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Child Welfare Social Workers: The Research site is updated with information on professional social workers in child welfare to help better inform policy, practice and education.

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From the Director
It's Time to Tell Profession's Story
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Managing the Human Services Business
'Astonishing' Number of Business People Take Top Posts
How can social workers compete with business executives for leadership of social agencies?
By Peter Slavin, Special to NASW News

Political Action Board Backs John Kerry
"Kerry has a record of being a good friend of social work."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Health, Genetics Are Focus of NASW Gala
Collins offers a "top-10 list" of genetics skills for social workers.

E-mail Alert Service Starts for Members
E-alerts will arrive mid-month to update members on NASW activities.

NIMH Chief Outlines Budget Goals
Insel calls for more interdisciplinary work on mental health.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Michigan Law Makes Licensing Universal
The bill "represents the complete scope of social work."

Legislation Still Lingers in Congress
Senate debate stalls after a vote to increase child care funding by $6 billion.

Research Center Push Focus of 16 Hill Visits
Social workers also urge loan forgiveness and child welfare workforce training.

Research Institute Turns 10
Posters offer updates on national policy research projects.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW Helps Plan AIDS Event
National Update Conference Crosses Disciplines
NASW's participation "allowed us to work across disciplines with leaders in the field."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Cancer Workshop Explores Diversity
The conference brought together cancer survivors, family members, and care providers.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW End-of-Life Standards Promoted
"Social workers are a valuable part of an end-of-life interdisciplinary care team."

Poverty, Genetics, Women's Mental Health Examined
"NASW is committed to advancing the health and mental well-being of women."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

The Board Takes Action
March 2004

Health Coverage Up
Hispanic adults did not benefit from increased public coverage between 1999 and 2002.
By Katy O'Grady, Special to NASW News

Care Management Is Found to Reduce Suicidal Thoughts
Social workers were among the study's 15 depression care managers.
By Katy O'Grady, Special to NASW News

Medicare Enrollment Clarified
People are now eligible for Medicare before they are eligible for full Social Security benefits.

Commission Is Studying Child Welfare
Indiana Effort
Media stories of children's deaths spurred the commission's creation.

Survey of Prisons Shows High Rate of Mental Illness
Mentally ill prisoners are often physically and sexually abused.

Social Work in the Public Eye

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Managing Editor:
M. Scott Moss

Senior Editor:
Lyn Stoesen naswnews@naswdc.org

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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