NASW Condemns use of Lethal Police Force against African Americans
The National Association of Social Workers strongly condemns yet more deaths of African Americans at the hands of police. The association again calls for policing reforms. However, police must root out those officers who continue to view Black lives as less than immaterial. Read our full statement https://buff.ly/3diMSRe
NASW MN Chapter Statement: The NASW Minnesota Chapter is outraged by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, at the hands of police. Sadly, the death of Black people while in police custody is not new. However, the nation must come together to stop such crimes. The Minnesota chapter will be planning actions with members. Read the full statement: https://buff.ly/2ZLbsWT
Dismantling Oppression: Anti-Racism & Allyship in 2020 America
Online Workshop, 6-8pm, Tuesday, June 16, 2020
WV: Surviving the Encounter: Virtual Rally Against Racial Injustice
Watch the recording, https://www.facebook.com/mollie.talada/videos/10216471797459383/
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: New Era of Public Safety Report & Toolkit An essential resource to drive systemic change
COVID-19 Pandemic West Virginia Resources & Supports
Last updated 5/13/20
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990
Social Work Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic Survey-IRB approved
WV Tele-Mental Health & Social Support Resources during the Pandemic
Have You Lost Your Health Insurance?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The WV Department of Health and Human Resources
WV DHHR 1135 Waiver Request 3/23/20
WV DHHR Advisory Memos
The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
The World Health Organization
NASW Assurance Services COVID-19 Resources
ASWB Social Work Exam Test Scheduling Info
Prepare your practice for COVID-19 (CDC)
Medicare Telehealth Psychiatric CPT Codes Used by Clinical Social Workers
Responding to the pandemic as a disaster behavioral health worker (webinar)
Re: providing pro bono mental health services to frontlines workers
Preliminary Thoughts on Social Worker Disclosure Responsibilities During the Pandemic
COVID-19: PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING SOCIAL WORK PRACTICES
Also, Congress has passed the Families First Act to mitigate harm from the COVID-19 crisis emergency. The act will (among other things) extend employee sick leave benefits, expand free testing, and provide food aid to the most vulnerable citizens. It is likely one of several relief bills to be passed in the wake of the outbreak.
The 2020 Spring Conference & Coronavirus Disease - COVID-19
The National Association of Social Workers and its West Virginia Chapter are closely monitoring developments related to the respiratory illness commonly referred to as the Coronavirus (COVID 19). We will continue monitoring information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and local public health authorities and will provide updates should plans change.
The NASW WV 2020 Spring CE Conference has been rescheduled for the September 9, 10 & 11. We hope you can join us then! In the meantime we are planning to offer several virtual trainings to help licensed social workers who are concerned about their more immediate need to earn approved CE hours.
Those who wish to 'lock in' the current Early Bird rate for the September conference can continue to register. Your session selections will change based on a revised schedule we will send at a later date. As an added bonus, you can access to the planned spring virtual trainings at no additional cost. We will also honor refund requests.
Visit the CDC for best practices, FAQs, and more information.
CDC Link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html