Testimony of the Alliance for Children’s Mental Health (ACMH) Before the Judiciary Committee

IN OPPOSTION TO:  HB 1040:   An Act Concerning the Registration of Juveniles as Sex Offenders and Notification of           School Districts that a Registrant May Be a Student in the District Senator Kissel, Senator Doyle, Representative Tong, and other members of the Judiciary Committee, my name is Susan Kelley, thank you for the opportunity to testify […]

Testimony on Senate Bill 977 Regarding Adoptees Birth Certificates

On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT chapter representing over 2,700 members we call upon the Planning and Development Committee to support amending S.B. 977 to provide adoptees with an original birth certificate. NASWCT supports restoring the right of adult adoptees to receive a copy of their original birth certificate upon reaching […]

Testimony on HB 6695: AAC The Protection Of Youth From Conversion Therapy Public Health Committee

On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter, we support HB 6695-An Act Concerning the Protection of Youth from Conversion Therapy. As an organization representing over 2600 social work members – who serve hundreds of thousands of Connecticut constituents-we are in strong alliance with the nation’s top leading medical, mental health and […]

Testimony on SB 903: An Act Concerning Educational and Professional Standards for Professional Counselors Public Health Committee

    The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter, representing over 2700 members supports SB 903 and encourages the Public Health Committee to favorably report the bill. SB 903 will strengthen the educational requirements for eligibility to attain the license of Licensed Professional Counselor. Of particular importance it will require specific coursework in mental […]

Testimony on HB 5569: An Act Requiring Mental Health Professionals To Provide New Patients With A Psychotherapy Information Disclosure Statement Public Health Committee

The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter does not see a need for legislating requirements as indicated in HB 5569. The anticipated benefits of this bill are actually part of standard practices normally conducted by mental health providers at the time of initial intake with a client. Both in agency and private practice settings […]

Testimony on House Bill 7040: An Act Implementing The Governor’s Budget Recommendations For Human Services Programs

Dear Members of the Human Services Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly, My name is Timothy Demers and I am here to represent the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter. The NASW/CT strongly opposes the Governor’s proposed reductions in the Medicaid/HUSKY program. Despite the serious budget deficit we urge the Human Services Committee to […]

Testimony on HB 6885: AAC Medicaid Reimbursement Levels for Providers Human Services Committee

    The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2600 members supports HB 6885. Reimbursement rates for providers under Medicaid is a decisive factor as to whether a provider will accept Medicaid recipients. When Medicaid rates were last increased there was in increase in providers accepting Medicaid. Maintaining rates at adequate levels […]

Testimony on HB 7027: AAC the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June Thirtieth 2019 Appropriations Committee Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services Budget

Esteemed members of the Appropriations Committee: My name is Christine Limone.  I am submitting testimony on behalf of the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, a membership association of nearly 3,000 social workers across the state.  NASW/CT opposes the proposed budget for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Community based […]

Testimony on HB 7027: AAC the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June Thirtieth 2019 and Making Appropriations Therefor Appropriations Committee Department of Public Health Budget

The National Association of Social Workers, CT chapter opposes the Governor’s proposed budget reduction of 10% in the Department of Public Health’s budget for school based health clinics, $921,000 in each fiscal year. SBHC’s are a proven effective service system that provides physical, mental and in some clinics dental care to children who would otherwise […]

Testimony on Adopting the Interstate Compact to Elect the President of the United States by National Popular Vote Government Elections and Administration Committee

  The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2600 members calls upon the CT General Assembly to adopt the Interstate Compact to Elect the President of the United States by Popular Vote. As a profession that is deeply rooted in democratic ideals and processes we strongly believe that the time has come […]