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A November "Social Work in the Public Eye" item gave an incorrect affiliation for Siri Jayaratne. He is associate dean of faculty and academic affairs and professor of social work at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.


2005 Slate

Petitions for additions to the slate for the 2005 election of NASW national board and nominations committee members will be due within 30 days of posting of the slate on NASW's Web site. Only persons considered for the slate, but not nominated, may be added by petition. Rules for petition submission are stated in NASW's bylaws Article IX.B.2.e. For the 2005 slate, check the governance page in late December 2004 or January 2005.


Tax Notice

Members who qualify to deduct membership dues payments from income taxes should note the following:
For tax year 2004, 11.74 percent of the annual NASW dues payment is not deductible. The percentage is based on the amount of association lobbying activity in 2004.
For tax planning purposes, the nondeductible portion of the NASW dues payment to be made in tax year 2005 is 11.56 percent.


Recognition Awards

NASW is accepting nominations for its 2005 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 include Social Worker of the Year, Public Citizen of the Year, Public Elected Official and Lifetime Achievement Award. For details and nomination package: NASW homepage. The NASW Foundation is accepting nominations for the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award and the Knee/Wittman Health and Mental Health Achievement Awards. For details and nomination package: NASW Foundation. The deadline for submitting a complete nomination package is April 15, 2005. Late nominations will not be accepted.


Foundation Awards

The NASW Foundation is accepting applications through March 31, 2005, for its 2005-2006 fellowships, scholarships and research awards: Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship; Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship; Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships; Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship; Ruth Fizdale Award. For details: NASW Foundation Web site; e-mail; (202) 408-8600, ext. 504


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From the Director
Social Work's Global Community
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Social Workers Reach Out to Immigrants
Cultural Competence Central to Work With Communities
Social workers have long provided services to immigrant communities.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW 50th Anniversary
Looking Back

Five Medicare Drug Changes Advocated
NASW expresses concerns about protections for beneficiaries.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Proposal Is Withdrawn
Asking about immigration status would have jeopardized the patient-provider relationship.

Wristbands to Promote Profession
NASW will also launch a consumer Web site during Social Work Month.

International Meeting Sets Priorities, Policies
NASW attends "to listen to other perspectives and to lend new ideas to old discussions."
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Resolution on Sudan Crisis Passes
The resolution urges cooperation with the United Nations.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

PACE Culls Lessons From 2004 Elections
"We plan to increase our emphasis on contacts with Republican members of Congress."
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Bush Signs Two NASW-Backed Bills
Bills address youth suicide and mental health care access for offenders.

Family Violence Examined
NASW Served on Conference Planning Committee
Social work has a strong tradition of anti-violence work.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Social Work Abstracts Expands Scope
Books and chapters are now included in the journal.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW Contributes to Aging Conference
The association addresses the workforce and marketplace for services for the elderly, among other topics.

PIPPAH Web Campaign for Teens Launched
The campaign includes resources for teens, families and professionals.

Social Work in Report by SAMHSA
A federal report on mental health includes demographic and training data.

Chapter Directors Convene in Chicago
Chapters discuss ways to collaborate with the national office.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Study Explores Inhalant Abuse Among Teens
Social workers are well-equipped to address co-occurring factors.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

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Social Work in the Public Eye

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