December 2021 Chapter Update

Save the Date: Social Work Month Celebration!

Now accepting Award Nominations for Social Work Month 2022!

NASW-WA will honor the accomplishments of social workers and community members during our Social Work Month Celebration on March 4th. Click here to save your spot for our virtual event!

Do you know someone who should be recognized? Nominations are open for our 2022 Awards! Please submit your nomination by January 31, 2022.

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Networking Opportunities!

The NASW-WA Membership Engagement Committee developed opportunities to connect with social work professionals and engage in focused discussions. Practice Area Network meetings scheduled for January to June 2022 include opportunities to discuss self-care, legislative updates, paths to social work licensure, and a focus on clinical topics.

We look forward to building our social work community! Check out our scheduled events here.

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2022 NASW-WA Policy Conference: Registration Open!

The NASW-WA Legislative Action Committee (LAC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 NASW-WA Policy Conference!

The virtual program will feature speakers from the Legislature and policy professionals, NASW-WA's policy agenda, and activities to increase knowledge about the legislative process. Save the Date for February 21, 2022. Register to attend here! 2 CE contact hour hours available!

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Call for Chapter Leadership!

Do you know a social worker who should help lead NASW-WA's work?

Chapter Board positions are open for nomination, and we need to hear from YOU who should lead our Chapter and represent Washington's social workers. Our Chapter Board determines WA Chapter programming, develops local and state-wide initiatives, and informs the overall direction of the Chapter. Board of members bring dedication, experience, and determination to make our Association better for ALL social workers.⁠ The following Board positions are available for our upcoming election this spring:  

  • Chapter President-Elect - 3 year term (1 as President-Elect, 2 as President)

  • First Vice President – 2 year term

  • Board Secretary - 2 year term

  • Eastern Washington Geographical Region Rep. – 2 year term 

  • Western Washington Geographical Region Rep. – 2 year term 

  • MSW Student Representative – 1 year term

  • BSW Student Representative – 1 year term 

Click here to find out more about the positions and to nominate someone or apply today! The deadline for nomination is extended to January 31, 2022.

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NASW Legislative Alerts

NASW regularly sends out legislative alerts to membership. Click here to take action on the issues important to the social work profession!

NASW signs on to letters to Congress and the Administration to promote our public policy goals. Click here for a list of sign-ons and statements for 2021.

Commercial Payor Sign-On Letters: NASW signed onto 21 letters to commercial health insurance payors urging them to support continued coverage for tele-mental health services in line with the PHE declaration for all ambulatory levels of care—partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program and outpatient program. Click here for more information.

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Call for Presenters

Are you interested in presenting a workshop for NASW-WA? We have an open call for presenters (live, virtual, or recorded). Click here for more information about what we're looking for: https://www.nasw-wa.org/request-for-proposals

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Chapter Classifieds

NASW-WA offers a space on our website for text-only classified ads. Go to: https://www.nasw-wa.org/classifieds

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