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Advancing The Profession & Practice Of Social Work In Florida
COVID-19 Vaccine Administrations and Access to Monoclonal Antibodies for the Treatment
of COVID-19 
As the COVID-19 vaccines become available we want to ensure that you have accurate information about availability. NASW-FL is here to support you during this time.

Please read the update on COVID vaccinations from the Florida Department of Health.
COVID-19 Resources for Social Workers
Find practice and workforce resources relevant to social work practice during the COVID-19 pandemic at

NASW-FL's Statement on Anjanette Young, LCSW and Casey Goodson 
NASW-FL's statement about Anjanette Young, LCSW and Casey Goodson was written by Dawn Brown, NASW-FL Legislative Chair, Fabio Naranjo, Chair of the NASW-FL Diversity Committee and Carol Edwards, Co-Chair of the Race and Justice Task Force.

NASW-FL Statement

NASW-FL vehemently condemns the dehumanization, abuse and trauma that was inflicted on Anjanette Young, LCSW, by the Chicago Police Department. We see you, hear you and stand in solidarity with you, Anjanette Young, LCSW.  This horrific incident reminds us that we are still living in a society that dishonors the dignity and worth of Black and Brown folks even in their own home. It reminds us that we need to hold law enforcement to the same accountability that we would hold others for wrongful detainment and violence inflicted on a fellow human being. Those who swear an oath to serve and protect have a higher degree of accountability to apply the law and its protections equally without regard to color, creed, economic status, or any other social characteristic.   

Click here to read the full statement
Medicare Update
US HHS Secretary Azar has again extended the Public Health Emergency (PHE) until late April . It was to expire Jan 20, 2021. This is helpful not just for federal programs like Medicare (especially for the telehealth flexibilities now in place) but will hopefully result in extensions by commercial payers.

NASW continues to work on telehealth policy at the federal level, among others:

  1. Making telehealth permanent including audio-only, removing site restrictions and payment parity with in-person payment
  2. Removing a provision in the December 2020 COVID-19 relief package requiring an in-person visit before telehealth commences (this would be in force after the PHE concludes)
  3. Reversing reimbursement cuts for Medicare CY 2021. The December relief package helped reduce some of the cuts, but this is still not resolved.
LGBTQ+ Task Force
NASW-FL is organizing a LGBTQ+ Task Force to develop services and provide advocacy for LGBTQ+ members. The new task force is part of the Chapter’s Diversity Committee.

The chair is Zander Keig, LCSW, BCD. Zander is past chair and a member of National’s LGBTQ+ Committee.

To join the task force or for more information please email Jim Akin: .

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
Social Worker Award Nominations
Deadline Extended to Feb. 1
The National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) established annual Social Work Awards to honor outstanding professionals and members of the community at the local, state, and national level. Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Social Worker of the Year (Must be a current NASW-FL member)
  • Social Work Student of the Year (Must be a current NASW-FL member and enrolled in a ​CSWE-accredited social work program in FL)
  • Social Work Educator of the Year  (Must be a current NASW-FL member who is affiliated with a ​CSWE-accredited social work program in Florida as a faculty member, adjunct, or field instructor)
  • Public Citizen of the Year (Must not be a social worker or have a degree in social work)
  • Elected Official of the Year (Must be a current local, state or federal elected official)

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.

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
January 21, 2021
8:30 a.m. to 930 a.m. (ET)

"Social Work Virtual Coffee Hour"

Facilitated By:
Kim Devine, LCSW, LMFT
Please join us for our monthly virtual check in with fellow social workers. Let's support each other through these difficult times!

This is a virtual event. Please email us for the zoom link at 
January 21, 2021
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (ET)

"Human Trafficking: How to Identify and Serve Victims"

 Michael A. Smith, PhD, LCSW
$10.00 for NASW members,
$25 for non-members and
$5 for students.

You will receive the Zoom link prior to the workshop.  

January 21, 2021
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (ET)

"Ask A Social Worker"

Facilitated By:
Palm Beach Unit
Calling all social work students! Come meet your local NASW-FL Unit, engage with local professionals and connect with your fellow students. Use this time for networking and to ask any questions to social workers in the field. This is a virtual event. You will receive a link prior to the event. 
January 25, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ET)

"Making the Most of a Virtual Field Placement - Session 1"

Presented by:
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.

This workshop is sponsored by: Saint Leo University.
January 25, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (ET)

"Racial Equity Action
Committee Meeting"

Keisha Henry, LCSW &
Rorri Geller-Mohamed, LCSW 
Please join us for the first meeting of the year and be a part of creating our plans for 2021. Join us as we take action together. Everyone is welcome. This is a virtual event. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the event.  

January 28, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ET)

"Child Welfare Social Worker Peer Support Group"

Amy Moncion, MSW, LCSW

This is a Monthly meeting held on the 4th Thursday of the month. This meeting is open to both members / non-members of NASW throughout the state for sharing of community resources, collaboration, networking and case consultation.

February 1, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (ET)

"Steering Committee Meeting"

Hosted by:
Kerry Dennis, ACSW, LCSW,

Members are encouraged to attend.

You will receive the zoom link prior to the event.
February 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. Each month on the first Thursday, we will gather for one hour to discuss a variety of topics relevant to the Broward Unit budding professionals! A Zoom link with be provided prior to this free event. 
February 10, 2021
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET)

"Clinical Supervision Update"

Katharine Campbell, PhD, LCSW

Qualified supervision is a complex process. As a supervisor you’re required to understand the laws and rules that govern your practice and role. This workshop meets licensure renewal requirements.

Registration: Members - $40.00 and Non-Members - $80.00.

February 11 - 20, 2021
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  (ET)

"Breakfast Club for
Private Practitioners"

Candice Rasa, LCSW

This is a monthly meeting. We welcome all professionals in the behavioral health field to join us. 

Registration is free. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
February 15, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ET)

"The Sexual Desire Couples Dilemma: One Wants More,
One Wants Less" 

Sally Valentine, PhD, LCSW, CSTS, QS

Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the workshop.  This workshop is sponsored by Living Images Social MEDIA.

February 18 - 20, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET)

"Clinical Supervision"

Nancy Gordon, LCSW

The schedule is:
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).
Registration is Members - $200.00 and Non-Members - $250.00. This course fulfills the requirement to be a Qualified Supervisor under Chapter 491
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