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From the Director
Taking Time to Think About Peace
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

New Internet Tools Changing Practice
Clients Are Also Affected by New Technologies
Social workers must stay up-to-date on ways technology is affecting practice.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Social Worker Sanctioned
The surrogate complaint was based on the state social work board's findings.

National Professional Social Work Month Is Coming
March 2008

New Video Promotes the Profession
The video profiles three social workers employed in diverse fields of the profession.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Code of Ethics Course to Debut
Consumers and licensing boards have contributed to the increased interest in ethics education.

Foundation Garners Top Rating
Charity Navigator is the nation's largest charity evaluator.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Student Loan Relief Law Signed
The new law is a major victory for NASW's Social Work Reinvestment Initiative.

Policy Toolkit Supports Efforts for Peace
The toolkit compiles many NASW resources related to peace and social justice.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Chapters Developing Reinvestment Initiative Plans
SWRI aspires in part to secure federal and state investments in the profession.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

ANSWER Coalition Meets

Cancer Patient Navigation Toolkit Issued
C-Change is a collaboration among the nation's key leaders in cancer.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Grant Boosts Model for Rural Cancer Care
"Oftentimes, the diagnosis of cancer throws people into a crisis."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Workforce Survey Online
Center Also Releases Reports on Salaries, Safety
Forty-four percent of respondents said they face personal safety issues in their practice.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Medicare Upgrades Achievable
There is powerful political coalition support for comprehensive Medicare legislation this year.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Drug-Plan Outreach Changes Urged
CMS will be sending the letters to Medicare beneficiaries.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Briefs Filed in Marriage, Drug Cases
One case stems from a 2004 order that San Francisco stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Defense Fund Marks Its 35th Year
The September bulletin went to more than 30,000 member donors.

Four Social Work Blogs Launch
The blogs provide an opportunity for visitors to the site to post their opinions.

Season for Practice Teleconferences Starting
Members have been enthusiastic about the variety of teleconference topics.

Celebration Recognizes Performers
NASW was a sponsor of the event honoring women's achievements in the performing arts.

Joint Meeting

Chinese Women's Group Hosted

Social Work in the Public Eye

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