NASW, MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER

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 LEADERSHIP IN MISSISSIPPI SOCIAL WORK!  

 NASW MS CHAPTER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018 ELECTIONS


The 2018 Candidate Slate and Ballot is about to be sent to members!  Watch your email next week for your opportunity to VOTE for leadership positions in our chapter!  We will also have  WRITE IN space for those positions without double-slated candidates.  You must be a current NASW member in good standing to receive a ballot; if you are a member and do not get a ballot, please contact our office at info.naswms@socialworkers.org .  More information on voting dates and deadlines will be posted next week!

MY NASW MS BRANCH IS………..

The Branches of NASW, Mississippi Chapter are the specific counties in a geographic area for more localized social work gatherings and activities.  Each Branch elects a Branch Representative who is a voting member of the NASW, MS Chapter Board of Directors.  The list of all Branches and their counties are:

Northwest Branch - Desoto, Marshall, Benton, Tunica, Tate.  

Northeast Branch – Lee, Pontotoc, Union, Itawamba, Monroe, Chickasaw, Prentiss, Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo.    

North Central Branch – Lafayette, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Grenada, Calhoun, Yalobusha.  

Delta Branch – Bolivar, Washington, Coahoma, Sunflower, Leflore, Carroll, Humphreys, Sharkey, Issaquena.   

Golden Triangle Branch – Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Winston, Clay, Noxubee, Attala, Choctaw, Montgomery.    

Meridian Branch – Lauderdale, Kemper, Neshoba, Leake, Scott, Newton, Smith, Jasper, Clarke.    

Jackson Branch – Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Rankin, Claiborne, Copiah, Simpson.   

Bogue Chitto River Branch – Pike, Amite, Walthall, Lincoln, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Lawrence, Wilkinson.     

Pine Belt Branch – Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Green, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Wayne, Greene, Covington.     

Gulf Coast Branch – Harrison, Jackson, Hancock, Stone, George, Pearl River. 

 



THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED OUR CONFERENCE MARCH 7-9!
YOU HELPED MAKE IT A SUCCESS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO 
ALL STUDENT AWARD AND POSTER WINNERS
&
Charles Araujo, Social Worker of theYear
Chef Nick Wallace, Public Citizen of the Year
Delories Williams, Lifetime Achievement Award
L: Delories Williams, NASW MS President Susan Allen (c), Charles Araujo (r)
Chef Nick Wallace

POSITION STATEMENT ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE

National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter

Adopted by the Board of Directors on January 20, 2018

 
 
The current U.S. health care system is broken.  Despite the advances of the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans remain uninsured, and many millions more are underinsured, unable to afford the costs and deductibles associated with adequate health care coverage.  Nowhere is the need for system change greater than in Mississippi, the unhealthiest state in the nation.

 
The Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers believes that it is time to adopt a publicly financed, federally administered single-payer universal health care program that guarantees health care to all citizens, regardless of ability to pay.  The U.S. system presently spends more on health care per person, yet produces poorer results, than any advanced nation in the world.  Mississippians, along with all U.S. citizens, deserve better.

 

A federally administered single-payer universal program promises multiple advantages over the current system – including administrative simplicity, greater capacity to control costs, more equalized benefits, and enhanced ability to promote prevention over intervention – as well as the most important of all advantages, emphatically prioritizing people over profits.  The time for fundamental reform is now.



REVISED NASW CODE OF ETHICS NOW IN EFFECT!  

 ALL MISSISSIPPI SOCIAL WORKERS BECAME RESPONSIBLE FOR USING THE NEW CODE BEGINNING 

JANUARY 1, 2018 PER OUR LICENSING LAW...BE SURE YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE NEW CODE WHICH

 INCLUDES NEW INFORMATION ON TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE!

   Download your free copy of the 2017 Revised NASW Code of Ethics at: https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English.


Members, make sure your email address is up to date with the national NASW office - call Membership at 

1-800-742-4089 or go online to your account at www.socialworkers.org.  


Non-members, we need you to join now more than ever!   Membership dues continue our state advocacy efforts! 

ALL Branch CE programs are free to members, there are discounts for CE at all chapter and national events and on-line programs from NASW!  We also provide consultation for members on ethics, legal, and practice matters for members at the state and national level.  All this in addition to professional liability insurance, special discounts with services, and more support for your career with resume writing programs, job boards, and networking opportunities!  NASW is the support for the profession and for you


NOW IS THE TIME!!      WE NEED YOU TO JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!!

KEEP SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONAL IN 2018- JOIN NASW MS!

 NASW Member Services 800-742-4089 – F, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm ET   


Thank you to all our members for your support!!  Your dues keep our professional association alive in Mississippi for advocacy, action, & support of professional social work! 


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P. O. Box 5599, Pearl, MS, 39288 | 601.936.0557

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