NASW/CT is Actively Lobbying at the Legislature for Social Workers

NASW/CT is actively lobbying at the Legislature for social workers. The chapter testified in favor of a bill that would make it a class C felony to threaten or harm a protective services social worker and called upon the Legislature to expand to the bill to other state social workers and social workers employed under […]

Latino Mentoring Program

The Latino Social Workers Network of NASW/CT is seeking mentees and mentors for its Latino Mentoring Program. Latino social work students in the last two years of a MSW program have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced Latino practitioner. By becoming a mentee you will be engaging in a group-based, culturally attuned mentoring […]

Nursing Home Social Work Bill Being Introduced

The Human Services Committee of the CT State Legislature has agreed to raise a bill for public hearing on the minimum ratio of beds to social worker in nursing homes. The current minimum that is over 30 years old has a minimum ratio of 120 beds to 1 social worker. NASW/CT is calling for that […]

Continuing Education Requirement on Veterans

As of January 1, 2016 LMSWs and LCSWs must attain 2 hours of continuing education on the topic of veterans and/or veterans families. This requirement of 2 hours is for every 6 years, except if you are renewing your license for the first time you must get the hours in that first renewal year. You […]

2016 Legislative Agenda Adopted

The NASW/CT Board of Directors approved the 2016 Legislative Agenda. Given this is a short session of three months with an emphasis on the state budget, the chapter has a very targeted agenda of bills we expect to see introduced. As always the agenda has the flexibility to be revised if needed to address unanticipated […]

Annual Conference 2016

NASW-CT Newsletter

Current Newsletter – October through December 2015 Past Newsletters July – September 2015  

Changes to Dues Rates & Payment Options

After holding dues steady for 10 years, NASW is increasing membership dues effective October 1, 2015. New dues rates apply to those with membership expiration dates of 9/30/2015 and later. To provide more flexibility in paying dues, NASW is offering two payment options: (1) prepay at the current rate for up to two years by […]

Licensure Required by May 1st.

As of May 1, 2015 all clinical social work practice in CT will require either the LMSW or LCSW. The only exceptions are social work internships as part of a social work degree program, practice under a school social worker certification, practice in a nursing home and practicing under another professional license.

NASW/CT announces the Chapter’s Legislative Agenda for 2016.

NASW/CT announces the Chapter’s Legislative agenda for 2015. The agenda covers workforce, human rights, social justice and consumer protections. Please view the 2015 Legislative Agenda in the next column under Legislative Testimony.