Category Archives: NASWNYS

Legislative Update: Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms

As we near the end of budget negotiations, NASW-NYS would like to share the following important updates related to the latest budget bill (Health and Mental Hygiene), as it relates to our profession. Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms Collective efforts by social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other community advocates have resulted in a final Health … Continue reading Legislative Update: Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms

2019 (EM)POWER UP Conference Workshops Announced!

  It’s here! The 2019 (EM)POWER UP Conference schedule is now available. We are thrilled to offer five workshop tracks, as well as a variety of student-focused workshops at the conference. Keep reading to learn more!  You will receive a separate reminder to log into the 2019 NASW-NYS Conference registration portal and make your workshop … Continue reading 2019 (EM)POWER UP Conference Workshops Announced!

ACTION ALERT: Call Your Legislators and urge support for a 2.9% COLA increase for the...

This action alert has been updated on Monday, March 25, 2019.  Call Your Senator & Assembly Member Today: Urge Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms & 2.9% Human Services COLA Be Included in Final 2019-20 Budget   With only one week to go until a state budget is due to be adopted, NYSPA members are urged … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Call Your Legislators and urge support for a 2.9% COLA increase for the Human Services Workforce!

Win Free Admission to the 2019 Conference!

Enter our Facebook Contest for an opportunity to attend the 2019 NASW-NYS (EM)POWER UP Conference for FREE! The 2019 (EM)POWER UP: Social Workers as the Vanguards of Change conference is one of the largest gatherings of social workers and like-minded professionals in New York. This three-day conference event will consist of acclaimed keynote presenters, continuing … Continue reading Win Free Admission to the 2019 Conference!

ACTION ALERT: Help save the Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative from being cut...

Dear NASW-NYS Members, We need your help! As you may know, NASW-NYS has been a part of the Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative (VMHTI) for nearly a decade but, this year, our funding is on the chopping block! This program allows us to provide webinars and in-person trainings specific to working with veteran populations, an ever-growing … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Help save the Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative from being cut from the state budget!

2019 Conference Keynote and Plenary Speakers Announced!

Announcing this year’s conference keynote and plenary speakers.The NASW-NYS (EM)POWER UP Conference will feature an exceptional lineup of thought leaders and acclaimed speakers who are eager to engage, inform, and empower you!  We look forward to seeing you on June 5 – 7 in Saratoga Springs, NY!