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Women’s History Month

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2011 Delegate Assembly

The official “Call to the 2011 Delegate Assembly” is posted on the NASW Web site. This marks the start of the Delegate Assembly activities, most of which will be conducted online.

The Delegate Assembly is the representative, decision-making body — comprised of 277 delegates — through which NASW members establish program priority goals and develop a collective stance on public and professional policies. The Delegate Assembly meets once every three years. The 2011 Assembly will hold its culminating meeting on Aug. 5-6, 2011. Any member intending to write a new public or professional policy or to propose changes to the Code of Ethics should e-mail Sue Jashinsky his or her intention by April 16, 2010. If accepted, the proposed new policies would need to be written and submitted, per the policy guidelines, by June 18, 2010.


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From the Director
2010 Congress: Call to Mentorship
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Devastating Earthquake in Haiti Has Many Stepping Up to Help Victims
Social Workers ‘Uniquely Skilled’ to Respond
“It’s not enough to mend broken bones; you’re inevitably going to have to deal with broken hearts as well.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

HIPAA Policies Updated
Guidelines Clarify Client Privacy Measures
New rules for HIPAA-covered entities were due to take effect in February.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Social Work Month Observed
‘Be A Social Worker’ Site Redesigned, Expanded
NASW has revamped its “Be A Social Worker” Web site and is showcasing 100 “Community Action Heroes.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Celebrating ACSW’s Golden Anniversary
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Tanzania Outreach

Democrats Reconsider Health Care Reform Options
“NASW advocates that Congress stay on track and pass comprehensive health care reform legislation.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Oral Chemotherapy Adherence Course Launching This Month
“Self-administration of chemotherapy translates into significant challenges for practitioners and clients.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Gives Input on Alzheimer’s Manuals
Gould said social workers play a vital role in home care settings.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Mary Ann Quaranta Dies at 82
Social Work Pioneer Served as NASW President
“Dr. Quaranta was an inspired mentor to countless faculty, students and social work professionals.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Social Work Researcher Gehlert Presents at NIH Lecture Series
Closing the disparity gap will require community-level actions, Sarah Gehlert says.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Practice Conference Examines Hospice Care
The conference follows the debut of a credential for social workers specializing in hospice and palliative care.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

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Jan. 2010


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