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From the Director
Social Work’s Poverty Imperative
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

‘I Serve ... With a Keen Sense of Duty, Hoping My Perspectives Help Right a Wrong’
Expert Witnesses: Social Workers Take the Stand
NASW has long supported social workers’ ability to testify as expert witnesses.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Several March Events Planned
Social Media Blitz Will Be Part of Observation
Chapters typically use the March theme as an anchor for their annual conferences.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Election Yields Uncertainty
NASW Counting on ‘Some Friends Who Can Help’
“We have some friends who can help move our policy agenda, even if it’s only in modest ways.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

‘Grow and Compete’
Imperative: Teach Business Models
“Curricula need to be modified in schools of social work so that the coursework exposes students to business processes and practices.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Social Work Pioneers Host Sixth Annual Meeting
‘The Amount of Cumulative Experience in That Room Was Very Impressive’
NASW Social Work Pioneer® Mark Battle received the NASW Foundation Outstanding Pioneer Leadership Award.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Report Stresses Need for Criminal Reform Leadership
Criminal justice social work in Scotland is a government-sponsored component of the criminal justice system.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

N.C. Court Rules in Alternative Education Matter
NASW: Students at ‘Greater Risk for Involvement with Juvenile, Criminal Justice Systems’
NASW asks courts to affirm rulings in California’s ‘Prop 8,’ Arizona immigration law; strengthen victim-advocate privilege.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Attitudes on Technology Studied
Generational Data Yield Some Surprising Results
Today’s workplace includes traditionalists, baby boomers,  and Generations X and Y.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Disaster Affects Mental Health Too, NASW Argues
A letter to the claims administrator said mental and addictive illnesses are legitimate conditions.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

NASW Examines Social Work’s Intersection With Public Health
APHA Presentation Calls for Increased Advocacy
Many social workers do public health social work, but don’t call themselves public health social workers.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

HIV/AIDS Course Now in Spanish
Translation Makes Materials More Broadly Accessible
The Spectrum Project offers education and training to mental health care providers on living with HIV/AIDS.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

CSWE Meeting Addresses Profession’s Sustainability
NASW Presents on Ethics, Child Welfare; Exhibit Booth Highlights Press Offerings
“Enhancing the Child Welfare Workforce: A View from Washington” was among the presentations.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Worlds Apart, A Common Mission

Biden Reminds Diwali Observers to Work for Others’ Welfare

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