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NASW Election This Spring

Ballots for the election of NASW board and nominations committee members will be mailed in April. Online voting will be an option. For the slate and candidates' information: Governance


Women's History Month and International Women's Day

NASW Celebrates Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8)


Log On to the NASW Web Site

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.


National Bereavement Teleconference

Social workers can earn 2.0 continuing education units at the Hospice Foundation of America's live-via-satellite National Bereavement Teleconference "Living With Griefw: Children and Adolescents" on April 16, 2008, 1:30-4 p.m. Eastern. For details: Hospice Foundation of America


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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


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 sanctions in force: Sanctions in Force


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From the Director
Celebrating Reinvestment
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Teamwork Promotes Positive Message
Social Workers Give Media Their Insights
Social workers are interviewed on issues ranging from divorce to disaster preparedness.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

It's National Professional Social Work Month

Ethics Code Now in Spanish
The code serves as a guide for the everyday professional conduct of social workers.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

PACE Eyes Candidates' Reinvestment Support
SWRI aims to secure federal and state investments in professional social work.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Social Workers' School Debt Heavy
Educational debt may push people away from social work careers.

Coalition Coordinates Election Push
America Votes works by uniting the voices and efforts of its members.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Endorses Torture Protest
NASW has spoken out against torture and in support of habeas corpus rights.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

W.Va. Enacts State Worker Pay Raises
"We no longer have the high number of vacant slots for child welfare positions."

Awards Presentation Honors Achievers
Award namesake Ruth Knee noted the recipients' "professional and caring contributions."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

2007 Social Worker

Grant to Member Aids Court Case
The case involved releasing records to a noncustodial parent.

Courts Hear Cases on Pregnancy in Prison
Probation sanctions claiming to protect fetal health and abortion services for incarcerated women are at issue.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

South Africa Visit Is Planned
Program Offers Comparison of Social Systems
The delegation plans to visit Cape Town and Johannesburg for exchange sessions.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Hosts ICSW-U.S. Meeting
ICSW works closely with its sister international organizations.

Rehab Facility Rules Released
The final rules reflect changes NASW supported.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Media Campaign to Extend Its Reach
NASW is reaching out to schools and universities with public education materials.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Documentary Examines Caregiving
Several NASW chapters are hosting premiere events.

Former Board Member Joan Parry Dies at 79
Parry was the author of numerous articles, chapters and books.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Member Tapped for Advisory Panel
Cross served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Mental Health.

Members on Joint Commission Technical Panels
The Joint Commission accredits many institutions that involve social workers.

NASW Promotes Improvements for Long-Term Care
NASW has been working to advocate the Lifespan Respite Care Act.

Anti-Gay Adoption Votes Meet Opposition
NASW's Arkansas Chapter has been working against a statewide ballot initiative.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Drug Agency Offers Guide on Prevention
The publication offers resources for drug abuse prevention programs.

Social Work in the Public Eye

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NASW President:
Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

Executive Director:
Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW

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Cheryl Bradley

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