NASW-WA Legislative Recap 2021

CHAPTER UPDATE - JUNE 2021

June 8, 2021

2021 Legislative Session Recap

 

The NASW-WA Legislative Action Committee (LAC) worked hard to provide guidance on legislation affecting social work practice in Washington. LAC members created videos to recap the 2021 Legislative Session around our priorities including social justice, reimagining public safety, social work professional issues, and more. Take a look!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Engagement Opportunities

 

NASW-WA EVENTS: Attend our events! NASW-WA plans events, including networking and continuing education workshops. Visit our list of events here: https://www.nasw-wa.org/professional-learning-events

 

Practice Area Network meetings continue through June! In the future, the Membership Engagement Committee will re-assess and provide topical presentations and discussions monthly. Join our Practice Area Network meetings in June as we engage and discuss!

 

June 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM: Clinical Practice Area Network - Don't miss our EMDR presentation by Dee Lafferty, LCSW and discussion hosted by Rocky Lucas!

 

June 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM: Student Practice Area Network - This week's focus is the path for social work licensure for students presented by Syrene Miller.

 

June 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM: Case Management Practice Area Network - This week's PAN meeting will focus on COVID resources for case managers presented by Michelle Landrum.

COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN! NASW-WA welcomes volunteers! NASW-WA seeks members to participate in standing and ad-hoc committees to help implement our strategic plan. For a complete list of our Committees and Board positions, visit: https://www.nasw-wa.org/committees

 

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

CHAPTER ELECTION RESULTS

 

May 15, 2021

Chapter Elections were open on April 1st and concluded on April 30th. The Chapter is pleased to announce that the following NASW members join the Chapter Board of Directors on July 1, 2021:

 

2nd Vice President of Budget and Finance: Patricia Barnes-Cannon
Eastern WA Representative: Syrene Miller
Western WA Representative: Claudia Sellmaier
MSW Student Representative: Iliana Monarrez
BSW Student Representative: C.J. Astrauskas

 

Congratulations to our new Board members. Thank you to the NASW-WA Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee for this year's efforts to slate the election, to the candidates for their willingness to lead, and to our membership for voting! We look forward to the work ahead.

 

COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN! Looking for ways to engage with YOUR professional association? NASW-WA seeks members to participate in standing and ad-hoc committees to help implement our strategic plan. We encourage you to volunteer for Committee or Board service. Apply here today: https://www.nasw-wa.org/board-nomination-committee-form

CHAPTER UPDATE - MAY 2021

May 2021

Thank you for your membership with the National Association of Social Workers! We wanted to take a moment to share Chapter Updates for May 2021 and beyond!

 

Jeremy Arp, MSW, ACSW

Executive Director

NASW-WA Chapter

Membership Engagement Opportunities

 

COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN! NASW-WA welcomes volunteers! NASW-WA seeks members to participate in standing and ad-hoc committees to help implement our strategic plan. For a complete list of our Committees and Board positions, visit: https://www.nasw-wa.org/committees

 

We encourage you to volunteer for Committee or Board service. Apply here today: https://www.nasw-wa.org/board-nomination-committee-form

 

CHAPTER ELECTION RESULTS: Chapter Elections were open from April 1st through April 30th. The Chapter worked to slate candidates for the FY 2022 Chapter Board of Directors. Stay tuned!

 

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

 

NASW-WA EVENTS: Attend our events! NASW-WA plans events, including networking and continuing education workshops. Visit our list of events here: https://www.nasw-wa.org/professional-learning-events

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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