Category Archives: Press

NASW-NYS Executive Director on The Social Workers Radio Talk Show

  NASW-NYS Executive Director Samantha Howell will be a guest on The Social Workers radio talk on Thursday, February 28, at 10AM. Tune into WCDB 90.9FM to hear Samantha speak to co-hosts Dr. Eric Hardiman and Alyssa Lotmore, LMSW, on why advocacy is a vital component of social work. Samantha will also be discussing about … Continue reading NASW-NYS Executive Director on The Social Workers Radio Talk Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Leading Statewide Mental Health Professional Associations Appl...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 15, 2019 CONTACT: Richard Gallo, NYS Psychiatric Association – (518) 465-3545 Jerry Grodin, PhD, NYS Psychological Association – (518) 265-2274 Samantha Howell, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers – NYS – 518-463-4741 Mathew Shurka, Co-founder & Chief Strategist Born Perfect – (516) 287-7072   Leading Statewide Mental Health Professional … Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Leading Statewide Mental Health Professional Associations Applaud Senate & Assembly Passage of Legislation to Prohibit So-Called “Conversion Therapy” for Minors

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Leading Social Work Organizations Call on Lawmakers to Ensure ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kania Ponto, MSW NASW-NYS 518-463-4741 ext. 22 kponto.naswnys@socialworkers.org Leading Social Work Organizations Call on Lawmakers to Ensure Equality of Mental Health Care for All New Yorkers Current licensure exemption allows seven New York State agencies to hire unlicensed employees to provide mental health services   (ALBANY, NY, January 9, 2018) … Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Leading Social Work Organizations Call on Lawmakers to Ensure Equality of Mental Health Care for All New Yorkers

NASW-NYS launches #InvestinSocialWork advocacy campaign

     For nearly 14 years, state agencies have been exempt from hiring licensed employees. Programs operated, funded, or regulated by seven of the state’s agencies claim that unlicensed employees are qualified, despite the fact that these employees are not required to have the same extensive education and external legal standards of professional conduct as licensed … Continue reading NASW-NYS launches #InvestinSocialWork advocacy campaign