NASW/CT has issued a comprehensive statement on the crisis in children’s mental health.

The paper includes 12 recommendations to address the current tsunami in mental health needs and the long-term effects of the pandemic on Connecticut’s children and families. This paper is being widely distributed to legislative leaders, executive branch offices and advocates. To read the statement and recommendations listed at the end click here. To read just […]

NASW/CT Opposes Hartford Healthcare

NASW/CT submitted testimony on November 10th in opposition to Hartford Healthcare’s closing of the maternity ward at Windham Hospital. A hearing was held by the CT Office of Healthcare Strategies to determine if Hartford Healthcare can continue its elimination of in-patient obstetrics  services. There was significant turnout at the hearing in opposition to the closure. […]

A Summary Report of Municipal Responses to Section 18 of Public Act 20-1: An Act Concerning Police Accountability

NASW/CT has issued a Report on the findings from local police departments on their interests in utilization of social workers for police calls. A Summary Report of Municipal Responses to Section 18 of Public Act 20-1: An Act Concerning Police Accountability reviews 42 police departments reports on utilization of social workers, spells out the key […]

NASW/CT and the CT Alliance of School Social Workers, a network of NASW/CT calls upon the State Department of Education (SDE) to allocate a portion of the American Rescue Plan funds to expansion of school social work services. To read the comments sent to click on the headline.

Comments on the Connecticut State Department of Education Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund May 21, 2021 On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter, representing over 2,400 members, and the Connecticut Alliance of School Social Workers, we submit these comments on the American Rescue […]

NASW/CT sends letter to State Senate leadership calling on them to bring the Telehealth bill to a vote.

Click on the headline to read the letter. April 26, 2021 Senator Martin LooneySenator Bob DuffSenator Kevin KellySenator Paul FormicaSenator Matt LesserSenator Tony Hwang Dear Senators, On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,400 members I write to urge you to expedite passage of S.B. 1022: AAC Telehealth. S.B. […]

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 […]