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Leaders Sought

Nominations for the association's 2009 election must reach the National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification by Oct. 31, 2008. The committee will meet in early December 2008, to develop the slate of candidates. Positions to be filled include:
Officers: Vice president (2009-2012); treasurer (2009-2012).
Board of Directors: BSW student (2009-2011); regional representatives (2009-2012) - Regions III, IV, VII, VIII, IX.
National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (2009-2012): Regions IV, VIII, X, XI, XIII.

In recommending nominees, members should bear in mind the following NASW bylaws:
The slate must reflect the ethnic minority distribution, gender distribution, sexual orientation distribution, geographic distribution, students, and special interests of membership. (In order to further implement 1996 bylaws amendments, members' self-identification of sexual orientation is invited on the nomination form.)
At least one board member must be a person whose current, most advanced degree is the baccalaureate.
The candidate for a nominations committee seat who garners the second-highest vote total in an electoral region will be the alternate to the elected committee member.
Current board members whose terms expire next June may be elected to other board positions, but may not succeed themselves in their current positions and may not be elected to a third consecutive board term in any capacity.

Only persons whose names are submitted to the nominations committee by Oct. 31, but are not included in the slate, may be included by petition on the final ballot. For details: Doreta Richards, (202) 336-8216


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From the President
Rolling Up My Sleeves
By James J. Kelly, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW

Role Critical in Curbing Dropout Rates
Social Workers Trained to Spot Obstacles for Students
Poverty, behavioral problems and lack of safety contribute to dropping out of school.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Association Update 2007-2008 (PDF)

Support Grows for Reinvestment Act
All 10 social workers in Congress are supporting the legislation.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Chapters Work to Promote the Profession
The New York City, Tennessee, Florida and Mississippi chapters make gains.
By Lyn Stoesen and Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Marriage Rights Strengthened
New York's governor has issued a directive to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

'Give an Hour' Aids Troops, Families
About one-third of the nearly 1,400 providers participating in the network are social workers.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Congress Told Parity Needed in Medicare
NASW supports policy changes for Medicare mental health services.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Workshop Focuses on Training in Disaster Preparedness
Representatives from several NASW chapters attended the training.

2008 NASW Vote

NASW Meets U.N. Peacebuilding Officer
The commission is an intergovernmental advisory body of the United Nations established in 2006.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

A Heroic Life Remembered
"The profession of social work is forever indebted to her courage and activism."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Rwanda, Uganda Needs Assessed
NASW signed a memorandum of understanding with Physicians for Peace to work together.

The Board Takes Action
Apr. 2008

Foundation Awards Fizdale Grant
The Iowa Chapter will conduct research on social work recruitment and retention.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Private Practice Teleconference Proves Popular
Documentation can protect clinical social workers and their patients.

Biking Backs Same-Sex Marriage
Chapter executive will bike 1,000 miles to Delegate Assembly.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Cases Decided
Fetal Homicide, Same-Sex Custody
Both decisions supported NASW's positions in the cases.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Hollywood Gala Celebrates Mental Health
The Voice Awards are part of the Campaign for Mental Health Recovery.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Social Work in the Public Eye

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Managing Editor:
M. Scott Moss
(retired June 26, 2008)
Lyn Stoesen

Paul R. Pace naswnews@naswdc.org

Jim Snyder

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Erinn Dumas

NASW President:
James J. Kelly, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW

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

Publisher, NASW Press:
Cheryl Bradley

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