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E-News -- August 2015
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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.
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NASW National Board Implements Operational Changes

Since 2013, the National board of NASW has been undergoing an assessment of the structure of the Association. It became clear to the staff and board at national that a reorganization would be necessary to sustain the association. Recommendations were made to avoid duplication of services and operate in the most cost efficient manner. The association is financially viable but in order to remain so, some changes will be necessary. Read more.


NASW/TX Member Named #1 of the 30 Most Influential Social Workers Alive Today

Professor Emeritus at The Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University, Preston Dyer, has been named #1 on the list of "The 30 Most Influential Social Workers Alive Today" by Social Work Degree Guide. Dr. Dyer is one of the most familiar faces in the social work arena of academia. He joined Baylor University in 1969 and served thirty years as the director of the undergraduate program. Read more.

At the Capitol

Where Do We Go from Here? Find out

Member Benefits

Opportunities for Recognition at the Local, State and National Levels. Read more

Practice Resource

Free Q&A on Transitioning to the ICD-10-CM, August 19. Read more

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS, Dues Are Going Up...The Cost of a Cup of Coffee Each Month

After holding dues rates steady for 10 years, effective October 1, 2015, NASW must catch up with cost of living increases, in order to continue to offer members valuable products and services and to effectively represent social workers at local and national levels. For a limited time only, NASW is now offering two flexible payment options. Read more.

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This Month's News

  • Hope and Despair as Families Languish in Texas Immigration Centers. Written by NASW/TX member, Luis Zayas. Read more.
  • Clinton’s campaign will make substance abuse and mental health key issues. Read more.
  • TX advocacy group celebrates legislation for improved foster care. Read more.
  • CDC: 8.7% of people in poverty struggle with mental health issues. Read more.
  • Pet ownership and its potential benefits for older adults. Read more.
  • Social services are key to lower medical costs. Read more.


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