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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.




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.
April 15
Fort Worth
HIPAA for Therapists  
with Katie Malinski, LCSW
Learn more.
April 22
UT Rio Grande Valley
Trauma-Informed Care
with Sandra A. Lopez
Learn more



Governor Declares March Social Work Month

Governor Abbott recognizes social workers for their important contribution to the state by proclaiming March 2016 “Professional Social Workers Month." The governor praises the commitment of social workers for strengthening our communities by empowering individuals and assisting fellow Texans during life’s most difficult challenges. See entire proclamation >>here.<<

 Dallas Branch Launches Superheroes Project

In celebration of 2016 Social Work Month, the NASW/North Central Texas-Dallas Branch is launching an innovative, new program honoring the inspiring social workers in their area, called The Social Work Superheroes Project. The leaders of the branch selected their initial honorees from member's recommendations, interviewed these social work superheroes, and recorded their thoughts on creating and maintaining a rewarding career in social work.  

Their first Social Work Superheroes are Timothy Martel Brown, LCSW, ACSW; Elizabeth Hart, LMSW-IPR, TxCG; Mirchelle Louis, MS, LCSW; and Aaron Robb, PhD. Read their interviews >>here.<<

Advancing the Profession

Promoting the Child Welfare Workforce. Read more.

Career Insights

Want to Work With Children: 5 Skills You Should Be Working On. Read more.

Practice Resource

March Webinar: Complex Ethical Challenges in Social Work Management. Read more.

Trauma-Informed Care Workshop Coming to Dallas & LRGV!

Join Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW, for her workshop where she teaches practical skills and ethical principles on working with individuals who have experienced trauma, "Best Ethical Practices: Developing a Trauma-Informed Care Practice" coming to Dallas on April 8 and LRGV on April 22.

After taking this course, participants will be able to identify ethical principles related to best practice in the arena of trauma; explore trauma in its various forms and develop a framework for understanding manifestations of trauma; define trauma-informed practice, develop practical guidelines for creating and promoting an ethical trauma-informed practice across a variety of settings. 3 Ethics CE.

More information:
Dallas Workshop (April 8)
LRGV Workshop (April 22)


NASW/TX Files Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court

NASW and the NASW Texas Chapter, through the Legal Defense Fund, joined in filing an amicus brief led by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The brief argues that women in Texas have some of the worst health rates in the country, in part, because of policy choices of the Texas legislature. The brief argues that the Texas legislature has repeatedly chosen to make it more difficult for its women and children-particularly its low-income women and children—to access basic, front-line health services. Read more.

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Social Work month Swag 

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


    This Month's News

    • 2016 NASW Social Work Month themed-merchandise here! See the goods.
    • Early Bird rates to 2016 National Conference offered through March 18. Details.
    • NASW 2016 National Election Slate announced. View here.
    • What you may not understand about ADHD. Read more.
    • TX prisons filling up with the old and the ill. Read more.
    • State juvenile offenders find rehabilitation through work. Read more.
    • Top mental health challenges facing college students. Read more.
    • For new UT-Dallas president, Campus Carry debate is personal. Read more.

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