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NASW/CT ANNUAL AWARDS 2019

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ∞ SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR

STUDENTs OF THE YEAR, MSW & BSW ∞ EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR ∞ PUBLIC CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

 The Connecticut Chapter of NASW annually honors individuals who have made valuable contributions to the social work profession.  Anyone who appreciates a Social Worker is eligible to make a nomination.  NASW/CT’s 2019 Annual Awards Dinner Committee considers all the nominations and the selected honorees are recognized at the Annual Dinner.  The awards give the Chapter an opportunity to show appreciation to the members of the profession who exemplify the commitment, spirit, advocacy, and integrity of a social worker.  Those wishing to resubmit past nominations are encouraged to do so. 

Criteria For Awards

The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT award is given to a person having a career-long history of exemplary performance representing the mission of social work and notable participation in NASW. She/he should be a role model to other social workers.

The SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR should have made a recent outstanding contribution to the profession.

She/he should demonstrate exceptional qualities that make her/him exceed the expectations of her/his job.

The STUDENT OF THE YEAR, either a MSW or a BSW student, should have an above average academic record in addition to having made noteworthy contributions to the professional community beyond the expectations of the field experience. May include students who graduated in 2018.

The EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR award is given to an educator who has excelled in the field of social work education.

The LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR award is given when a legislator demonstrates outstanding leadership and commitment to social and economic justice.

The PUBLIC CITIZEN OF THE YEAR award is given to someone who is not a member of the social work profession but who has advanced the profession’s aims and ideals.

 All nominees must:

  • Be a member of NASW/CT in good standing (with the exception of the Public Citizen of the Year and the Legislator of the Year); demonstrate notable ability to take a leading role in contributing to the growth and development of the social work profession; and stimulate the contributions of others. NASW/CT Board Members are not eligible for consideration.
  • Contribute to the positive image of the social work profession.
  • Effectively integrate experience and education to promote the development of social work practice to meet human needs.
  • Represent the professional ethics of social workers as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take risks for improved social services.