NASW, MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER


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EXTENDED DEADLINE!  APRIL 30!

BECOME A LEADER IN MISSISSIPPI SOCIAL WORK!  

 2018 ELECTIONS

NASW MS CHAPTER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CLICK ON "ELECTION FORM 2018" ABOVE!

All officer and branch positions for the spring 2018 elections are voting members of the Board of Directors are listed below.  If elected, you will participate in setting and implementing the goals of the chapter, focusing on professional development for social workers, membership services, and advocacy for the social work profession and those we serve.  Meetings are held four times a year with activities between.  

This is a terrific way to develop your leadership skills, network with your colleagues from around the state, and serve YOUR profession!  Get involved in YOUR association! 

President-Elect (2018-2019, then President 2019-2021)

Vice-President  (2018-2020)

Secretary  (2018-2019)

Northwest Branch Representative  (2018-2020)

North Central Branch Representative  (2018-2019)

Golden Triangle Branch Representative  (2018-2020)

Meridian Branch Representative  (2018-2019)

Bogue Chitto River Branch Representative  (2018-2020)

Jackson Branch Representative  (2018-2020)

Delta Branch Representative  (2018-2020)


The Committee for Nominations & Leadership Identification creates our annual election ballot with the assistance of our Board and staff; all three are statewide positions! 

CNLI Representative I   (2018-2020)

CNLI Representative II   (2018-2019)

CNLI Representative III   (2018-2020)


All candidates must be current NASW members. Officer positions require past participation on the NASW MS Board of Directors.  

NEW DEADLINE!!

Candidate Applications must be in to the Chapter office by deadline - April 30 !  

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.  To Be Elected 2018


Northeast Branch – Lee, Pontotoc, Union, Itawamba, Monroe, Chickasaw, Prentiss, Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo.    Amanda Bowen, Branch Representative, 2017-2019.

North Central Branch – Lafayette, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Grenada, Calhoun, Yalobusha.  To Be Elected – 2018-2019 Filling vacant term

Delta Branch – Bolivar, Washington, Coahoma, Sunflower, Leflore, Carroll, Humphreys, Sharkey, Issaquena.   To Be Elected 2018


Golden Triangle Branch – Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Winston, Clay, Noxubee, Attala, Choctaw, Montgomery.    To Be Elected 2018


Meridian Branch – Lauderdale, Kemper, Neshoba, Leake, Scott, Newton, Smith, Jasper, Clarke.    To Be Elected 2018-2019 Filling vacant term


Jackson Branch – Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Rankin, Claiborne, Copiah, Simpson.    To Be Elected 2018

Bogue Chitto River Branch – Pike, Amite, Walthall, Lincoln, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Lawrence, Wilkinson.     To Be Elected 2018

Pine Belt Branch – Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Green, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Wayne, Greene, Covington.     Jillian Harper, Branch Representative, 2017-2019.

Gulf Coast Branch – Harrison, Jackson, Hancock, Stone, George, Pearl River. Gail Esters, Branch  Representative, 2017-2019.       

 

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WE DID IT!
GOVERNOR JUST SIGNED THE SOCIAL WORK LICENSING BILL!

SOCIAL WORK LICENSING BILL! HB 988 was signed by the Governor Monday, March 19. The NASW Advocacy Team has worked hard for social work to remain a solid profession in Mississippi, and we succeeded with your help! Thank you for all your advocacy action! 

Contact your legislator to thank them for their support!!
NASW Advocacy Team will continue to keep you updated on all matters related to our profession until the session ends, and beyond if special sessions are called.


THANK YOU ALL SOCIAL WORKERS AND FRIENDS FOR YOUR ACTION!!


Your Advocacy Team

NASW, Mississippi Chapter






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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