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Leaders Sought


Nominations for NASW's 2007 election must reach the National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification by Oct. 31, 2006. Tentatively, the committee will meet Dec. 1-2, 2006, to develop the slate of candidates. Positions to be filled include:
Officers: President-elect (2007-08; president 2008-11); secretary (2007-10)
Board of Directors: Member-at-large (2007-10); BSW student (2007-09); regional representatives (2007-10) Regions V, VI, XI, XII.
National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (2007-10): Regions II, VI, VII, XII.

In recommending nominees, members should bear in mind the following NASW bylaws:
The slate must reflect the ethnic minority distribution, gender 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 persons whose names are submitted to the nominations committee by Oct. 31, but are not included in the slate, may be included by petition on the final ballot. For details: Luisa Lopez, NASW, (202) 336-8287

 

Advocacy Report Online


NASW's Office of Government Relations and Political Action has released its first quarterly report for 2006. The report covers legislative issues and includes updates on NASW's political field organizing activities and PACE and on NASW's work with the ANSWER coalition and the Child Care and Development Fund: click here (PDF)

 

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: click here

 

Looking for a Publisher?


NASW Press publishes journals, books, reference works and other scholarly and practical materials for professional social workers. The Press is always looking for new manuscripts in all areas and is particularly interested in book proposals. Send your proposal to NASW Press, 750 First Street, N.E., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002-4241; (202) 336-8312 (fax); e-mail. For more information: NASW Press

 

This Month In Social Work


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From the Director
Health Disparities and Rural Poor
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Styles of Aiding Workers Evolve for EAPs
Employee Assistance Programs Handle Array of Issues
Emotional distress can reduce a worker's capacity to perform by 50 percent.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

O Magazine to Run Campaign Ads
Four ads will run in Oprah Winfrey's magazine, starting in September.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Health Insurance, Information Bills Active

  • Members Help Defeat HIMMA
    "This bill was a disaster in waiting for social workers and the clients we serve."
    By Paul R. Pace, News Staff
  • NASW Opposes Privacy Threat
    The bill was expected to be brought to the House floor in late June.

Association's 5th President Dies at 89
Reichert led NASW through the early civil rights movement.

Child Welfare Staffing Addressed on Hill
"Child welfare positions are particularly demanding and stressful."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

2006 NASW Vote

Health Focus of LGBQ Workshop
The workshop was part of a CDC-funded project.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Experts Examine Rise in Female Offenders
Eighty-five percent of felony-convicted women are in the community on probation or parole.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

The Board Takes Action
April 2006

Drive to Save Darfur Is Joined
NASW board and staff members are participating in a postcard drive.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Workforce Studied
Child and Family Services Analyzed
The study "affirms social work's commitment" to children, teens and parents.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Disaster-Relief Involvement Continues
The SAMHSA meeting focused on mental health concerns.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Meetings Take Up Changing HIV Dynamics
An HIV/AIDS ethics workshop was presented at both conferences.

Last Regional C.E. Program Is Being Held
The program began as an NASW pilot project in 1956.

Mental Health Day for Children Marked
The day promotes resilience, recovery and the transformation of services.

Role in Genetics Promoted
Social workers are conduits providing information to patients and their families.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Clark, Lubben Given Doctorates
Clark was cited by the school for being a champion of social justice.

Grant Enables Universal Health Care Push
The issue has ranked as one of the chapter's highest priorities.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Social Work in the Public Eye

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