NASW/TX Works for YOU!
The NASW Texas Chapter exists to advocate for social workers and to advance the profession of social work. Its activities include influencing legislative decisions, educating the public, developing loan forgiveness programs, and convincing legislators and employers to pay social workers fairly.
In this section, you will be able to learn about what our chapter is doing for YOU. Not all the subsections are complete as yet, so please come back to this page again and again to view the most recent actions we are taking on your behalf and find out what you can do to help.
In conjunction with the national Social Work Reinvestment Initiative, NASW/TX has developed its own 5-year work plan, all geared to advancing the profession. The work plan has goals, objectives, and concrete activities to:
1. recruit high quality applicants to our Schools of Social Work;
2. retain social workers in their profession;
3. conduct research on the value of social work services and social workers; and
4. reimburse and compensate social workers comparably to other like professions.
Click here to view Reinvestment efforts at the national level.
Presentation Materials and Resources
Closing Plenaries at NASW/Texas State Conferences
2013 Closing Plenary - Coming Soon
Social Work Reinvestment (SWRI) Materials
General Fact Sheet
SWRI Report Card: Quarter 2, 2013, Year 4
2013 Legislative Update
NASW/Texas 83rd Legislature Wrap up
Presentation Materials and Handouts
2013 Policy Issues
Letters to Officials
Petition for Loan Forgiveness
Grassroots Legislative Development Plan
Legislator Visit Role Play
Public Education Campaign
Templates for Letters to Editors of Local Newspapers
Child Protective Services
Medical Social Work
Schools of Social Work
In the Media
The NASW Public Education Campaign is all about changing the public's perception of the social work profession and of social workers. Stories in the media can reach very large audiences and can be very powerful in their impact on the public mindset. We will post stories here for you to view and share with public officials, colleagues, family, friends, anyone who might be interested in what social workers do and how they make a difference in communities.
If you read or hear a story about social workers that you would like to share, send a link to email@example.com so that we can add it to our growing list.
Assorted References – Social Work Effectiveness
Assorted References Related to Social Work Effectiveness (Updated 7/1/13)
Loan Forgiveness Opportunities
The national office of NASW has information regarding national loan forgiveness programs. To view, click here.
Loan repayment programs for social workers and other health professionals...click here to view.
Loan Repayment Program Position Paper
83rd Legislative Session Review
National Social Work Reinvestment
Health Care Reform
How can you help?
Contact your legislator