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Disadvantaged Women, Education in the South, Advanced Dementia, Respectful Burial, Qualitative Research, Social Work Image

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Veterans Suicide-Prevention Hotline Open

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced a national suicide-prevention hotline for veterans (800) 273-TALK (8255). The toll-free hotline number will be staffed by mental health professionals who will take calls from across the country and work with local providers to help veterans. The VA is operating the hotline in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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From the President
Slavery Persists in Modern Day
By Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

Reforming Care for Afflicted Soldiers
Improved Mental Health Treatment a Focus of Report
Major changes are needed in the way the U.S. treats its wounded military personnel.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Reinvestment-Related Bills Advance
House's Measures Face Conference Committee With Senate's
NASW has been working aggressively with its advocacy network and behind the scenes.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Young Social Workers Share Their Insights
The meeting was part of President Elvira Craig de Silva's Diversity Initiative.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Foundation Joins Federal Donor Drive
Nearly 4 million federal employees and military personnel are eligible to contribute.

NASW Tackles Medicare Payment Policies
NASW's letter addresses changes that could affect clinical social workers.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Brief Backs Habeas Corpus Reviews for Detainees
Taking a stand for human rights is part of the social work profession.

'Divided We Fail' Supported
Campaign Promotes Health, Financial Stability
The campaign has published a Web site with materials, resources, videos and data.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

End of Life and Ethics Addressed
The presentation addressed issues such as transference and communication.

New Report Challenges 2008 Candidates
The publication is available free online.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

'Legal Issues' Articles Explore Technology, Practice
New technologies have changed the way social workers can interact with their clients.

Dementia Care Recommendations Issued
The new publication is the third in a set of practice recommendations.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Applicants Sought for Government Innovations Awards
All units of government are eligible to apply for the awards.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Award Honors Creative Ideas
The 2007 winners were chosen from more than 1,000 nominees around the country.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

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