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Find resources for practice, CE opportunities, stories of inspiring colleagues and so much more in this month's NASW/Texas E-News.
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Mark Your Calendars! 

Registration for the 39th Annual NASW/Texas State Conference Opens on July 30 at www.naswtx.org.
 
Join more than 1,000 of your colleagues in Galveston this November 12–14 for the largest social work conference in the Southwest. With over 100 sessions to choose from, you can earn up to 19 hours of continuing education credit. Our conference program continues our commitment to providing high quality, affordable continuing education programs that meet social work licensing renewal requirements.

 

 

Meet NASW/Texas President, Lucia Leo-Diaz, LCSW, BCD

Hi, my name is Lucia and I am proud to be your new President. My informal social work career began when I was living in Mexico and moved to the US at the age of nine. Since we didn’t know English (except for my American, WWII Veteran father), I began advocating for my family at that time. My 55 year old father was battling cancer at the Houston VA hospital when he moved us to Mission, Texas. I usually had to speak/interpret for my mother and was also tasked with riding my bicycle into town to run errands/pay bills as my mother did not drive. My father died that year and my 37 year old mother raised all six of us on her own while working at the school cafeteria. Read more.


NASW Membership Dues to Increase this October

After much consideration, the national board of directors approved a dues increase of 18 percent. This change will go into effective October 1, 2015. The regular annual member dues will increase from $190 to $225. Other categories will increase proportionally. In response to the financial concerns of our members, NASW has held dues rates steady for 10 years. During this time, the cumulative cost of living (COLA) has increased by approximately 22 percent. NASW must increase dues in order to offer valuable products, services and experiences for members and to effectively represent social workers at the local and national levels. The association is offering a couple of different payment options to members for a limited time. Read more.


At the Capitol

The End of the 84th Legislative Session: Successes and New Challenges. Read more

Member Benefits

Free Online CE Courses through NASW National. Read more

Practice Resource

New Medicare Payment System Includes Raises for Social Workers. Read more

 

NASW/Texas Student Member Wins Verne LaMarr Lyons Scholarship

Alletia D. Smith, University of Texas at Arlington student, was selected as a 2015-2016 NASW Foundation Verne LaMarr Lyons Scholarship Panel award recipient. Ms. Smith is one of four national recipients to receive funding from the Lyons Scholarship program, as part of the Council on Social Work Education and NASW’s Social Work Health Care Education and Leadership Scholars (HEALS) project, funded by the New York Community Trust. The 2015-2016 scholarship amount is $5,500. The Lyons Scholarships are awarded to master's degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated an interest in or have experience with health/mental health practice and have a commitment to working in African American communities. Congratulations, Alletia!

Quick Links

@ NASWTX.org
-Branches. Local events & resources.
-Members on the Move. Submit your announcement about your latest success!
-CE Workshops
-Clinical Reimbursement Project
-Student Center

@ SocialWorkers.org
-Member Center
-Professional Education
 
 
 
  

This Month's News

  • NASW Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage. Read more.   
  • From NASW CEO: Wellness Requires Multifaceted Approach. Read more.
  • Texas Tries Loan Forgiveness to Draw Mental Health Pros. Read more.
  • Pentagon Shifts to Veterans Hotlines with Licensed Social Workers. Read more.
  • Colorado Program Leads to Dramatic Reduction in Teen Pregnancies. Read more.

 

 

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