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NASW Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


NASW Leaders Sought

Nominations for NASW's 2006 election must reach the National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification by Oct. 31, 2005. Tentatively, the committee will meet Dec. 2-3, 2005, to develop the slate of candidates. Positions to be filled include:
Officers: Vice president (2006-09); treasurer (2006-09).
Board of Directors: MSW student (2006-08); regional representatives (2006-09) - Regions III, IV, VII, VIII, IX.
National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (2006-09): Regions IV, VIII, X, XI, XIII.

In recommending nominees, members should bear in mind the following NASW bylaws:
The slate must reflect the ethnic minority distribution, sex distribution, sexual orientation distribution, geographic distribution, students, and special interests of membership. (In order to further implement 1996 bylaws amendments, members' self-identification of sexual orientation is invited on the nomination form.)
At least one board member must be a person whose current, most advanced degree is the baccalaureate.
The candidate for a nominations committee seat who garners the second-highest vote total in an electoral region will be the alternate to the elected committee member.
Current board members whose terms expire next June may be elected to other board positions, but may not succeed themselves in their current positions and may not be elected to a third consecutive board term in any capacity.

Only names submitted by Oct. 31, but not included in the slate, may be included by petition on the final ballot. For details: Luisa Lopez, NASW, (202) 336-8287


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Medicare Teleconference

NASW's Legal Defense Fund will sponsor a teleconference on "Documenting for Medicare and Social Work Record Retention" on October 19, 2005, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. This is the first of a series of Medicare teleconferences that NASW will host to assist members who are Medicare providers and private practitioners in improving their skills. CEUs will be available upon request. Members may access the teleconference by dialing 1-888-238-7805 and entering passcode 824612. For further information, check the NASW Web site.


HIPAA Reference

The NASW Legal Defense Fund's "HIPAA Desk Reference" has been expanded and updated to include information about the new HIPAA Security Standards that became effective in April 2005. The new material includes the text of the security regulations, NASW presentation slides and a Small Practice Security Implementation Guide. Information about the latest online HIPAA training course is also included. For details: Click here


Sanctions in Force Online

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


Attention, Charter Members

If you joined NASW as a Charter Member (before January 1957) and are still a member, check the Web site list to make certain that you, or others you know, are included. NASW is making every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the list. Charter Members will receive special recognition throughout the 50th Anniversary year - including listing on the NASW Foundation Web site.

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From the President
Embracing Clients' Cultural Values
By Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

Tackling the Growing Scourge of Meth
All-Consuming Effects Complicate Interventions
Growing meth use poses challenges for social workers on the front lines.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

NASW 50th Anniversary
Looking Back

NASW Joins Effort to Eliminate Poverty
Association representatives travel to Scotland for the G8 Summit.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Ad Campaign Launching
Public Education Drive Promotes the Profession
The advertisements will direct the public to the new consumer Web site.

Past Presidents Will Lead Campaign
Both Bailey and Dworak-Peck served as NASW presidents.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Hospice Work Qualifications Urged
NASW supports requiring an MSW for hospice social workers.

Four Receive National NASW Recognition
The head of VA social work is Social Worker of the Year.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

NASW Foundation Bestows Awards, Scholarships
A member is honored for international work and community advocacy.

Oxford to Co-Publish 20th Encyclopedia
The latest edition will be the first to come in both print and online versions.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Four Practice Standards Approved by Board
Two existing sets of practice standards have been updated.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Operations Officer Is Now Aboard
Waugh brings her business skills to the association.

HHS Audits to Target Behavioral Health
Mental health providers and settings are under the microscope.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Audits Can Ripple Out to States

Institute Examining LGBT Research
Past NASW President Gary Bailey welcomed participants.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Amicus Briefs Filed in Three Court Cases
The national office and chapters join others in filing friend-of-the-court briefs.
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

The Board Takes Action
June 2005

Taking the Next Steps

Social Work in the Public Eye

Letters to the Editor


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NASW President:
Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

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