Tuesday, November 12, 2013

CUA cuts ties with NASW (UPDATE)

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The new dean of Catholic University’s School of Social Service (NCSSS) is under fire from abortion supporters after announcing the school would no longer partner with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) because of the group’s strong policy stance in favor of legalized abortion.

Will Rainford, who has served as dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service since June, told students in an email that he would “no longer allow NCSSS to officially partner or collaborate with NASW … based solely on NASW’s overt public position that social workers should advocate for access to abortions.”

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Way to go CUA!!!!!



Someone I have known for apx. 15 years, and who has been in the field of social work even longer, wrote the following to me: 

wow...good for CUA! NASW is a militant advocator for pro-choice; gay and lesbian issues; yet they are silent and ineffective on advocating for social workers in this country (i.e. economic compensation for what social workers do; demanding respect for what social workers do -- fyi -- social workers provide over 50% of all mental health in this country--which excludes child & adult protection; psychiatrists provide about 10% yet the American Psychiatric Association is an extremely powerful and wealthy organization--they are the ones that just re-did the psych diagnosing (DSM 5)etc....). It was not NASW that stood up to the Psychiatric Association -- it was NIH who said....nope, we don't agree with your diagnosing so we're going to come up with our own! It'll be interesting what NASW does from this CUA event....CUA school of social work is one of the top ones in the country so it holds a lot of weight....we'll see......


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