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Practice and Professional Development

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 »

NASW Practice Alert Brief: Health Care in 2017

by Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA National Association of Social Workers Senior Practice Associate The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has supported the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has extended health insurance to 20 million Americans. As the incoming Trump Administration has promised constituents, changes to health care are likely in the upcoming year.  Anti-discrimination provisions in the ... Read More »

Let’s Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: The Workforce Matters Briefing

On June 28, 2016, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) co-sponsored a briefing on the child welfare workforce. This briefing entitled, Let’s Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: The Workforce Matters is part of on-going efforts to educate key policymakers in Washington and on Capitol Hill about the importance of a well-trained, educated and staffed ... Read More »

World AIDS Day 2016

On December 1st,  President Barack Obama issued a Proclamation recognizing World AIDS Day.  He stated that “by shining a light on this issue and educating more communities about the importance of testing and treatment, we have saved and improved lives. Although we have come far in recent decades, our work is not yet done and the urgency to intervene in this ... Read More »

It’s time for the United States to have pictorial warnings on cigarettes

More than 100 nations include graphic warnings on cigarette packs and tobacco products.  Large, pictorial warnings have been shown to be effective in discouraging smoking and educating individuals about the harms of tobacco.  Social workers should be aware that the World Health Organization endorses graphic warnings and notes that they have a particular impact to “reduce the number of children ... Read More »