MARCH 2018  |  Student eNewsletter
  1. Prepare for LEAD with This Video
  2. Student Membership Survey
  3. Graduation Cords
  4. World-Renowned Speaker: Free Event for Students
  5. Code of Ethics Changes: Q&A Session for Students and Faculty
  6. Students of CWEB are Making a Difference
  7. Sample Questions from the Licensure Exam
  8. Upcoming Licensure Prep Courses
  9. Child Welfare Social Workers: Leaders, Advocates and Champions

Missed our LEAD Webinar? View the Recording and Get Prepared for the Day!

As many of you know, our annual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) is our largest one-day event of the year, and students from across The Commonwealth come to participate in the legislative process. On March 26th, Benny Brown, II, Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, presented a webinar on what you should know before LEAD. If you weren't able to attend, you can still view the recording here.

We hope you are able to join us on April 23rd for a day of advocacy at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. for more info on Legislative Education and Advocacy Day, click here.
Student Survey: We Need Your Feedback

As student members of NASW-PA, your opinions matter to us. We are interested in hearing your thoughts about student membership, and ways that we can improve so you get the most out of your membership. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. We appreciate your involvement in NASW-PA and the social work profession!
Graduating Students: Get Your Grad Cords!

Graduation is quickly approaching for many of our student members. NASW-PA would like to congratulate those who will be earning their social work degrees in the coming months! As student members of NASW-PA, you have the opportunity to purchase a graduation cord to proudly show off your social work pride at graduation. Grad cords are only $10, and can be purchased online here. 

*We've heard that Marywood University does not allow you to wear cords from outside organizations. We haven't heard from any other schools so far, but you may wish to check with your school just to be sure!

- Congrats, soon-to-be graduates! -
World-Renowned Speaker: Free Event for Students

NASW-PA Southwest Division is bringing in a world-renowned expert on trauma and PTSD. Dr. Edna Foa was included in Time's 100 Most Influential People list due to her advances in therapeutic techniques.

Social work students are invited to attend this training for FREE, which is a savings of up to $125, and includes breakfast and lunch for the day.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Chronic PTSD
Friday, April 6th
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Chadwick
10545 Perry Highway, Wexford PA 15090

Click here to learn more about this event. If you would like to attend this unique opportunity, email Kevin Caridad at to let him know you will be there.
Code of Ethics Changes: Q&A Session for Students & Faculty

The revised NASW Code of Ethics went into effect, January 1, 2018. These revisions reflect the most substantive changes to the Code since 1996. The 2017 revisions to the Code focus largely on the use of technology and the implications of technology for ethical practice. Nineteen sections of the Code were affected. Join NASW for this live Q&A session, designed specifically for students and faculty, to make sure you know how these significant changes impact the profession and your practice. Click here to learn more and register.
Students of CWEB are Making a Difference

Senneca Davis is a current CWEB student at the California University of Pennsylvania. Senneca received the first "Social Work Research Award in Undergraduate Social Work" at the California University of Pennsylvania. This award was created by the social work department to honor the most outstanding research conducted by an undergraduate social work student each semester.

Senneca received the award for her grant funded literature review titled "A Critical Analysis of the Shootings of Unarmed African Americans by Police: A Social Work Perspective." Not only did Senecca receive the "Social Work Research Award in Undergraduate Social Work" for her work, she has presented at several conferences and will have it published in the Keystone Journal of Undergraduate Research this year.

By completing this comprehensive literature review, Senneca shows the drive to achieve social justice that is pivotal to not only social work in general, but also child welfare work.  CWEB and CWEL students and graduates carry this thirst for social justice into their work which provides a better future for the children and families they work with.

Learn more about the CWEB and CWEL programs.
Licensure Prep: Sample Questions from the Exam

A ten-year-old boy displays the following symptoms: persistent truancy, smoking at school, disobedience, general irritability, and vandalism of school property. Based on these symptoms, the best diagnosis is:

a) Attention Deficit Disorder
b) Antisocial Personality Disorder
c) Schizoid Disorder of Childhood
d) Conduct Disorder

* Scroll to the bottom of this email for the answer! For more info on the exam, visit us online and/or consider ordering a NASW-PA prep manual!
Upcoming Licensure Prep Courses

Looking to become a licensed social worker? Consider joining us for one of our upcoming licensure prep courses. All registrants also receive a copy of NASW-PA's licensure prep manual, which contains over 250 pages of review material. The manual and the courses are designed to allow participants to become more comfortable with the exam content and style.

* Check our quick facts on applying for licensure as a grad student! *

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | University of Pittsburgh
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | Valley Forge
Child Welfare Social Workers: Leaders, Advocates and Champions

This month an article appeared attacking social workers with the many deaths of children. Of course the easy solution is to blame those in the front lines with a broken system and policies. Kansas NASW responded with this awesome video, outlining the importance of child welfare social workers. Please feel free to share!
Have an idea for our Student Newsletter? Is your school of social work doing something exciting and note worthy? Would you like to nominate someone for the Student Spotlight? Contact us with suggestions. We want to hear from you!
* Licensure Exam Sample Questions Answer Key:
Answer: d

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