NASW Collaborating to Create Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Training Center
NASW News OCT 2014
Partnership with Educational Development Center, Inc., American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) will collaborate with Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Psychological Association to create a new Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Training Resource Center.
The Center, which will be funded by $4 million over five years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will provide training and education to social workers and allied providers on a variety of mental health issues affecting those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Social Workers Public Hearing - Dec. 2 Montpelier
Office of Professional Regulation
The Vermont Clinical Social Worker Advisors are holding a public hearing on the proposed changes to the statutes and administrative rules on December 2, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at the Office of Professional Regulation, 89 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Montpelier, VT, 05620-3402.
To read a complete version of the proposed statutes and rules you can click on this link. On the right side under “Meetings & Announcements” and click on the “Proposed Amendments to Statutes” or “Proposed Rules – Annotated Version.”
See the NASW-VT board statement on this proposal Here.
Violence Just as Prevalent in LGBTQ Relationships
DomesticShelters.org, Nov. 2014
You often hear of domestic violence as it occurs in a heterosexual relationship, but statistics show that abuse occurs in the same frequency and severity among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) communities.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, two out of every five gay and bisexual men experience abusive partner relationships, comparable to number of heterosexual women who endure domestic violence. The Coalition also found that 50 percent of lesbian women have experienced or will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. In a survey of one year’s time, 44 percent of victims of LBGTQ domestic violence identified as men while 36 percent identified as women.