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The NASW Texas Chapter exists to advocate for social workers and to advance the profession of social work. Its activities include influencing legislative decisions, educating the public, developing loan forgiveness programs, and convincing legislators and employers to pay social workers fairly.

UPDATE May 31, 2016

NASW/Texas President Lucia Leo-Diaz and TPACE Board of Trustees Chair Virginia Manuel urge members to to vote and become more actively involved in advocating at the state level for support of social work issues. Read full message HERE.


Reinvestment Initiative

In conjunction with the national Social Work Reinvestment Initiative, NASW/TX has developed its own 5-year work plan, all geared to advancing the profession. The work plan has goals, objectives, and concrete activities to:



1. recruit high quality applicants to our Schools of Social Work;
2. retain social workers in their profession;
3. conduct research on the value of social work services and social workers; and
4. reimburse and compensate social workers comparably to other like professions.



Click here to view Reinvestment efforts at the national level.



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Public Policy


Closing Plenaries at NASW/Texas State Conferences

2013 Closing Plenary


About Social Work Reinvestment (SWRI)

General Fact Sheet
SWRI Report Card: Quarter 2, 2014, Year 5



2013 Legislative Update

NASW/Texas 83rd Legislature Wrap up



Advocacy Training

Presentation Materials and Handouts

Testimony Outline and Tips
Testimony Template (Word)
2013 Policy Issues

Letters to Officials

Postcard Scripts

Petition Templates

Petition for Loan Forgiveness

Advocacy Activities

Grassroots Legislative Development Plan

Legislator Visit Role Play

Contact your legislator


Public Education Campaign


Templates for Letters to Editors of Local Newspapers

Child Protective Services

Criminal Justice

Juvenile Justice

Medical Social Work

Mental Health

Schools of Social Work



Social Work Effectiveness

Assorted References Related to Social Work Effectiveness (Updated 7/1/13)



Loan Forgiveness Opportunities

National Programs

The national office of NASW has information regarding national loan forgiveness programs. To view, click here.



Loan repayment programs for social workers and other health here to view.






Legislative News

Texas Legislation

83rd Legislative Session Review


Federal Legislation

National Social Work Reinvestment

Health Care Reform


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