MAY 2019

National Foster Care Month (Casey Family Programs)

Older Americans Month (Administration on Aging) 

Older Americans Mental Health Week (Administration on Aging)

National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day (National Mental Health Association) 

National Nursing Home Week (American Health Care Association) 

Cover the Uninsured Week (Kaiser Family Foundation)

National Mental Health Month (National Mental Health Association)

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


Students!  Become the professional social worker you want to be with participation in NASW! 

Join for just $60 and benefit from expanded research databases, networking with students and professionals through MyNASW, participate in NASW MS workshops and conferences!  NASW is your professional support system as you complete your studies and begin your career!

Interested in social work but not in a CSWE program yet?

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


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

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

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and for more information, contact us at

MSU Meridian School of Social Work 



Brittany Aven, Carla Baskin, Skylar Bean, Anthony Black, Tyzina Broome, Brittany Brownlee, Alice Casey, April Chandler, Cathryn Clay, Brianna Collier, Takem Cooks, Daphanie Cooper, Sparkle Davis, Car Dulaney, Sarah Emery, Dedrick Grady, Shatanika Hunt, Kenterria Isom, Kaila Jefferson, Antonique Jennings, Jessica Johnson, Amonti Johnson, Briana Jordan, Courtney Leach, Emma Long, Debra McGlothin, Leslie Mickey, Madison McQueen, Emma Morton, Jordyn Nowatka, Caroline Pettis, Kassandra Porter, Chris Redwine, Elana Reno, Kaitlin Rinehart, Ginger Roberts, Samantha Rowland, Courney Ruark, Brianna Scobey, Tomaja Shaw, Zaria Shumpert, Josie Smith, Meikya Smith, Briejana Tate, Marlee Tubby, Adrianna Tutor, Elizabeth Walker, Cori Walker, Valerie Wigington, Amanda Wilderson, Tabiya Williams, Tyra Williams


Catherine Kidd, Gloria Martin, Vincent Venturini, Sherry Burton-Bown, LaTonya Jones, Roy Thomas, Kada Johnson, Denise Morgan, Anthony Roark, Terrica Hardy, Teresa Bapiste, Yolanda Davis, Roxanne Pendleton, Bente Johnson, Elizabeth McNamee, Catherine Misita, Rachel Lahasky, Veronica Knowles, Barry Haywood, Kimberly Bennett, Sidney Smith, Sara Rutledge, Madison DeLuna, Henry Morgan, Kenyia Noble, Tracy White, Ambriel Kinney, Jyoti Nepal, Christian Vaughn, Joshua Weatherford, Christine Jorgensen, Rhonda Taylor, Pamela Libys, Kim Rooks



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! 


USM BSW Class of 2019

    Mississippi College School of Social Work 

National President, Dr. Kathryn Wehrmann Visits Mississippi

Meridian Branch Rep, Anderea Germany with Dr. Wehrmann,                          MSU-Meridian Social Work Students


Tools for Social Workers to Prevent Gun Violence

NSAW is partnering with the Brady Campaign-Center on gun-violence related issues.  A social justice brief on gun safety that NASW completed and co-branded with the Brady Campaign-Center. Rebecca Gonzales from the NASW California Chapter contributed to the brief. Here is the link to the brief is listed below: 

2019 Schedule of "An Hour with Private Practice" Announced

The 2019 schedule for the popular "An Hour with Private Practice" has been announced. An Hour with Private Practice is a free, question and answer call-in session for NASW members who may have specific questions or concerns about an issue in private practice. The program is held every third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm ET. No preregistration is required and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services in a private solo or group practice. Please visit this link for more information and the 2019 schedule of programs.



The continuing education manager that makes license renewal a breeze.

We know how hard it is to keep track of the constantly changing licensing renewal requirements, and we’re here to help. CE tracker tells you exactly what you need to renew your license in your state – everything from the amount and type of CE’s needed, to renewal deadlines.


Members: $25 Non-Members: $40

Provides state-mandated requirements for license renewal

──── Suggests available, valid, NASW Approved content

──── Automatically loads completed CE’s from the CE institute into tracker

──── Recognizes uploaded, completed programs outside of NASW

──── Easy to read dashboard with completion status 


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  

Reimbursement for social workers through Medicare reduced?
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

Medicaid Work Requirements

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


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