January 2018 News

Happy New Year!!



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!!


Katherine Boyette,Tonya Fox-Doughty, Toshanica Gladney, Corderica Hale, Jamieka Harris, Kim Henson, Sarah Johnson, Natsha Junearick, Lasondra Mercer, Janay Morgan, Bianca Munoz, Harmonee Nester, Whitany Perry, Jonneka Pough, Kenyana Rivers, Amber Sherfield, Kelly Steed, Amy Walker, Mellani Wallace, Jessica Williams



Branch Elections coming soon...remember the chapter structure changed last year....

NASW MS Chapter is divided into 11 Branches. Elected Branch Representatives are your voting Board members and organizers for activities in your area.We will be posting information in February regarding the 2018 ballot.  Get involved!  

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!  CE events are free for NASW members!


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.

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:
Survey:​ ​What​ ​Does​ ​It​ ​Take​ ​To​ ​Take​ ​Your​ ​Dog​ ​To​ ​Work? 
Dear Social Work Colleagues, 

You are invited to participate in a research study examining clinical social workers’ perceptions of training needed to include animals in practice, and the factors clinical social workers use in determining whether to include animals. We are seeking input from social work practitioners who provide direct services to clients. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. Responses will be kept confidential. If you have any questions about this study, please feel free to contact me at the email below. Thank you! Link to online survey: D
Dr. Maureen A. MacNamara, 

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 .

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