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North Central Texas - Dallas Area


The North Central Texas-Dallas Branch of NASW/Texas covers the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall.

Schools of Social Work in the North Central Texas-Dallas Branch include: Texas A&M University - Commerce.


Steering Committee


Cynthia Little, Interim Branch Chair (2018-2019)
Linda Openshaw, DSW, LCSW, ACSW, Interim (2017-2019), Nomination and Leadership Identification Committee Representative
Alex Huffman, LCSW, Region 3 Board Member (2016-2019)


Upcoming Events


(FREE) Plano Police Active Shooter Preparedness Seminar

The Plano Police Department is holding an Active Shooter Preparedness Seminar to empower the public to respond to and survive an active shooter incident. Participants will receive instruction on what to do should they ever find themselves in an active shooter incident and how to utilize the “Avoid, Deny, Defend” and “Run, Hide, Fight” strategies. Participants will also receive instruction on how to control life threatening bleeding. Training and educating the public on active shooter response is a critical component of preparing the entire community and reducing the loss of life when an active shooter attacks.  


Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Plano Event Center, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano


Space is limited and registration is required.


Registration Required: (After you register, please reply back to Cindy Little,, to let us know you will be coming.)


NASW-TX Dallas 2018 Awards Dinner

March is Social Work Month, a time to honor all social workers for the important and diverse work we do.  NASW/Texas and the Dallas Area 2018 Social Work Awards seek to honor the achievements of NASW/Texas members throughout their professional careers, as well as honor the contributions of publicly-elected officials and public citizens whose work upholds the values and mission of social work. The Dallas Area began presenting awards to its outstanding NASW members and community leaders in 1971.

Please join your North Central Texas-Dallas Area Branch in honoring our 2018 Award Recipients. Meet and mingle with other NASW members and community leaders during this Celebration of Professional Social Work!


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

6:00-8:00 PM

Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road, Dallas


Cost:  $27.03

Registration Required by 3/18/17:



ce opportunities


"Ethics & the Texas Social Worker: What Ethical Social Workers Need to Know"

Join NASW/Texas Executive Director Miriam Nisenbaum, LMSW, ACSW at the upcoming "Ethics & the Texas Social Worker: What Ethical Social Workers Need to Know" workshop at Meadows Conference Center in Dallas on Friday, April 6, 9:00am-4:00pm.  

Ms. Nisenbaum will bring you up-to-speed on the rules and laws that impact social work practice in Texas. This 6-hour workshop includes: Session 1-How to Handle Ethical Situations within the NASW Code of Ethics & the TSBSWE Code of Conduct and Session 2-The NASW/Texas Legislative Update.

Earn 6 CEUs, including 3 Ethics! Members and non-members welcome. NASW members receive discounted registration rates.

Online registration closes April 1. Register now at:

* Get more information on NASW/Texas continuing education opportunities around the state at:





2018-2019 Fellowship Announcement. The Mental Health Gold Team at the Dallas VA Medical Center has two openings for Post-Masters Social Work Fellows in the Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Substance Use Disorders. Application deadline is March 20, 2018. More info:



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