NASW, MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER

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UPDATE ON SB 2102

SB 2102 was listed on the Senate Calendar for discussion and voting on deadline day February 12.  It was "passed over" when the time came for discussion.  The Senate discussed and voted on a number of other issues and did not return to this bill. It died in the Senate.  We will be working on the commitment issue and other areas of mental health needs if SB 2481, the creation of the Mental Health Task Force, on which NASW, MS Chapter will have a seat, makes it through the legislative process.  We need your support as this bill passed the Senate and will now go to the House.  

THANKS TO ALL OUR ADVOCATES WHO ATTENDED AND CONTACTED LEGISLATORS ON BEHALF OF SB 2102 AND ALL BILLS!  PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR WORK ON THE BILLS TO WATCH AND OUR MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE BILL!

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ADVOCACY DAY SUCCESS!!!!

We had a great time at the Capitol on Advocacy Day!  All the Schools of Social Work attended, along with the MS Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists, MS School Social Workers Association, and MS Conference on Social Welfare.  Our special human trafficking expert guests and press conference speakers, Dr. Tamara Hurst, USM and Ashlee Lucas, Director of Human Trafficking for the MS Office of Homeland Security, also hosted a table and provided information to students, guests, and legislators during our time there.  We had great media coverage before and during the press conference, and around the state. Preliminary count of attendees was over 540!!  We want to thank  everyone who attended,  made those contacts with the Senators and Representatives in the Capitol and across the state (we saw those Pages taking in notes like crazy to Senators and Representatives!!!) and a special thanks to those who assisted at our NASW, MS Host Table!  This was truly an awesome event!   Check for pictures and video on our Facebook page and this website!  To post your pictures, send them to naswms.socialmedia@gmail.com .

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 MARCH 25-27, 2015 NASW, MS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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