NASW Renews Call for Gun Violence to be Declared a National Public Health Emergency

Action would enable funding, develop policies to prevent gun injuries, fatalities Here is the link to the statement:  NASW Statement

NASW calls Trumps decision on DACA cruel, unwise and unjustified

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly opposes President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and will work with allied organizations and Congress to continue protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. President Trump’s decision to revoke DACA dismays […]

Contacting Texas Chapter to Help with Relief

Below is information on how to help, we are as a chapter, not directly organizing efforts statewide but directing folks to resources.  Also you can check on the Facebook pages for Houston, Gulf Coast, Southeast Texas for local efforts and needs.  The Governor has temporarily suspended the need for a Texas license if you are […]

In Aftermath of Charlottesville Violence, NASW Urges President Trump Show Leadership by Condemning White Supremacy in All Forms

NASW STATEMENT: The white supremacist rallies and resultant violence in Charlottesville, VA on August 12 were a blight on American values and unacceptable. In the aftermath of this tragedy the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) calls on President Donald Trump to show leadership by naming and condemning white supremacy in all its forms. NASW also offers […]

Dept. Social Services to Reduce the Reimbursement Rate by 10%

DSS has proposed reducing the reimbursement rates for primary care providers by 10%. NASW/CT submitted testimony opposing the reduction. NASW/CT is concerned that any reduction in reimbursement rates will reduce the number of primary care providers willing to accept Medicaid and that such a reduction will lead to less access to providers and increased utilization […]

Social Work Examination Services (SWES)

NASW has a partnership with the Social Work Examination Services (SWES) to provide a 2-day licensing class that is held at various schools of social work in CT. The next class is on August 19-20 at SCSU in New Haven. This program has successfully helped many social workers past the test first time around. To […]

NASW Calls on President Trump to Rescind Ban on Transgender People From The Military

Ban is blatantly disrespectful to people who are transgender and disregards their honorable service  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) calls on President Trump to rescind his plan to ban people who are transgender from serving in the U.S. military. This change, tweeted on the implementation of a policy change made […]

NASW, CSWE, ASWB and CSWA release new Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice

The new Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice were released today after two years of work by NASW, the Council on Social Work Education, The Association of Social Work Boards and the Clinical Social Work Association. Take time to read the standards and this brief Q&A on the standards on NASW’s Social Work Blog. […]

Join NASW to urge Senate not pass legislation to repeal major portions of Affordable Care Act

The Senate is poised to consider health care legislation before the July 4th Congressional Recess, which will repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act. Like the House-passed American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), the Senate version, being drafted behind closed doors, expects to undermine vital protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, eliminate essential health […]

An Act Concerning Participating Provider Directories

One of the bills passed at the end of the legislative session was An Act Concerning Participating Provider Directories and Providers Accepting New Patients on an Outpatient Services Basis. The bill will require that each health care carrier disclose whether a health care provider listed in the carrier’s participating provider directory is accepting new patients […]