August 2018 News

National Immunization Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

August 7: National Night Out

August 9: International Day of World's Indigenous People

August 19: World Humanitarian Day

Check for local events in your area, or create one!   


 ATTENTION ALL Schools of Social Work


Become the professional social worker you want to be with participation in NASW!  Join for just $57 and benefit from expanded research databases, networking with students and professional through MyNASW, participate in the NASW MS Branch meetings, NASW MS workshops and conference!  NASW is your professional support system as you complete your studies and begin your career! 

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


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

Students in community college and university may also join as an Associate Student member before admission in their social work program!  Join to explore the resources about a social work career and participate in MyNASW now!

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

Join Today!



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      Mississippi Branches--ALERT NASW MEMBERS!


Branch and Chapter activities are emailed to active NASW members ahead of time.  Our chapter database comes from our national office--if you are not getting national and/or chapter email, please go to  and log into the Membership Center to establish or update your profile and preferred email address!!  

In your member account, you will find a list of PREFERENCES  where you select the email you want;  BE CERTAIN to check CHAPTERS so you will receive the chapter and your local branch email! 

 Our branches are preparing the first programs of the new fiscal year, and we have many new Branch Representatives on our Board! Find your representative on the Board Members page of this website for information.

NASW MS Chapter is divided into 10 Branches. Elected Branch Representatives are your voting Board members and organizers for activities in your area. Get to know your Branch Representative and get involved!

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!  Branch 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.


Did you know that NASW Members receive a 10% discount on TherapyNotes?  For more information click

This is a follow-up reminder that proposed amendments to the NASW Bylaws for consideration by the NASW Board must be submitted by September 1.  Amendments may be submitted by individual members in good standing, NASW chapter executive directors, chapter boards, NASW Board, committees and task forces.  Those who staff committees, please ensure that this information gets communicated to your chairpersons.
Proposed amendments related to Delegate Assembly and the NASW national/chapter dues allocation must follow the Delegate Assembly process and timeline.  All other bylaws amendments are within the authority of the NASW Board of Directors.
Amendments to be considered by the NASW Board, may be submitted electronically at:   
For questions, please write to


      Social Workers....for your Medicaid Clients...   

     The 2018 MississippiCAN and CHIP Workshops are coming your way in July and August!!! Click below to find Your City!

New App for Dating Violence and Prevention

myPlan is an online tool designed to help students who may be experiencing dating violence evaluate their safety, make decisions, and connect to campus and community services. It’s also for friends who want to support someone they are concerned may be in an abusive relationship.

Backed by research from multiple NIH funded trials, myPlan can support student safety, is private, personalized for each situation, and completely free. It can be accessed online or via a downloadable smartphone app at


This New Federal Law Will Change Foster Care As We Know It

A new federal law, propelled by the belief that children in difficult homes nearly always fare best with their parents, effectively blows up the nation’s troubled foster care system.

Few outside child welfare circles paid any mind to the law, which was tucked inside a massive spending bill President Donald Trump signed in February. But it will force states to overhaul their foster care systems by changing the rules for how they can spend their annual $8 billion in federal funds for child abuse prevention.

The law, called the Family First Prevention Services Act, prioritizes keeping families together and puts more money toward at-home parenting classes, mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment — and puts limits on placing children in institutional settings such as group homes. It’s the most extensive overhaul of foster care in nearly four decades. Click below for the full article...

NASW SHARES “School Safety Resources”

A new  page has been added to the School Social Work Practice page on the NASW website: .   



NASW has been notified by some members that they are receiving letters regarding  reimbursement reductions recently implemented by Humana, Tricare East.  If you have a copy of the email/letter that Humana sent announcing the reduction, please forward a copy to the NASW, MS Chapter office at

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT, Clinical Manager, NASW  

Medicaid Work Requirements

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

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