West Virginia


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

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


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


From Think Kids WV:

WVDHHR's Website
WVDE's Website
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

2020 Spring Conference Rescheduled & Going Virtual!

Sept. 9, 10 & 11, Charleston (WV) - Completely Virtual for 2020!
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