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Following the election of Donald Trump as president, the United States is faced with major shifts in public policy and possibly civil rights protections, as noted by NASW President Darrell Wheeler and NASW CEO Angelo McClain in their January 9, 2017, message to members. As the NASW Code of Ethics requires social workers to advocate for the well-being of all people, especially the most vulnerable, we are counting on NASW members and our colleagues to help us stand up for our collective goal to help our nation achieve greater social, economic, and environmental justice.
The Association opposes Senate confirmation of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next U.S. Attorney General over deep concerns that during his tenure the United States could lose ground on important advances made during the past 50 years in civil and human rights.
NASW opposes the Senate confirmation of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to become Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over concerns he will erode health care protections for millions of Americans and support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Thanks to public education campaigns during the past decade from NASW and other organizations, more people recognize the way social workers stand up for others. Yet many still misunderstand our role as professional social workers and our positive contributions. Help educate the public, stakeholders, and even the media, who at times misidentify people without our education, training, and licensure as "social workers." Offer to do media interviews about social work, write letters to the editor about social work values, or post or tweet about social work this March, National Professional Social Work Month!
Spread the word about social work with "Social Workers Stand Up!" merchandise, new for Social Work Month 2017. Save 25% on your order at checkout with NASW member discount code sw25.
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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 January 18-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 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. The application deadline for the spring 2017 SLA trainings in Florida, Illinois, and Maryland has been extended to February 24 (unless available slots are filled in advance). Eligible social workers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
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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Applications Accepted Jan. 18 - March 1 for NASW Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Awards
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.336.8298.
Select Service Webinar Starts at 12 p.m. ET
Learn how not registering for Selective Service affects at-risk youth, and how you can inform your clients and communities. This is a free webinar available to NASW members.
Social Work Month Kicks Off
Save 25% today at NASW’s online Social Work Month merchandise store when you use discount code sw25 at checkout.
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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CODE OF ETHICS STANDARD OF THE MONTH 6.02 Public Participation
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.
Register by January 31 for this additional discount.
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