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Upcoming Events

December 1-15
LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW Exam Prep Course
with Dr. Cynthia Franklin
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The NASW/Texas Chapter Office will be closed November 23-25 for Thanksgiving and December 26-January 2 for the winter holiday.



Have You Voted?

Texas had 78% of eligible age voters registered by the deadline, with an increase of over 1.3 million voters over the last Presidential election in 2012.  Those are huge numbers, and our state should be proud that we are rallying to the election call.  For a state that was 50th in voter turnout in 2014, this is a major step forward in political participation.

It is critical that you vote on November 8th (or through early voting, and a big hooray for you if you’ve done so already) and make sure you stand and make your voice count. The future of healthcare as know it, nominations to the Supreme Court, issues around immigration and foreign relations and the status of women in our country will all be impacted by which candidate is voted into office. Read more.



Nominate Award-Worthy Colleagues


(2016 Chapter Awardees at the 40th Annual NASW/TX State Conference. Pictured, left to right: Robert Salcido, Jr.; Stephanie Gillespie, LMSW; Lily Casura; Vicki Hansen, LMSW-AP, ACSW; and Anna Eastman. Not pictured: Greg Groogan)

Do you know an exceptional social worker or a member of the community who embodies social work values? Nominate them for a 2017 Social Work Month Award! Deadlines for branch-level nominations vary. Ask your local Branch Chair for details.

Awardees are typically recognized in March during Social Work Month. Chapter-level nominations are due by April 15, 2017. Award recipients will be recognized at the Opening Plenary of the 41st Annual NASW/TX State Conference in Galveston on October 5, 2017. Find awards criteria here.

Advancing the Profession

Hot Off the Press! NASW Washington Update. Read now.

Career Insights

NASW Twitter Chat for Career Networking Tips
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Practice Resources

Ethics Series: 8 Considerations for Addressing Social Worker Impairment Read now.

Advocacy Pays Off!

The NASW/Texas Clinical Reimbursement Project survey shows $948,600 in gains to Texas providers. That's right, $948,600 was reimbursed or saved from recoupment reported by 78 of 119 total survey respondents. $757,000 was reported as the result of information provided by the Project, $167,600 as a result of direct intervention on the behalf of a member. This means average monthly fee collections for this group improved by about $28,000 a month for the 33 months covered in the survey. Read more about the survey background, outcomes, and take-away.


NASW/TX Mourns the Loss of Longtime Member Hilma Levy 

Longtime NASW/Texas Member Hilma Levy passed away on October 18, 2016, at the age of 98. Ms. Levy received a master's degree in social work from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. As a social worker, she specialized in medical social work and worked at a number of hospitals throughout her career. Our sincere condolences to her husband, NASW/Texas Founding Member and Social Work Pioneer Walter J. Levy.

In the News

NASW supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest against pipeline project. Read more.
November is National Adoption Month. Get resources.
TX nonprofits carry the weight while leaders argue over border issues. Read more
Brownsville project aims to centralize social services. Read more.
Proposed rule changes have been published in the TSBSWE Register. Read more
Help uninsured Texans go to the Capitol to fight for health coverage. Read more.
Presidential Campaign 2016: Only Clinton delves into mental health. Read more.
NASW/TX Gov't Relations Director talks to KXAN-TV about his experience working as a CPS caseworker. See video. (Bottom of page)
Bitter presidential race sparks campaign against hate. Read more
TX betting on lawman to fix growing child welfare crisis. Read more
NASW/TX consulted for article on CPS overhaul. Read more
Racial disparities in breast cancer mortality shrinking, CDC finds. Read more.

Quick Links

-Branches - Local events & resources. Updates this month from LIST BRANCHES.
-Share Your Success! Submit your announcements to Members on the Move.
-CE Workshops
-Clinical Reimbursement Project
-Student Center

-Member Center
-Professional Education  


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2017 Leadership Positions Announced

NASW/Texas is now accepting self-nominations for our 2017 elections. Any NASW/Texas member in good standing may run for an elected position. Nominations are due December 9, 2016. Learn more.

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