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From the Director
May Heralds a Season of Hope
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Helping Clients Facing Foreclosure Threat
Feelings of Helplessness and Despair Are Common
"I always try to help people realize that they are not alone; it is not necessarily the client's fault."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Word of Reinvestment Push Spreads
"We're using different tools to get the message to members in Congress."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Strategies Propel Other SWRI Goals
Members' voices are an invaluable tool to affect federal policy.

States' Ratings on Child Well-Being Revealed
The report urges presidential candidates to address its concerns about child well-being.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Hill Briefing Highlights Cancer Care
The briefing promoted a major report on psychosocial care.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

PACE Begins Making 2008 Endorsements
Additional endorsements can be expected in the coming months.

House Hearing Focuses on Child Welfare Bill
A highlight of the bill is its link to NASW's Social Work Reinvestment Initiative.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Medicaid-Cuts Moratorium
Bills Seek One-Year Hold on Federal Reductions
The regulations have drawn strong criticism from social workers across the U.S.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

U.N. Peacebuilding Commission Backed
NASW is a strong supporter of the commission.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Diversity in Science Careers
Retreat Reviews Underrepresentation Concerns
Participants developed recommendations to support minorities in pursuing careers in science.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

The Board Takes Action
Feb. 2008

Working Lunch
Teleconference Series Is Popular
The teleconferences are open to all members.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Updated Cancer Survival Toolbox Issued
Two new audio programs have been added to the toolbox.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Mental Health Projects Advance
The surgeon general's report explores the framework of women's mental health.

U.N. Social Work Day Draws Hundreds
Several NASW members were among speakers at the United Nations event.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Assembly Policies Are Online
NASW members may also submit suggestions on program priority goals.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Court Brief Supports Same-Sex Marriage
The brief argues that denying same-sex couples the right to marry violates the Iowa constitution.

Caregiving a Major Focus of Aging Meeting
A meeting before the conference explored care coordination.

Student's Prom-Dress Drive Aids Foster Girls
The project reached about 75 girls to ensure they had prom dresses.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

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Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

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Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW

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