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Practice and Professional Development

Live Specialty Practice Sections Webinar: Strategies to Address Language and Communication Barriers

Specialty Practice Sections Webinar: Strategies to Address Language and Communication Barriers           Tuesday, March 21, 2017     1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour of CEs Presenter: Vivian Jackson, PhD, ACSW, LICSW Adelaida Montemayor,LCSW, CSSWS Moderator(s): Rita Webb, MSW How can we serve, if we cannot communicate? How can we advocate, ... Read More »

NASW hopes virtual conferences will save Social Workers time, money

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As virtual events become a larger part of the professional development landscape, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is using this medium more frequently to expand the audience and social work reach as well as saving social workers time and money. Virtual conferences complement our site-based national conferences for those who cannot make the trip to Washington, D.C. Social worker Janet Joiner, ... Read More »

Training Broadens Social Work Fellow’s Understanding of Political Process

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By Janeen Cross, DSW, MSW, MBA, LCSW NASW Foundation Social Work HEALS Policy Fellow As the inaugural NASW Foundation Social Work HEALS Policy Fellow, I had the privilege of attending the 2016-2017 American Political Science Association (APSA), Congressional Fellowship Program (CFP) in November 2016.  This prestigious month-long program brings together policy fellows from diverse disciplines such as political science, social ... Read More »

Social Work Organizations Oppose Efforts to Repeal Affordable Care Act

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) transformed our health care system and extended health insurance coverage to over 20 million individuals. Steps are in place to undo the progress we have made. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC) oppose efforts to fully repeal the ACA which will ... Read More »

Specialty Practice Sections Webinar on Supervision, Self-reflection, and Self-care

          Tuesday, February 7, 2017 The 3 S’s: Supervision, Self-reflection, and Self-care 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM   ET Credit Hours:  1.5 Social Work Contact Hour CEU Presenter:   •  Dottie Greene, PhD, LCSW, LCAS, Moderator(s):   •  Dina Kastner, MSS, MLSP This webinar will explore three essential practices for beginning social workers in behavioral health: supervision, self-reflection, and self-care. Regular ... Read More »

New Year, New Professional Development Strategies

The New Year is a time for reflecting on our successes and challenges from the year before and making our resolutions as a result of the previous year. We outline our goals for what we want to accomplish in the New Year in our personal and professional lives. As we start off this year with much uncertainty to the direction ... Read More »

NASW Specialty Practice Section Webinar on Cultural Humility

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          Developing Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour CEU Presenters: Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW Yvette Colon, PhD, ACSW, LMSW Moderator(s): Rita Webb, MSW As a profession, social work places much emphasis on diversity and cultural competency, which are incorporated in Our Code of ... Read More »

Government Relations Action Alert: Contact Your Members of Congress today about the Affordable Care Act!

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that has extended health insurance coverage and health services to millions of Americans is at risk.  In the second week of January, Congress passed a budget resolution and began the process to repeal the ACA without any replacement plan.  President Trump then signed an executive order on his first day in office ... Read More »

NASW Specialty Practice Sections Smoking Cessation Webinar

          Integrating Smoking Cessation into Clinical Social Work Practice Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Credit Hours: 1.5 Social Work contact hours of CEUs Presenters: Jose Cruz, LCSW, MBA Catherine Saucedo Doug Tipperman, MSW Jennifer Matekuare Individuals with mental health conditions use tobacco products at a disproportionately high rate, which increases risk ... Read More »