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The first in a list of "Imperatives for the Future" on Page 1 of the May 2005 News was incorrect. It should have read: "Assure excellence in aging knowledge, skills, and competencies at all levels of social work education, practice, and research." The published item, which referred to compensation and working conditions in gerontologic social work, was proposed at the Social Work Congress 2005, but was not approved as one of the final 12 imperatives.


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From the President
Presidency: Experience of a Lifetime
By Gary Bailey, ACSW

Focus Shifts From Disease to Functioning
Social Workers Drive Classification Systems' Evolution
NASW members advance classification systems based on functioning.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

NASW 50th Anniversary
Looking Back

International Group Meets
The meeting addressed poverty, human rights and social work's image internationally.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Privatization Fought
Statewide efforts on Social Security also took place in April.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Decision Favorable in Title IX Case
The case involves a retaliation claim based on sex discrimination.

Wristbands Getting the Word Out
More than 70,000 of the teal bands have been distributed.

Youths' Contraceptive Access Argued
NASW supports confidential health and reproductive health services.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

News Wins the Bronze
Excel awards are said to be "the seal of excellence in association publishing."

Council Creates Kendall Education Institute
CSWE reevaluates the importance of globalizing the social work curriculum.

Uninsured Americans Spotlighted
More than half of all uninsured working adults were employed full-time in 2003.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Study Eyes Uninsurance
A report explores the role of uninsurance in shaping policy decisions.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Q&A: Social Work Public Education Campaign

UNA Conference Offers Strategic Plan
NASW supports U.N. goals through its UNA-USA membership.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

NASW Joins Sentencing Resolution
The resolution opposes sentencing youth in adult courts.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

The Board Takes Action
March 2005

ANSWER Commits to Mobilization
The coalition was briefed on a number of policy concerns.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Social Work Delegations Visit Russia, China
Trips give U.S. social workers a window into the profession overseas.

Web Course on Cancer Draws 12,440
Face-to-face training on cancer is being offered by six chapters.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Two Honored With Knee/Wittman Awards
The awards recognize social workers who represent the values of Ruth Knee and Milton Wittman.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Clark Speaks of Hope and Help
NASW's executive director addresses chapters and a nephrology meeting.

New York State Passes Loan-Forgiveness Bill
The legislation survived state budget negotiations.

Chapter Sees ARKids Aid Bill Passed
The chapter has also developed bioterrorism response training.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Report Links Workforce, Foster Care
A study makes the case for a better-trained, better-paid child welfare workforce.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

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