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NASW 2009 Election

Candidate profiles and electronic ballots are posted on NASW's Web site. Members must vote by May 22 and are encouraged to vote online. For information: Governance


NASW Leaders Sought

Vacancies for NASW national elected positions as of June 30, 2010, are:

Board of Directors: President-elect (2010-2011); secretary (2010-2013); member-at-large (2010-2013); MSW student member (2010-2012); regional representatives (2010-2013): Regions V, VI, XI, XII.

National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (2010-2013): Regions II, VI, VII, XII.

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, but are not included in the slate, may be included by petition on the final ballot. For details: Governance or e-mail


Asian/Pacific American Heritage

NASW Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


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Send Us Your Book

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Sanctions in Force Online

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


Annual Meeting of Members

The NASW Annual Meeting of Members will be held at noon on June 26, 2009, in the Board Room at NASW, 750 First St., N.E., Suite 700, Washington, D.C.


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From the Director
Support Women 365 Days a Year
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Social Work and the Second Chance Act
Federal Funding Opportunities Arise for Prisoner Reentry Projects
A long-term goal is to create a nationwide resource center that provides training for reentry projects.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Reinvestment Act in Senate
SWRA is now in both chambers of Congress
The act was reintroduced on Height's birthday.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Bill to Increase Student Support
Proposal reintroduced in the Senate and the House
The bill increases the number of school social workers, counselors and psychologists.

Aging Boom Meeting Focuses on Practice
Attendees had the opportunity to choose among 16 breakout sessions.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Council on Women Launched
Executive Order to Examine Gender Equity
The council is chaired by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to the president.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Alfred Kahn, Pioneer and Professor, Passes
Kahn served two terms on the NASW Board of Directors.

Past Board Member Belser Dies
NASW's California Chapter named Belser "Social Worker of the Year" in 1994.

Whitney Young Project Unveiled at BPD Conference
A film and teaching guide educate students about Young's approach to leadership and his social work philosophy.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

South Dakota to Offer MSW Program for First Time
South Dakota has been the only state in the nation not to offer an MSW either by a private or a public university.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Every Child Matters Releases New Videos
"Children surviving shouldn't be an accident of geography," Petit says.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

ACHP-SW Gaining Popularity
The NASW Credentialing Center is seeing an increase in applications.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Strip-Search Case Sent to the Supreme Court
NASW filed a brief in the case
The Supreme Court heard the case involving the strip search of a 13-year-old student.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Toolkit Promotes Partnerships
The toolkit was produced by the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

New Chapter Executive Directors
The executive director of the North Dakota chapter retired after being with the chapter for 20 years.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Royal Meeting with the Queen

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

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

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Cheryl Bradley

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