JULY 2018  |   eNewsletter
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IN THIS ISSUE:
  1. NASW-PA Member, SaraKay Smullens, Consulted as Social Worker for HBO's The Tale
  2. Experience the Beautiful Kalahari Resort at this Year's Conference
  3. Organ Donation: Education and Awareness Needed
  4. Upcoming Continuing Education Events
  5. Government Programs Stand to Lose Millions

NASW-PA Member, SaraKay Smullens, Consulted as Social Worker for HBO's The Tale

NASW-PA is proud of the social work involvement of SaraKay Smullens as a consultant on the Emmy-nominated movie, The Tale. We're also proud to be bringing Jennifer Fox, Writer and Director of the film, to our annual conference ( www.nasw-pa.org/conference) as a keynote speaker. Pictured is the Philadelphia movie premier, including SaraKay with Jennifer and her mother, and SaraKay posing with NASW-PA Exec Johanna Byrd and Vice President Kathy Shecora. Click here to learn more about The Tale.
Experience the Beautiful Kalahari Resort at this Year's Conference

This year's conference will take place at the Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania. The Kalahari's stunning decor and state of the art meeting spaces made last year's conference comfortable, fun, and educational (not to mention it's home to the Nation's largest indoor waterpark!)

Click here for the room block flyer. Reservations being accepted until 8/12/18 or when block is filled. Click here to learn more about NASW-PA's 2018 Conference, where you can earn up to 28 of your CEUs, network with social workers from around the Commonwealth, and attend world-renowned keynote presentations!

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Organ Donation: Education and Awareness Needed

This article was originally posted on socialworkpa.wordpress.com, NASW-PA's social work blog.

Around the world, organ donation policies vary greatly. We currently have an opt-in system, which means one must actively opt in to donate their organs after death. Some countries have opt-out systems, where organ donation will occur automatically unless specifically requested otherwise. A 2012 study found that organ donation rates are typically exceeding 90 percent in opt-out countries, where as they are at a mere 15 percent in some opt-in countries. The topic of organ donation is important to consider because it is truly life-changing. One organ donor holds the potential to save eight lives. In addition, they can also utilize their tissues. One tissue donor can help approximately 75 to 100 people... Read More
Upcoming Continuing Education Events

As you know, the licensure cycle for licensed social workers ends February 28, 2019. This means now is the time to catch up on your CEs! If you are looking for continuing education events in your area, be sure to check out our community calendar, where we showcase all of our upcoming opportunities. You can find our calendar here. Also consider joining us for our 2018 Annual Conference, where you can earn up to 28 CEs including the Act 31, ethics and suicide prevention courses required by the state board.
Government Programs Stand to Lose Millions

This article was originally posted on www.socialworkblog.org

By Josette Keelor, News contributor

The Trump administration has proposed $763 billion in budget cuts over the next 10 years.

These cuts would repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminate the Medicaid expansion, as well as greatly change how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) functions and set up work requirements for many who receive government subsidies - all programs that affect the people social workers strive to help.

For now, these are all what-ifs, because luckily for those who rely on supplemental government assistance, the U.S. House of Representatives has so far rejected the fiscal year 2019 budget, and Congress has rejected the House's first attempt at a farm bill... Read More
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