Category Archives: Press

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

Leading Social Work Organizations in New York State Applaud New York City Council’s...

CONTACT: Kania Ponto, MSW Communications Associate, NASW-NYS 518-463-4741 ext. 22 kania.ponto@naswnys.org Leading Social Work Organizations in New York State Applaud New York City Council’s Vote to Ban Conversion Therapy (ALBANY, NY, December 4, 2017) — Leaders of the National Association of Social Workers – New York State (NASW-NYS) and New York City (NASW-NYC) Chapters and … Continue reading Leading Social Work Organizations in New York State Applaud New York City Council’s Vote to Ban Conversion Therapy

NASW-NYS In the News: Supporting both types of supporters

Supporting both types of supporters Licensed health care professionals are seeking to have a voice at Capital By Matthew Hamilton Published 4:53 pm, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 It was a joyous occasion marked by raucous cheers and effusive thanks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared in the state Capitol’s War Room in late March to announce to … Continue reading NASW-NYS In the News: Supporting both types of supporters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Social workers in schools are investments in future

This is a response to the article, Student mental health is concern for schools, published Oct. 22 Recent reports have come out highlighting the concerns districts have in keeping pace with the mental health needs of their students. While it is positive that this has evolved as a priority for many school administrators across the … Continue reading LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Social workers in schools are investments in future

PRESS RELEASE: NYS Largest Clinical Social Work Association Hosts Problem Gambling Tr...

  Contact: Kania Ponto, MSW for PGTP                                                                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel. 518-463-4741 ext 22 Email: Kania.Ponto@naswnys.org … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: NYS Largest Clinical Social Work Association Hosts Problem Gambling Training Partnership Conference

PRESS RELEASE: Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative Hosts Conference in Niagara...

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2017   Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative Hosts Conference in Niagara Falls Statewide initiative to train professionals on the current and evolving healthcare needs of veterans   NIAGARA FALLS, NY – The Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative, a multi-year comprehensive training project, is hosting an exclusive conference … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative Hosts Conference in Niagara Falls