Absentee Voting: Click Here for a special message from MSW Intern John Siegal, BSW
Click Here for Ben Salango's welcome message to virtual conference participants
For Comprehensive WV Voter Info Click Here . Important Dates:
October 21 – October 31, 2020 - Early Voting at county courthouse, annex or designated voting location during normal business hours & Sat 9AM to 5PM
November 3, 2020 - General Election Day: Polls open 6:30 AM to 7: 30 PM and absentee ballots must be postmarked
Texas Social Workers
Who oppose removing protections against discrimination for
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression from the
Texas Social Worker’s Code of Conduct!
Sign the online petition - URL: https://www.change.org/p/texas-governor-oppose-changes-to-the-code-of-conduct-for-social-workers-in-texas?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_25282585_en-US%3A5&recruiter=1157163848&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
Alert focusing on the disability community: https://www.naswtx.org/news/530976/Advocacy-Alert---Stand-With-Texas-Social-Workers.htm
PDF link: https://www.naswtx.org/resource/resmgr/Advocacy_Alert_10.16.20.pdf
Each year at the opening session of the annual Spring Conference we recall the names of social workers and colleagues who have passed away since the previous year’s conference. This year the COVID-19 pandemic prevented us from doing so. We have prepared this memorial to our colleagues, many of whom would have been eager to greet us at the conference. If you know of others to be added to the memorial, please contact us. Updated Sept. 5, 2020
NASW WV is pleased to announce the election of Terrell M. Rush as the BSW Student Representative to the Board of Directors. Please see his photo and bio at right. We also express our sincere appreciation to Lillie Boyd, BSW student at Concord University, for allowing her name to be placed in nomination.
NASW Condemns use of Lethal Police Force: Statements & Resources
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
NASW Statement on President Trump's inadequate executive order on policing reforms: https://bit.ly/3hFgdY
Interrupting Bias: Calling Out vs. Calling
Brave Space Guidelines & History www.awarla.org
From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces
White Ally Resources: https://www.acluwv.org/en/allyship-resources
Scaffolded Anti-Racism Resources https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PrAq4iBNb4nVIcTsLcNlW8zjaQXBLkWayL8EaPlh0bc/mobilebasic
White Fragility: A FAN Webinar with Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D.
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neV_GlvUGn4&t=499s Longer Discussion: https://youtu.be/45ey4jgoxeU
Ally vs Accomplice:
I thought I was an anti racist therapist. Then I looked more closely.
WV: Surviving the Encounter: Virtual Rally Against Racial Injustice
Watch the recording, https://www.facebook.com/mollie.talada/videos/10216471797459383/
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: New Era of Public Safety Report & Toolkit An essential resource to drive systemic change
Books for Kids About Activism
INSTITUTIONAL RACISM & THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION: A CALL TO ACTION
NASW Massachusetts Chapter Statement Includes Action Steps and Resources
COVID-19 Pandemic West Virginia Resources & Supports
Last updated 5/31/20
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
From Think Kids WV:
West Virginia Feeding Map
Free COVID-19 Testing Dates/Locations
WVDE School Re-Entry Guidance
Think Kids' COVID-19 Resource Page
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