April 2017 eNews

In This Issue:

  1. Thank You For Joining Us For LEAD 2017
  2. NASW-PA Featured Events
  3. Opinion: Staying Home With Your Kids Doesn’t Make You Anti-Feminist
  4. NASW Virtual Grad Fair
  5. Conference Planning is Underway
  6. Thanks to Brooke, Our BSW Intern!
Thanks to Lifeforce Elder Care for Sponsoring our eNewsletter!
Thank You for Joining Us for LEAD 2017
Anyone who attended Legislative Education and Advocacy Day on April 18th will tell you how incredibly inspiring it is to see hundreds of social work students and professionals gathered on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda celebrating the social work profession. 

We were privileged to have six members of the General Assembly speak at our rally: Rep. Nick Miccarelli (R-Delaware), Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-Delaware), Rep. Gerald Mullery (D-Luzerne), Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery, Philadelphia), and Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe). 

To make the day even more special, we were able to witness the passage of SB 530 though the Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee. Together, we can get either HB 445 or SB 530 passed this session! Stay tuned!

Thank you to all who made this day great! Check out the photos from the event here (tag yourself and share with your friends).
Featured Events
Licensure Prep Class

Pittsburgh, PA  |  May 13, 2017

Learn More
Critical Issues in Geriatrics (2 CEs)

Harrisburg, PA  |  May 22, 2017

Learn more
For a complete list of upcoming NASW-PA sponsored events, please visit our Community Calendar here
Opinion: Staying Home with Your Kids Doesn’t Make You Anti-Feminist
Written by Erica Komisar, NASW Member
Originally posted in Time Magazine's Motto

I was at a dinner party recently where a woman accused me of being anti-feminist. I was really taken aback; I’m a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst and parent guidance expert who has been in private practice for over 25 years. I’m a working mother. As someone who believes in the equality of women and men, I’ve always thought of myself as a feminism. When I asked why, she told me that criticizing daycare and advocating for women to stay with their children as long as possible before they turn 3, which I do in my new book, was anti-feminist. Read More

NASW Virtual Grad Fair

The NASW VirtuaGrad Fair will connect you directly with top social work graduate programs from across the nation with Master of Social Work, Social Work PhD, and Doctor of Social Work programs from the comfort of your home, office, smartphone or tablet.

As an attendee, you have the ability to explore the schools of social work information and academic opportunities. Choose which schools you want to interact with and then engage in one-on-one instant messaging-based conversations directly with a recruiter from the schools. You can share your background, undergraduate information, student resume,  and submit your graduate school applications. Maximize your time during the event by getting in line to chat with recruiters from more than one school at a time.

The NASW Virtual Grad Fair connects you in real time with schools of social work seeking to recruit top students.

Who should attend:

  • Prospective social work graduate students who want to apply and network with specific schools of social work during the event.
  • Recent graduates and professionals who have been in the social service and academic industries who are exploring MSW, Social Work PhD, and DSW programs.  

WHEN: July 13, 2017 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Register online here

Conference Planning is Underway
Our Conference Committee are hard at work, planning to bring you the best annual conference yet. Not to mention the beautiful Kalahari Resort where it's being held!

We are very excited to have Ken Nwadike Jr. as our conference keynote. You may know him as "Free Hugs Guy" or from his organization, Free Hugs Project. You can learn more about him and his work here.

Did you know the Pocono Mountains Kalahari Resort is home to the largest indoor water park in America? Check it out here.
Thank You, Brooke!
NASW-PA would like to thank Brooke Heilman, our BSW Student Intern for the Spring 2017 semester, as she prepares for graduation and an undoubtedly successful career as a professional social worker. Best of luck!
NASW-PA | www.nasw-pa.org | 717-232-4125