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E-News -- May 2015
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Upcoming Events

Texas Law for the Social Worker with Miriam Nisenbaum, LMSW, ACSW
May 16
Registration Deadline-May 10
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Exam Review Prep Webinar
with Dr. Cynthia Franklin
Online May 28 & 29
Registration Deadline-May 21

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Developing a Trauma-Informed
Practice Approach

with Sandra Lopez, LCSW, ACSW
June 26
Registration Deadline-June 21

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Calendar of Events


Branch Membership Challenge Winners Announced

Thank you to all who participated in this year's Branch Membership Challenge. We welcomed 46 Regular Members and 155 Student Members to the Chapter due to your efforts!

The winning Branches, which earned one complimentary registration to State Conference each, are:

Capital Area (Large Branch)

Rio Grande (Medium Branch)

Panhandle (Small Branch)



NASW CEO Visits Texas

NASW CEO, Dr. Angelo McClain, inspired NASW Panhandle members and West Texas A&M students during his visit to Texas in April. Read more.


NASW Texas Leaders Attend ALM 2015

Executive Director, Miriam Nisenbaum, traveled to Washington D.C. with other state leaders for NASW's Annual Leadership Meeting (ALM). See photos.



San Antonio Resident Wins National Public Citizen of the Year

Alamo Branch Nominee, Reverend Ann Helmke of San Antonio, wins 2014 NASW National Public Citizen of the Year Award. Learn more.

At the Capitol

The 84th Session is almost over. Find out what the homestretch looks like.
Read more

Member Benefits

Pondering a legal issue? Consult with attorneys at the National Office - free! Read more

Practice Resource

An expert from NASW National answers your PQRS questions in a May 22 conference call for Texas members. Read more

HB 3999 Update

Colleen McKinney, NASW/Texas Mental Health Policy Fellow, recently provided testimony to the House Public Health Committee in support of HB 3999. The bill would require any job at a public or private agency offering social work services, as outlined in the Texas Occupations Code, to be staffed by a licensed social worker.  It would also apply to anyone providing social work services on a volunteer basis. The bill was left pending in committee and NASW/Texas’ legislative team is working hard to get it brought to vote.


NASW/Texas Welcomes New Program & Communications Manager

We are pleased to announce Deanna Gabelein has joined the staff at NASW/Texas as Program and Communications Manager. Ms. Gabelein has ten years experience in the event industry, as well as a broad-based background in marketing communications, social media and web site management.

Deanna will be working closely with the Conference Committee on the planning of this year's State Conference in Galveston on November 12-14 and developing the association's eNews and NETWORK publications. Welcome, Deanna!

Quick Links

-Branches - Local events & resources. Updates this month from Central Texas, Coastal Bend, Houston, LRGV, Rio Grande, Red River, Texoma, and West Central Texas.


Don't forget: Chapter elections are open through May 15. Username and password required for log-in. Vote here.


This Month's News

  • NASW/TX Government Relations Director on KXAN-TV Austin. Our own Will Francis comments on HB 3864. See video.
  • TPACE: A Student’s Perspective on the Legislative Process. Read more.
  • Tips for Social Workers: Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors in the Military. Read more.
  • County Helps Sex Trafficking Victims Become Survivors. Read more.
  •  Writing as a Way of Healing. Read more.
  • Understanding the Basics of Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Read more.
  • Your Tough Job Might Help Keep You Sharp. Read more.


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