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A September story on NASW President Gary Bailey's activity at the Democratic National Convention misreported the identity of the family member of Sen. John Kerry with whom Bailey met. He met with Kerry S. Fulmer, Sen. Kerry's cousin, who is an active NASW member in Tennessee. She was the subject of Bailey's statement about being "very willing to talk to us and very helpful at making sure social workers were visible." Bailey did not meet with George Kaler of New York, also a social worker and relative of Sen. Kerry's.


Workforce Study

NASW and the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York, are conducting the first comprehensive study documenting the role of social workers in a range of service settings. This study, a random sample of licensed social workers across the country, will be conducted from September until November 2004. Data from the study will clarify social workers' role in providing social services and will guide policy and planning efforts to assure that an appropriately trained social work workforce will be in place to meet the needs of the country's rapidly changing population. If you receive a survey, please take a few minutes to complete and return it.


Child Abuse Study

NASW is supporting the Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4), mandated by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003. The study tracks the number of children abused or neglected in the U.S. NIS-4 will involve 1,700 agencies and 12,000 individuals. Agency recruitment began in September. NASW urges members to participate in the study. For more information: www.nis4.org/


Sanctions in Force

NASW adjudicates certain allegations of violations of its Code of Ethics by members, and if violations are found, may impose sanctions. For the current list of sanctions of public notification imposed within the past 10 years that remain in force: Sanctions in Force.


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From the Director
Public Image: Going for the Gold
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Disparities Keeping Care Out of Reach
Health, Mental Health Service Barriers Affect Many
"Social work has an important role to play in improving the nation's health status."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Image-Drive Symbol Ready
The campaign plan includes a national magazine partnership and expanded media outreach.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Survey Data Show Earnings Increased
This year's survey differed from previous surveys in evaluating client demographics.

NASW Pushes to Mobilize Voters
The crux of NASW's election-year strategy is its field organizer program.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Marriage Ban on Ballots
The timing of ballot measures to coincide with the presidential election is no accident.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Social Workers Vie for Federal Office
Social worker politicians make the point that social work skills fit the political process.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Child Welfare Workforce Needs Cited
Child welfare workers need child and family needs-assessment skills and reasonable caseloads.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Archives Project Explores NASW's History
The project includes historical papers, photographs and other archival material.

NASW has weighed in on HIPAA privacy regulations several times since rulemaking began.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

C.E. Credits Available Via Sections Web Site
An online poll on NASW's Specialty Practice Sections program will also be available.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Two Chapter Staff Honored by Peers
A chapter executive director and a deputy director are recognized with awards.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Chapter's Grant Will Aid Elderly
The chapter will conduct six training sessions across the state.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Wisconsin Licensing Paying Off
Pay is now comparable to that of clinical psychologists and other licensed professionals.

Licensure Boosts Profession, Protects Public
"This is the way we establish ourselves as a legitimate profession."


New Center Focuses on Gerontology
The number of adults age 65 and over will double to more than 70 million by the year 2030.

Block Grants Said to Harm Low-Income Families
"The block grant initiatives of the 1990s and 2000s embody a shift in fiscal policy."
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

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M. Scott Moss

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Lyn Stoesen naswnews@naswdc.org

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Jim Snyder

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NASW President:
Gary Bailey, MSW

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

Director, Publications Division:
Cheryl Bradley

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and Editor-in-Chief:
Paula Delo

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