Category Archives: Legislative

ACTION ALERT: CALLS needed to counter requests to extend the social work licensure ex...

  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

ACTION ALERT: Call your legislators TODAY and tell them to invest in school social wo...

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! 

NASW-NYS Provides Testimony on Social Work Investment Initiative

NASW-NYS Executive Director Samantha Howell provided testimony at the Joint Budget Hearing on Mental Hygiene that focused on the need to end the social work licensure exemption and requesting a financial investment in the social work profession. #InvestinSocialWork View her full testimony by clicking here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NYS Social Workers and Members of the Legislature Unite to Pas...

  Media Contact: Kania Ponto, MSW NASW-NYS 518-463-4741 ext 22 kponto.naswnys@socialworkers.org     NYS Social Workers and Members of the Legislature Unite to Pass School Social Work Bill Legislation aims to help schools meet the critical mental health needs of students (ALBANY, NY, February 12, 2018) – Leaders of the National Association of Social Workers … Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NYS Social Workers and Members of the Legislature Unite to Pass School Social Work Bill

ACTION ALERT: Call your legislator and ask them to #InvestinSocialWork

 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

News From Capitol: Report on 2018-19 Executive Budget Proposal

Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal for FY 2018-19 Report on 2018-19 Executive Budget Proposal On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Governor Cuomo released his Executive budget proposal for fiscal years 2018-19, totaling $168.2 billion (all funds), keeping the rate of growth in spending for state operating funds below 2 percent at 1.9 percent, while providing for a … Continue reading News From Capitol: Report on 2018-19 Executive Budget Proposal