Committees & Networks

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ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER: Plan’s the chapter’s annual meeting and selects the recipients of various annual awards. COMMITTEE CHARGE

ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Plan’s and coordinates the chapter’s annual conference.

CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK NETWORK: 
This network is in the process of forming to represent and serve the interests of clinical social workers.  The network represents a merger of the CT Society for Clinical Social Work with NASW/CT.
COMMITTEE CHARGE

COMMITTEE ON AGING: Provides networking and educational opportunities for social workers in geriatric practices, offers a speakers bureau, engages in legislative issues, and awareness of aging issues within the field of social work COMMITTEE CHARGE

COMMITTEE ON ETHICS: Conducts adjudication hearings when complaints are filed regarding social workers violating the Code of Ethics. Also hears complaints from social workers against agencies who violate their own personnel policies.

CONNECTICUT ALLIANCE OF SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS COMMITTEE: The Alliance of School Social Workers is a network of NASW/CT. The purposes include: advocating for school social work services in public schools; promoting the hiring of school social workers by school districts, protecting current school social worker positions, providing a network for school social workers, and offering networking and continuing education opportunities for school social workers. Regional as well as statewide programs will be sponsored by the Alliance. Open to all school social workers, school social work interns and social workers interested in school social work. COMMITTEE CHARGE

CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE Implements the Chapter’s Continuing Education Credits Approval Program, in accordance with State of Connecticut law and regulation. Oversees needs assessment, planning and delivery of workshops that are sponsored by NASW/CT (apart from the Annual, and Specialty Conferences). COMMITTEE CHARGE

ELAN (Education and Legislative Action Network): Researches, develops, monitors, and lobbies on the chapter’s legislative priorities. Conducts the annual Lobby Day at the Capital. Oversees the chapter’s legislative network. Lobby Days will be scheduled for Students, practioners and retirees, to join the NASW legislative co chair and NASW Interns at the State House and meet with CT legislators to advocate for the NASW legislative agenda  COMMITTEE CHARGE – Meets September – June, 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6PM – 7:30PM.

Contact Steve Karp at: skarp.naswct@socialworkers.org.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Plans the Board agenda, oversees chapter activities in collaboration with the Executive Committee and acts on behalf of the Board of Directors between Board meetings.

FINANCE: Oversees the chapter’s fiscal operation, recommends annual budget, monitors chapter’s income and expenditures, monitors chapter’s investments, plans for enhancing non-dues revenue.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK COMMITTEE:
 Professional network of social workers that are interested in issues relevant to international social work. The committee meets via conference call or in-person meeting to address NASW CT member’s interests in international social . This Committee has a Yahoo Group Set-up at: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/naswctintlswkcommittee/ COMMITTEE CHARGE

MACRO SOCIAL WORKERS NETWORK: This network is for social workers who practice macro social work or who are interested in macro social work.  It serves as a vehicle for macro social workers to share ideas, network, and advance macro social work as a practice field. COMMITTEE CHARGE

NOMINATING AND LEADERSHIP IDENTIFICATION: Elected by the chapter’s membership annually, each member serves a two year term. Responsible for identifying candidates for the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Most of the work is done by phone on the member’s own time, plus a few meetings each year.

PACE (Political Action for Candidate Election): Chapter’s political action committee for electoral politics. Endorses candidates, contributes to campaigns, organizes members to work on campaigns and educates members on electoral issues. Has separate appointed Board of Trustees.  Members request to be appointed.  Appointments begin in January – 2 year terms.  Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM  If you are interested in being appointed, contact Steve Karp at: skarp.naswct@socialworkers.org.