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Important News for Clinical Social Workers!


The new CMS-1500 Form will be implemented on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  Clinical social workers who do not use the new form beginning April 1, will receive claim denials.  The following link is to a practice alert developed by NASW to remind members of the urgency to purchase the new form now:   http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/clinical/2014/32414.asp 


Policy and Advocacy News
2014 Legislative Action Priorities
2014 Social Work Day Report
WV Legislature Website
WV Senate Social Work Day Resolution

Members: Join the Advocacy Listserv!


Loan Forgiveness Social Workers—$200 Million Is Available
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program
Up to $50,000 for Licensed clinical social workers serving 2 years in a community-based Health Professional Shortage Area site.


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2014 Fall Conference & Management Institute

PLAN NOW TO ATTEND!

2014 Fall Conference & Management Institute

Thursday & Friday, August 21 & 22, 2014, Morgantown, WV

Final Draft Schedule & Registration Request  Scholarships Available!

Opening Address: Dr. Angelo McClain, PhD, MSW, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers, Washington, D.C.
Special Remarks: David Fryson, Esq., Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, West Virginia University

ACA Update: Kathleen D. Stoll, Dir. of Health Policy, Families USA & Perry Bryant, Exec. Dir., WV for Affordable Health Care

Workshop Speakers: Shawn Allen, MSW, Assistant Professor, Concord University (Aging Issues: A/D Waiver), Patricia Chase, MSW, Visiting Assistant Professor, WVU School of Social Work(SW Ethics), Stacy Collins, MSW, Senior Practice Associate for Health Care, NASW, Washington, DC (Integrated Care; ACA & SW), Dr. Helen Hartnett, MSW Program Director, WVU School of Social Work (Program Evaluation), Dr. Debra Hunt-Young, Teaching Assistant Professor, WVU School of Social Work Charleston Program (SW Ethics), Dr. Jessica Laslo, Ohio Co. Schools(School-Based Mental Health), Cat McConnell, JD, Executive Director, West Virginia Senior Legal Aid (Green Burials), Gary McDaniel, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker, Morgan County Schools (Beyond Bullying; School-Based Mental Health), Dr. Emily Murphy, Obesity Prevention Specialist, WVU Extension Service, Jamie Gudiel, Our Children, Our Future Steering Committee, Dr. Laura Parker-Barua, Assistant Professor, Concord University (Poverty), Alice Rhunke, The Grant Advantage (Grant Writing), Dr. Carl “Rolly” Sullivan, Professor & Vice Chair, WVU Dept. of Behavioral Medicine &Psychiatry (Substance Abuse), Kim White, MSW, LCSW, Marshall University (School-Based Mental Health)

Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramada Inn Conference Center at the special conference rate of $75 (+ tax).  Call 800-834-9766 or (304) 296-3431 by Aug. 3rd.  Lodging is at your own expense.


Upcoming CE Events!

Pre-registration for these events has ended but you can register at-the-door on a space-available basis. Call (304) 345-6279 for details. Thank you!

License Exam Preparation Course w/ Dr. Sophia Dziegielewski, Sat. & Sun., July 19 & 20, 2014, Charleston, WV (Bachelors course Sat. only; Masters course Sat. & Sun.)

Downloadable Registration Request Form 

6-hour DSM 5 in Action Workshop w/ Dr. Sophia Dziegielewski, Fri., July 18, Charleston

Downloadable Registration Request Form - DSM in Action Workshop 


2014 Spring Conference

2014 Spring CE Conference for Social Workers

April 30, May 1 & 2, 2014, Charleston (WV) Civic Center

Click Here to complete the Overall Conference Evaluation for a chance to win free admission to next year's conference!

2015 Spring Conference Call for Proposals form

Session Handout Links Available for a limited time!

Workshops/Schedule At-a-Glance 

Brochure w/ Session Descriptions  

Ohio Licensed Social Worker CE Sessions

WV LPC CE Sessions  Nsg Hm Admin Approved CE Sessions 

WV Registered Professional Nurses CE Sessions

Sponsors and Exhibitors  


2013 Spring Conference
2013 Spring CE Conference for Social Workers
Wednesday - Friday, May 1, 2 & 3, 2013
Charleston (WV) Civic Center

Thank you for attending the 2013 Spring Conference! You made it another wonderful success!

Blank CE Reporting Form
Conference Brochure
Session Descriptions    Session Titles & Conference Schedule
Sponsors & Exhibitors   WV LPC CE Approved Sessions    
Nursing Home Admin Approved Sessions    WV Nurses CE Information
WVU CE Certificate in Nonprofit Management Approved Sessions


Social Worker Safety - Update
In the wake of the July 30, 2008 murder of Right From the Start Social Worker Brenda Lee Yeager, elected officials reviewed issues of social worker safety in West Virginia.  This resulted in the passage of HB2566, a bill to update the state's malicious assault law to more clearly cover social workers who provide contracted services, as well as all government representatives and healthcare workers in the performance of their duties. Governor Manchin subsequently signed the bill into law in 2009.

November 2012 Update: NASW WV has encouraged the Legislature to be proactive in reviewing safety issues for all state employees who are expected to make field visits, rather than waiting for a disasterous event to spur action. To this end we caused a Study Resolution to be introduced and Legislative Interim Committee on Government Organization is currently discussing the topic. Chapter CEO Sam Hickman gave a report to a subcommittee in August and additional testimony from other entities is anticiated during the December interim meetings. Goals are to achieve statewide standards for worker safety regareless of department or title, to logically allocate technology solutions, and to share findings, policy recommendations and resources with the private and non-profit sectors.

In addition, Mr. Hickman was invited to participate on a national NASW panel of experts to develop safety guidelines for social workers, which should become available in early 2013.

Click text to read previous updates


2012 Spring Conference

Thank you for attending the 2012 Spring Conference

Thanks also for donating over 70 lbs of food to Common Grounds Community Outreach Center serving residents of Eastern Kanawha County! A project of St. Agnas Catholic Church, Morris Memorial UM Church & Village Chapel Presbyterian Church.

Brochure & Workshop Descriptions

2012 Continuing Education Form


WV Board of Social Work New Phone Numbers

The West Virginia Board of Social Work has a new phone number & physical location.
The new phone number is 304.400.4980.
The fax line is 304.400.4976. 

The Board office is now located at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 500 B, Charleston, WV 25302.
Visitors must sign in at the security desk, so please call ahead.
The mailing address will remain the same: PO Box 5459, Charleston, WV  25361


2014 Chapter Leadership Elections

Announcement of Election Results - 7/9/14


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There are no current legislative action alerts. Stay tuned!


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Award Nominations
Nominations have closed for the 2014 NASW WV Chapter awards of merit. The awards will be presented at the upcoming Spring Conference.


Liability Insurance for Social Workers!
NASW Assurance Services Inc. is operated by and for Social Workers and offers excellent benefits to help protect you and your practice! Your source for professional liability insurance! Student placement policies available. Visit NASWAssurance.org


Affordable Care Act News
Do You Qualify for WV's Expanded Medicaid Program? The WV Offices of the Insurance Commissioner has an online calculator at: http://www.thehealthsherpa.com/ with reliable premium info for the 11 health insurance options in the WV Health Insurance Marketplace.

The calculator does NOT show the subsidy enrollees may receive. The premiums look higher than expected until you factor in any subsidies. Health Care Marketplace news/updates at  www.HealthCare.gov  and  www.WVAHC.org


Disaster Assistance Donations
Click graphic to help Social Workers active in disaster recovery in their communities!

American Red Cross Donations click here

Social Workers Support Those Recovering from Hurricane Sandy!


Graduates! Career and WV License Info!
WV Licensing Info for Graduates!

Job listings, Career advice, CE and professional advancement opportunities. Employers can post jobs.


FY 2013 Fiscal Review

Click the link to view the FY 2013 fiscal audit (compilation and review): http://www.naswwv.org/dmgnt_files/FY%202013%20Fiscal%20Review%2011.07.13.pdf

Click the link to view the FY 2013 IRS 990 report: http://www.naswwv.org/dmgnt_files/2013%20IRS%20990%2011.07.13.pdf

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