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Connecticut passes social work title protection bill

The six social workers who are members of the Connecticut House and Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, who is chair of the Public Health Committee, pose after the social work title protection bill passed. In the photo (from left to right): Reps. Toni Walker, Rick Lopes, Pat Wilson Pheanious, Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Jillian Gilcrest, Jonathan Steinberg and Anne Hughes. McCarthy Vahey and Gilchrest are members of NASW.

  The Connecticut Legislation on June 5 passed a social work title protection bill that the National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter had worked to achieve. The bill will protect the use of the title social worker to BSWs, MSWs and Doctorate degrees in social work. It grandfathered in municipal workers and exempted state agencies due to collective bargaining. Most ... Read More »

School Violence Solutions: Social workers focus on mental health aspect

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Headlines announcing the latest incidents of school violence have become common, and calls for solutions have been open to debate. Rather than promote a fortress mentality to protect students from violence, social workers are urging more programs and resources that provide early mental health screenings and treatments for school children. In addition, social workers ... Read More »

NASW-Connecticut helps secure state jobs for BSWs and MSWs

By Rena Malai, New staff Having a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work will now definitely pay off in Connecticut, thanks to efforts by the NASW Connecticut Chapter. The chapter convinced the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services to give hiring preference to social work degree job applicants for all state social work jobs, which took effect in March. DAS ... Read More »