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July 2021

Updated Strategic Plan and NASW-WA Annual Report

The NASW-WA Board of Directors reviewed progress on the 2018 - 2021 Strategic Plan, proposed goals and objectives for the 2021 - 2024 Strategic Plan, and identified performance measurements for achieving those goals and objectives. The Board voted to adopt the 2021 - 2024 Strategic Plan. The new plan will be in effect from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024.This document serves as a summary of this planning process to present and be made available to members of NASW-WA Chapter. Click below to read the plan!

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The Washington Chapter Board of Directors, Chapter Committees, and staff worked to hard to accomplish key tasks and activities during the 2020 - 2021 Fiscal Year. Take a moment to review our work in our Annual Report. Many thanks to our 2020 - 2021 Board and Chapter Committee members who contributed to our chapter's success this year!

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Continuing Education Catalog: July to December 2021


Chapter staff and committee worked hard to create opportunities for engagement and learning this past year. In order to provide Chapter members with advance notice of workshops, staff created the NASW-WA Continuing Education Catalog for July - December 2021. The catalog features our continuing education events on a variety of learning opportunities -- informed by chapter membership preferences. Visit our list of events here:

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Practice Area Network meetings occurred January through June this year! The Membership Engagement Committee will commence meetings this fall with topical presentations and intentional discussions.


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:

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Happy Social Work Month!

March 1, 2021

We recorded the event and it is now available.


To celebrate social work month please read the

proclamation from the Governor of Washington,

Jay Inslee.























Congratulations to all the award winners from 2020 and 2021. Read about the

2020 Award Winners here and about the 2021 Award Winners here

2021 Social Worker of the Year

Rebecca Parrish, LICSW

2021 Social Work Educator of the Year

Tam Dinh, Ph.D., LICSW

2021 Public Citizen of the Year

Everett Maroon

2021 Outstanding Recent Graduate

Nichelle Curtis-McQueen, MSW

2021 Outstanding Student

Amber Letchworth, BASW

2021 Taylene Watson President's Award

Julia Newbold, MSW

2020 Social Worker of the Year

Lucy Berliner, MSW, LICSW

2020 Social Work Educator of the Year

Stephen T. Wilson, Ph.D., MSW

2020 Public Citizen of the Year

Representative Tina Orwall, MSW and Jennifer Stuber, Ph.D.

2020 Outstanding Recent Graduate

Thomas Essex, MSW

2020 Outstanding Student

Adela Yanez, MSW

2020 Taylene Watson President's Award

Wendy Hernandez

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