Category Archives: Legislative

NASW-NYS Calls for End of Separating Children from Migrant and Asylum-Seeking Familie...

(6/23) UPDATE: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has released a statement with concerns over President Trump’s immigration executive order. NASW demands the president present a more humane, coherent plan that also addresses the treatment of more than 2,300 children who are already detained. These children continue to be exposed to trauma that has life-altering implications. … Continue reading NASW-NYS Calls for End of Separating Children from Migrant and Asylum-Seeking Families

ACTION ALERT: Calls Needed for Full Implementation of Mental Health & Substance...

Call Your Legislators and Leadership TODAY to Express Support & Urge a Vote on Legislation Requiring Insurers and Health Plans To Submit Key Compliance Data with Federal and State Parity Laws. Calls and emails are needed for full implementation of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity Laws! With only a handful of days left in the … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Calls Needed for Full Implementation of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity Laws!

NASW-NYS Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

The National Association of Social Workers – New York State Chapter (NASW-NYS) offers its heartfelt condolences to the students, faculty, and families of the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. We share your loss and grief at the senseless tragedy. Once again, our nation is grieving over the deaths of innocent people in … Continue reading NASW-NYS Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

ACTION ALERT: Call your Senator and ask them to pass bill S.263 and ban conversion th...

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!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NYS SOCIAL WORKERS AND STATE LEGISLATORS UNITE AT THE CAPITOL ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kania Ponto, MSW 518-463-4741 ext 22 kponto.naswnys@socialworkers.org   NYS SOCIAL WORKERS AND STATE LEGISLATORS UNITE AT THE CAPITOL IN FINAL PUSH TO BAN CONVERSION THERAPY Social Workers Rally to Call for End of Discredited Practice (Wednesday, April 25, 2018, ALBANY, NY) – Social workers and social work students from across … Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NYS SOCIAL WORKERS AND STATE LEGISLATORS UNITE AT THE CAPITOL IN FINAL PUSH TO BAN CONVERSION THERAPY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York State Ends 14-Year Licensure Exemption and Brings Sta...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                      Media Contact: Kania Ponto, MSW NASW-NYS 518-463-4741 ext 22 kponto.naswnys@socialworkers.org   New York State Ends 14-Year Licensure Exemption and Brings State Agencies into Compliance with Licensing Laws NYS Social Workers Applaud the Governor and NYS Legislature’s Action to Ensure Equal Access to Quality Care for All New Yorkers   (ALBANY, NY, … Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York State Ends 14-Year Licensure Exemption and Brings State Agencies into Compliance with Licensing Laws