Category Archives: NASWNYS

Social Workers Are Essential Workers

During the COVID-19 pandemic social workers have been designated “essential workers” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are continuing to advocate for change. Take time to … Continue reading Social Workers Are Essential Workers

FDA Bans the use of Electroshock Devices at the Judge Rotenberg Center

NASW-NYS applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruling to ban electroshock devices used at the Judge Rotenberg Center ending decades of torture and barbaric practice committed against some of our Nation’s most vulnerable populations. In January, the NYS Chapter Advocacy & Government Relations Committee identified the support of Assembly Bill A1368 as one of our top … Continue reading FDA Bans the use of Electroshock Devices at the Judge Rotenberg Center

Welcome the New NASW-NYS Policy Team!

A Message From Your President I am extremely pleased to welcome the two newest staff members to NASW-NYS: Evelyn Williams as Policy Coordinator, and Craig Moncho as Policy Assistant.  Our new advocacy/lobbying team represents decades of successful social work practice and advocacy on both the macro and micro level.  They bring unparalleled understanding of both the professional … Continue reading Welcome the New NASW-NYS Policy Team!

Lawmakers Introduce The Protecting Social Workers and Health Professionals from Workp...

 The National Association of Social Workers applauds a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers for introducing The Protecting Social Workers and Health Professionals from Workplace Violence Act of 2019 (H.R. 5138 /S.2880), legislation that is a crucial step forward in curbing an epidemic of violence against social workers and other helping professions. The original sponsors of … Continue reading Lawmakers Introduce The Protecting Social Workers and Health Professionals from Workplace Violence Act of 2019

Become a CE Presenter!

NASW-NYS is releasing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to invite social workers to develop and present a workshop for our continuing education program. In order to meet the needs of our members we offer a variety of avenues for engagement – both for participants and for presenters, we offer online live learning, self study and live … Continue reading Become a CE Presenter!

Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative (VMHTI)

The Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative (VMHTI) is a multi-year comprehensive training project developed by the National Association of Social Workers – New York State Chapter (NASW-NYS), aimed at increasing the number of community health and mental health professionals clinically trained in the assessment and treatment of mental health issues specific to veterans and their … Continue reading Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative (VMHTI)