The 2016 Call for Student Poster Presentations deadline has been extended to June 24! The competition is a great way for students to network with professionals and augment their resumes. Learn more.
Congratulations to our newly-elected Chapter leadership! We look forward to accomplishing great things together. We recognize and are grateful for all candidates this election cycle. Many thanks to all of you for your willingness to serve.
We also extend tremendous appreciation to our outgoing leaders, who so diligently served the association and our profession. See a full list of new leaders HERE.
Rurality Arising: The Need for Representation of Rural Social Workers
Rural social workers experience professional isolation in their communities but that does not mean they have to experience isolation in our state and national social work association or in the social work community. Read more.
Advancing the Profession
Advocating for LGBT Rights Upholds Our Core Values Read now.
5 Evidence-Based Tips to Mental Toughness Read now.
An Hour with Private Practice: Tips for Using HIPAA Q & A More info.
Social Justice Series: Part 1
Attorney General Ken Paxton is attacking a highly vulnerable population in Texas. He has instructed our schools both public and higher educational systems to not follow the directives from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Education (DOE). He is touting that a transgender woman is not a woman and that at transgender man is not a man. His argument is based solely on those concepts. As a result, he has been creating a sense of fear amongst the population in Texas. The media has been sensationalizing this fear which, as a result, amplifies the dangers to a highly vulnerable population, transgender people.
Existing research shows that approximately 94% of the social workers in Texas are not prepared to work with or approach the issues related to transgenderism. As a result of this situation and the political implications, a series of articles will be published in order to help social workers cope and advocate for the transgender population against great odds in the political system. This is the first article in a series.