Your NASW/CT October e-Blast
 
NASW/CT ACTIVITIES

Annual Awards Dinner: You can still register for our Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 3rd in Middletown. Come to honor our awardees, including Patrick Johnson for Lifetime Achievement, Collette Anderson for Social Worker of the Year and Senator Chris Murphy for Elected Official of the Year. This is always a night to remember full of great food, conversations with colleagues and recognition of outstanding individuals. To register go to http://naswct.org/events/annual-awards-dinner-2016/
 
Get Your Veterans CE Hours: Join us for a special continuing education workshop on Serving Post 9-11 Veterans in the Community: What You Need to Know. This program meets the CE requirement for two-hours on veterans and their families. The program is coming up soon, November 4th from 9 AM-12 Noon, at Eastern CT State University, Willimantic. For more information and to register go to http://naswct.org/events/serving-post-9-11-veterans-community-need-know-2/
 
Final Push - PACE Volunteers Needed for Weekend Before Elections & Election Day: Election 2016 is coming down to the wire and CT PACE needs your help to elect our endorsed candidates. The federal campaigns may not be in question for CT but our state legislative districts have many tight races where your help is needed. If you have even two hours to give this weekend, the weekend before Election Day or on Election Day let us know at http://naswct.org/events/ct-pace-volunteer/ . We have an all-time high of 7 social workers running and many other endorsed candidates throughout the state the can use the power of social work!
 
Share Your Expertise - Attain 5 CECs: Do you have professional information to share with colleagues? Or know of someone whose work deserves to be brought to the attention of others? Our Call for Workshops to our Annual Conference is now out. We seek proposals on all aspects of social work, from micro to macro. Opportunities exist for 90 minute, 2-hour and 3-hour presentations. We seek skills building proposals that can be utilized by other social workers and related professionals. Selected presenters will receive 5 CECs for presenting plus you can attend other workshops for free (we charge for lunch only). For more information and to submit a proposal go to www.naswct.org . Deadline for submission is December 5, 2016. MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR THE 32ND NASW/CT STATEWIDE CONFERENCE ON MAY 12, 2017.
 
Legislative Committee Seeks New Members: Are you interested in legislative initiatives and directing NASW/CTs decision on legislative issues? If yes, we want you to be part of the Education & Legislative Action Network (ELAN) for NASW/CT. The next meeting is on Thursday, November10th at 6 PM. The meeting is in the chapter's office or you can conference call in. For more information contact Steve Karp at skarp@naswct.net 
 
Macro Social Workers Social: Join the NASW/CT Macro Social  Network for a social network gathering on Friday, November 18th, 5 - 7 PM at J Christian's, 9 North Main Street, Wallingford. This event is co-sponsored by the chapter's Aging Committee. RSVP to macroswct15@gmail.com

Social Work Virtual Book Club: Join the NASW Connecticut  Virtual Book Club by Wednesday November 7th to vote for our next book. To sign up please visit http://pbc.guru/nasw/connecticut/. The program is $49 per year for chapter members. The book club connects virtually through a LinkedIn group to discuss books related to social work and social justice. The last selection was I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. The book club gives participants the opportunity to earn 3 CECs, read interesting books related to social work and connect with other social workers, all on your own time .

NATIONAL NASW

Virtual Grad Fair: Open to students, NASW is holding a Virtual Grad Fair on November 9, 2016 from 12 noon to 4 PM EST. Visit with representatives of over 40 graduate schools from the comfort of your own environment. For more information and to register as a student participant go to https://virtualconference.socialworkers.org/
 
Private Practice Q & A: An Hour With Private Practice: Questions and Answers is a free question and answer session held the third Wednesday of the month, 12 noon - 1 PM EST (except December). The monthly calls focus on a specific private practice topics. November 16th we will discuss "Preparing a Professional Will for Your Practice: Important Factors to Consider". To access the monthly call dial toll free: 888-631-5928 and use Participant Code 387512.
 
Ethics Resources and Ethics 8 Series: The Ethics 8 Series from the NASW Office of Ethics offers 8 useful tips related to prevailing topics in social work practice. In addition there is information on the Ethics Standard of the Month and a variety of information and resources on ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas. To read the latest on Ethics go to https://www.socialworkers.org/nasw/ethics/resourcesliterature.asp
 
RESOURCE

Website for Social Work Practice Mobility: The Association of Social Work Boards has just launched a website dedicated to social work mobility. The site has useful information on licensure portability between states. To view the site go to http://movingsocialwork.org/
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Workshop Proposals Sought: True Colors is soliciting workshop proposals for True Colors XXIV: Imagining a World Conference, which will be held on Friday, March 17 & 18, 2017 at UCONN, Storrs. This is the largest LGBTQA & ally youth issues conference in the world. Workshop proposal forms are available at www.ourtruecolors.oerg and the deadline to submit is November 4th at 5 PM.
 
LGBTQ Mentoring Program Seeks Mentors: True Colors is seeking mentors for their mentoring program with youth to mitigate the risk associated with social isolation and to provide mentees with safe, supervised social activities. Interested candidates should contact Kevin Molinelli at Kevin@ourtruecolors.com or 860-232-0050.
 
Conservators Sought in Greater Hartford: DSS is seeking LCSWs in the Hartford area who are willing to take on the role of conservatorship of person and /or estate. If you are interested please contact Rosaline Brown at Rosaline.Brown@ct.gov
 
Practitioners Sought who Work with Arabic Refugees: NASW member seeks to be in touch with colleagues who are working with Arabic refugees. Also being sought is Arabic speaking social workers in Hartford or Middlesex counties. Please contact Robin Gilmartin, LCSW at robingilmartin@comcast.net
 
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