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Send A Letter In Support of H.R. 5447, S. 2858

Send A Letter In Support of H.R. 5447, The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act

Happy World Social Work Day

Today, April 15, 2008, is Second Annual World Social Work Day! We celebrate the 2nd annual World Social Work Day coordinated by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW). This observance invites professional social workers worldwide to celebrate the profession’s rich and diverse history.

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Social Work in the News – April 7, 2008

News Source: Google News

When is it neglect?
Grand Island Independent – Grand Island, NE
By Meredith Gardner It’s a case Michelle Walker, a licensed clinical social worker for Grand Island Public Schools, has faced before.

A Movie, Dinner — and Abuse?
Jewish Exponent – Philadelphia, PA
According to Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW, creator, director and facilitator of “Words Not Spoken,” an interactive, improvisational theater experience,

Men Learn From Each Other and Improve Their Lives
St. Paul Asian American Press – St. Paul, MN
Previously, James served as Co-Director at the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services and served at the Center’s Director of Social Work

Social work, faith meet A TYPICAL BUSY DAY
The Free Lance-Star – Fredericksburg, VA
When Sarah Bush and Courtney Chapman signed up to come to Fredericksburg to learn social work, they didn’t expect to work 24 straight hours on a holiday.

SSW aims to prevent suicide
Daily Free Press (subscription) – Boston, MA
When Betty Ruth, a School of Social Work clinical professor, was a student at Boston University, there was no information or classes about suicide

What to do When Autism Comes to Visit and Stays
NewHampshire.com – Manchester, NH
Barbara Frankel, Ph.D., MSW, president and founder of The Birchtree Center, offers practical suggestions for how to overcome family stress and do more than

Social Work in the News – April 2, 2008

News Source: Google News

Social workers honored at reception
Log Cabin Democrat – Conway, AR
By RACHEL PARKER DICKERSON AThe National Association of Social Workers North Central Branch held its annual awards reception Friday night at the Conway

Many schools face major ‘hidden’ problem — helping homeless
MinnPost.com – Minneapolis, MN
She tapped Beyer, who works out of Longfellow Community School to head a team of social workers. “We wanted people already in the schools, who already had

Social worker named head of DYFS
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com – Newark, NJ
by Susan K. Livio/ The Star-Ledger A social worker who once interned at the state Division of Youth and Family Services will now lead New Jersey’s child

NKU To Host State Social Work Educators
Kentucky Post – Covington, KY
Northern Kentucky University will host the Kentucky Association of Social Work Educators’ (KASWE) Conference April 3-4. The theme of the conference,

WSU beefs up urban social work
DetNews.com – Detroit, MI
DETROIT — Wayne State University will launch today the Center for Social Work Practice and Policy Research, a partnership between local social service

Talking to Your Traumatized Child
Mshale African Community Newspaper – Minneapolis, MN
After her son’s suspension, Mary called the school social worker for help with his behavior and trouble sleeping. Although she was not comfortable calling

Social Work in the News – March 27, 2008

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Letter: Social workers help people in all stages of life
TCPalm – West Palm Beach, FL
I wonder just how many people really understand what social workers do? When I took an informal poll in our community, many people responded: “Don’t they

Social workers play many roles in our society
Cumberland Times-News – Cumberland, MD
Social workers aim to open the doors of access and opportunity for everyone, particularly those greatest in need. The original mission of social work had

School of Social Work alumna donates $250000 to college
LSU The Reveille – Baton Rouge, LA
While students were out enjoying spring break, the School of Social Work announced some good news – a dedicated alumna made a big donation.

Patrick lends support to social workers
Boston Globe
By State House News Service Governor Deval Patrick today acknowledged the danger social workers face on the job, pointing to the fatal stabbing last month

Social workers still await security
StarNewsOnline.com – Wilmington, NC
By Tyra M. Vaughn, For the past seven years, Pender County Social Services Director Reta Shiver has made the same plea: Security upgrades are needed to

Sigmund Freud’s grand-daughter to discuss her views at lecture
Fall River Herald News – MA
By Grant Welker Sigmund Freud’s granddaughter Sophie, a writer and retired social work professor, will give a lecture at the University of Massachusetts

Social worker says he will oppose Sally Kern in
kjrh.com – Tulsa, OK
Ron Marlett, a 59-year-old social worker, was introduced by state Democratic Party head Ivan Holmes at a news conference where Marlett said statements by

Social Work Students Get Practical
WTOK – Meridian, MS
“This helps a lot in helping with us studying social work because it applies everything that we’ve been practicing for,” said Natisha Isaac,

Jenee: Retired social worker discovers that being a mentor is a
Kansas City Star – MO
“I was worried she wouldn’t like me, because I’m old, but it’sa lot like being a grandma,” says Ann, 54, a retired Kansas City social worker.

Social Work Photo Puzzle – Add your photo!

In celebration of Social Work Month 2008, NASW has launched the Social Work Photo Puzzle!


Adding your photo and comment to the Social Work Photo Puzzle is a great way to show your love and support of the social work profession and to express yourself in a unique way. This photo puzzle contributes to the “digital legacy” of social work and lets the world know WHO the Social Work profession is. Social workers come from all walks of life and have varied interests. Upload a photo of you and your fellow social work students, your furry companion, or your new baby boy who is a “future social worker”. Show off the best photo from your Flickr account or share one that you’ve uploaded to your Facebook or MySpace page. Share your photo and add your unique piece to the puzzle that makes up the beautiful picture that is Social Work.

You can view the current entries on the puzzle by clicking on the “Click Here to View the Social Work Photo Puzzle” in the top left side OR “View the Puzzle” link in the top right side of the page. Once the puzzle appears, you can also click on any puzzle piece with an image to read the message related to the entry as well as a larger view of the uploaded image and the web address.

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Welcome to NASW's Social Work Blog on Wordpress. On this site, you'll find a variety of topics and information related to the social work profession... and most importantly, users will be able to add comments from time to time on a variety of different issues. Any and all feedback is welcome, even if you're a social worker or your life has been affected by social work. For more, visit us at www.socialworkblog.org and www.socialworkers.org.

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