Archive for the ‘social work’ tag

Enhanced Psychosocial Screening in Nursing Homes: Opportunities for Social Work Highlighted in New Journal Article

“Psychosocial care in nursing homes in the era of the MDS 3.0:  Perspectives of the experts” by Sheryl Zimmerman, Robert Connolly, Joan Levy Zlotnik, Mercedes Bern-Klug and Lauren Cohen was published in the July 2012 Journal of Gerontological Social Work (volume 55, issue 8, pp. 444-457).  The article reviews the April 2011 convening of interdisciplinary, […]

August 20th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Social Work Policy Institute Releases Report on Health Care for Children at Risk

Children at Risk: Optimizing Health in an Era of Reform, a new report and action brief from the November 2011 think tank symposium are now available from the Social Work Policy Institute of the National Association of Social Workers Foundation. To set an agenda to improve children’s health outcomes, the Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) […]

Children and Schools Journal Explores Policy and Practice Disconnect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2010 Contact: Kyle Northam 202.336.8212 Children and Schools Journal Explores Policy and Practice Disconnect Greater Collaboration Between Researchers and Practitioners Could Improve Outcomes WASHINGTON, DC—The NASW Press has released a special issue of its scholarly journal Children and Schools, which explores how well school social work practice aligns with […]

November 10th, 2010 at 4:50 pm


References Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research Research Articles Web Resources In 2005, an estimated 744,313 men, women, and children were homeless in the United States (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2007). The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 defines people as homeless when they lack a fixed, regular, […]

March 24th, 2010 at 11:15 am

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Social Work And Cancer Research

Social workers practice and conduct research in cancer-related services and concerns including treatment adherence, survivorship, caregiver issues, and cancer-related health care policy. Two recent research reports and tools are noted below. Also, NASW has developed a report on practioners’ use of cancer related research. (NASW NCI report) Additional resource references provide an array of social […]

March 24th, 2010 at 10:56 am

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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Social work’s history in the field of alcoholism and alcohol abuse ranges from providing food, temporary shelter, and the encouragement to practice “temperance” in the early 20th century, to today’s sophisticated treatment approaches involving medication, consumer-driven supportive treatment, abuse group-specific targeted prevention, and inpatient and outpatient treatment of alcoholism along with co-morbid conditions. The field […]

March 24th, 2010 at 10:33 am