TESTIMONY on the Governor’s Proposed Budget Appropriations Committee

CLASS and NASW/CT are strongly opposed to the proposed funding cuts to the Care4Kids program in FY 18. We are also opposed too keeping the Care4Kids program closed to all but current TANF families for the next two years. NASW/CT represents more than 2600 members across the state and works to promote and advance sound […]

Testimony on Senate Bill 1: AA Creating A Paid Family Leave System In The State Labor and Public Employees Committee

Testimony on Senate Bill 1: AA Creating A Paid Family Leave System In The State Labor and Public Employees Committee February 16, 2017 Dear Members of the Labor and Public Employees Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly, My name is Timothy Demers, I am from Glastonbury, and I am here to represent the National Association […]

Testimony on the Governor’s Proposed DSS Budget Appropriations Committee

Testimony on the Governor’s Proposed DSS Budget Appropriations Committee NASW/CT strongly opposes the Governor’s proposed reductions in the Medicaid/HUSKY program. Despite the serious budget deficit we urge the Appropriations Committee to maintain current Medicaid funding levels. Medicaid is a core safety net program that works well in Connecticut and health care should not be restricted, […]

Testimony on HB 5531: AAC The Care and Treatment of Persons with a Mental Illness or Substance Use Disorder

Testimony on HB 5531: AAC The Care and Treatment of Persons with a Mental Illness or Substance Use Disorder Judiciary Committee March 18, 2016 Submitted By: Stephen Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter, representing over 2900 members opposes HB 5531. This bill that would force medication treatment for a patient who […]

Testimony on HB 5626: AAC The Earned Income Tax Credit Finance, Revenue and Bonding

Testimony on HB 5626: AAC The Earned Income Tax Credit Finance, Revenue and Bonding March 18, 2016   On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing 2900 members, we support HB 5626 as a means of considering valuable revisions to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program. The bill directs the […]

Testimony on HB 5591: An Act Creating the Connecticut Retirement Security Program Labor & Public Employees Committee

Testimony on HB 5591: An Act Creating the Connecticut Retirement Security Program Labor & Public Employees Committee March 8, 2016   Submitted By: Stephen Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter is in support of HB 5591 as part of our support for legislation that promotes economic security for the residents of […]

Testimony on SB 221: AAC Paid Family and Medical Leave

Testimony on SB 221: AAC Paid Family and Medical Leave Labor & Public Employees Committee March 8, 2016 On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter we support bill 221. As an organization representing over 2900 social work members, as well as those they serve in the community, we support Paid Family […]

Testimony on SB 278 AAC Nursing Home Facility Minimum Staffing Levels

Testimony on SB 278 AAC Nursing Home Facility Minimum Staffing Levels Human Services Committee March 3, 2016   The National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut chapter, supports SB 278. The Public Health Code is woefully inadequate when it comes to the beds-to-worker ratio for social work services. The current ratio of 120 beds to 1 […]

Testimony on Raised Bill 186: AAC Child Protective Services Workers Committee on Children

Testimony on Raised Bill 186: AAC Child Protective Services Workers Committee on Children February 23, 2016 Submitted by: Stephen Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter supports raised bill 186: AAC Child Protective Services Workers. We believe that this proposed legislation is one part of creating a system of reduced threat and […]

Testimony on AAC Licensing for Professional Counselors – SB 133

On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter that represents nearly 3000 members statewide, we offer the following comments on AAC Licensing for Professional Counselors…