NASW, MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER

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.  

National NASW is offering on-line training on Wednesday October 25, 2017 from 2-4p EST.  The training is free and open to everyone.  If participants wish to receive CEs for that training there will be a cost of $25/NASW members and $40/non-members. Post test is required and certificates will be mailed to those with 80% pass rate. Registration is Free-- Register Now https://tinyurl.com/NewNASWCodeofEthics

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

Now accepting applications for LSW and LMSW/LCSW positions on the 
MS Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists

See Licensing Information page for details and application form!

Deadline October 31, 2017!

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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 NATIONAL ADVOCACY UPDATE :  October 2017 

Congress is now working on the President's new tax plan, and promising tax relief for the middle income taxpayers.  Don,t be fooled by the emails and advertisements being shared by some Congressional leadership....this is a tax break for the top 1% income earner...the richest of the rich.

Stabilizing Health Insurance Markets

Lawmakers must act quickly to stabilize individual insurance markets ahead of insurers' September 27th rate announcements and before consumers are confronted with sharp premium increases and fewer coverage options. NASW supports a bipartisan approach to strengthening the health insurance marketplace.

Last week the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held two hearings aimed at laying the ground work for legislation to stabilize the individual health insurance market for 2018. This week the HELP Committee looks to continue its momentum with two additional hearings that will feature health care policy experts and stakeholders. Early indications are that legislation will be narrow in scope, include funding for the health care law's cost-sharing reduction payments, and provide flexibility to states in the form of relaxed regulatory waivers. Negotiations remain extremely fluid and we are monitoring developments closely with our client's interest in mind. Stay tuned. 

Funding Cuts for ACA Open Enrollment Activities

Supporting open enrollment activities is another critical aspect of ensuring the success of the Affordable Care Act. The Trump administration, however, has announced severe cuts to funding for enrollment activities that have been important to informing Americans about insurance options available to them. Navigator grants have been slashed by $30 million and the enrollment advertising budget has been drastically reduced from $100 million to $10 million. In addition, the 2018 enrollment window has been made shorter-it is now available from November 1st through December 15th 2017. NASW encourages social workers to share enrollment information with clients and communities they serve to bring awareness to the narrow window for health insurance enrollment this year.

 Progress on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Wyden (D-OR) have reached a policy agreement on extending the CHIP Program for five years. This represents a significant step forward in negotiations, but much work remains. We will continue to monitor developments closely and update you as we learn more.

Alternative Healthcare Plans 

The debate surrounding single payer is set to heat up in the Democratic caucus as Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) unveiled his single payer legislation earlier today. Meanwhile, Senator Chris Murphy is quietly readying an alternative path to single payer for release later this fall. Stay tuned for continuing coverage.

            NASW says white supremacist rallies, violence in Charlottesville, Va. A blight on American values                                  Association calls on President Donald Trump to condemn white supremacy in all its forms

                                                                             NASW FULL Statement 


                  NASW Responds to DACA....Click resources/NASWDACAStatement.docx for the full response

NASW CEO ANGELO McCLAIN, PhD, LICSW
SOCIAL WORKERS CALL to ACTION


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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