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Upcoming Chapter Activities:

Sacred Sciences for Clinicians : Join us on Tuesday, October 16 th for this special workshop on complimentary methods of treatment. The workshop will focus on two treatment paradigms within the realm of “sacred sciences”. Held at the Copper Beach Institute, West Hartford. Following the presentation is a delicious lunch. 3.5 CECs. For more information go to

Private Practice Workshop : Our annual and always popular workshop on starting and expanding your private practice will be held on Saturday, October 20 th in Waterbury. This is a must attend for those thinking about or starting a private practice. 3 CECs. Registration will be available soon at

Social Workers at UCONN Football Game : Join your NASW colleagues and their families as we root for the UCONN Huskies. Special priced group tickets will be available soon for this game against UMASS on Saturday, October 27 th . Time TBD. Save the Date and watch for our ticket sales.

Annual Awards Dinner : Save the date of Thursday, November 29 th for our inspiring Annual Awards Dinner. Nominations currently being sought for all awards. For details go to

National NASW News:

NASW 2018 Virtual Conference: Mark your calendars for the NASW 2018 Virtual Conference, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 & 15. This two-day program will address the opioid crisis from a social work perspective, feature both plenary and breakout sessions, and offer CE credits. Livestreamed from the NASW National Office, you will be able to view it from your home, your office or even on a mobile device. More information coming soon!

CE Tracker is Here : We are very excited to announce that CE Tracker is now live and accepting subscriptions. A launch email will be sent out from NASW in the next few days. The link to view the direct product can be found on InReach:

Electoral and Activist Opportunities:

CT PACE Endorsements Coming : CT PACE, the political action arm of NASW/CT will be making endorsement for the 2018 elections in early to mid-September. Members will be notified of endorsed candidates and CT PACE will be seeking volunteers to assist our candidates. If you are interested in helping to elect pro-social work candidates email Steve Wanczyk-Karp at

Thousands of Doors for Justice : On September 8 th join activists from around the state to hear about social justice actions in Connecticut and to take action. The event starts at 9:30 AM, with multiple sites throughout the state. For more information go to

Climate Change Rally & March : On Sunday, September 9 th there will be a Rise Up For Climate, Jobs and Justice rally & march on the New Haven Green. The rally is at 1 PM and the march at 2:30 PM. For more information go to  NASW has added environmental justice to its 2018-19 social justice agenda.

Practice Information

Financial Social Work: A Growing Specialty for Clinical Social Workers : Financial social work (FSW) is a growing social work specialty that uses financial therapy as an intervention to address the emotional and behavioral components of handling finances. Clinical social workers use financial therapy to address the psychosocial challenges patients experience because of their financial circumstances.

NASW Resources for Clinical Social Workers in Private Practice : This flyer outlines NASW resources for clinical social workers in private practice including: billing and practice related topics, advocacy, NASW Press, specialty practice sections and more.

Help Your Clients Access and Use the New Medicare Card: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to protect the identity of beneficiaries. Read this member-only Practice Alert for the latest information about the New Medicare Card initiative and to learn how you can help your clients obtain and use their cards.


Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care Scale:  This latest ARTIC scale was released in April. It remains one of the only psychometrically-valid measures of trauma-informed care (TIC) available. In only two years, the ARTIC has been used by over 150 entities in 10 countries, translated into 4 languages, and administered to over 25,000 professionals. Click here for more information
Alzheimer’s Support Group : A new support group has been formed in Stamford the third Monday of each month, 6-7:30 PM. For more information contact Maria Scaros at

Family Support Group : InterCommunity in East Hartford has started a family support group for family members of those with co-occurring disorders, mental illness and/or addiction disorders. First and third Tuesday of the month, 5-6 PM. For questions contact Brandy Petrone at 860-709-1598.

Sister Social Work Organization Conference

CT Social Work Oncology Group Fall Conference : CTSWOG is holding a conference on the CT Medical Marijuana Program – Cancer and Palliative Care Treatment Considerations , October 9 th , 9 AM-12 NOON, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford. For more information contact CTSWOG at

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