• Testimony on HB 5591: An Act Creating the Connecticut Retirement Security Program Labor & Public Employees Committee


    Stephen Karp, LMSW


    March 10, 2016

    Testimony on HB 5591: An Act Creating the Connecticut Retirement Security Program Labor & Public Employees Committee March 8, 2016   Submitted By: Stephen Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter is in support of HB 55 …




  • Testimony on SB 221: AAC Paid Family and Medical Leave


    Stephen Karp, LMSW


    March 8, 2016

    Testimony on SB 221: AAC Paid Family and Medical Leave Labor & Public Employees Committee March 8, 2016 On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter we support bill 221. As an organization representing over 2900 social work m …




  • Testimony on SB 278 AAC Nursing Home Facility Minimum Staffing Levels


    Stephen Karp


    March 1, 2016

    Testimony on SB 278 AAC Nursing Home Facility Minimum Staffing Levels Human Services Committee March 3, 2016   The National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut chapter, supports SB 278. The Public Health Code is woefully inadequate when it comes …




  • Testimony on Raised Bill 186: AAC Child Protective Services Workers Committee on Children


    Stephen Karp


    February 23, 2016

    Testimony on Raised Bill 186: AAC Child Protective Services Workers Committee on Children February 23, 2016 Submitted by: Stephen Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter supports raised bill 186: AAC Child Protective Services …




  • Testimony on AAC Licensing for Professional Counselors – SB 133


    Stephen Karp


    February 22, 2016

    On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter that represents nearly 3000 members statewide, we offer the following comments on AAC Licensing for Professional Counselors…




  • Appropriations Committee – Permanent Commission on the Status of Women Budget


    Steve Karp


    February 17, 2016

      Appropriations Committee Permanent Commission on the Status of Women Budget February 18, 2016 The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women provides a vital voice on critical issues affecting women. Issues affecting women are not just women’s …




  • Testimony on AAC Marital and Family Therapist Associates – SB 68


    Steve Karp


    February 12, 2016

    Testimony on AAC Marital and Family Therapist Associates – SB 68  February 16, 2016  Submitted By: Stephen A. Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter that represents nearly 3000 members statewide we support AAC Ma …




  • Testimony on House Bill 7015: An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients


    Martha Deeds


    March 18, 2015

    The National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter, or NASW/CT, supports House Bill 7015. We are a professional organization representing over 2,800 social workers in the state of Connecticut. Our professional Code of Ethics stresses the Dignity and Worth of a Person, with a key ethical responsibility of respecting a person’s self-determination. That is, the right and ability an individual has to make their own decisions.




  • Testimony on AAC Birth Certificate Amendments


    Stephen Karp


    March 16, 2015

    The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2800 members supports HB 7006. This bill makes a reasonable modification to statute regarding gender identification by specifying the requirements individuals must meet to have their current and accurate gender noted on their birth certificate.




  • Testimony on S.B. 917: AAC School-Based Health Centers


    Stephen Karp


    March 9, 2015

    The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter supports S.B. 917 as it calls for a state definition of a school based health center that we believe will assure consistency of services. It also calls for an advisory board to the DPH Commissioner that we believe will heighten the attention given to School Based Health Centers and within available appropriations can expand the number of school based centers through 3-year grants.