With your participation, we had one of the most successful Legislative Education and Advocacy Day events ever! But there is still work to be done to get this bill to the finish line. Click to see the action alert. On Wednesday, April 25, NASW-NYS, along with social work students and professionals from across the … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Call your Senator and ask them to pass bill S.263 and ban conversion therapy in NYS!
Dear Members, Your immediate action is needed. Though we have made great strides to end the licensure exemption, our fight is far from over. As you are reading this, calls are currently being made by members of the opposition asking for this exemption to continue beyond the scheduled expiry date (July 1, 2018), using false … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: CALLS needed to counter requests to extend the social work licensure exemption! #INVESTINSOCIALWORK
Mental disorders have become all too common among children. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that nearly one in five children from the ages 13 to 18 currently have and/or previously had a seriously debilitating mental disorder. In 2017, the New York State Council of School Superintendents released a financial survey in which an overwhelming … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Call your legislators TODAY and tell them to invest in school social workers for safer schools!
SOCIAL WORKERS, this is urgent. Your profession needs you. As our #InvestinSocialWork campaign continues to gain momentum at the Capitol, we are facing continued, if not increased, opposition to halt our efforts to end the licensure exemption that allows seven state agencies to hire unlicensed employees to perform mental health services – including diagnosis and … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Call your legislator and ask them to #InvestinSocialWork
Call to Action Re: AB.5851 Racial Equity Bill Call Your Assembly Member Today! Disproportionate negative outcomes for people of color are represented throughout every system, including the legislative arena. While the general intent of legislation is to ameliorate social issues, it does not always consider embedded racial inequities and as such, can ultimately serve to … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Call your Assembly Member to Establish Legislative Committee on Racial Equity in the NYS Assembly