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In view of the current worldwide decline in amphibian populations, exploratory studies are needed to assess the potential for environmental contaminants to act as endocrine disrupters of the amphibian reproductive system. The present study investigated the effects of DDT dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) on the(More)
Introduction Current and emerging advances in the science of genetics provide significant promise for enhanced health and well-being and an opportunity for social workers to make a major contribution. As rapid discoveries in genetics (the study of single genes and their effects) and genomics (the study of the functions and interaction of all the genes in(More)
Puerto Rico, and U.S. social workers practicing abroad. The mission of NASW is to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. The mission of ASWB is to assist social work regulatory bodies in carrying out their legislated mandates and to encourage(More)
" The major challenge of social work is that social workers have too many things on their plates. They cannot possibly do everything they need to do and do it well. Burnout is a main reason people are leaving the profession. We are short-handed as it is… " —Survey Participant The 2004 benchmark national study of licensed social workers provided a wealth of(More)
The Association also thanks the members of the NASW Workforce Study Expert Panel for their thoughtful assistance in designing the survey instrument and reviewing the analysis. The funding support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is also gratefully acknowledged. Findings and conclusions presented in this report are those of the authors alone and do not(More)
Introduction Social work as a profession aims to address the impact of social problems on the lives of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. To achieve this, the members of the profession, the organizations through which they work, and the schools of social work must have the knowledge base, theories, and values to understand(More)
social workers practicing abroad, many of whom are uniformed social workers or members of their families. The mission of NASW is to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.