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NASW News is not published in December. The January 2009 News advertising deadline is Nov. 17, 2008.


Holiday Closing

The NASW national office will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25, 2008, through Jan. 1, 2009.


Spectrum Training of Trainers

The NASW HIV/AIDS Spectrum: Mental Health Training and Education of Social Workers Project will be holding a National Training of Trainers (TOT) in Spring 2009. The goal of the HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project is to provide the necessary HIV and mental health practice skills for people working in social work, mental health, and substance abuse fields to enhance and promote culturally competent practice with individuals, families, and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. The program's target audience includes social workers, allied health and mental health care providers, and students in schools of social work. The TOT will be comprised of social workers with experience and expertise in mental health and HIV/AIDS. For information about the TOT, go to: Training of Trainers


American Indian Heritage Month

NASW Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month


Courtesy Calls Added to Membership Renewal Process

In order to better reach our members, who lead very busy lives, NASW has added renewal courtesy calls to the membership renewal process. These courtesy calls will be made around the time of your membership expiration date as a helpful reminder to renew your NASW membership so you continue your benefits uninterrupted. You will be able to renew your membership immediately over the phone, as well as renew your ACSW credential or Specialty Practice Sections membership. If you prefer to renew online instead, or via the renewal invoice mailed to you, please do. It is an exciting time to be an NASW member, and we are making every effort to make sure you are a part of it. For more information on the renewal courtesy calls, please call NASW Membership Services at (800) 742-4089 or (202) 408-8600 ext. 499. If you haven't visited the NASW Web site recently, go there today at www.socialworkers.org for the latest updates on the Social Work Reinvestment Act and the National Social Work Public Education Campaign and to register for free NASW WebEd online courses, which offer free CEUs.


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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 the list of sanctions of public notification imposed within the past 10 years that remain in force: Sanctions in Force


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From the President
Seeing Through the Eyes of Others
By James J. Kelly, Ph.D., ACSW, LSCW

The Profession Must Prioritize Self-Care
Social Workers Owe it to Themselves and Clients to Value a Healthy Lifestyle
"It was not the clients themselves who were causing the major portion of the stress."
By Maran Dale, special to NASW News

The Board Takes Action
Sep. 2008

Groups Unify for Obama Endorsement
"We call on all women to look at each candidate's words, messages and policies with a critical eye."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Social Work Month 2009 Celebrates Purpose
Promotion Includes a Web Page with 50 Social Worker Profiles
"Professional social workers believe there are no limits to human potential and possibility"
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Hospice Credential Introduced
"Social workers deserve recognition for the unique skills and abilities they bring."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Career Center Web Site Boasts Expanded Features
"The new site is the place to go for social workers looking for resources to develop their careers."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Proposal Addresses Shortage Of School Social Workers
The act would improve the lives of children by creating a better trained workforce.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Leverages Entertainment and Media Resources
"The strategies and connections that NCN has developed dovetail with the goals of our campaign."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW Hosts Social Workers Across Nations Event
Leaders Gather to Exchange Ideas and Perceptions About Global Social Work
"Social workers can be ideal for community development projects and nation building efforts."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Attends World Conference
NASW staff spearheaded a collaboration among international experts on aging.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Obama and McCain Asked To 'Step Up For Kids'
Presidential Hopefuls Urged to Make Children and Families a Priority in Platforms
"As society's safety net, social workers by necessity must serve children and their families."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Aging Boom Meeting
The conference is being held in conjunction with the 2009 Aging in America conference.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

PACE Makes Final Elections Push
A list and a map of endorsements per state can be found at the PACE Web site.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Reinvestment Effort Unites NASW/CSWA
The Clinical Social Work Association and NASW recently posted a video on YouTube.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

LDF Weighs In on Legal Cases
The briefs address a broad range of legal issues of importance to social work.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Two Online Teleconference Series Provide Free CEUs
Audio recordings and transcripts are posted online two days after the teleconference takes place.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Social Work in the Public Eye


Editorial Board


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

Paul R. Pace naswnews@naswdc.org

Jim Snyder

(703) 764-5949

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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