January 2008 "Reinvestment Promoted to Educators"
NASW leadership and staff attended the annual meeting of the Council on Social Work Education held in San Francisco in October to promote the Social Work Reinvestment Initiative, participate in sessions and present the national Public Citizen of the Year award.
November 2007 "Chapters Developing Reinvestment Initiative Plans"
NASW's 56 chapters each will be developing a Social Work Reinvestment Initiative plan this fall. The chapters recently were invited to submit proposals outlining how they would use a special grant to further develop their own SWRI programs.
July 2007 "Experts Promote Reinvestment Push"
NASW has hired consulting firm Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC to provide federal lobbying services to promote the aims of NASW's Social Work Reinvestment Initiative.
February 2007 "Retrospective Informs Reinvestment" The NASW Social Work Pioneers® hosted a listening conference on Nov. 30 that brought together social workers to offer recommendations from their years of experience with national policies affecting social work practice. The event was held to help inform NASW's Social Work Reinvestment Initiative.
January 2007 "Reinvestment Push to Start at State Level"
NASW has begun moving forward on the Social Work Reinvestment Initiative, a project designed to unify and advance the social work profession. The initiative's goal is to "pursue legislative, policy and regulatory mechanisms that recognize the role of professional social workers in the delivery of heath and human services and in improved outcomes for individuals, families and communities."
Sept. 2006 "Reinvestment Initiative Announced"
NASW has announced a major initiative designed to unify and advance the social work profession. The Social Work Reinvestment Initiative, introduced during NASW's Annual Leadership Meeting in early August, is an integrated action plan that addresses four of the key goals identified by the Social Work Congress in 2005.