H.B. No. 5417 (RAISED): An Act Concerning End-Of-Life Care

H.B. No. 5417 (RAISED): AN ACT CONCERNING END-OF-LIFE CARE. March 20th, 2018 Respectfully submitted by: Stephen A Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter, or NASW/CT, supports House Bill 5417. We are a professional organization representing over 2,600 social workers in the state of Connecticut. Our professional Code of Ethics stresses the […]

Testimony on An Act Concerning The Disclosure Of Certain Communications Made To A Social Worker In A Family Law Matter Involving The Custody Of A Child

H.B. No. 5512 (RAISED): AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN COMMUNICATIONS MADE TO A SOCIAL WORKER IN A FAMILY LAW MATTER INVOLVING THE CUSTODY OF A CHILD. Respectfully submitted by Stephen Karp, LMSW and Amber Reyna, MSW Candidate March 19th, 2018 The National Association of Social Workers-Connecticut Chapter, representing over 2600 social workers in […]

Testimony on H.B. No. 5421 (RAISED) An Act Adopting The Interstate Compact To Elect The President Of The United States By National Popular Vote

H.B. No. 5421 (RAISED) AN ACT ADOPTING THE INTERSTATE COMPACT TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE. Respectfully Submitted by: Stephen Karp, LMSW March 19th, 2018 The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2600 members calls upon the CT General Assembly to adopt the Interstate Compact to […]

Testimony on H.B. 5408: An Act Concerning Access To Original Birth Records By Adult Adopted Persons.

H.B. 5408: AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ORIGINAL BIRTH RECORDS BY ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS. Submitted by: StH.B. 5408 Testimony March 9th 2018 bephen A. Karp, LMSW, Executive Director March 9th, 2018 On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT chapter representing over 2,600 members we call upon the Judiciary Committee to support H.B. […]

H.B. No. 5210: An Act Mandating Insurance Coverage of Essential Health Benefits for Women, Children, and Adolescents

Respectfully Submitted by: Dominique Torok BSW Candidate WCSU, BSW Intern NASW CT Dear Representative Larson, Kelly, Scanlon and other esteemed members of the Insurance & Real Estate committee, My name is Dominique Torok, I am a BSW candidate at Western CT State University and I am representing the NASW CT Chapter. The National Association of […]

Testimony on HB 5035: An Act Adjusting the State Budget for the Biennium

Department of Social Services Budget Appropriations Committee February 21, 2018 Submitted By Stephen Karp, LMSW   The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2600 members urges the Appropriations Committee to restore Medicaid reductions made in the current biennial budget. Health care through Medicaid is a basic safety net support that serves low […]

Testimony on HB 5035: An Act Adjusting the State Budget for the Biennium

DCF Budget Adjustment Appropriations Committee February 21, 2018 Submitted by: Amber Reyna   The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter, representing over 2600 members, supports the Department of Children and Families budget request to hire 132 social workers in effort to lower the overwhelming caseloads and enable DCF social workers to better serve children […]

Testimony on HB 5035: An Act Adjusting the State Budget for the Biennium

 Ending June 30, 2019 Appropriations Committee February 16, 2018 Submitted By: Stephen Karp, LMSW   The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter, representing over 2600 members, opposes the Governor’s proposed budget reduction of 5% in the Department of Public Health’s budget for school based health clinics (SBHC). SBHC’s are a proven effective service system […]

Testimony on HB 5031: An Act Equalizing Access to Student-Generated Financial Aid Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2600 members we urge support for HB 5031. This bill will equalize access to student-generated financial aid to all CT students in our state’s public universities and colleges regardless of immigration status. All students who pay tuition are paying into student-generated financial […]

Testimony of the Alliance for Children’s Mental Health (ACMH) Before the Judiciary Committee

IN OPPOSTION TO:  HB 1040:   An Act Concerning the Registration of Juveniles as Sex Offenders and Notification of           School Districts that a Registrant May Be a Student in the District Senator Kissel, Senator Doyle, Representative Tong, and other members of the Judiciary Committee, my name is Susan Kelley, thank you for the opportunity to testify […]