August 2017 eNews

In This Issue:
  1. What's Your Social Work Super Power?
  2. Conference Rates Increase Soon
  3. Free Upcoming Webinars for CE Credit
  4. Discount on Wecounsel Plans: Secure Telehealth Services
  5. Medicare Code Changes for Private Practice Social Workers beginning April 1st 2018
  6. Safe Space for Social Workers in Addiction Recovery
  7. Emerge: Equipping Women to Run for Office
  8. Serve on NASW Policy Statement Expert Panel
  9. No Child Deserves a Life Sentence. But Try Telling Prosecutors That.
  10. Keystone Award Nominations
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The theme for  this year's conference social event is "Social Work Super Heroes." The rationale behind the theme is that social workers do extraordinary things for their clients and communities, displaying super-power-like skills every day. There was even a  TEDx Talk presented about social workers as super heroes! To generate some excitement and raise awareness about the social work profession, we have launched a #SocialWorkSuperPower campaign!

How you can get involved:
  1. download & print the sign here
  2. write in your social work super power
  3. post a photo of yourself holding your sign using the hashtag #SocialWorkSuperPower - Tag us on social media and we will share your post! 

Links to our social media pages:

For more info on NASW-PA's 2017 Conference  click here
Conference Registration Rates Increase Soon! Register Now to Save
Keep in mind that  conference registration rates will increase September 1st. If you haven't registered for the conference yet, now is the time! You won't want to miss one of the largest gatherings of professional social workers in Pennsylvania, full of networking, continuing education, social events, and world renowned keynote speakers!

This year's conference is professional development and self-care all in one! Experience the beautiful Kalahari Resort featuring America's largest indoor waterpark.

Learn more and register online  here (If you have issues registering online, print the paper registration form and fax to NASW-PA office at 717-697-5686)
Upcoming Free Webinars for CE Credit
NASW-PA is offering monthly webinars, which PA social workers can use for continuing education credit. This is a great opportunity to get continuing education during your lunch break, or from your home. August's webinar with Lynn Carson was extremely educational and we had a lot of engagement from our attendees. Below are the upcoming webinars. More information coming soon!

  • 12pm 9/27/17: Chris Rich, Ethics
  • 12pm 10/25/17: Duane Breijak, Networking
  • 12pm 11/29/17: Troy Brindle, Holiday Stress

To learn more and register for this free webinar  click here
NASW-PA Clinical Care Committee: Medicare Code Changes for Private Practice Social Workers beginning April 1st 2018
This is a new practice alert which informs clinical social work providers of the impending Medicare number changes for beneficiaries beginning April 1, 2018. Please click here for further information regarding this change.
Safe Space for Social Workers in Addiction Recovery
The Treatment Research Center and the Pennsylvania NASW invite you to attend the kickoff meeting of “ Safe Space for Social Workers in Addiction Recovery”. The meeting is intended to provide a new venue for social workers and social work students who may want to experience peer support in addiction recovery in addition to community meetings where dual relationships may pose ethical challenges. Please note: There is no cost for meeting attendance.

Place: University of Pennsylvania Treatment Research Center
           3535 Market Street, Suite 500
           Philadelphia, PA 19104
Date: September 27, 2017 (Fourth Wednesday of each month)
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact: Margo Hendrickson, DSW, LCSW, CAADC | 215-746-2767 |

Please RSVP by email or telephone to Margo Hendrickson.
Coffee and Donuts served.

Social work supervision available in NEPA!  

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with PA and NJ supervisory certification. Will assist you in meeting your clinical supervision needs in a professional and supportive environment. Office in Milford, PA.

For questions and appointment information, please contact Jacki Froman, LCSW, at 917-748-3699. Email:
Emerge: Equipping Women to Run for Office
One thing is clear in the wake of the 2016 election; people are waking up and getting ready to take back our government and make it work for the people again. That’s why Emerge is proud to announce we are partnering with a number of progressive grassroots organizations across the Commonwealth to train future women candidates!

We’re traveling around Pennsylvania working with Democratic women who think that running for office might be a good fit for them, but need a little more information to start the process of choosing a race and preparing to run a campaign!

If this sounds like you, register today for one of our trainings at
Serve on a NASW Policy Statement Expert Panel
Do you have expertise in one or more social work practice areas? If so, you may be able to serve on an expert panel revising an upcoming NASW Policy Statement. NASW is seeking experts to actively serve on panels for policies that we anticipate reviewing.

For a list of policies we are interested in and more information, click here.

If you are interested please send an email with the policy name, a short biography (50-100 words) and a resume to by September 22nd.
No Child Deserves a Life Sentence. But Try Telling Prosecutors That.
In 2012, the Supreme Court took a step toward righting a terrible wrong by banning mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for children. Last year, the court said  that ban should apply retroactively: It told prosecutors to conduct resentencing hearings for the approximately 2,500 people who were serving life sentences for crimes they committed as adolescents. Many of them had been in prison for decades... read more
Keystone Award Nominations
Nominate a social worker or friend of the social work profession for a NASW-PA Keystone Award! We will be announcing the recipients at this year's Annual Conference Keystone Awards Gala.

Submit your nominations online here or email a letter of nomination to Amy Sagen by the deadline of August 30th. 
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