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To clarify the September story "Credentials' Requirements Are Changed": There are no continuing education requirements for members renewing their Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) certification. Members currently holding the ACSW credential will continue to renew annually, as in the past. The revised criteria for the ACSW credential, approved by the NASW Board of Directors in June, affect members submitting ACSW applications for the first time.


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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' important 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. Your participation is very important.


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From the President
Building Partnerships, Profession
By Gary Bailey, MSW

Helping Elderly Face Loss of Independence
Social Workers Ease Transitions, Restore Sense of Control
"The potential risk of losing one's independence can be terrifying."
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

News Flash!

Workforce-Studies Center Launches
The center's initial work will be a national study of the licensed social work labor force.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

2005 Observance to Have Added Significance
March Will See Image Drive Kickoff, NASW's 50th Anniversary
Social Work Month theme will send an invitation to those who may need services.

Russians Sign Pact With NASW
"We've had a positive working relationship for more than a decade."
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Review of Liability Expansion Sought
The court reached "an incorrect and professionally unworkable result."
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Panels Tackle Pre-Assembly Policy Review
Pre-Assembly reviews will free up delegates for other matters at the August meeting.

Chapters to Offer Cancer-Awareness Training
Intensive training programs will be held in six states next spring.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

HIPAA Rule on Security Explained
Online Course
The course covers general parameters of the security regulations.

Trust Sends Refunds
Partial premium refunds to more than 16,000 members will be mailed in November.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW Represented
Profession Present at Major Events
NASW co-hosted a reception honoring members of Congress.

HIV Project Gets $750K Contract
The project has reached nearly 6,000 social workers and allied mental health care providers.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

The Board Takes Action
Sep. 2004

Profession's Legal Concerns Explored
"The goal is to keep members informed about legal issues that will affect social work practice."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Pain Meds, Other Issues Examined
One update gives an overview of the National Provider Identifier under HIPAA.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Report Reviews Clinical Interventions
Responses for Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders Studied
The report updates a literature review published by SAMHSA in 2000.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Loan-Forgiveness Bill Came Close to Success
The New York chapters are looking to a supplemental budget to restore funding.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Personality Disorders Said Pervasive in U.S.
Government Study Shows 30.8 Million Americans Are Affected
Most assessed personality disorders involved impairment in social functioning.

Welfare-Status Study Sees Risks
The report analyzes data from the National Survey of America's Families.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Sarnat Award Presented

Social Work in the Public Eye


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M. Scott Moss

Senior Editor:
Lyn Stoesen naswnews@naswdc.org

Sheryl Fred naswnews@naswdc.org

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

Jim Snyder

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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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