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Correction


A January notice misstated the date by which clinical social workers must file their claims for a 1.5 percent bonus payment of their total allowed Medicare-covered services rendered from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2007. The deadline is Feb. 28, 2008. For details: 2007 Medicare Bonus Incentive Program for Clinical Social Workers

 

Black History Month


NASW Celebrates Black History Month

 

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Access members-only resources and information, update your member profile, and change your NASW username and password. Go to socialworkers.org, click "Log In," and enter your NASW username and password. Click "Member Center" to update your email, address, phone number, and mail preferences, and change your username and password.

 

Recognition Awards, Foundation Scholarships Offered


Nominations are being accepted for the national recognition awards and the NASW Foundation's fellowship and scholarship awards. For details: Recognition awards socialworkers.org and Foundation Recognition Awards; Fellowship, scholarship awards Foundation
Fellowship, Scholarship and Research Awards


 

Purpose Prize Nominations Due


Nominations for the 2008 Purpose Prizes are due March 1, 2008. The prizes honor people over age 60 who channel their creativity and talent to address critical social problems at the local, regional and national levels. Since the program's inception in 2006, two social workers have been among the finalists. For information and nomination forms: The Purpose Prize

 

Taxes and Membership Dues Deductibility


Members who qualify to deduct membership dues payments from income taxes should note the following: For tax year 2007, 9.54 percent of the annual NASW dues payment is not deductible. The percentage is based on the amount of association lobbying activity in 2007. For tax planning purposes, the nondeductible portion of the NASW dues payment to be made in tax year 2008 is 12.06 percent.

 

Sanctions in Force


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

 

Veterans Hotline


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates a national suicide prevention hotline for veterans (800) 273-TALK (8255). The toll-free hotline number is staffed by mental health professionals who take calls from across the country and work with local providers to help veterans.

 

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NASW Press is seeking book proposals. Among other advantages, the Press offers superb editing, attention-getting design, excellent financial arrangements, personal attention, and sales and marketing nationally and internationally. NASW Press adheres to the highest standards of quality in all aspects of book publishing. 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 Author Guidelines.

   
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From the President
Reaching Out Across the World
By Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

Social Workers Have a Head for Business
Profession's Skills Are Useful for Entrepreneurs
Social work business owners still identify with the profession.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

National Professional Social Work Month Is Coming
March 2008

20th Encyclopedia Coming
Comprehensive Volume of Social Work Knowledge
The Encyclopedia will also be available as an e-book later this year.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Cambodia Site Visits Called 'Life-Changing'
"People want to cooperate and help, whether it's here or at home."

Member Survey Yields Findings
Preliminary data offer information on years of experience and other factors.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Conference Examines Prisoner Reentry
The conference included two keynote addresses and many workshops.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Delegate Assembly Approaching
Web Site Designed for Members' Participation
The Web site will serve as the primary communication center before the actual event.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

2008 NASW Slate

Cancer Training Series Rated Successful
More than 1,000 social workers have been trained in face-to-face workshops.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Grants Fund New Projects
A project on suicide prevention among adolescent girls can serve as a model.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Lunch Teleconferences to Launch
Topics include timely issues affecting the profession.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Privacy Standards Urged
NASW wants the legislation to reflect the association's basic principles on privacy.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Brief Filed in Death Penalty Case
NASW argues that the death penalty for child rape may actually harm children.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Child Information Has New Web Source
The site offers an "E-lert" service, which provides monthly newsletters and updates to subscribers via e-mail.

Staff Join Rebuilding Effort in New Orleans
New Orleans was selected as the meeting site to help with ongoing rebuilding efforts.

Advance Directives Promoted
The event aims to highlight the importance of advance health care decision making.

Pain Is Focus of SPS Teleconference
In her presentation, Altilio listed groups that are at risk for undertreatment.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Press Event Highlights Immigration, Children
The raid points out the need to integrate child welfare policy into immigration policy.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

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