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 […]

NASW Statement on Full Budget Request from President Trump

NASW has responded to President Trump’s budget proposal. NASW states that the President’s budget proposal will “shred the nation’s social safety net”. To read the full statement click here http://bit.ly/2rIdLXN

NASW Released

NASW released a statement in opposition to the American Health Care Act that the U.S. House narrowly passed this afternoon. NASW now must its attention to the Senate, urging them to strip provisions from this bill that hurt vulnerable citizens. Here is our full statement. Feel free to share it with members and constituents: http://bit.ly/2pLQtRw

NASW opposes the American Health Care Act introduced by the Republican House members.

NASW opposes the American Health Care Act introduced by the Republican House members. This bill would largely gut the Affordable Care Act, cause millions to lose health insurance, increases the cost of health care for many Americans,  threatens the Medicaid expansion and is a tax give away to the wealthiest households. We encourage members to […]