Your Monthly News & Updates
NASW/CT Upcoming Programs
 
Clinical Network Town Hall Meeting: Join us this Friday evening for our fourth Town Hall Gathering sponsored by our Clinical Social Workers Network. With discussion on health care reforms and trends affecting social work, we have an expert panel to be followed by an open town hall discussion. Held at Southern CT State University in collaboration with SCSU's Social Work Department. For more information and to register here.  Approved for 2 CEUs.
 
Starting and Enhancing Your Private Practice: This is our annual workshop that is always well received. Sponsored by the Chapter's Clinical Social Workers Network you will learn hands-on techniques and skills necessary for a successful private practice. Held on Saturday, November 4th from 9 AM-12 Noon in New London. For more information and to register here.   Approved for 3 CEUs.
 
NASW/CT Annual Awards Dinner: Help us to celebrate our awardees and another successful year for the chapter. Always an inspiring evening we will be having a reception, dinner and awards ceremony at the Inn at Middletown on November 16th from 5:30 PM - 9 PM. Register here for this inspiring evening.
 
NATIONAL NASW
 
New Website Launched: National NASW has launched a newly designed website that is user friendly and chock full of information and resources. If you have not yet visited please do so at www.socialworkers.org.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Call For Workshops NASW 2018 Annual Conference: Workshop proposals are now being accepted for the chapter's 33rd Annual Conference. This is a broad themed social work conference that seeks proposals that represent all aspects of social work practice, with an emphasis on skills building presentations. Presenters get to share your expertise with your colleagues, receive 5 CEUs for an original presentation and attend the conference for free (except for lunch). Sponsors and exhibitors are also being accepted at this time (note we sold out exhibit space the last two years so do not wait). For details on submitting a proposal and/or be a sponsor or exhibitor click here.
 
The CT State Innovation Model Seeks Community Groups for Health Care Reform: The SIM project seeks 3 community groups to help inform consumers about using healthcare. SIM seeks groups to help determine what consumers need to know and to help find individuals who can offer healthcare advice and tell their stories through video testimonials. SIM is interested in groups that may share a particular cultural, religious, racial or ethnic affiliation. Sim also is interested in groups that may share a disability or health condition, including care givers. This is a competitive procurement that is expected to select 3 groups for a six-month contract with a maximum award of $2,000. Applications are open to 3 PM on November 13, 2017. For more information or to apply here
 
NASW/CT Nominating Committee Seeks Members: Are you good at networking? Interested in being involved with the chapter but perhaps cannot attend regularly scheduled committee meetings? If you answered yes the Nominating Committee is seeking you! As a committee member you will help us to assure a strong future by identifying chapter leaders to be candidates for our board of directors and nominating committee. The work is done on your own time and by doing so you will greatly assist your NASW chapter and join the chapter's leadership. For more information contact Steve Karp at skarp.naswct@socialworkers.org.
 
Call for Workshop Proposals for True Colors Conference: True Colors, Inc produces the largest LGBTQ youth issues conference in the country.  They are soliciting workshops for all tracks in their  25th annual conference on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Workshops target youth-serving professionals, educators, clinicians, clergy, youth and family members.  The due date for workshop submission in Friday, November 10, 2017.  For more information or access to the proposal form.  Feel free to email director@ourtruecolors.org or call (860) 232-0050, x 302 to discuss an idea.
 
RESOURCE
 
Helping Youth, Caseworkers, and Caregivers Use Social Media Wisely: The Child Welfare Information Gateway has created a series of fact sheets to help youth in foster care and their caregivers and caseworkers stay safe and smart while using social media. 
To view the full range of resources from the Child Welfare Information Gateway.
 
ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITY
 
Protect Our Care Connecticut Welcomes Individuals & Groups: The Protect Our Care CT campaign supports comprehensive, high quality, affordable and accessible health care for all Connecticut residents. Protect Our Care CT seeks to: preserve and strengthen the gains made by the Affordable Care Act, and defend Medicaid, Medicare and women's health programs. The campaign educates, coordinates and activates individuals and groups who care about quality health care and health care policy. NASW/CT is an organizational member of POCC. For more information and to become a member go to https://www.protectourcarect.org/.

Speak Out on Health Care Costs:   The Office of Health Care Advocate is conducting forums on health care costs. The next one is Thursday, October 26th in New Haven at the Community Baptist Church, 143 Shelton Avenue from 6:30-8 PM. Two additional Speak Outs are being planned for Northeastern CT and Greater Hartford. For more information and to register here.   Pre-registration is preferred but not required. Open to all interested persons. 
 
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