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NASW Election This Spring

Ballots for the election of NASW board and nominations committee members will be mailed this spring. All candidates' information will be enclosed and will be on NASW's Web site. Online voting will be an option. To vote online, please use the PIN number from your paper ballot.


Slate Change

The slate for the 2004 NASW election has been amended for the position of Region XI representative to the Board of Directors. The slate for that position is now as follows:

Region XI (2004-07)
Laura Phillips, Texas
Christina T. Fierros, Ariz.


Women's History Month

NASW Celebrates Women's History Month


NASW Press Online Journals

Free Trial Access!

Enjoy free limited online access to Social Work, Health & Social Work, Social Work Research and Children & Schools now! Subscriptions available March 1, 2004. (Social Work online is an NASW member benefit.)

All four online journals offer:
Table of contents alerting services.
Searchable, full-text content of current and back issues.
Fast, reliable access to related literature.
Live links to and from abstract and indexing resources.
Full-text searching across multiple journals.

Delivery options include online only, print only or a combination of online and print.


What's New at NASW Online

NASW's Child Welfare Initiative: Position statements, legislative updates and resources for child welfare professionals and those interested in the issue.

NASW 2003 Annual Report: Get a snapshot of your membership dollars at work. Materials will be available in PDF and HTML formats for members.

Media Toolkit for Members Only: Resources and tips for communicating to the public through the media.

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From the Director
The Transcendent Power of Hope

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

Social Work Month Evolves Over Decades
Promotion Moving From Annual to Year-Round Push
Publicity "blitzes" of letter writing and advertising have developed over the years.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Guantanamo Case Joined
At issue is whether 16 Guantanamo Bay detainees can use U.S. courts to challenge their imprisonment.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Child Welfare Experts Discuss the Workforce
NASW's child welfare and IASWR's child welfare workforce initiatives joined forces.

Free Cancer Course Going Online
NASW collaborates on a variety of projects involving the psychosocial issues of cancer.

Medication-Adherence Model Taught
Audio Conference Listeners Say HIV Model Can Be Widely Applied
The conference covered the need to address medication adherence in a culturally competent way.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

University Social Justice Chair Funded
The gift will support a professorship in social justice.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Strategic Changes Sought in Legislation on Research
There are a number of locations at HHS where the research center could be housed.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Height Receives Medal

Addiction Services Profiled

The Board Takes Action

SNF Billing Clarified
Independent contractors can continue to seek reimbursement under certain conditions.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Legal Defense Grants Made
A member's lawsuit says her employer breached an implied contract.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Child Welfare System Upgrade Sought in New Jersey
The state's child welfare system got scathing national publicity.

Sections Grants Fund Chapter Workshops
Sections membership is up more than 50 percent in less than two years.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Political Organizers Funded for Chapters
Chapters where there are U.S. Senate races this year were eligible to have an organizer.

Federal Push on Bullying Gearing Up
Material developed by NASW will be available as part of the campaign.
By John V. O'Neill, MSW, News Staff

Report Urges Foster Care System Reform
The report urges holding states accountable for overseeing foster care children's well-being.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Social Work in the Public Eye

Letters to the Editor


Editorial Board


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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