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ASWB Completes Practice Analysis, Will Launch New Social Work Licensing Exams in 2018

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) has released its 2017 Analysis of the Practice of Social Work. Changes to licensing exams will take effect January 2, 2018. more

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MerckManuals.com Focusing on Elder Abuse in Advance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15

Expert information on how to prevent elder abuse and recognize and respond to the problem when it does occur will be highlighted on MerckManuals.com, an online medical reference, during the first half of June. more

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ASWB Launches Path to Licensure Institute

ASWB Path to Licensure Institute scholars will develop a model for introducing information about social work licensing and regulation to their students and design a regulation-specific research project to be completed by August 2020. more

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Social Work Day at the UN 2017

The 34th annual Social Work Day at the United Nations (UN) was held on April 17, 2017. Watch the webcast here. more

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March is Red Cross Month. Social workers are well-qualified to provide disaster mental health (DMH) services, and requirements for DMH volunteers have been broadened as of 2017. more

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ASWB Seeks Licensed Social Workers To Help Set Passing Score Standards for Social Work Licensing Exams

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) seeks social work subject matter expert volunteers to participate in reviewing performance standards and recommending passing scores for new social work exams to be released in 2018. Deadline 3/1/17 more

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The Weekly 5 in Social Work, 11/19/16

New in news of interest to social workers for the week ending 11/19/16. more

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Linda Grobman Pioneer Induction

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Pioneering Reflections

The New Social Worker publisher/editor Linda May Grobman was inducted into the NASW Social Work Pioneers on October 29, 2016. She provides some reflections on being a Pioneer and on the induction ceremony. more

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The Weekly 5 in Social Work, 10/29/16

Recent stories in the news of interest to social workers. more

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The Weekly 5 in Social Work, 10/22/16

Here are this week’s Top 5 stories in social work, social justice, and social activism. more

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Janice Davis Inspired To Give Back Through ECHOS Homeless Shelter

Davis became instrumental in forming Elizabethtown Community Housing and Outreach Service Organization (ECHOS). ECHOS aids and assists families and individuals facing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness and are seeking help. more

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Illinois DCFS reminds parents and caregivers about the ABCs of Safe Sleep for Infants

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month, and the Illinois DCFS reminds parents and caregivers of three simple steps to ensure the infants in their care are put to sleep safely. more

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The Weekly 5 in Social Work, 10/15/16

This week in social work, stories dealing with the past, present, and future. Here are our weekly 5 (plus 1). more

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The Weekly 5 in Social Work, 10/8/16

This week in social work, stories that will affect social workers directly, public figures taking a stand for social justice, and social media efforts aimed at mental health. more

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The Weekly 5 in Social Work, 10/1/16

It has been a varied and interesting week in the world of social work. These are some of the top stories of the week. more

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MovingSocialWork.org Site Serves as Hub on Practice Mobility and License Portability for Social Workers

ASWB has launched a new website to disseminate information about practice mobility and license portability for social workers, and to collect social workers' stories about this issue. more

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The Weekly 5 in Social Work, 9/16/16

Five news items of interest to social workers for the week of 9/16/16. more

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The Weekly 5 in Social Work, 9/10/16

Items in the news of interest to social workers for 9/10/16. more

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This Week's News Items for Social Workers 9/3/16

News items of interest to social workers, week ending 9/3/16. more

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This Week's News Items for Social Workers 8/27/16

News items of interest to social workers for the week of 8/27/16. more

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