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African American History Month

NASW Celebrates African American History Month


NASW Election This Spring

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


Slate Change

The slate for the 2006 NASW election has been amended for the position of Region IV representative to the Board of Directors. The slate for that position is now as follows:

Region IV (2006-09)
Donna Pincavage, N.J.
Annette Franklin, Pa.


Katrina Relief

NASW and the NASW Foundation thank recent donors to the Social Work Disaster Fund to provide financial assistance to social workers affected by Hurricane Katrina.


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HIV/AIDS Project to Train Trainers

The NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum: Mental Health Training and Education of Social Workers Project will hold a national training of trainers in September 2006 for social workers with expertise in mental health and HIV/AIDS. The project's goal is to provide the necessary HIV and mental health practice skills for people working in social work, mental health and substance abuse fields to enhance and promote culturally competent practice with individuals, families and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. The program's target audience includes social workers, allied mental health care providers and students in schools of social work. For details about the training of trainers and recruitment: click here.


Nominees Sought for Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the national recognition awards and the NASW Foundation's fellowship and scholarship awards. For details: Recognition awards (see also, NASW's Web site); Fellowship, scholarship awards


Sanctions in Force Listed 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

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From the President
A United Front on Immigration
By Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

Social Workers Fighting for Safe Borders
Safety Sought From the Elements, Vigilante Border Guards
Responding to human rights abuses is part of the responsibility of social workers.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Conference Spotlights Aging Issues
"NASW's participation is significant, because social workers have an important role in the aging arena."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Web Site Undergoes Makeover
"It gets you to the links as quickly as possible," says the Web administrator.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Education Campaign Gets Boost
Chapters plan billboards, receptions and lobby days to promote the campaign.

Disaster Relief Is Focus of Teleconference
The program featured authors of When Their World Falls Apart.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Court Upholds Gay Foster Parents
The circuit court ruling cited NASW's policy statements.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Canadian Agreement Reviewed at Meeting
The groups will collaborate on the National Social Work Public Education Campaign.

Marriage Initiative Analyzed
Advocates assert marriage initiative funds would be better spent on other, supportive services.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Women's Mental Health
Surgeon General Gathers Input From Meeting
"We recommended to the surgeon general to examine how trauma affects people's lives," said Elizabeth J. Clark.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Brief Urges Treatment, Not Jail, for Mother
The brief argues that for the woman to be addicted while pregnant is a disease, not a crime.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Defense Fund Grants Two Requests for Assistance
A report on HIPAA activities was also presented at the trustees' meeting.

Conference to Study Pain Control
NASW member Yvette Colón will be among featured panelists discussing pain control.

Statement on Grief Finalized
Clark has been a member of the group since 1992.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Health Care Bilingual Degree Fills Void
"Big mistakes are being made" in health care because of the lack of proper communication.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Chapter Aids Understanding Latin Culture
The two-week program is designed especially for social workers and students.

'Law & Order: SVU' Episode Cites NASW Policy
The episode cited NASW's policy statement on lesbian, gay and bisexual issues.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

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