NASW, MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER

 

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March 6-8, 2019

JOIN US FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

NATCHEZ CONVENTION CENTER


Watch for your conference brochure to arrive next week with all the details of workshops, fees, hotel reservation information, MS PACE Silent Auction and more! 
 
Opening session begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday March 6 
Closing session ends at 12:50pm on Friday March 8

Early Bird Conference Rates:  must be received at NASW, MS Chapter office by January 29!!!


ON LINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!!!


NOTE:  NO REFUNDS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION!

Early Bird Exhibitor Rate ends December 31!
Get your form and fee in by this date for discounts!
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Happy Holidays from NASW, MS Chapter! 

Our office will be closed beginning Friday, Dec. 21 and will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019! 

 We wish everyone a safe and peace-filled holiday season.


In the spirit of inclusion and peace, we are listing the holidays of December as posted on the Princeton University website:

2-24  Advent

3-10  Hanukkah

6    St. Nicholas Day

8     Bodhi Day

 8    Immaculate Conception of Mary

12   Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

16-25  Posadas Navidenas

21   Yule

 21 Winter Solistice

25  Christmas

26  Zarathosht Diso

26  St. Stephens Day/Boxing Day

28  Holy Innocents

30  Holy Family

31   Watch Night

 www.religiouslife.princeton.edu


A note from your Executive Director...

This January 1, I will celebrate 20 years of service to NASW, MS Chapter!  I will also have been a member of NASW since 1985 - 33 years of continuous membership! I became a member as soon as I could after I began my MSW program in fall of 1984. I had considered other graduate programs, but kept coming back to social work, one I had not initially considered.  I had observed social workers in action in the hospital in which I worked at the time, and was curious about their skills.  This was a strong social work program, and these workers seemed to know more about how to work with patients and families, and support each other professionally, than other disciplines who managed day to day care of patients.  Intrigued, I began to explore the profession.  The NASW NEWS shared with me by the Social Work Director led to a final decision to apply for my MSW.  

For me, the fact that the professional association openly, publicly supported and defined the practice of social work, and stood by social workers as well as clients, was amazing. And they had been doing it since 1955.  I felt I had found a profession that fit my personal values and goals, and that would be there to support me throughout my career. They have.  The decision to become a social worker, and a member of NASW, was the best career decision I could have made. I see NASW as "the rock" on which I stand, we stand, through the living Code of Ethics, and Standards of Practice, which provide practice guidance in changing times in the variety of settings we work in.  I feel more confident as a professional social worker with NASW behind me.  I am proud of my membership, and proud to be a professional social worker.  

If you are a member, I sincerely thank you for your participation in our association.  If you are not a member of NASW, or have dropped your membership, I invite you to look again. Though times are quite different from 1984, people remain in need of professional social workers and all that we provide, throughout the world.  We can continue to accomplish much if we work together, and I am confident that we will.  I think you will be excited to find out how NASW is evolving, and continuing to be our rock. 

Janice Sandefur, ACSW, LCSW 

www.socialworkers.org



JUST WHAT DOES NASW MEMBERSHIP DO FOR YOU?


NASW is your career investment....

 resume writing programs

license exam preparation

 chapter and national job boards

job networking at meetings locally and nationally

 MyNASW member media for job and practice discussions


NASW helps you keep your skills current and license active...

Free CE for ALL Branch programs for members 

Member discounts for CE at all chapter, national, and on-line programs 

Member discounts for services, like CE Tracker and Therapy Notes

new Social Work Advocates bi-monthly magazine with in-depth information

Social Work Journal


When you need professional help...

NASW Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for personal job advocacy

member consultation on ethics, legal, and practice matters at the state and national level 

the best and most reasonable professional liability insurance available

state and national advocacy for jobs and services for your clients


Join Us for these services and much more....NASW is the rock of social work practice!

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

Members, make sure your membership information, including email preferences, is up to date!  


Thank you to all our members for your support!! 



             

Have you explored the new member experience at NASW???

Welcome to the MyNASW members-only online community!

   TIPS TO GET STARTED   


1.  Login with your NASW username and password – the same log-in you use for the NASW website www.socialworkers.org.

2.  Review 
FAQ’s here to learn the basics.

3.  Questions? Contact NASW Member Services at 
membership@socialworkers.org or 800-742-4089 Monday to Friday 9 am – 9 pm ET.


   PRIVACY & PROFILE SETTINGS                                        

4.  You control your profile. To begin, only your name, chapter and practice area are visible to any other member. You can easily allow members to see more or less about you. Update your privacy settings here.

5. Your MyNASW community profile comes from your NASW member record. Click to the NASW Member Center to make updates. You’ll see your changes in MyNASW within 30 minutes.


   CONNECTING WITH MEMBERS                                           

6.  You receive an email when members post messages in the community. To begin, you are subscribed to a daily digest - one email each morning with all of the previous day’s posts. You can change your subscription to real time (to receive an email every time there’s a new post), weekly digest, or no emails (you won’t receive emails from the community but you can still view discussions online). Manage your subscriptions here.

7.  Network with colleagues and search for your friends in the Member Directory, and send them a contact request.

8.  Search for 
resources from NASW or from other members – and add resources you think are helpful.

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Notice of vacancy for appointment to the

MS Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists:


Now taking applications for LCSW position opening on the MBOE July 1, 2019, and LSW position opening July 1, 2020.   Please submit your completed application to the chapter office by January 30, 2019:

NASW, MS Chapter

P.O. Box 5599

Pearl, MS 39288

or email to info.naswms@socialworkers.org

Applications must be typed and include ALL supporting documents requested.


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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.


Please remember our EMAIL address.... info.naswms@socialworkers.org 

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

(©2018 National Association of Social Workers-Mississippi Chapter. All Rights Reserved.)

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