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From the Director
Being Thankful for Our Profession
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Those Who Spent Time As Youths in Foster Care Say Helping Others Is a Calling
System Fosters Future Social Workers
“Don’t do what you think you want to do. Do what you are meant to do.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Social Workers ‘Make Change Possible’
National Professional Social Work Month Is Celebrated Each March
A highlight to the month will be World Social Work Day, celebrated March 15.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Child Abuse Prevention Efforts Continue
“Child abuse and neglect deaths are tragic and avoidable. They deserve more attention.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

In Russia, Discovering a New View of Social Work
“Once again, I was struck by just how much different cultures and different peoples have in common.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

A Fresh Approach on Chapter Networking
CommPartners provides the online platform for NASW’s Lunchtime and Specialty Practice Sections webinars.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Practice Updates Examine Domestic Violence, Bullying
Other updates address school social work supervision and immigrant women victims of domestic violence.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Calif., Fla. Appeals Rulings Affirm NASW Amicus Briefs
Random Drug Test Injunction Upheld; Same-Sex Adoption Ban Overturned
Florida’s ban on gay adoption violates the state’s guarantee of equal protection of the law.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Focus on Women’s Rights
U.N. Foundation Support Enables Forums
“A woman dies from complications of pregnancy and childbirth every minute of every day.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Several New Webinars Scheduled
Lunchtime Series, SPS Offerings Announced
Topics include youth transitioning out of foster care, social work safety and affordable health care.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Caseload Guidance Given to Veterans Health Administration
“Social workers and nurses practicing case management are key members of the interdisciplinary team.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Board Approves Family Caregiver Standards
Document ‘Goes Into a Level of Detail That Some Might Not Have Thought About’
Social workers, regardless of their area of expertise, need to be attuned to the needs of family caregivers.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Administration on Aging Releases Toolkit for Older Adults, Caregivers
The toolkit lays out a process for planning services for diverse populations.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Celebrating Social Workers on Screen
“The depiction of social worker characters on TV, or lack thereof, is not representative of real life.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

100th Birthday Wishes

ANSWER Coalition Outlines Goals, Greets New Chair
The ANSWER Coalition also plans to focus on passage of the Teri Zenner Social Work Safety Act.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

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