November 2018 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) 

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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Purges:  A Growing Threat to The Right to Vote

For the full report, click the link below.

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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


Register now for the 2018 Virtual Forum -

Opioid Crisis: No Community is Immune

Join us November 14 & 15 for two days of unparalleled professional development and continuing education opportunities by participating online from anywhere in the world and earn up to 8 CE Credits! Learn more and register at

           How to Help Hurricane Victims
In light of the recent devastation of Hurricane Florence, the American Red Cross is implementing the Health Professionals Direct Deployment Process for volunteers to support Disaster Mental Health (DMH) and Disaster Health Services (DHS), inviting health and mental health professionals to volunteer in communities that have been affected.
The Direct Deployment Process allows  professionals who are eligible to support Disaster Mental Health or Disaster Health Services, but who are not currently Red Cross volunteers, to deploy as Red Cross volunteers. This initiative covers the volunteers’ transportation, housing, food and incidental costs while they are deployed, as well as pre-deployment training. We ask you to send this invitation out to your chapter members, list serves, colleagues, and any other professionals you might know who are willing and able to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.
For more information on volunteering, please visit:

NASW and the American Red Cross appreciates your support in this critical time of need.

How ANYONE can help:
  • Volunteering: Help your fellow North Carolinians by volunteering through, the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and the American Red Cross.
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  

Find out if you are registered to vote: select one of the links and follow instructions

Medicaid Work Requirements

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


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