November 2017 News

Child Safety and Protection Month (National Network for Child Care)

National Hospice Month (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization)

 National Adoption Month (National Adoption Information Clearing House) 

Home Care Month (National Association for Home Care)

 National Alzheimer’s Disease Month (Alzheimer’s Association) 

National American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month (Indian Health Service)  


Did you know that students who join NASW before graduation enjoy discounted dues for up to four years if they maintain continuous membership? 

Those who wait until after graduation to join won’t be eligilbe for the Transition dues of 40%-75% off the regular member rate!

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 ATTENTION ALL Schools of Social Work


We want to share your Social Work Club meetings, special activities, study group photos and more on our Facebook page!  Send your pictures with a brief description to

And Seniors, what are your plans?  We would love to post what you are doing next as well!  Send your pictures of graduation, your first day at your new job, local social worker gatherings, etc. as you move into your social work career!!


Check out For Members the bottom of this page!!

Now Accepting Student Poster Abstracts 
for the March 7-9, 2018 NASW MS Annual Conference
 visit the conference page for forms!!!


Bradley Bray, Amanda Cavett, Steffanie Gilliand, LaCurya Howard, Michelle Howard, Natasha Ivory, Christiana Jefferson, Isiah Marshall Jr, Crystal Moreillon, Natalie Richey, Benjamin Salvador, Shana Vaughn



NASW MS Chapter has reorganized into Branches!  Elected Branch Representatives are your voting Board members and organizers for activities in your area.     

For information on how you can participate in activity in your area, check the PROGRAM BRANCH page and watch your email for notices being sent for October activities!

CE programs, networking, special events, and community fundraisers are all part of the Branch experience.  Join the local experience of NASW MS to get support and give back to your community!

Do you have pictures to share of your events?  Our Media Team can post these for you on our Facebook page and other social media!  Send these to!

All material will be screened for appropriate content and  not guaranteed to be posted.

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        2018 NASW, MS Annual Conference
        March 7-9, 2018 Golden Nugget Biloxi

Book Your Room NOW!!!!

The Golden Nugget Biloxi will hold a set number of guest rooms for NASW MS Chapter Conference participants until February 13, 2018 at the rate of $79.00 per night.  Reserve your room by calling 1.800.777.7568 and mention code S186110/National Association of Social Workers, MS Chapter.

Medicaid Work Requirements

On the current tax reform plan:
On Implementing Medicaid work requirements:

Policy restrictions waived for policyholders in the aftermath of Hurricanes

The NASW Risk Retention Group is pleased to provide policyholders with extended insurance protection outside of their practicing state(s) in order to participate in hurricane relief efforts in affected areas.  The NASW RRG has waived certain policy contract provisions to allow social workers insured with us to practice in the affected areas thru September 1, 2018.  Read full announcement here

CCMC & NASW Collaboration!
CMMC & NASW announce a collaboration to address the growing demand for health care managers by giving social workers two ways to earn the Commission's Certified Case Manager credential.  NASW members get a discount on the CCM; call 800-742-4089.  Click the link for a short video .
Message from the NASW MS Chapter President...

As we begin this new fiscal year, it is an honor and privilege to work with the board and membership of NASW-MS Chapter as your new president. It will require sustained effort to accomplish our priority goals and address the many challenges facing social work and social workers. As we carry out our mission to serve individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations, it is more important than ever to stand firm on our value base, and to draw deeply on the knowledge, skills, and abilities that our professional education and training have contributed to our commitment to service and economic and social justice. If we use our combined social work knowledge, skills, abilities, and values, we can contribute in positive and meaningful ways to create more nurturing and sustainable communities, social service agencies, and social and public policy.

When the challenges and barriers seem overwhelming, let us remind ourselves of the importance of seeking strength and opportunities, the necessity to think like social workers who solve problems, and to remember the importance of taking care of ourselves and supporting each other in healthy ways.

Obviously, there are changes in the structure and organization of the chapter, related to changes in the structure and organization of the National Association of Social Workers. Change is generally complex, but change is not necessarily bad. It is my vision that as a chapter, we will work to create and implement constructive change in accordance with our mission, purpose, accountability and specific tasks. I believe that we need to ask ourselves “What is my motivation?” What is our motivation as social workers, leaders of the organization, and what are our intentions?

If we are to create change that is needed, we must be intentional and action oriented. We must grow our local branch leadership and our chapter leadership in order to move to the next level of professional social work in Mississippi. We must think about our work as vehicles for leadership and professional development, at the individual, the group, and the community level. It will take all of us to achieve the ambitious goals of the Mississippi chapter of NASW. I invite all members to work with the elected and appointed leadership of our chapter to step up, step out, and get involved in change that makes a difference in our state.

Will you commit to taking action for change? Let us hear from you!



For MEMBERS Only.......

Traveling on a Budget? Save on Your Hotel Stay and Car Rental
NASW hotel and car rental discount programs offer real savings for you—up to 20% off your hotel stay and up to 20% off standard rates on your car rental. And if you want to take the family pet, save 10% on your room at any of the 1,100+ pet-friendly Motel 6 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about the hotel properties and car rental companies offering discounts to NASW members here.

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