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Upcoming Events

November 9
One Year Later: Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It. A free webinar hosted by The Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Cente. Pre-register here.

December 14 & 15
Pass Your LMSW, LMSW-AP & LCSW Exam! A Live, Online Review Course. Led by Dr. Cynthia Franklin, LCSW, LMFT. More info.


Do you have compelling research, innovation or methodology that should be shared with other social workers? Submit your individual or group proposal to present at the 2018 NASW National Conference. The proposal deadline is November 30! More info.

Buy the Revised NASW Code of Ethics (2017). This summer, NASW approved the most substantive revision to the NASW Code of Ethics since 1996. Buy it now.

Are you a provider treating patients affected by Hurricane Harvey? Talk to an expert PTSD clinician from the National Center for PTSD for free to get your questions answered. More info.

Self-Nominations for 2018 Elections Being Accepted

NASW/Texas is now accepting self-nominations for the 2018 Elections. Any NASW/Texas member in good standing may run for an elected position. Serving as NASW/Texas leadership is a great way to build your professional network, grow your leadership skills, and give back to your profession. Applications are due December 4, 2017. See the list of Open Positions and learn more here.


Lopez & Students Inspired through Migrant Service Project

(Pictured: NASW/TX Human Rights Committee Chair Dr. Olivia Lopez, Service Learning Supervisor Eddie Canalas and Del Mar Social Work Student Association Members )

Dr. Olivia Lopez, newly-appointed NASW/Texas Human Rights Committee Chair, and her students at Del Mar College Social Work Student Association recently participated in an exciting, new Service Learning Project. The group spent the day creating water stations to aid migrants traveling from Mexico. Read more.

Advancing the Profession

Social Workers Vote! Read now.

Career Insights

Be Careful when Pointing Out What's Wrong Read now.

Practice Resources

NASW Legal Issue of the Month: Handling Damaged or Destroyed Records Read now. (Must be signed into the NASW National website to access page.)

Survey: What Does It Take to Take Your Dog to Work?

You are invited to participate in a research study examining clinical social workers’ perceptions of training needed to include animals in practice, and the factors clinical social workers use in determining whether to include animals. We are seeking input from social work practitioners who provide direct services to clients. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. Responses will be kept confidential. Note: Appalachian State University and NASW have granted IRB approval for this study. This study is NOT endorsed by NASW. Questions: Contact Dr. Maureen A. MacNamara, Take study now.


Perryman Honored by the CSWE Women's Council

(Pictured: Derrelynn Perryman, LCSW with the TX Board of Criminal Justice)

On Saturday, October 21, NASW/Texas Member Derrelynn Perryman, LCSW was honored by the CSWE Women's Council with the recognition for Community Impact. Ms. Perryman was the Victim Services Coordinator at the Arlington Police Department for 21 years and for the last year and a half has been the Victim Advocate Director at the Tarrant Criminal District Attorney's office. She is the only social worker on the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, as well as a field instructor at TCU. Congratulations, Derrelynn, for an honor well-deserved!

Latest News

NASW National Advocacy Report for October 2017. Read more.

Letter to NASW/TX members regarding Opening Plenary at 2017 State Conference. Read more.

Op-ed by NASW/TX Student Member Michelle Fernandez: Who listens when you lack power and privilege? Read more.

Hurricanes impact kids in foster care, foster families. Read more.

Phishing scam alert from NASW/TX Clinical Reimbursement Director. Read more.

Social workers’ perceived barriers to and sources of support for integrating clients’ religion and spirituality in practice. Read more.

11 symptoms that might mean a panic attack is on its way. Read more.

Harvey Weinstein can’t blame ‘sex addiction’ for his alleged assaults. Read more.

Social work schools to build addiction principles into curriculum. Read more.

NASW STATEMENT: Legislation needed to end culture of sexual harassment, violence. Read more.

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Studying for a Licensure Exam?

NASW/Texas can help! Register now for ""Pass Your LMSW, LMSW-AP & LCSW Exam! A Live, Online Review Course." Presented by Dr. Cynthia Franklin, LCSW, LMFT. December 14 & 15. 12 hrs CE, including 1 hour of ethics. More info.



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