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Changes to health care are likely in the upcoming year under the Trump administration. Understand the factors that may shift the health care landscape and impact the communities we serve, and learn about coalitions that are organizing.
NASW Senior Field Organizer Dina Kastner, MSS, MLSP, helped bring hundreds of NASW members to Washington, D.C., for the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017. "We had lots of Social Workers for Social Justice signs. As people walked by, we heard cheers of 'Yay social workers!'"
The National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (NCNLI) has released the names of candidates for the Association's upcoming National election. Voting will begin in April and will be conducted online. Questions? Email email@example.com or call 202.336.8270.
In many situations, death and disability occur unexpectedly. If you are a clinical social worker in solo or group practice, a professional will allows for a smooth transition of services for your patients and guidance on closing your practice and resolving paperwork.
March is National Professional Social Work Month, and you can celebrate and promote our profession simply by changing your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other profile images to the Social Workers Stand Up! logo for the month. Include a post or tweet about social work's positive contributions. See how many likes and retweets you get! Spread the word about social work with "Social Workers Stand Up!" merchandise, new for Social Work Month 2017.
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The NASW Foundation offers scholarships and fellowships to assist students pursuing a variety of social work specialties. Apply for fellowships in health care and scholarships involving work with African American communities and with American Indian and Latino populations. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2017. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.336.8298.
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Are you looking for information in your practice area? An NASW Section is one of the top resources for social workers in a variety of specialty areas. Learn more here and join a Section today for just $35/year per Section.
Upcoming Live SPS Webinars SPS Members Only
January 31, 2017
Next SPS Twitter Chat
Developing Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice
1.0 Social Work CE Contact Hours
February 2, 2017
Integrating Smoking Cessation into Clinical Social Work Practice
1.5 Clinical Social Work CE Contact Hours
This webinar is specially designed for clinicians and mental health professionals who are social workers advocating for health and wellness. The webinar will explore the role of social workers as smoking cessation champions and recommend approaches to use in clinical social work practice with diverse clientele.
February 7, 2017
The 3 S's: Supervision, Self-Reflection, and Self-Care
1.5 Social Work CE Contact Hours
March 21, 2017
Strategies to Address Language and Communication Barriers
1.0 Cross-Cultural CE Contact Hours
March 29, 2017
Ethical Challenges in School Social Work: Cutting-Edge Issues
3.0 Ethics CE Contact Hours
Navigating Your Career
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
Past SPS Twitter Chats
Networking and Engaging in the Social Work Field
Supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation, Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) is an innovative professional development program, designed to improve the delivery of health care and social services to older adults by strengthening the supervision of staff providing direct social services to older adults and their families. SLA participants will earn 30 NASW-approved CE credits upon completion of the program. Although the application deadline for the spring 2017 SLA trainings in Maryland has been extended to February 24, NASW will close applications earlier if available spots are filled. Apply today!
Make plans now to attend the Virtual NASW Conference June 14-15, 2017. This highly interactive Internet-based event offers 8 CE contact hours, including essential ethics credits. Choose from 8 breakout sessions and 4 plenary sessions; network with other attendees through the virtual on-demand Networking Lounge; and access the Virtual Exhibit Hall to meet with exhibitors and view the latest social work-related products and services. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Join us for the 2017 Virtual Career Fair on February 9 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET to connect virtually with top social work employers from across the nation and submit your application and resume. Interview and network with recruiters via Skype and instant messaging.
Go to NASW's online CE training center and log in with your NASW username and password to take free and discounted courses for NASW members — but you must log in first.
Bringing the War Home
Available On Demand
Log in, click on "Catalog," and enter course name in search bar.
NASW Member Price: $40
Non-Member Price: $65
JobLink is free to all job seekers; however, only NASW members receive unlimited access to all JobLink features.
Click here to search for more social work positions.
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NASW Virtual Career Fair — Register Today!
Social Work Month Kicks Off
Shop "Social Workers Stand Up!" merchandise today.
Last Day to Submit Applications for NASW Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Awards
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.336.8298.
Voting begins in NASW's National election. Questions? Email email@example.com or call 202.336.8270.
2017 Virtual NASW Conference — SAVE THE DATE
Earn up to 8 CE contact hours at this Internet-based event. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to Respond to Proposals Affecting Program Priority Goals and the Code of Ethics
Provide feedback by August 4, 2017, on Proposed Program Priority Goals and proposed changes to the Code of Ethics.
Installment Payment Option Available for Membership Renewal
Pay your membership renewal in full in one payment or in two or three installments by your membership renewal date. Installment payments may be made by mail to PO Box 79949, Baltimore, MD 21279-0949 or by phone to NASW Member Services at 800.742.4089 Monday - Friday, 9AM-9PM ET. The installment option is not available online at this time. A $25 processing fee will be assessed for refunds of incomplete installment payments.
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Liability Insurance — Apply, Renew, or Manage Your Policy
Even if you think you are covered by your employer's malpractice insurance, your employer's coverage may have some significant gaps. Protect yourself with individual coverage.
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National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week brings together teens and scientific experts to counteract myths that teens often hear about drug and alcohol use and addiction from the Internet, TV, movies, music, or friends. This is a useful resource for social workers who work with youth, students, and families.
Open enrollment through the health insurance marketplace closes January 31, 2017. Social workers can help individuals connect with critical health care coverage and services. Explore coverage options.
The goal of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is to provide professionals in health and aging with the experience and skills to translate cutting-edge science and practical clinical experience into sound health policy to shape a healthy and productive future for older Americans.
Social workers can affect the health of clients and families by promoting these smoking cessation tips.
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