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E-News--July 2016
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Upcoming Events

July 6-8
El Paso
41st Annual National Institute for Social Work & Human Services in Rural Areas.
August 16-17
San Marcos
HHS Cross-Systems Summit hosted by the HHSC's Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities.
August 26
EAP 101: A Comprehensive Overview of All Things Employee Assistance
with Michelle Zadrozny, LMSW
Learn more


 2016 Conference Registration is Open!

Register now for the 40th Annual NASW/Texas State Conference. Early Bird discount is available through August 18! Members always save.
Join more than 1,000 of your colleagues in Arlington this October 6-8 for the largest social work conference in the Southwest. With nearly 100 sessions to choose from, you can earn up to 19 hours of continuing education credit. This year, we're offering even more Ethics sessions--all of which will be held in the largest auditoriums to accommodate the high demand.
Register online or, if you prefer to mail-in your registration form, you may download a printable registration form and send it to the Chapter Office.

IMPORTANT: You must be logged into the NASW website to receive discounted member rates. Your username is: @@username@@. If you forgot your password, please use the online Password Reset Form or contact Member Services at 800-742-4089 for assistance.

New! Pay NASW Renewals in Installments

You may now pay your NASW membership renewal in two or three installments in advance of your membership renewal date. Installment payments may be made by mail to PO Box 79949, Baltimore, MD 21279-0949 or by phone to NASW Member Services at 800-742-4089 from 9 am to 9 pm ET Monday-Friday. The installment option is not available online at this time. A $25 processing fee will be assessed for refunds of incomplete installment payments. Read more.

Advancing the Profession

Big Government vs. Small Governments Read now.

Career Insights

Fear is a Leader's Worst Enemy Read now.

Practice Resources

Download the New Publications Catalog from NASW PRESS More info.

Social Justice Series Part II: The Law

The restroom battle continues.  The media has been asking the wrong questions yet allowing our political leaders to argue their uncontested version of the restroom issue concerning the transgender community. Our political leaders are claiming that men will attack women and girls in restrooms if the schools follow the Federal directives issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE).  The media is not questioning those claims and not providing the information so as to establish the difference between fact and fiction. Read more.


NASW/Texas Welcomes New Mental Health Policy Fellow 

NASW/Texas welcomes Nakia Winfield, new Hogg Foundation Mental Health Policy Fellow. Ms. Winfield is a recent alumni of the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work, graduating with her MSW and a political specialization last May. She is also a member of NASW. Her passion for social justice and advocacy, along with her political specialization and experience as an intern at the Legislative Study Group, make her a natural fit for her new role at NASW/TX. Nakia hopes to use her new role to decrease the stigma around mental illness, as well as increase access to quality mental health care services for Texans around the state. She is excited to meet the incoming Austin legislative interns for the 85th session in January. She can be reached at


Advocating for Children’s Right to Identity

On October 16, 2015, a federal judge ruled that Texas officials could continue to refuse foreign consular cards as a form of identification for the issuance of birth certificates. The ruling imminently denied 25 families’ emergency order in their pursuit of birth certificates for their children.

According to Title 25 of Texas Administrative Code, foreign consular cards are valid forms of identification in obtaining birth certificates for children born in Texas. Sadly, a loophole in the Health and Safety Code, §191.051 states: “All applicants for certified documents must present proof of identity acceptable to the State Registrar.” This means that the State Registrar can ultimately decide what forms of identification are acceptable. Read more.

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NASW JobLink Summer Sale

NASW is making it even easier for you to connect with top employers in the field during these busy summer hiring months. By using the code SUMMER2016, you receive 25% off all Career Development Packages, such as interview coaching services, resume services, reference checking, and more! Find your dream job and develop your career skills today with JobLink from now until August 31, 2016. Read more.


This Month's News

NASW applauds Supreme Court ruling on TX abortion clinic laws. Read more.
NASW FL statement on Orlando mass shooting. Read more.
NASW member wins Best Documentary. Read more.
NASW, CCMC collaborate to address demand for health care case managers. Read more.
Campus Carry concerns drive another TX professor to resign. Read more.
Isolation seen as critical social problem. Read more.
Advising parents on discussing transgender bathroom policies. Read more.
Great Britain to air six-part TV series on social work. Read more.


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