Testimony on AAC Absentee Voting At The 2020 State Election and Election Day Registration

Testimony on AAC Absentee Voting At The 2020 State Election and Election Day Registration Government Administration and Elections Committee July 21, 2020 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,400 members, we support AAC Absentee Voting At The State Elections and Election Day Registration. […]

Testimonial on LCO-3614 AAC Telehealth

Testimonial on LCO-3614 AAC Telehealth Insurance & Real Estate Committee July 21, 2020 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW  On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter I urge the passage of AAC Telehealth before the Insurance Committee. Telehealth has become a primary means of delivering health care in the Covid-19 pandemic and […]

Testimony on Police Accountability Bill

Testimony on Police Accountability Bill Judiciary Committee July 17, 2020 Submitted by: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter we thank the Judiciary Committee for taking up the critically important work of rethinking how policing is performed in our state. NASW/CT supports the Police Accountability Bill as presented […]

Testimony in support of the Police Accountability Draft Bill for Special Legislative Session 2020 submitted by Maggie Goodwin LCSW (retired) West Haven CT.

I am speaking in favor of the bill and particularly in support of Section 18 requiring police departments to study the use of social workers to handle some of the police calls either by themselves or with a police(peace) officer. I have worked in and supervised social workers in home based clinical programs, crisis intervention […]

Testimony on SB 397: An Act Promoting Employment Advancement and the Economy by Addressing the Benefits Cliff

Human Services Committee March 17, 2020 Submitted by: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers representing over 2,400 members is in support of SB 397. This bill will mitigate the problems that will arise as beneficiaries of income support programs reach the benefits cliff due to income increases from the higher minimum wage […]

Testimony on SB 428 –An act concerning assisted outpatient treatment for certain persons with psychiatric disabilities

Public Safety March 10, 2020 Submitted by: Dr. Christine Limone, PhD, LCSW Members of the Public Safety and Security Committee: My name is Dr. Christine Limone.  I am a licensed clinical social worker, a social work educator, and hold a doctorate in social work from Fordham University. I am here today to express my opposition […]

Testimony on H.B. 5448: An Act Concerning A Risk Protection Order Or Warrant

Judiciary Committee March 13, 2020 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,400 members supports H.B. 5448. NASW/CT seeks a revision in the bill by the addition of “social workers” to the description of “medical professional” in lines 126-130.  Clinical social workers provide two-thirds of all the […]

Testimony on SB 403: AAC The Board of Pardons and Paroles, Erasure of Criminal Records for Certain Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses and Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Criminal History Record Information

Judiciary Committee March 9, 2020 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2400 members supports SB 403. Many social work clients report that the current pardon process is difficult to understand, uneven and lacking in transparency.  People report they cannot successfully complete the application without the help […]

Testimony on House Bill 5420: An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients

Public Health Committee March 13, 2020 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter (NASW/CT), supports House Bill 5420. Our professional Code of Ethics stresses the “dignity and worth of the person,” with a key ethical responsibility of respecting a person’s self-determination – that is, the right and ability an […]

Testimony on H.B. 5446: AAC Medicaid Coverage of In-Home Counseling and Support Provided by a Home Health Agency

Human Services Committee March 12, 2020 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,400 members, we are in support of Raised Bill 5446. The specialized training of home care clinical social workers is an essential aspect of home care, yet one that is not […]