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NASW Election

Ballots for the election of NASW board and nominations committee members will be mailed this month. All candidates' information will be enclosed and will be on NASW's Web site. Online voting will be an option.


Review Standards

NASW has posted four draft standards for social work practice on its Web site. Members are encouraged to review these draft standards and submit comments via the Web. The draft standards will be posted through May 3, 2005. The posted standards include: NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Clients with Substance-Related Disorders; NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings; NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Welfare; NASW Standards for the Practice of Clinical Social Work.


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 President
Strengthening Global Commitment
By Gary Bailey, MSW

Building an International Field of Practice
Social Workers Well-Equipped for International Work
Social workers' sensitivity to other cultures can be valuable in the international arena.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

NASW 50th Anniversary
Looking Back

Under-18 Death Penalty Struck Down
Association Brief Said Executions Violate International Standards
According to NASW's brief, "the adolescent's mind works differently from ours."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW Battles Against Medicaid Budget Cuts
The president plans $11.7 billion in cuts from targeted case management services.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Privatization Proposal Is Opposed
Opponents of privatizing Social Security say the plan is a risky one.

Efforts on Civil Rights Issues Joined
NASW continues to expand its cooperation with LCCR on a wide range of issues.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

CSWE Event Draws NASW Leaders, Staff
NASW presented information on the Social Work Public Education Campaign.

NIH Urged to Support Research
Abrams Receptive
Abrams expressed support for the social work research agenda.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

U.N. Social Work Day Casts Eye on Women
Social workers gather to discuss the global challenges faced by women.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

New 'Snapshots' Issued
Snapshots address parental substance abuse and aging.

Sexual Activity Reports Fought
A mandatory reporting rule could harm adolescents.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Social History Testimony Advocated
NASW argues that social histories are important and reliable evidence in capital cases.

The Board Takes Action
Jan. 2005

Legislation Sought to Clarify Therapists' Threat Reporting
The California Chapter fights a ruling on psychotherapists' "duty to warn."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Clark Named to Boards of Hospices
Clark will participate in proposal reviews and assist in program oversight.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Provider Identifiers to Be Available on May 23
New identifier numbers will simply the billing process.

NASW Supports Public Health Week
The campaign encourages prevention, protection and planning for "healthy aging."
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Class Project Pushing for Legal Regulation
Social work students are spearheading a grassroots lobbying campaign.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Social Work Public Education Campaign Around the U.S.
Examples of activities under way to educate the public about the profession

Social Work in the Public Eye

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Jim Snyder

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NASW President:
Gary Bailey, MSW

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

Publisher, NASW Press:
Cheryl Bradley

Manager, Publications:
Schandale Kornegay

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