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Special Events

  • Dec 2 - Jan 31

    Latino/a Social Workers Call for Nominations

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:  Recognizing Community and Social Service Agencies Leading in Latinx Social Work in CT.  All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2020.  Click here to submit Agency Nomination.

    Click here to register for the 2020 Latino/a Social Workers Recognition Celebration.


  • Feb 1

    Join us February 1st for our First Freedom Series Event Celebrating Black History Month!

    “A Journey” Musical One-Woman Show Written and Performed by Kimberly Wilson will be presented at Quinnipiac University, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven, CT 06518.

    This event will commence with a performance by Kimberly Wilson who portrays the struggles and influence of black womanhood through seven women’s stories. Through movement, character transformations, and deeply spiritual singing, Ms. Wilson emulates the “African Queen”, the “Slave Woman”, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, and finishes with her personal journey. Throughout her character transformations Ms. Wilson includes joyful celebrations and painful reflections to artistically tell a shared story of the persistence and courage of black women.

    Following her performance Ms. Wilson will engage in a talk-back with the audience and then three practicing social work professionals will partake in an interactive panel discussion to connect the performance to social work practice.

    Click here to register.


  • Mar 13

    Conducting Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

    NASW/CT and The Village for Families and Children are pleased to invite you to attend “Conducting Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders,” presented by David Tolin, PhD, ABPP.  Exposure therapy is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety-related disorders including phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.  This workshop will describe psychological and neurobiological mechanisms of exposure-based therapy, including recent advances in inhibitory learning theory.  8:30 to 4:00 in the Trumbull Robinson Auditorium at The Village for Families and Children, 1680 Albany Avenue, Hartford 06105.  Click here for more details or to register.


  • Mar 23

    School Social Workers Conference 2020

    Inside and Outside the School House Door Conference and the School of Health and Human Services’ Interprofessional Education Day join together for a Special 2020 Conference Supporting K-12 Professionals and Students.  “Transdisciplinary Approaches to Empathetic Education” will be held on:

    Monday, March 23, 2020, 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Southern CT State University, Michael J. Adanti Student Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor, 345 Fitch Street, New Haven, CT 06515.  Parking is at Wintergreen Parking Garage, 23 Wintergreen Ave., New Haven, CT 06515; please use this address for your GPS.

    5 CECs will be awarded to those who complete and attend the entire conference.

    Click here to register.


  • May 29

    NASW/CT's 35th Annual Conference

    The unexpected closing of the Red Lion Inn has led us to a wonderful new venue for our 2020 Annual Conference—the Mystic Marriott in Groton!  This is a beautiful, spacious, accommodating hotel and spa with excellent food right off 95 about a mile over the New London Gold Star Bridge.  Come to the conference and make a mini vacation out of it by staying overnight and visiting Mystic Seaport, the Aquarium, unique downtown shops, and well-known restaurants!  Stay tuned for the Conference Brochure which will be posted mid-February.  Sign up to be an Exhibitor or Sponsor NOW before we sell out!

     

    NASW/CT is now accepting Sponsors, Exhibitors and Brochure Ads for the 35th Annual Conference on May 29, 2020.

    Forms for download:
    Sponsor Invitation 2020
    Sponsorship Fees
    Brochure Ad form 2020

    For Online Sponsor, Exhibitor and Pay Options, click here.


Latest News

Call for Clinical Social Workers to Meet Increasing Demand for Climate Change-Related Mental Health Concerns

Climate Psychology Alliance North America (CPA-NA) is a newly formed nonprofit designed to help individuals cope with the varied psychosocial reactions to the climate and ecological crises.  We expect there will be a growing need for climate-aware therapists due to ongoing ecological degradation.  Additionally, climate destabilization will continue to contribute to social and political conflict. […]

Climate change is having serious impacts on health and mental health. This Practice Perspective addresses the issues and how social workers can respond to assist clients and advocate for change.

Please find a new Practice Perspectives, Climate Change and Health: A Call to Social Workers, posted on the NASW Health Practice Tools page at https://www.socialworkers.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=H0t76Ho_6Ts%3d&portalid=0.  This resource provides an overview of the physical and mental health effects of climate change, and it recommends approaches for social workers to integrate this knowledge into practice.

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