Membership Services: 1-800-742-4089
Advancing The Profession & Practice Of Social Work In Florida
LEAD - March 22 - 24
​​​Join new and seasoned professional Social Workers from across the state via zoom to educate and lobby legislators on important issues facing the social work profession and our clients.

March 22 - Virtual Training 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. (ET)

March 23 and 24 - Zoom Meetings with Legislators

Health Practice Alert - COVID-19 Vaccines FAQ
In this Practice Alert, NASW provides resources for social workers to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available and general eligibility guidelines to access a vaccine in the initial phases of distribution. NASW encourages individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when they meet their state’s eligibility criteria. NASW is advocating for vaccine access for social workers and populations that are at high-risk for COVID-19, and NASW will continue to monitor federal and state vaccine distribution plans.

Click here to read the full Health Practice Alert.
Important Update for Health Care Provider Telephone Conference Call for COVID-19
Beginning Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the health care provider telephone conference call will be held monthly, the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 5:30 p.m. Participants are asked to email questions in advance to no later than close of business on the Monday preceding the call. All participants will be muted during these calls to help streamline information delivery. The State Surgeon General, Dr. Scott A. Rivkees, will provide updates from the Department of Health on the COVID-19 response efforts and address questions submitted from health care providers. This call is not transcribed or recorded.

If you are interested in joining this monthly telephone conference call, please see the updated call-in information below:

Date: Fourth Tuesday of every month
Time: 5:30 p.m., ET
Call-In Number: 888-585-9008
Conference Room ID: 208-305-233
Submit Questions in Advance:
Commission Rules Sexual Orientation Discrimination Illegal in Florida
by Scott Powers, FLAPOL
LGBTQ persons in Florida are now protected from housing and workforce discrimination.

In what may be a landmark administrative ruling, the Florida Commission on Human Relations has declared that it will investigate job, housing, or public accommodation discrimination complaints that were based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The commission issued notice that it has concluded that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and an executive order from President Joe Biden set legal requirements that illegal discrimination “based on sex” covers discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Consequently, the state agency that enforces civil rights laws now will include protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals from discrimination. 

Click here to read the full article.
An Hour with Private Practice: Questions & Answers (HOPP)
HOPP is held every other third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1 pm ET. Audio recordings and handouts for HOPP are available at; click on An Hour With Private Practice.

There is no registration and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services in a private solo or group practice.

Teleconference Dial-In Number

Members can join HOPP by dialing the following teleconference line at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start time:

US/CAN Toll Free Number: 1-800-581-5838
Participant Passcode: 213761

February 17, 2021
Liability Considerations in a Mid- and Post-Pandemic World
Lonnie Ropp - Director, Product Management and Underwriting, NASW Risk Retention Group, Inc.

March 17, 2021
Meeting the Challenges of Passing An Audit in Private Practice
Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT - NASW Clinical Manager
Accepting Leadership Nominations
Deadline is April 2
NASW-FL is soliciting nominations for open leadership positions.
The nomination process is by self-submission. 

Statewide Positions:
  • President-Elect
  • Second Vice President for 
  • Budget & Finance
  • Secretary
  • BSW Student Representative
  • MSW Student Representative
  • 5 Members of the Chapter Committee on Nominations
and Leadership Identification (CCNLI)

Unit Positions:
  • Central Unit Chair
  • Emerald Coast Unit Chair
  • Lake-Sumter Unit Chair
  • Miami-Dade Unit Chair
  • Nature Coast Unit Chair
  • Northwest Unit Chair
  • Tampa Bay Unit Chair
  • Treasure Coast Unit Chair
  • Sarasota/Manatee Unit Chair

Click here for more information.
Annual Social Work Conference Sponsor and
Advertiser Opportunities

You are invited to participate in the 2021 NASW-FL Annual Social Work Conference, June 17 - 19, at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, FL.  

The opportunities listed are for an in-person Conference; however, based on the COVID pandemic the Conference may be a hybrid meeting: in-person and virtual, or only virtual. All opportunities listed will be adjusted to meet your needs.

Click here to download the Prospectus

Click here to sign up to sponsor or advertise.
University Updates
Social work education is an important part of NASW, and maintaining relationships with students and their universities is even more important.

Check out our latest University News and Updates on our website.

NASW-FL is providing a series of online training, case study analysis experiences, and practice conversations to support social work students and educators in Florida.

The series is available to all students and may be used to supplement field and coursework at no cost. 

Local Unit News
NASW Florida has 18 volunteer-led units that hold meetings, continuing education events, community projects, and social events for its members.

This local network is one of our greatest networking and membership benefits!

Click here for more information on your local Unit.
Upcoming Virtual Events

February 18 - 20, 2021

"Clinical Supervision"

Presenter: Nancy Gordon, LCSW

Feb. 18: 2:00 pm—6:00 pm (ET),
Feb. 19: 2:00 pm—6:00 pm (ET) and
Feb. 20: 8:30 am—12:30 pm (ET)

Members - $200.00 and Non-Members - $250.00 

This course fulfills the requirement to be a Qualified Supervisor under Chapter 491. 


February 18, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET)

 "The Righteous Mind": Why Good People are
Divided by Politics and Religion 

Presenters: David O. Hovel, BS & Bonnie Hovel, MSW, LCSW

TLC Non-NASW members receive CEUs courtesy of NASW-FL. All other non-NASW members pay $15 to NASW-FL for CEU Credits. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the workshop.

This workshop is sponsored by Transition Life Consultants (TLC). 


February 18, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ET)

 "Tobacco Use Disorder: The Neglected Addiction" 

Presenter: Chenikka Usher

In this workshop participants will examine the benefits of tobacco cessation in improving mental health, quality of life, and long term abstinence. The presenter will introduce a brief intervention shown to increase client willingness to attempt to quit. ​Registration is free!  


February 18, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (ET)

"Coping with Grief and Loss"

Presenter: Luz Elena Arango, MSW

Participations of this workshop will learn coping strategies for grief and loss and to provide a safe and stable environment free from depression and anxiety. Registration is free! You will receive the Zoom link prior to the workshop.  


February 18, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (ET)

"Social Work Virtual Coffee Hour"

Host: Kim Devine, LCSW, LMFT

Please join us for our monthly virtual check in with fellow social workers. 

Register - Please email us for the zoom link at:

February 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET)

"Social Workers' Peer Support Group & Meditation"

Presenter: Edith Caballero, LCSW, RYT-200

Come join us as we discuss subjects that influence our lives personally and professionally. We are an open group that meets every 3rd Saturday of the month with a goal of supporting each other. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the event.  "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller


February 22, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 7:300 p.m. (ET)

Making the Most of a Virtual Field Placement - Session 2"

Presenters: Christina Cazanave, MSW &
Khalilah Louis-Caines, LCSW

This training is devoted to assisting field supervisors locally and across Florida, seeking additional support in conducting successful virtual & hybrid field placements. The second training the series will provide peer support when facing field challenges. The training will also address completing supervision and maintaining intern accountability in a virtual field setting. This workshop is sponsored by: Saint Leo University.  


February 23, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET)

 Virtual Book Club:
"Building a Life Worth Living" by Marsha M. Linehan 

Host: Fred Sacklow, LCSW

This is a memoir of the founder of DBT. She shares her history of mental illness and how she was able to use it to help others.  You will receive the Zoom link prior to the event.

February 25, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ET)

 "Child Welfare Social Worker Consultation Group"

Host: Amy Moncion, LCSW-QS

This meeting is open to both members/non-members of NASW throughout the state for sharing of community resources, collaboration, networking and case consultation. This meeting will be virtual until further notice. If you have questions for our facilitator, please submit them in advance to

You will receive the Zoom login prior to the meeting.


February 25, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ET)

 "The Struggle Continue"

Presenter: Rodney Hurst

The workshop will be at Art See & Shop in Jacksonville.  You have an option of attending live at the Art See & Shop (MASKS ARE REQUIRED) or virtually through Zoom. Please make your selection: In Person or Virtually on the bottom of the Registration form.  Registration is free! 

This workshop is sponsored by: Association of Black Social Workers.   


February 25, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (ET)

 "LGBTQ Inclusivity in Healthcare"

Presenter: Claire James

This workshop will explore the importance of inclusive care, historical and contemporary contexts for LGBTQ individuals in healthcare, sex, gender and behavioral terms.

Registration is $5.00 for NASW members and $15 for non-members. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the workshop.


February 26-27, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET)

"Social Work Licensure Exam Prep Course"

Presenter: Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW

Registration (Closes Sunday, February 21):
$205 Members and $270 Non-Members.

The Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.



March 4, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (ET)

 Are We Experts Yet?

Veronica Latchman, Alexis Serrano & Shirley Roseman

“Are We Experts Yet?” is a monthly peer support group for students, interns and new professionals.

March 5, 2021, 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Social Work Month Celebration and Awards Ceremony

"Celebrate Social Workers with Integrative and
Complementary Approaches for Behavioral Health” 

Presenter: Kathy Shafer, Ph.D., LCSW, CAP, E-IAYT, 500RYT, LFYT

Registration is free for NASW Members, $20 for Non-Members and $10 for Non-Member Students. A Zoom link with be provided prior to the event.  

Registration closes March 4 at 3:00 p.m.


Save The Date
March 25, 2021, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (ET)

Social Work Month Celebration and Awards Ceremony

Guest Speaker: Susan Mankita, MSW, LCSW, NASW-FL President

More information coming soon.


March 22-24, 2021

Legislative Education Advocacy Day (LEAD)

Join new and seasoned professional Social Workers from across the state via zoom to educate and lobby legislators on important issues facing the social work profession and our clients.


Save The Date
March 31, 2021, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (ET)

Social Workers are Essential: The Statewide Event 

More information coming soon.

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