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 October 2017  |  eNewsletter
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  1. Thanks for Joining Us for #NASWPA2017
  2. Statement from NASW Nevada on Las Vegas Shooting
  3. Statement from NASW National on Las Vegas Shooting
  4. Mental Illness Awareness Week
  5. Changes to the Code of Ethics
  6. Register to Vote Before 10/10
  7. Disaster Relief Messages
  8. Undoing Racism Workshop
  9. Upcoming Free 1CE Webinars - Register Now
Thanks for Joining Us for #NASWPA2017 Conference!

NASW-PA Staff, Board of Directors, and Conference Committee would like to thank every awesome social worker who attended this year's conference!  We had an amazing long weekend of workshops, networking and self-care, reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. Moving forward, let's remember SOCIAL WORKERS STAND UP!

Visit our Facebook page for photos of the conference! Tag yourself and people you know.

Mark your calendars for future conferences, as well! 

2018:  Thursday 9/13 - Sunday 9/16
2019:  Sunday 9/22 - Wednesday 9/25
2020:  Sunday 9/13 - Wednesday 9/16
2021:  Saturday 9/11 - Tuesday 9/14
NASW Nevada Chapter will work to meet challenges in aftermath of Las Vegas mass shooting

The NASW Nevada Chapter has issued a statement on the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. Read their statement here
In Las Vegas aftermath, NASW renews call for gun violence to be declared national public health emergency

Action would enable funding, develop policies to prevent gun injuries, fatalities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) expresses its condolences to the families of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's history... read more
This Week is Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental illness is one of most misunderstood topics, and requires more attention both socially and economically. As a society, we need to become more comfortable talking about and addressing mental health issues. We encourage you to spread the word about Mental Illness Awareness Week October 1-7 and Depression Awareness Month throughout October.

Learn the facts, share your story, and download the graphics here. Post your favorite graphic to social media to raise awareness! Together we can break down mental health stigma. 
NASW Delegate Assembly Approves Revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics

The Delegate Assembly of the National Association of  Social Workers (NASW)  on August 4, 2017 approved the most substantive revision to the NASW Code of Ethics since 1996. After careful and charged deliberation, the Delegate Assembly voted to accept proposed revisions to the Code that focused largely on the use of technology and the implications for ethical practice... read more
Register to Vote Before 10/10!

In order to be eligible to vote in the 11/07/17 election, you must register to vote before 10/10/17. That deadline is quickly approaching! Remember, legislative change starts with YOU! Click here to register online; it only takes a few minutes.
Disaster Relief Messages

Miriam Nisenbaum, Executive Director of NASW/TX, sent 
this message  to all who want to help in the flood zone in Texas.

Read what NASW-FL has recommended in regards to helping with Hurricane Irma efforts.

Donate to UNICEF, who are very involved in helping Puerto Rico recover.
Undoing Racism Workshop

Are you challenged by how to deal with race issues in your practice, institution or in the classroom? Are you concerned about the impact of racism in our city and state?

We invite you to be part of our movement to advance institutional change for racial equity. Workshop participants will engage in a comprehensive exploration of how racism shapes American institutions, often without our conscious understanding that it is doing so. 

When: October 28-29, 2017
Where: River Valley Waldorf School, Upper Black Eddy, PA

For more info and to register, click here
Upcoming FREE 1 CE Webinars for Members

Thank you to everyone who joined us for September's webinar on "Technology and Social Work Practice," presented by Chris Rich, LCSW, ACSW. October's webinar is on networking in the social work profession! Here are a few of our upcoming webinars. Click here to register (member log in required) Note: the PA State Board now accepts CEs in one-hour increments! These webinars will count for CE credit.

10/25/17 12pm: Social Work Networking - Duane Breijak, NASW-MI
11/29/17 12pm: Holiday Stress - Troy Brindle, Springfield Psychological
12/27/17: No webinar due to holiday break
1/24/18 2pm: Telehealth - Wecounsel
2/28/18 12pm: Suicide Prevention - Justin Behrens, Northeast Division Chair
3/28/18 12pm: Ethics and Advocacy - Johanna Byrd, NASW-PA Executive Director