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Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.


Feb 27, 2008

Dr. Dorothy I. Height Joined U.S. Congressmen Ed Towns and Chris Shays Today to Seek Support for H.R. 5447, The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Dorothy I. Height, Dr. Elizabeth J Clark, Ph.D., ACSW WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress is being asked to help the nation’s 600,000 professional social workers better serve families and communities in need.  U.S. Representative Edolphus Towns (D-NY) has introduced a bill that will establish a Social Work Reinve...

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Feb 14, 2008

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the introduction today of H.R. 5447, the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act by Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT).  This is a significant initiative which, if enacted, will enable the nation’s 600,000 professional social workers to better serve families and communities in need. At a time when demand for high-quality social services in our nation is at an all-time high, and at a time when professional social workers themselves are facing a range of daunting chall...

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Oct 22, 2007

NASW Responds to Attacks by George Will and the National Association of Scholars Following the release of an Oct. 14 syndicated column by George Will in the Washington Post, the NASW national and chapter offices have worked in partnership with various schools of social work to send letters to editors across the country.  The following letters have been published in response to the Will column which promoted findings from the National Association of Scholars.  If you have seen the George Will column (or a related NAS article) in your local media and have responded with your own letter to the editor or op-ed, please forward the...

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Sep 28, 2007

Children and families social worker honored for her dedication to profession Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased to honor Dorothy Harris, MSW, ACSW with the NASW Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to children and families and to the social work profession. Ms. Harris has a rich history in the profession working primarily to strengthen families and provide support to children in need.  Throughout her career, she has acted in many capacities which bear out her commitment to children.  She has been instrumental in taking the lead on a number of initiatives to improve the ch...

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Sep 28, 2007

Ohio Representative chosen for his dedication to the people of Columbus Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased to name Ohio Representative Dan Stewart the 2007 Public Elected Official of the Year honoring his dedication to improving areas of concern for the social work profession and for the citizens of Ohio. Since his election in 2002, Rep. Stewart has made a public commitment to improving the quality of life in Ohio, protecting the most vulnerable populations and addressing social issues in a way that strengthens the Columbus community and the entire state of Ohio. “Rep. Stewart has wo...

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Sep 28, 2007

California advocate honored for her dedication to underserved and homeless Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased to name Rhonda Meister as the 2007 Public Citizen of the Year for her advocacy on behalf of low-income children and families and those individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. For the more than 20 years, Ms. Meister has served as Executive Director of St. Joseph Center, a comprehensive provider of support services for those who are struggling to overcome poverty and achieve self-sufficiency.  She has tirelessly advocated on a local and state level on issues sur...

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Sep 28, 2007

International Humanitarian, Professor at Florida Atlantic University Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is pleased to name Cecilia Campoverde, Ph.D., MSW the 2007 Social Worker of the Year.  As a social worker, Dr. Campoverde works primarily with immigrant farmers, observing their truths in the context of the government infrastructure and regulations.  In 1992, she established the Guatemalan Project, whose mission is to assist in the development of sustainable micro-enterprise activities for low-income women in Guatemala. The controversial issue of immigration has been in the headlines and c...

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Mar 01, 2007

“Hope and Health” theme focuses on issues related to wellness Washington, D.C. – Receiving the diagnosis of an illness can be a confusing time for anyone.  Will I be able to handle the treatment?  How will I balance my care with the needs of my family?  How will this affect my job?  Who will help me figure all this out? The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) proudly announces National Social Work Month 2007. This year’s theme – Hope and Health: Help Starts Here – highlights the important role of health social workers in the well-being of their clients.  Mor...

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