NASW-NYS Hudson Valley Division

NASW-NYS Hudson Valley Division


Welcome to the NASW-NYS Hudson Valley Division — building strength through association in the Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster counties. If you have any questions, or would like to get involved with the Western Division, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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2020 Hudson Valley Division Virtual Conference

Trauma, Resilience and Healthy Childhood Development

October 30th, 2020 8:45AM-1:00PM

NYSED Approved for 3.5 CE Credits (social work/lmft/lmhc)

8:45 – 9:00:           Housekeeping & Introductions
9:00 – 11:00          Keynote Speaker: David Crenshaw, Ph.D - The Ordinary Magic of Resilience to Buffer Child Trauma
11:00 – 11:10        Break
11:10 – 11:15        Introduce Jill Aguanno
11:15 – 12:45        Jill Aguanno, LCSW – Reducing Trauma and Increasing Resiliency in Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
12:45 – 1:00          Wrap-up, how to obtain CE’s, and suggestions for future conferences

Click Here to Register to attend the conference!

Division Updates


OCTOBER 2020 Conference: Trauma, Resilience and Healthy Childhood Development

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:45AM-1:00PM


Division Programs

Steering Meetings

The NASW-NYS Hudson Valley Division meets monthly to discuss issues impacting the profession and share ideas on programs and initiatives that would best serve our members and community. All members, new and current, are welcome to drop by at any upcoming meeting!

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Division Facebook Group

The NASW-NYS Hudson Valley Division Facebook Group is a place for members and potential members to engage with a network of peers to connect, discuss, and share knowledge, information, and professional resources.

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Community Events

Please visit our Events Calendar to view upcoming events hosted by our Division. We also welcome suggestions and ideas of the types of programming and events you would like to see!

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Contact Us

NASW-NYS Hudson Valley Division
Division Director: Laura Eastman Follis, LCSW


Hudson Valley Division Steering Committee

Laura Eastman Follis, LCSW
Hudson Valley Division Director

I received my MSW from Syracuse University and I have been a social worker for over 25 years. I am currently a behavior specialist/Licensed Clinical Social Worker working for individuals with intellectual and developmental delays (IDD) primarily diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have worked with individuals diagnosed with IDD and their families for over 15 years. Within NASW-NYS I have held many positions including Hudson Valley Division Director, Board Member At Large, and was most recently appointed Region Representative for the 2019-2020 Program Year.


Are you interested in mobilizing social workers in the Hudson Valley area? Come join the NASW-NYS Hudson Valley Division Steering Committee! We are seeking a group of candidates who can represent the division and have a passion for supporting their region. If you are interested in joining the Hudson Valley Division Steering Committee, please submit your information to