March 2017 eNews

In This Issue:

  1. Happy Social Work Month!
  2. Legislative Education and Advocacy Day
  3. CYS Social Workers Face Peril Every Day
  4. NASW Urges Legislators to Oppose American Health Care Act
  5. Mental Health Association Free Webinar
  6. Conference Planning Underway
  7. NASW Member Publishes Third Book, Now Available
  8. Upcoming Events / Courses
  9. Licensure Prep Manual Now Available
  10. ICD-10-CM Practice Updates
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Happy Social Work Month!
Social workers stand up for millions of people every day. This month, we are celebrating the amazing work that social workers do to create positive change every day. Help us celebrate Social Work Month by attending events, posting who you stand up for on social media, and, maybe even, buying some Social Work Month merchandise

This year we will commemorate Social Work Month with a “Social Workers Stand Up!” campaign. This campaign will educate the public about the contributions of social workers and give social workers and their allies tools they can use to elevate the profession.

Learn more about the rationale behind this year's Social Work Month theme, download the logo, and learn how you can get involved HERE.

Download your favorite graphic HERE and show the world who you stand up for on your favorite social media site!

(P.S. Social workers can go to The Crayola Experience for FREE during March in celebration of Social Work Month! Click here.)
Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)

2017 Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) will be taking place on April 18, 2017. Make sure to sign up soon; you will not want to miss one of our biggest events of the year!

Social work students and professionals are welcome to attend this event. Attendees will have a chance to speak with legislators about key social work issues. We are expecting a large group of social workers this year as we rally for change.

For more about LEAD, click HERE

Interested in sponsoring LEAD? Click HERE to see our sponsorship opportunities
CYS Social Workers Face Peril Every Day

WILKES-BARRE — The firebombing that hit Luzerne County Children and Youth Services earlier this week brought home the dangerous reality social workers face every day in their jobs.

Authorities say an unknown attacker tossed two flaming gasoline-filled bottles through windows of the county building at 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave. early Monday, igniting a short-lived blaze in the area of Executive Director Joanne Van Suan’s office. The act of violence against Luzerne County caseworkers was unprecedented... Read More

This incident highlights the importance of social worker safety, which is the subject of new legislation recently filed in Congress.  HR 1484, the Social Worker Safety Act, was recently introduced by lead sponsor Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-9).  Through this legislation, social workers, who have consistently been the frontline workers especially in times of crisis, will have the resources available for on-the-job safety measures that can protect against and help decrease incidence of violence to those in the social work profession.
NASW urges House Members to Oppose American Health Care Act, urges social workers to take action to stop bill
The  National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly urges members of the House of Representatives to oppose the  American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it is currently written. There are numerous reasons for our opposition outlined below, but notably we are wary of the bills provision for guaranteed “universal access” to health care and coverage... Read More
Free Upcoming Webinar

What Does the American Health Care Act Mean for Behavioral Health?

March 20, 2017  |  10:00-11:00 AM

Join the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania on March 20 as they discuss the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Participants will learn what the proposals in the AHCA would mean for Medicaid, behavioral health parity, and access to mental health and substance use disorder care. Attendees will also learn how they can be involved in advocacy efforts and use their voices to protect access to behavioral healthcare!

RSVP at this link now!

Conference Planning Underway
We are very excited about our 2017 Annual Conference, which will be held at the Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, PA. The NASW-PA Staff and Conference Committee spent time at the resort this weekend, attending an event and planning for our conference being held this September. 

Staff and Committee members agree that the Kalahari Resort is beautiful, and will be the perfect destination for our conference. To learn more about the Kalahari,  click here

More info on our Annual Conference will be coming to you soon. Be sure to mark September 16–19, 2017 on your calendars!
Congratulations, Lynn!
We would like to congratulate longtime NASW member, Lynn Hubschman, for publishing her third book, which is now available on Amazon. 

"This is a lively, fun, down to earth book. It is a compilation of essays from my blog. There are helpful ways to look at life, sex and love that are geared to practical applications to make life fulfilled and joyful. My forty years as a licensed therapist, marriage counselor and sex educator are put to use for the reader’s benefit. The goal is to make this life easier, to avoid problems by learning how to live well."
- Lynn Hubschman

You can learn more about Lynn's book HERE
Upcoming Licensure Prep Courses
Upcoming Division Events
Licensure Prep Manuals Now Available!

The study manual contains 300 pages for review. The manual is designed to allow readers to become more comfortable with the exam content and style. The manual discusses areas you will be tested on and provides study materials related to those areas. A sample test is also included to help you prepare.

Do note that the licensure examination set forth by the Association of Social Work Boards is a nationally administered exam. Therefore, the NASW-PA licensure preparation manual can be used for study for applicants taking the exam elsewhere in the United States and in countries recognizing the ASWB exam.

Click HERE to order your copy!

ICD-10-CM Practice Updates

The following links will lead you to three new practice updates on coding for clinical social workers:

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