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Proposed Bylaws Amendments

Proposed bylaws amendments for consideration by the NASW Board of Directors must be submitted by Sept. 1, 2010.  Proposed amendments may be submitted by individual members in good standing, including NASW National or Chapter executive directors; chapter boards or national board members; and NASW committees and task forces. Matters related to Delegate Assembly and the NASW National/Chapter dues allocation must be submitted to the Delegate Assembly in 2011 for consideration. All other bylaws amendments are within the authority of the NASW Board of Directors.  For information related to the amendment submission process, please visit or contact the Office of Governance (e-mail or 202-336-8216).


NASW National Elected Position Vacancies

Vacancies for NASW national elected positions as of June 30, 2011, are:
Board of Directors: Regional representatives (2011-2014): I, II, X, XIII; member-at-large (2011-2014); BSW student member (2011-2013)
National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification: Regional representatives (2011-2014):  I, III, V,  IX.
If you would like to be considered for any of these positions, you must submit a nomination form. The form and position descriptions are available at Governance. To be considered, you must be a current member in good standing. For questions, e-mail.


Expanded Membership Services Hours

NASW Membership Services hours have been extended to Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. To reach Membership Services, call 800-742-4089 or e-mail. In addition to phone and e-mail, members can use NASW’s website, for access to members-only resources and information. Members can also update their member profile and change their NASW username and password online. At the site, click “Log In,” enter your NASW username and password, and click “Member Center” to update your e-mail, address, phone number, and mail preferences, and change your username and password.


Standards for Family Caregivers of Older Adults

A draft of the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults is available for review and comment through Aug. 8. Please visit the Web page to participate.


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


No News in August

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From the President
Looking Back on NASW’s Successes

By James J. Kelly, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW

As Idaho Law Takes Effect, Measures Are ‘Area of Continuing Legal Controversy’
For Some, ‘Conscience Clause’ Gives Pause

“The reach of conscience clauses and how they are to be interpreted in light of patient rights is an area of continuing legal controversy.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Arizona Laws Decried
Legislation ‘Is of Great Concern’

Critics fear the law will “erode public trust in the police and diminish public safety.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

NASWMembers Pick Jeane Anastas for President-Elect
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Bailey Elected President of IFSW

Workshops Tackle Gang Recruitment
NASW’s New Mexico Chapter Hosts Series of Intervention Workshops

The Eastern New Mexico Youth Connection has worked to unite resources for a common goal.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Supreme Court Decision Cites Association’s Brief
NASW, Other Groups Note ‘Disproportionate Punishment’ of Juvenile Sentencing

NASW “is pleased that the court continues to issue decisions recognizing ... differences between adult and juvenile offenders.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

LEP Coalition Meets With HHS on Federal Priorities
“They share the view that LEP is a major contributor to health disparities.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Lawmakers Briefed on Abuse
Hill Session Calls for More Attention for Children

“A skilled and stable child welfare workforce is critical to providing effective services.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Support Urged for Criminal Justice Commission
Panel Would Study Nation’s System; ‘It’s Vital That We Are Involved’

“Ask yourself the last time you saw a piece of criminal justice legislation that was supported universally ...”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Timing Is Right’ For End-of-Life Care Conference
Expert speakers include Kenneth J. Doka, professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Vice President Presents at IOM Workshop
The workshops will shape a series of reports for the White House’s Office of National AIDS Policy.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Exchange Brings Korean Social Worker to NASW
Both Groups ‘Strive to Enhance the Professional Growth and Development of Their Members’

“In many ways, the work of the two associations is very similar.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Mental Health Act Work Persists
NASW Lauds ‘Groundbreaking Measures’

The IFR provides specific examples of acceptable and unacceptable health plan structures under the act.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Policy Primer

Help for Haiti

U. of Oklahoma Regents Alumni Award Honors Ruth Knee
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

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Kristina Campbell

Senior Editor:
Paul R. Pace naswnews@naswdc.org

Writer and Production Assistant:
Matthew Malamud naswnews@naswdc.org

Jim Snyder

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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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