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News Items – January 8, 2013

Stan Spangle Sr.: Funding for homeless veterans programs rises
High Point Enterprise
Lisa M. Pape the VA’s director of homeless programs was recently honored by the National Association of Social Workers, with Knee-Whittmon Award.

Hearing participants speak out against voting rules proposal
Mason City Globe Gazette
The group has joined with the Iowa Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the League of Women Voters, the National Association of Social Workers, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, American Friends Service Committee and the League of United Latin American Citizens in opposition to the rules before they go to an administrative rules committee for approval next week.

A day in the life of … a hospice social worker
The Guardian
Hospice care extends beyond just the treatment of physical symptoms. We also consider the emotional, social and practical needs of seriously ill people and their families, friends and carers, providing care that is tailored and personal for each person.

Living with Pain: PTSD and Chronic Pain
American News Report
Good therapists can be found through the National Association of Social Workers, the American Psychological Association and the American Medical Association.

Children in care of CPS are Legislature’s responsibility
Arizona Republic
6, 2013 07:20 PM The National Association of Social Workers — Arizona Chapter is deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of Arizona’s children in the state child-welfare system, especially in light of the impossible demands upon Child Protective Services staff as the number of children coming into CPS care continues to rise exponentially.

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  1. When are we going to hear more about what NASW is doing for its clinical social workers who are not getting payments from BCBS????? Our Regional Representative has no forecast in sight for when their computer glitch will be remedied and payments sent. This is WEEK 5!!!

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