NASW, MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER

Now Registering On-line for the 2018 Annual Conference click 

SPECIAL FREE ETHICS CE PROGRAM COMING TO ALL NASW MS CHAPTER BRANCHES THIS FALL!

Watch your email for a special event!  All NASW Branches are hosting a free one-hour presentation," Ethics and Advocacy: Call to Action!" at each upcoming Branch meeting!  Our first event was October 11 in Hattiesburg, MS for members of the Pine Belt and Bogue Chitto Branches.  If you are an NASW member at any level, you should be getting the email with the time and place in your area.  If you are not an NASW member, join us!  Go to www.socialworkers.org , and you will find all the information to join on our new website!  We need your support for our chapter and the programs we provide as well as your advocacy efforts!  If you are not sure what Branch you are in, click on the Branches page above for more information.  If you are not a member of NASW and want more information on our CE events and programs, send an email with this request to our chapter office at info.naswms@socialworkers.org .  

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REVISED NASW CODE OF ETHICS AVAILABLE NOW!  

 ALL SOCIAL WORKERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR USING THE NEW CODE BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018

NASW, MS Chapter will provide training on the new Code of Ethics at our annual conference in Biloxi, March 7-9, 2018.  

Download your copy of the 2017 Revised NASW Code of Ethics at www.socialworkers.org.

  NASW Renews Call for Concerning Gun Violence


In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shootings NASW has renews its call for gun violence to be declared a national public health emergency. Click below to read the full statement from NASW & the NASW Nevada Chapter.

Here is a link to the statement: http://bit.ly/2xVXqmT

The NASW Nevada Chapter yesterday also issued a statement: http://bit.ly/2hK1JMs

from your Executive Director....

Big advocacy needed now!  Call, fax, and email your Mississippi State Senator and Representative to let them know our social work licensing bill is up for repeal in the January 2018 Legislative Session.  Let them know you support professional  social work and ask them to as well!

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 to support state advocacy efforts.  In addition, 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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CONSIDER AGAIN....

What do YOU believe is the right thing to do about healthcare?  Examine your own values, review your NASW Code of Ethics....is healthcare a right or a privilege?

We believe that we must continue to be vigilant regarding change to the existing healthcare law in Washington....keep alert to new versions of healthcare bills that may arise, and be ready for action!  More information on the NASW position is on our Advocacy page, and this update....



            

                                               NASW CEO ANGELO McCLAIN, PhD, LICSW

NASW FOUNDATION RESPONDS TO HURRICANE MARIA

AT REQUEST OF PUERTO RICO AND VIRGIN ISLANDS CHAPTERS

The national NASW Foundation has set up a special relief fund to address the crisis in the Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  For details on how you can help, click www.socialworkers.org ;  information is on the homepage!

Hurricane Irma Assistance - NASW Florida Chapter

NASW-FL is reaching out to members in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, checking on necessary resources and providing website links for assistance.  They are also asking for those members who are able, and those from surrounding areas to offer assistance using the following links:


                                          Hurricane Harvey Assistance - NASW Texas Chapter

The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners is an independent licensing board administratively attached to the Department State Health Services (DSHS). The Board, as an independent entity, maintains a management structure and decision-making authority separate from DSHS. This message is an official communication from the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners Harvey Relief Update
 
The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners has received authorization from the Governor to create a temporary registration process for social workers with active licenses in good standing from other U.S. states to provide services in connection to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.  For more information please visit the board’s webpage at: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/socialwork/default.shtm
 

Below is information on how to help, we are as a chapter, not directly organizing efforts statewide but directing folks to resources.  Also you can check on the Facebook pages for Houston, Gulf Coast, Southeast Texas for local efforts and needs.  The Governor has temporarily suspended the need for a Texas license if you are working in a hospital and in some cases certified to accept Medicaid.  NASW/TX is asking him, our licensing board, and our state agency HHS, to temporarily suspend the need across the board for Texas Licenses so that out of state folks can assist.

You can check our website for updates which we are doing several times a day at www.naswtx.org. Also keep in mind that if you decide to come and are not a part of an approved or organized group to provide services you might find lodging and food a challenge in addition to not having a license to practice in Texas.

Please go to the URL's below to register as a volunteer.  In the coming days and weeks we will know more and if you register with VOAD and Red Cross they can call you directly to help. If you are a certified Red Cross Volunteer your license is honored in the area/state you are sent to help.

https://www.nvoad.org/hurricane-harvey/volunteer/

 http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/lp/hurricane-harvey-health-professionals 

In the meantime, you can donate monies to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund and the Houston Disaster Fund or other local disaster funds for areas affected. Again thank you for your concern and caring about Texans effected by the Hurricane!

 

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Please note we have a NEW EMAIL address.... info.naswms@socialworkers.org 

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

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