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Special Events

  • Sep 28

    Call for Nominations Deadline for the Annual Awards Dinner is 09/28/18!

    Consider your educators, your mentors, your colleagues, and those in the community who are making a difference in the lives of others and nominate them for an award this year.   If selected in one of the six categories (Lifetime Achievement, Student of the Year, Educator of the Year, Legislator of the Year, and Public Citizen of the Year), they will be awarded at our Annual Dinner on November 29, 2018.  Click here for complete instructions on how to submit your nominees.

  • Oct 12

    Lobby Day Training October 12, 2018

    You are invited to NASW-CT’s Lobby Skills Training on October 12, 2018!  Click here to register.

  • Oct 16

    Sacred Science For Clinicians October 16, 2018

    Given the interest in complimentary alternative methods of treatment expressed by members of NASW/CT, we are following up on the workshop offered at our Spring Conference with this informative seminar presented by Jessica Serra, LCSW.  The workshop will focus on two treatment paradigms within the realm designated as the “sacred sciences”—Ayurvedic Medicine and Botanical/ Earth Medicine.

    Workshop participants will be guided through the Ayurvedic philosophy, a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in Northern India.  How this eastern psychological and “whole self health” framework conceptualizes anxiety, depression, trauma, and chronic stress will be explored.  Attendees will learn about balancing nutrition/digestion and sample herbal and botanical supports for mental wellness and the role they play as healers while learning fundamental self-care rituals that can be adapted to clinical work with clients.


    Click here for more information or to register.


  • Oct 27

    Join Us for the UConn vs. UMass Football Game

    NASW/CT has a new initiative; to get social workers to work a little less and socialize a little more.  Burnout and compassion fatigue are not just the result of the job, they are also partly due to not taking the time to take really good care of ourselves.  So when UConn asked us to help them and help ourselves at the same time by inviting our members to their football games, we jumped at the chance.  What could be better for us than a day out in the fresh air, making some new friends, and cheering on our beloved Huskies?  And for a really great price!  Game time to be announced.

    Click here for more information and to register.

  • Nov 3

    Managing Your Private Practice November 3, 2018

    Managing Your Private Practice For Social Workers Looking to Start or Enhance a Private Practice

    Saturday, November 3, 2018

    This workshop will address the questions you might have at this juncture in your professional career including setting up a practice, getting paneled, maintaining good records, the “business” of billing, and developing both a clinical plan and a business plan.

    Click here to register


  • Nov 29

    Annual Awards Dinner

    SAVE THE DATE!  Annual Awards Dinner, November 29, 2018, Details to follow!

Latest News

NASW Opposes Kavanaugh Nomination to High Court

NASW has announced its opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. NASW reviewed Judge Kavanaugh’s decisions on the Appeals Court and have found his opposition to women’s reproductive rights, gun control, the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), consumer rights and his favoring of big corporations over the average American, makes him unsuitable for a lifetime […]

Social Work Jobs Threatened

NASW/CT protests the Farmington Public Schools move to replace school social workers with school psychologists. Farmington Public Schools used 2 vacancies for school social workers to be filled by school psychologists.  The Chapter has written to the Farmington Schools Superintendent and the Board of Education, calling for a halt on the policy of replacing school […]

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