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Stay Current: State Statutes on Child Welfare

Stay Current: State Statutes on Child Welfare

From Child Welfare Information Gateway:

Stay Current on Your State’s Child Welfare Statutes

Every state has their own laws and statutes to protect children and youth. Learn what you need to know about your state and find out what other states are doing. Read and share the State Statutes series!

The following state statute summaries ..Read More…

TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DACA RENEWALS

From the National Immigration Law Center:

1. The U.S. Supreme Court announced on June 28, 2019, that it decided to review the DACA court cases during its next term.

The Court is likely to hear oral argument about DACA in early 2020 and could decide on the future of DACA sometime between January and June ..Read More…

Social Work and Recent Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court

By Elizabeth M. Felton, JD, LICSW, Associate Counsel
and Carolyn I. Polowy, JD, Of Counsel
© National Association of Social Workers. All rights reserved.

Significant change in social policy can be accomplished by the issuance of a single precedent-setting court decision. The NASW Legal Defense Fund (LDF) is highly conscious of ..Read More…

Legal Considerations When a Client Dies by Suicide

By Elizabeth M. Felton, JD, LICSW, Associate Counsel and Carolyn I. Polowy, JD, General Counsel

Introduction

Since 1999, suicide has been recognized as a serious public health problem in the United States.[1] There are 112.7 suicides per day, one every 12.8 minutes, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death for ..Read More…

Termination: Ending the Therapeutic Relationship-Avoiding Abandonment

By Elizabeth M. Felton, JD, LICSW, Associate Counsel and Carolyn I. Polowy, JD, General Counsel
© March 2015. National Association of Social Workers. All rights reserved.

Social workers’ therapeutic relationships with their clients eventually come to an end. However, the way they end and how the social worker handles terminations ..Read More…

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