Managed Care Solutions
Managed care companies see social workers as helpful resources.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Chapter Executive Director Brill to Retire in May
The job offered the "chance to use my skills and passion for social work and economic justice."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Meeting the Minority Leader

Social Work in the Public Eye

Letters to the Editor


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Managing Editor:
M. Scott Moss

John V. O'Neill, MSW, naswnews@naswdc.org

Lyn Stoesen

Lyn Fredrickson Carter
naswads@naswdc.org, fax: (202)336-8312

Jim Snyder
(703) 764-5949

NASW President:
Gary Bailey, MSW

Executive Director
Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW

Director, Publications Division:
Cheryl Bradley

Publications Manager
and Editor-in-Chief:
Paula Delo

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