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Upcoming Events

March 8
Online
Student Leadership Institute Session #4, Ethical Leadership
with Michael Gianotti, LMSW-IPR, ACSW
Learn more.

March 23
Austin
Ethics & the TX Social Worker
with NASW/TX Executive Director Miriam Nisenbaum, LMSW, ACSW
Learn more.

March 26
Austin
Social Work Student Day at the Legislature
Learn more.

March 29-31
Kingsville
Supervision Pathways: Converging Needs, Duties & Opportunities
with Dr. Dorinda Noble, LCSW
Learn more.

March 29
Online
NASW Virtual Career Fair
Learn more.

 
June 20-23
Washington, DC
2018 NASW National Conference
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Announcements

Free Q&A discussions about the recent revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics. Three dates in February. Pre-register now.

To start Social Work Month, NASW is hosting a Thunderclap on March 1. A Thunderclap occurs when supporters share a message via their social media channels. Participating is simple! Help spread the word.


Why You Should Vote at Every Stage of the Election Process 

In Texas, a lot of work happens at the primaries.  In many races that’s the vote that matters most, and due to questionable redistricting, a lack of candidates, voting trends and a variety of other issues, the winner of the primary race is often the de facto winner of the seat up for grabs.  It’s an unfortunate quirk of Texas politics but it’s worth looking at further to show why it’s so important that we vote every chance we get.
 
Races in Texas are split into two rounds: the primary and the general elections.  The primary is where each party elects its candidate.  It largely comes down to Democrats and Republicans but any third party candidates who’ve paid their fees and received a party endorsement can also run in their own primaries. Learn more.

 

Don't Miss "Ethics and the Texas Social Worker"


NASW/Texas Executive Director Miriam Nisenbaum, LMSW, ACSW will be presenting her popular Ethics workshop, "Ethics and the Texas Social Worker", in Austin (March 23), Dallas (April 6) and Houston (June 1). Become familiar with the rules and laws that impact social work practice in Texas and earn six continuing education units, including three in Ethics. This workshop is divided into two sessions: "Session 1-How to Handle Ethical Situations within the NASW Code of Ethics and the TSBSWE Code of Conduct" and "Session 2-NASW/Texas Legislative Update." Ethical situations and dilemmas will be discussed and tools for educating policy makers will be provided. Register now.

Advancing the Profession

January 2018 NASW National Advocacy Report Read now.
 

Career Insights

Tips for Streamlining Meetings Read now.
 

Practice Resources

How to Prepare for Medicare’s Newest Quality Program for Reporting Measures: MACRA Read now.

New Medicare Cards: Don’t Get Scammed!


Medicare will mail new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019. The new cards will have a unique Medicare number instead of the card holder's Social Security Number. This will help to protect from identity theft. Things to know about the new Medicare cards--New cards will automatically be mailed. Card holders don’t need to do anything. Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same. The new card is free of charge. Learn more about potential scams.
 

Women of Policy Making Connections

On January 18, 2018, Women of Policy (all the female Hogg Mental Health Policy Fellows) had over 70 powerful women in the Texas policy arena meet for lunch and networking.  Attendees ranged from brand new policy interns to long term Executive Directors.  The Hogg Foundation of Mental Health generously funded the lunch for the event, and the St.David’s Foundation provided a vibrant space for connection and bonding. Read more.



Latest News

NASW opposes President’s revocation of Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for immigrants. Read more.

TX awards millions for mental health. Read more.

UH Graduate College of Social Work Dean and NASW Member Alan Dettlaff just published a great piece about individual responsibilities in systems of oppression. Read more.

TX eases restrictions on food sharing in schools. Read more.

Self-care PIE strengthens social workers. Read more.

Update on NASW's Modernization Initiative. Read more.

TX education officials release special-ed plan. Read more.

How to help a client qualify for disability benefits. Read more.

Feds find TX schools violated special education laws. Read more.

Suicide and social media in the suburbs. Read more.

TX child welfare needs more focus on education, engagement. Read more.

NASW supports a FamiliesUSA campaign to get Congress to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five more years. We urge you to get involved to #SaveChip. Learn more.
 
NASW STATEMENT: Trump Administration should refrain from word censorship. Read more.


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