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Nominees Sought for Recognition Awards

NASW and the NASW Foundation will accept nominations until Oct. 22 for the 2010 National Recognition Awards. The NASW National Awards, and those who may submit nominations for them, are: Social Worker of the Year NASW chapters only; Public Citizen of the Year NASW chapters, individuals and social welfare organizations; Public Elected Official NASW chapters, members, individuals and social welfare organizations; Lifetime Achievement Award NASW chapters and individuals. For additional information, visit the NASW Web site or call 202-336-8216. E-mail inquiries may be sent to Governance.

The NASW Foundation awards are the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award and the Knee/Wittman Health and Mental Health Achievement Awards. The Sarnat Award is given to an individual, group or organization that has significantly advanced the public image of professional social work. The recipient receives $3,000. The Knee/Wittman Awards are given to individuals and/or groups for outstanding contributions in the field of health and mental health. NASW chapters, individuals and social welfare organizations may nominate candidates for these awards.

For additional information, visit the NASW Foundation Web site or call 202-336-8298. E-mail inquiries may be sent to Foundation. The deadline for submitting a complete nomination package is Friday, Oct.22, 2010. Late nominations will not be accepted.


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From the President
The Urgency of Social Worker Safety

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

Working for Equal Opportunities
DREAM Act Gives Immigrants’ Children a Chance

“NASW supports federal, state and local policies that uphold ... equity and human rights for immigrants.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Conference Examines End-of-Life Treatment
‘Social Work Is An Important Part’

End-of-life care is essential to social work because medical advances and technology have increased the lifespan.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Press, Legal Defense Fund Collaborate on Law Note Series
The new agreement with NASW Press to produce and market the series will expand the titles to a wider audience.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Backs Schools Bill
Measure Would Outlaw Corporal Punishment

NASW has long had a policy against corporal punishment in schools and will continue to advocate against it.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

More Endorsements Issued
Depending on the outcome of the election, many gains could be reversed.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

SWRA Sponsors Ask Obama to Create Commission
‘The Growing Demand for Social Workers’ Cited as Need for Quick Action

“[W]e respectfully request you to establish ... the Social Work Reinvestment Commission,” members of Congress wrote to the president.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Broadband Access Prioritized
Many People ‘Are Not Able to Afford the Cost’

The FCC’s national broadband plan aims to increase affordable broadband speeds to 100 megabits per second to 100 million households.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Court Asked to Protect Workers
The lower courts’ ruling “undercuts Title VII’s anti-retaliation protections.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

NASW Foundation Announces Board Members
The foundation also recently announced the recipients of the 2010-11 scholarships and fellowships.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Represented on IOM Panel
Tomaszewski Joins Global Violence Prevention Forum

“It’s such a great honor for me to be able to represent NASW,” Tomaszewski said.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Recruitment Videos Tout Social Work’s Value
‘This Is Another Way to Use Multimedia to Communicate Our Message Effectively’

The videos complement NASW’s ongoing recruitment effort, which is conveniently packaged on the Be a Social Worker website.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Connects Expert Membership with the Media
‘The Public Is Beginning to See Beyond the Stereotypes of What Social Workers Do’

“Social work is an exciting and rewarding profession that sometimes does not get the notice and respect it deserves in media and society.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

New Practice Updates Address Aging, Health
Documents Also Examine Social Work With Children, Youth and Families

These and other practice updates are on the NASW website at www.socialworkers.org/practice.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Members Can Receive 10% Off NASW Press Publications
“We hope when utilizing their discount, [members will] ... be proud of the products that their association is producing.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

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