For more than 60 years, NASW members have made a collective impact on the institutions and policies that help millions of people achieve better lives in their communities. NASW sponsors award programs to honor the highest social work achievements and hosts conferences to showcase excellence throughout the profession.

We also coordinate state-based and nationwide celebrations and campaigns to help educate the public about the many roles of social workers.

«June 2022»

Safe Zone Training

NASW WV is offering a free Safe Zone Training through the WVU LGBTQ+ Center to all social workers!!

During these interactive sessions, participants are provided with information regarding:
-Definitions and preferred usage
-How to be an active ally, including how those of us in the LGBTQ+ community can be better allies to one another
-Community climate issues
-Community resources

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Affirming Healthcare for Transgender and Gender Diverse West Virginians

Megan E. Gandy, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

This presentation will begin by covering basic definitions of gender identity and expression and will identify health disparities faced by transgender and gender diverse people. Then, the presentation will cover resources and best practices for social workers in the field. The presentation will also offer an opportunity for social workers to examine their own biases towards transgender and gender diverse individuals so that they may become more aware of their individual educational needs beyond this short presentation.

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