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2011 Delegate Assembly: Member Participation Requested

The triennial Delegate Assembly is upon us and is being conducted primarily online, with the culminating meeting to be held Aug. 5-6 using a custom-designed Web and teleconference platform. All members can be part of the process and most activities, whether or not you are a delegate. New materials are being posted to the DA website regularly.

The primary focus at this time is the public and professional policies and the 2012–2015 Program Priority Goals. All members are encouraged to review the revised policies and Program Priority Goals and post comments. The policies are used to guide NASW at the national and chapter level and to inform the public, media, educators and legislators about our positions on key issues. Final delegate-approved versions of the policies will be published in the next edition of Social Work Speaks.

Hearing panels for the 18 policies up for revision and the proposed Program Priority Goals are scheduled through April. Delegate panelists will review all posted comments before making revisions and reposting them for review and comment.


Foundation Offers Scholarships, Research Awards

The NASW Foundation will be accepting applications through March 31, 2011, for its 2011-2012 fellowships, scholarships and research awards. For details: NASW Foundation; e-mail; (202) 408-8600, ext. 504.


Membership Dues Income Tax Deduction

Members who qualify to deduct membership dues payments from income taxes should note the following:
For the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2010, 10.17 percent of the annual NASW dues payment is not deductible. The percentage is based on the amount of association lobbying activity in 2010.
For tax planning purposes, the nondeductible portion of the NASW dues payment to be made for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2011, is estimated to be 9.99 percent.

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From the President
Child Welfare Workforce’s Burden
By James J. Kelly, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW

Public article

Rash of Suicides Puts Spotlight on Bullying
‘We Must Help Students Develop a Sense of Empathy ... as Early as Possible’
As many as one in four U.S. students are bullied with some frequency.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Public article

Several Activities Proposed for Social Work Month in March
“We need members to act to help make this a successful Social Work Month.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Members-only article

Program Reaches Out to Prospective Social Workers
Effort Focuses on Students at Two-Year Colleges
“It helps them to see the ‘professional’ and ‘career’ aspects of social work.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Members-only article

Bridging Office Generation Gaps
Baby boomers comprise 66 million workers — 44 percent of the workforce.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Members-only article

NASW Member Killed in Tucson
Aide Was Among Shooting Victims at Giffords Event
“He was passionate and skilled, and will be greatly missed.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Members-only article

Flurry of Activity Closes Out Congressional Session
Bills reauthorizing CAPTA, extending Medicare physician payment fix signed into law.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Members-only article

Film Looks at Life of Social Worker Irena Sendler
This was the first time NASW offered a film screening for CEUs.
By Mathew Malamud, News Staff

Members-only article

Kendall ‘Had Exciting, Important Role’ in Profession
“She was both a great leader and an inspiration for all of us,” Elizabeth J. Clark said.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Members-only article

Kelly Named President of Menlo College
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Members-only article

Loan Repayment Program Now Open in California
“We were very pleased with this change.”
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Members-only article

Training Focuses on Cancer Toolbox
“We are working to equip new ambassadors to promote the Toolbox.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Members-only article

New Live Webinars Scheduled
Violence, Ethics, Supervision Are Among Topics

Members-only article

SWPI Symposium Examines Child Welfare
‘Key Entry Point’ into Social Work ‘Can Also Be an Exit Route from the Profession’
The symposium’s outcomes will help NASW address child welfare workforce issues and enhance the delivery of services.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Members-only article

SocialWorkers.org Website Gets a Fresh New Look
“The new site prioritizes content about the profession.”
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Members-only article

NASW Foundation Salutes Knee/Wittman Award Recipient
Ronald Manderscheid Honored at Ceremony
“The essence of health reform is moving toward social justice,” Ronald Manderscheid said at the ceremony.
By Matthew Malamud, News Staff

Members-only article

Social Work Delegations Plan Cuba Visits
The groups plan to meet with social workers and others.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

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Social Work in the Public Eye

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NASW President:
James J. Kelly, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW

Executive Director:
Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW

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