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In Advancing the American Agenda: How the Social Work Profession Will Help, NASW explains to the Trump Administration how social workers today have the right education, experience, and understanding of complex human needs to help solve the social concerns and challenges outlined in the transition document. NASW further addresses areas in which social workers can help the new administration and 115th Congress advance the American Agenda.
NASW opposes President Trump's executive order Protection of the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States over concerns the order acts as a de facto ban on Muslim immigrants and was enacted in an inhumane and insensitive manner.
Download your copy of the Standards and Indicators for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice. These standards revisit the way the social work profession engages in "leadership to advance cultural competence" within the profession, human services, and society at large and challenge structural and institutional oppression.
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NASW is co-sponsoring the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy's (CRISP) Social Work Day on the Hill on March 8, 2017, in Washington, DC. This year's event will honor the lifelong contributions of former Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns. Register here.
Join hundreds of students from social work schools across the country for an exciting day in the nation's capital! NASW has partnered with the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) for the Social Work Student Advocacy Day on March 9, 2017, in Washington, DC. Register here.
Send us your nominations by February 15 for news articles, trade publications, TV shows, and other media that promote the social work profession in a positive way. Voting will take place during Social Work Month in March. Celebrate our profession with "Social Workers Stand Up!" merchandise, new for Social Work Month 2017.
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Apply by March 1, 2017, for NASW Foundation scholarships and doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. These awards help provide financial resources to support social work students pursuing a variety of social work specialties. Questions? Email email@example.com or call 202.336.8298.
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NASW offers Sections in 11 practice areas. Join a Section in February and pay just $35/year per Section.
Upcoming Live SPS Webinars SPS Members Only
February 2, 2017
Miss a live SPS webinar? Take it on demand.
Integrating Smoking Cessation into Clinical Social Work Practice
1.5 Clinical Social Work CE Contact Hours
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
April 6, 2017 JUST ADDED!
The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children
1.5 Social Work CE Contact Hours
SPS Twitter Chat on February 16
Navigating Your Career
February 16, 2017
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
Past SPS Twitter Chats
Networking and Engaging in the Social Work Field
Now there's even more reason for NASW members to register for the NASW Virtual Career Fair on February 9 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Those NASW members who participate in next week's Virtual Career Fair can register for an exclusive post-fair webinar on February 17:
"Are You LinkedIn or Left Out?"
February 17, 2017
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
Learn how to create a professional profile that shows off your skills and accomplishments.
Make plans now to attend NASW's 2017 Virtual 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NASW's online CE training center offers free and discounted courses for NASW members. Simply log in here with your NASW username and password to browse for courses.
Understanding Military Culture, Working with Military Families—Self-Study
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NASW Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: $45
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.
NASW invites social workers in Florida, Illinois, and Maryland to apply for the Supervisory Leaders in Aging (SLA) program. Supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation, SLA improves the delivery of health care and social services to older adults by strengthening the supervision of staff providing direct social services. SLA participants earn 30 NASW-approved CE credits upon completion of the program. The application deadline for the spring 2017 SLA cohorts is February 24, but NASW will close applications earlier if available spots are filled.
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NASW Virtual Career Fair — Register Today!
Private Practice Q & A Call-in Session: Using Effective Coding for Psychotherapy Services in 2017: Part I – CPT Codes and Modifiers
Post-Virtual Career Fair Webinar for Fair Participants: "Are You LinkedIn or Left Out?"
Social Work Month Kicks Off
Shop "Social Workers Stand Up!" merchandise today.
Applications Due for NASW Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Awards
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 202.336.8298.
Private Practice Q & A Call-in Session: Using Effective Coding for Psychotherapy Services in 2017: Part II – Place of Service Codes, ICD-10-CM Codes, and Others
Voting begins in NASW's National election. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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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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.
ADVOCACY January 2017 Washington Update
ETHICS Free Ethics Consultations for NASW Members
NASW PRESS Foundations of Social Work Practice: A Graduate Text, 5th Edition NEW!
Private Practice Q & A Call-in Sessions for NASW Members
The American Society on Aging has increased its NASW member registration discount for the March 2017 Aging in America conference to $75. Use code NASW75 when registering to access the discount.
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