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December 2015





Upcoming Events

LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW  Review Course!
with Dr. Cynthia Franklin, LCSW, ACSW
Watch the recorded material at your leisure between December 8-14 then participate in a 2-hour Q&A on December 15. Registration closes December 13 at


Social Justice is Reaching Out to Our Universities

NASW/TX Member, Josephine Tittsworth, will present at Stephen F. Austin (SFA) University's Hidden Faces Conference, January 30, and at the SFA Social Work College, on July 29. More info here.


COMING SOON! Texas Law for the Social Worker and more! Watch for information on NASW/Texas' spring workshop tour.



Last Call for Leadership Nominations

The deadline for NASW/Texas Elected Leadership Nominations has been extended to December 15. Volunteer elected leaders make the work of our association possible and benefit from great networking, increased skills, and meaningful leadership experience. Learn more about our opportunities to serve and submit your self nomination by December 15!


The Student Poster Presentation Wows at Conference

 (Pictured from left)  Jillian Bissar, Conference Chair; Lianna Petruzzi; Melissa Davila; Novella Bean; Belinda Stubblefield; Terri Parker; Natascha Poole.

The 2015 Annual NASW/Texas State Conference included a Student Poster Session, which gave social work students an opportunity for professional growth, networking and contributing to our knowledge base! Students from BSW, MSW and PhD programs submitted 27 proposals from Texas, Colorado and New York. Fifteen posters were selected to present at the Student Posters Session, which took place in the Exhibit Hall on Friday, November 13th from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Read about the outstanding poster awardees HERE.

Advancing the Profession

Gifts ideas for your social work associates.
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Career Insights

The benefits of laughter in the workplace.
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Practice Resources

Legal Issue of the Month: How to diagnose and report elder abuse.
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2016 Call for Proposals Opens December 8

NASW/Texas will begin accepting proposals for the 40th Annual State Conference this week. Proposals must be submitted using the online form by midnight on January 27, 2016. Members are encouraged to apply and to invite great presenters they've encountered over the last year to submit, as well. More information and the submission form will be accessible from the NASW/Texas website homepage beginning Tuesday, December 8.
Members are also needed to serve as volunteer abstract reviewers in late February/early March. Abstract readers must have a social work degree (BSW, MSW, PhD) with at least two years experience post graduation and be a NASW/Texas member. Find the link to the application at the bottom of the 2016 Call for Papers webpage.


NASW Membership Benefits

Are you making the most of your NASW membership? If not, why not consider making a resolution for the new year to augment your career by maximizing your association benefits? Benefits include free ICD-10-CM resources, Legal Issue of the Month (100 free articles with answers to legal questions commonly asked by social workers), social work safety resources, ethics resources and professional literature, general and cyber liability protection (Did you know you can be sued if sensitive client data and records are lost?), and discounts on auto and home insurance to name a few.

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This Month's News

  • Summary of TPACE 2015 Activities by Virginia Manuel, LMSW-AP, NASW/TX TPACE Chair. Read more

  • NASW Statement on Syrian Refugee Crisis. Read more

  • Constant Coverage Of Paris Attacks Could Upset Children by NASW Member Pam McKown. Read more
  • Traces of Home: Stories of Houston's Diversity. Read more
  • Policies Discriminatory of the LGBT Community: Do Social Workers Endorse Respect for the NASW Code of Ethics? Read more

  • Effects of a Community-Based Fall Management Program on Medicare Cost Savings for Elderly. Read more
  • Justices Consider Whether to Hear Texas Abortion Case. Read more
  • 300 Veterans Will Attend NYU's Social Work School Under Starbucks CEO Grant. Read more

  • Inventory of Self-Care Practices. Read more


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