NASW/CT has submitted testimony to the Governor’s Nursing Home and Assisted Living Oversight Work Group

NASW/CT has submitted testimony to the Governor’s Nursing Home and Assisted Living Oversight Work Group calling for a dramatic reduction in the nursing home beds to social worker ratio in nursing homes. Currently, nursing homes can have 1 social worker for 120 beds. The Oversight Group was formed in response to the tragedy of Covid-19 […]

NASW/CT Calls for Police to Add Social Workers

NASW/CT has issued a paper on utilization of social workers by police that covers both 911 calls and officer wellness. The paper was sent to all police chiefs in Connecticut in response to the Police Accountability Bill that requires police departments to study utilization of social workers. The paper was distributed by the CT Police […]

Mental Health Professions in Connecticut unite in calling for telehealth to be made permanent with pay equity. In an excellent letter to the Governor, key Commissioners and Legislative leaders NASW/CT joined with other mental health providers to make a strong case for telehealth and fair payment.

June 22, 2020 The Honorable Joe AresimowiczSpeaker of the House of Representatives The Honorable Matt RitterHouse Majority Leader The Honorable Themis KlaridesHouse Minority Leader The Honorable Martin LooneySenate President Pro Tempore The Honorable Bob DuffSenate Majority Leader The Honorable Len FasanoSenate Minority Leader Connecticut General Assembly Legislative Office Building210 Capitol AvenueHartford, CT 06106 Sent via […]

Recommendations on Reforms to Policing in Connecticut Revised Version 06/24/20

On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter we thank Governor Lamont, the Judiciary Committee, and the full CT Legislature for taking up the critically important work of rethinking how policing is performed in our state. This is a discussion that is long overdue and NASW/CT wants to be a partner in […]

NASW condemns yet another incident of lethal police force against an African American

May 28, 2020WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly condemns the continued death of unarmed people who are African American at the hands of police. We renew our call for the nation to adopt policing reforms to address this crisis. And we offer our condolences to the families of the people who […]

Social Workers Are Essential to Reopening Connecticut

NASW CT has sent an open letter to Governor Lamont calling for a Social Service and Mental Health Workgroup to be part of the Open CT planning. Our letter strongly speaks to the importance of having a robust involvement of the social work profession in planning for our state. The letter specifically states “NASW/CT writes […]

CE Waiver Clarification

Under Governor Lamont’s executive order certain licensed social workers have had the continuing education requirement suspended. If your license period includes the date of March 10, 2020 you do not have to attain continuing education hours in the license period that includes March 10, 2020. You do have to get continuing education hours for any […]

Anthem To Pay Parity for Telehealth:

Anthem To Pay Parity for Telehealth: We are pleased to report that Anthem will pay the same for telehealth sessions as they do for in-person sessions for the next 90 days. We believe NASW/CT was the first organization to blow the whistle on Anthem’s rate reduction and the Chapter organized the successful campaign to get parity in payment. We […]

Call for Clinical Social Workers to Meet Increasing Demand for Climate Change-Related Mental Health Concerns

Climate Psychology Alliance North America (CPA-NA) is a newly formed nonprofit designed to help individuals cope with the varied psychosocial reactions to the climate and ecological crises.  We expect there will be a growing need for climate-aware therapists due to ongoing ecological degradation.  Additionally, climate destabilization will continue to contribute to social and political conflict. […]

Climate change is having serious impacts on health and mental health. This Practice Perspective addresses the issues and how social workers can respond to assist clients and advocate for change.

Please find a new Practice Perspectives, Climate Change and Health: A Call to Social Workers, posted on the NASW Health Practice Tools page at https://www.socialworkers.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=H0t76Ho_6Ts%3d&portalid=0.  This resource provides an overview of the physical and mental health effects of climate change, and it recommends approaches for social workers to integrate this knowledge into practice.