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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.

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From the President
Leaders and Lessons to Guide Us
By James J. Kelly, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW

NASW Helps Influence Legal Decisions
Amicus Briefs Are Filed in Cases Significant to Social Workers and Their Clients

NASW and the Legal Defense Fund support an average of 10 to 15 appellate cases each year.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

The Board Takes Action
April & May 2009

'50 Ways' Site Highlight of Social Work Month
NASW will also be advertising the 50 Ways site on Facebook to high school students.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Frances Perkins Honored

ASI Offers New Benefit Program
ASI launches a new program with Liberty Mutual that will offer members savings.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Iowa Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
A brief NASW filed in Varnum v. Brien was cited in the court decision.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Foundation Board's Carla Howery Dies
Howery was appointed to the Foundation Board of Directors in 2007 as a non-social worker director.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Social Work Awards

Pomeroy New Social Work Journal Editor
Pomeroy has experience in a range of social work practice areas.

Advocacy Alert on Hospice Rates Sent
Rate-cut Regulation a Concern
Advocates said these cuts will cause many small, rural hospice programs to close their doors permanently.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

LGBTQ Training Moves Ahead
Project Addresses Needs of Out-of-Home Youth
The master trainers are committed to conducting further trainings to ultimately reach 1,600 service providers.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Cancer Care Teleconferences
The teleconference will examine the way a cancer diagnosis can affect a person and a family.

NASW Chapters Find Legislative Success
Chapters have pushed to legalize same-sex marriage and repeal the death penalty.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Chapters Celebrate Profession
Activities Promoted Social Work Month in March
Many NASW chapters sponsored National Professional Social Work Month events.

Health IT to Include Privacy Standards
Social workers will have opportunities for comments.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Staff Attend IOM Events
Health Care Reform Was Focal Point of Meetings
The Institute of Medicine summits addressed integrative medicine and health care for older adults.
By Heidi Sfiligoj, News Staff

Press Booklet Eyes Workforce Trends Affecting Profession
"It shows where the trends are heading and what job opportunities are expected to be most available."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

TV Movie Honors Sendler's Legacy
Anna Paquin researched Sendler's life before filming began in November 2008.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

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