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2017 Fall Social Work CE Workshops

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Policy and Advocacy News: DACA, Hurricane Relief, Legislative Resources

NASW Statement on DACA

Update from NASW FL on Irma & NASW TX on Harvey: How Social Workers can Help

Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners Harvey Relief Update
The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners has received authorization from the Governor to create a temporary registration process for social workers with active licenses in good standing from other U.S. states to provide services in connection to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.  For more information please visit the board’s webpage at: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/socialwork/default.shtm 

HURRICANE IRMA ALERT: The NASW Florida Chapter has posted information on its website and Facebook page for social workers to sign up as Red Cross mental health volunteers and a list of shelters for Miami/Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. NASW Florida Chapter's Big Bend Unit members are relocating displaced senior citizens from South Florida to a facility in Tallahassee. The Florida Chapter will issue more updates as needed. NASW is also seeking hurricane information from our Puerto Rico and Virgin Island Chapters.

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF: The NASW Texas Chapter: You can check our website for updates, which we are doing several times a day, at www.naswtx.org Check the Facebook pages for Houston, Gulf Coast, Southeast Texas for local efforts and needs.  Keep in mind that if you decide to come and are not a part of an approved or organized group to provide services you might find locating lodging and food a challenge, in addition to not having a license to practice in Texas.

Please go to the URL's below to register as a volunteer.  In the coming days and weeks we will know more about the need. If you register with VOAD and Red Cross they can call you directly. If you are a certified Red Cross Volunteer your license is honored in the area/state in which you are sent to help.
     https://www.nvoad.org/hurricane-harvey/volunteer/ 
     http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/lp/hurricane-harvey-health-professionals 
You can donate monies to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund and the Houston Disaster Fund, or to other local disaster funds for areas affected.

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News for Clinical Social Workers

Clinical Social Workers Practice Alerts, ICD Coding, WV Medicaid, PQRS penalties

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School Social Work in West Virginia

SB 312 (2017) goes to Study Resolution

NASW WV member Gary McDaniel, LICSW is featured in an article in WV Focus magazine:

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