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From the President
Diversity Effort Moves Forward
By Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

Recognizing Secondary Traumatic Stress
Vicarious Traumatization a Threat to Social Workers
Education and awareness are seen as important tools for dealing with STS.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Leaders Focus on Reinvestment Plans
The meeting included remarks from several members of Congress.
By Lyn Stoesen and Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Lobby Day Brings Social Workers to the Hill
NASW leaders promote legislation to advance the profession.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Chapter Staff Are Recognized
Staff from the New York State and Utah chapters are honored.

Medicare Equity Act Introduced
Mikulski acknowledged NASW and Annual Leadership Meeting attendees.

Parity Bill Gains Momentum on Capitol Hill
Supporters of the House bill designated May 2 as National Parity Day.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Diversity Documents, Toolkit Issued
One document offers a vision for how social work can address structural racism.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Web Site Offers Help After Va. Tech Tragedy
The consumer Web site addresses many issues related to events like the shooting.

Financial Benefit Available
The NASW program features a 10 percent match.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

'Face of NASW' Glenn Allison Dies
Allison led NASW's government relations activities for many years.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

HIV Treatment Adherence Issues Examined
Key concerns were how best to treat adolescents and their adherence challenges.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

'Hospitals, Language, Culture' Report Issued
The report recommends improvements in six areas.

Health Disparities Focus of Project
The DRA project acts as a resource for strategic insights, new thinking and more.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Practice Sections Web Site Upgraded
Electronic versions of sections' newsletters are available on the site.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Law Note Reviews Children's Legal Rights
Ability to Make Medical, Mental Health Choices Also Covered
The publication includes state-by-state summaries of laws related to minors.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Gay Parents Supported in Filings
Both briefs argue that gay and lesbian parents should be able to seek custody.

Children's Mental Health Day

Social Work in the Public Eye

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