Monthly E-Update
 
Chapter Activities

2017 Annual Conference: Register now for the 2017 NASW/CT Annual Conference. Offering a record 34 workshops to choose from this is the premier, largest social work conference in Connecticut. To view the conference brochure online go to www.naswct.org where you can also register. Last year we sold out so do not wait too long! Early registration fee thru April 19th. Earn up to 6 CECs.
 
Cultural Competence Workshop: Join us for a workshop sponsored by NASW CT and RI as we look at Do Our Biases Lead to Prejudice and Oppression, on April 7th in New London. This half-day morning workshop offers 3 CECs that meets the cultural competence requirement for social work licensure. For more information go to http://naswct.org/events/biases-lead-prejudice-oppression/
 
Clinical Social Worker of the Year Nominees Sought: Do you have a colleague that is deserving of the Clinical Social Worker of the Year Award? Our Clinical Social Workers Network is accepting nominations for this year's award. For criteria and information on submission of nominees go to http://naswct.org/events/call-nominations-2017-clinical-social-worker-year/ The deadline to submit names has been extended to April 15th.

Macro Social Workers Career Panel: The Macro Social Workers Network is presenting a career panel discussion on April 12th, 5-8 PM at UCONN SSW. Dinner and networking from 5-6 PM and panel presentation with Q&A 6-8 PM. All are welcome. RSVP to macroswct15@gmail.com.
 
Celebrate Older Americans Month: The NASW/CT Committee on Aging is having a networking gathering and special presentation on May 18th in Hamden. Meet your colleagues who work in the field of aging. Watch for more details coming soon!
 

National NASW

Virtual Round Table on Ethics: Join this virtual discussion with national ethics experts on today's political environment and its ethical implications for social work practice. April 21st from 3-4:30 PM. For more information email ethics@socialworkers.org
 

Resources

Commonly Used CPT Codes: There is a new practice perspectives available to members, "Most Frequently Used CPT Codes by Clinical Social Workers," at the following link http://www.socialworkers.org/includes/newIncludes/homepage/PRA-NL-27117.CPT-Codes-PP.pdf 
 
PTSD Consultation Program on Veterans: The National Center for PTSD offers free consultation, continuing education, and other resources for providers who are treating Veterans with PTSD. Visit the website https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/consult/index.asp for full details.
 
Grieving Children Camp Experience: Camp Erin is dedicated to helping children who have experienced the death of a loved one. The camp is a FREE weekend long program being held June 2-4, 2017. For more information email delores@covect.org or call 203-634-0500, x15.
 

Announcements:

Social Work Day at the United Nations: The 34th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations will be held on April 17th, 10 AM-12 PM. Limited tickets are online registration opens on March 20th at www.monmouth.edu/UNday The theme of this year is Promoting Community & Environmental Sustainability.
 
Social Work Oncology Workshop: The CT Social Work Oncology Group will hold its spring conference on April 25th, 9 AN-12 Noon, in Wallingford. The topic is Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for Advanced Cancer Patients. For more information email ctswog@gmail.com This program is approved for 3 CECs.
 
Affordable Care Act Focus Groups: You are invited to participate in a study on social workers' views of the implementation of and the role of social workers in the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act. Location and dates/times to be determined April/May . For more information and to register email Dr. Bronwyn Cross-Denny at cross-dennyb@sacredheart.edu
 
 
We Hope You Are Having A Happy Social Work Month!