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Domestic Violence CEUs

Social workers who work with abused Jewish women and children will receive continuing education credits for training and education to be offered by NASW and Jewish Women International (JWI). Continuing education contact hours will be available for domestic violence awareness programs coordinated by JWI staff and trainers across the country. Monthly conference calls supported by the JWI National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Community will also provide contact hours for social workers. NASW is part of the National Advisory Board for JWI's National Training Institute and the National Alliance. For information: Click Here


HIPAA Security Rule Workbook Online

NASW is offering a "HIPAA Security Rule Online Compliance Workbook" to help social workers comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations. The workbook will help practitioners understand the security rule, conduct a step-by-step risk analysis for their practice, identify options for compliance and document their compliance process. For information: Click Here


Nominees Sought for Recognition Awards

NASW and the NASW Foundation are accepting nominations through April 14, 2006, for the 2006 National Recognition Awards. Awards include: NASW - Social Worker of the Year, Public Citizen of the Year, Public Elected Official, Lifetime Achievement Award; Foundation - International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award, Knee/Wittman Health and Mental Health Achievement Awards.


Foundation Offers Fellowship, Scholarship Awards

The NASW Foundation is accepting applications through March 17, 2006, for its 2006-2007 fellowships and scholarships: Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship; Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships; Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship. For details: NASW Foundation; e-mail; (202) 408-8600, ext. 504


Taxes and Membership Dues Deductibility

Members who qualify to deduct membership dues payments from income taxes should note the following:
For tax year 2005, 12.99 percent of the annual NASW dues payment is not deductible. The percentage is based on the amount of association lobbying activity in 2005.
For tax planning purposes, the nondeductible portion of the NASW dues payment to be made in tax year 2006 is 12.53 percent.


Sanctions in Force Listed Online

For the current list of sanctions of public notification imposed within the past 10 years that remain in force for violations of the NASW Code of Ethics by members: Sanctions in Force


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From the Director
Assessing Progress at New Year's
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Biofeedback Moves Into the Mainstream
Social Workers Augmenting Conventional Therapy
Biofeedback brings in information about the impact of forces in a client's life.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

2006 NASW Slate

Relief Fund Helping Hundreds
Chapters are still struggling to recover from the devastation.

Social Work Month Theme to Focus on 'Life's Journey'
The event ties in with NASW's Public Education Campaign.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Social Work Lights Up Times Square New Year's
The ad was expected to reach 15 million people.

Campaign Fields Second Print Advertisement
The ad focuses on aging to coincide with this year's Social Work Month theme.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW Opposes Court Nominee Samuel Alito
NASW is calling for a thorough confirmation process.

Activists Calling for an End to AIDS
"We have a moral responsibility to fund treatment to end AIDS and provide treatment."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

New Technology Standards Approved
The standards address both regulatory and professional concerns.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW Pioneers Celebrate 50 Years
The celebration included remembrances and a sing-a-long.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Knee/Wittman Awards Go to Two Scholars
Recipients were lauded for their contributions to both practice and policy.

Rosa Parks Remembered at NASW
Rosa Parks provided "a clear example of how the action of one person can make a difference."

Political Engagement Supported
The results showed that many members are politically involved.

NASW Represented at Roundtable
The Louisiana Chapter's director spoke about experiences following Katrina.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Group Addresses Child Welfare Workforce
The U.S. Children's Bureau will compile suggestions from the conference attendees.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Members Appointed to Two Groups
The representatives will address correctional health and health accreditation.

Students Gather for Policy Forum
The forum showcases how social work and policy relate.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

14th Amendment Violated
NASW opposes sentencing disparities based on sexual orientation.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Brief Filed in Gay Marriage Case
Challenges Section 29 of Nebraska Constitution
NASW submitted the brief to ensure the appellate court was provided with accurate data.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Jeff Jue Dies at 62
Jeff Jue was an administrator, educator and active volunteer leader.

U.N. Group Gives Awards
NASW was a sponsor of the UNA-USA luncheon.

100 Years of Medical Work Marked
Ida Cannon led Massachusetts General's social services department for its first 38 years.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Staff CPT Liaison Wins Award

Cancer Training

Koreans Visit NASW

Social Work in the Public Eye


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Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

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Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW

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Cheryl Bradley

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