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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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February 12-14
Dallas Area
Time to THRIVE Conference
Learn more.

February 26
HIPAA for Therapists  
with Katie Malinski, LCSW
Learn more.

March 22
Student Day at the Legislature
Students must register through school program. For more info, contact

April 8
Trauma-Informed Care
with Sandra A. Lopez
Learn more.

Calendar of Events



Final Call for 2016 Conference Proposals

The February 10 deadline is just days away! We have already received many exciting proposals for our 2016 State Conference, scheduled for October 6-8 in Arlington, and expect even more before the February 10 deadline.

The NASW/Texas Conference Planning Committee welcomes submissions for presentations relevant to critical and emerging social work topics (education, practice, research, etc.) across the social work career span for the 2016 Annual State Conference. This year, there will be two submission tracks: Academic Juried and Standard Review.
Submissions should fall under one of the following areas:

Aging & Disabilities
Behavioral & Mental Health
Child, Family & Schools
Community and Administration
Health & Medical
Professional & Career
Social Work Education
Learn more about the process and find the online submission form >>here.<<

Advancing the Profession

What Question Should Every Social Worker Ask? Read more.

Career Insights

Leadership Development: Learning Charisma. Read more.

Practice Resource

"An Hour With Private Practice: Questions and Answers" 2016 Schedule. Read more.

Are You HIPAA Compliant?

Did you know that Texas law requires even private pay solo practitioners to follow HIPAA? Do you know that HIPAA training is required? Do you have a complete "HIPAA Compliance File” full of forms, policies and a current risk assessment?

If you didn't answer yes to these questions, you may not be in compliance with state and federal laws. Join NASW/Texas and Katie Malinski, LCSW, in Houston on February 26 for a 3-hour ethics presentation on what you need to know to get your HIPAA ducks in a row. (A second workshop will be held in Fort Worth on April 15.) Checklists and resources to be provided! More info >>here.<<


Two NASW/TX Members Named Social Work Pioneers

The NASW Foundation recently named NASW/Texas members, Captain Barry D. Adams, PhD, and Travis L. Peterson, LCSW, NASW Social Work Pioneers. NASW Pioneers are social workers who have explored new territories and built outposts for human services on many frontiers. Each has made an important contribution to the social work profession and to social policies through service, teaching, writing, research, program development, administration, or legislation. Dr. Adams and Mr. Peterson, who receives the award posthumously, were nominated by the Alamo Area Branch. Read their bios >>here.<<

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Social Work Swag at the NASW/TX General Store

Find great social work gear and gifts for Social Work Month at the NASW/Texas Online General Store. Go shopping!

    This Month's News

    • Social Work Month is coming up! Find resources for your Social Work Month activities here
    • NASW Virtual Career Fair to be held February 9. Read more.
    • NASW addresses social work concerns in letters to CMS. Read more.
    • TX foster kids need a political miracle. Read more.
    • Nearly 13 million enrolled in ACA. Read more.
    • HHSC to pursue licensing child detention centers. Read more.
    • TX to offer hormone therapy to transgender inmates. Read more.
    • End of life cultural competence needs to grow. Read more.


    Coming in Your February Network...

    • Articles from President Lucia Leo-Diaz and Executive Director Miriam Nisenbaum, as well as from the TPACE and the GLBT Committees.
    • An informative piece on asking a managed care payer for a raise from Clinical Reimbursement Director Charlotte Cooper.
    • Unveiling of the 2016 Preliminary Slate for NASW/Texas Elections.
    • Ideas on ways to celebrate Social Work Month in March.

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