Category Archives: NASWNYS

Statement on the Fall of Roe v. Wade

Millions of people across the country had their human rights revoked with the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24th.  This decision has caused anger, despair, and an outpouring of painful emotions over the last five days. While this marks the first time that the Supreme Court has taken away … Continue reading Statement on the Fall of Roe v. Wade

Charter Change: Division Map Update

The New York State Chapter has historically been divided into 10 geographic divisions. The Southern Tier is one of the smallest divisions with 272 members as of February 2022, which is less than 5% of the membership. This division encompasses six counties: Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Tioga, and Broome. There has not been a division director in … Continue reading Charter Change: Division Map Update

NASW-NYS Partners with Beacon Health Options

NASW-NYS is thrilled to partner with Beacon Health Options to examine and improve the relationship between NYS Chapter providers and their insurance company. This partnership will connect our members directly with Beacon staff to review their contracts and troubleshoot issues through a streamlined process. Beacon Health Options is a leading behavioral health services company that serves one … Continue reading NASW-NYS Partners with Beacon Health Options

A Message from the NASW-TX Executive Director on the Uvalde School Shooting

Gun Control is Social Work Implement strategies to reduce the risk of students gaining access to firearms and weapons, including parental awareness of gun safety (Social Work Speaks, 12th Edition) Firearm restrictions for people with a history of violent behavior, universal background checks, homicide surveillance systems, and other measures to reduce injury and murder within families (Social Work … Continue reading A Message from the NASW-TX Executive Director on the Uvalde School Shooting

Statement on Buffalo Domestic Terrorist Attack

Thirteen people in Buffalo, NY woke up on Saturday morning. Some probably woke up thinking about the plans they made for the weekend. Others may have woken up thinking about the night before. Some connected with family and friends that morning. They did not wake up thinking that this would be their last day or … Continue reading Statement on Buffalo Domestic Terrorist Attack

NASW Submits Comments for Information on Medicaid & CHIP Access to Coverage

National Office submitted comments in response to the CMS Request for Information on Medicaid & CHIP Access to Coverage. To read the comments, click here.