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 […]


The Connecticut House of Representatives and Senate is scheduled to meet Tuesday, July 18th to discuss the current state budget proposals. As most of you are aware, all of these recent budget proposals significantly jeopardize HUSKY A/Medicaid program and this could mean over 9,500 parents losing healthcare coverage as soon as the budget is passed! PLEASE […]

NASW/CT Calls On The State Legislature To Include New Revenues In All Proposed Budgets

The State Legislature and Governor have to pass a state budget by June 30th or the Governor will begin to allocate funds monthly to keep state government and state funded services going. In the event that no budget is passed by July 1st it is unclear how much funds will be allocated to a wide […]

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

SUPPORT SB 586: An Act Expanding Mandated Health Benefits For Women, Children and Adolescents

We urge legislators to do what they can to mitigate the harm that is expected to result from continued threats of Congressional action or Administrative rollbacks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through regulatory changes, in coming months. Despite the failure of the American Health Care Act to repeal the ACA completely, coverage could be […]


Support Senate Bill 977: An Act Concerning Access To Original Birth Records By Adult Adopted Persons Adopted adults whose adoptions were finalized on or after October 1, 1983 have the ability to attain an uncertified copy of their birth certificate. However, those adopted before this date do not yet have this right of access. Senate […]