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Report Child Abuse/Neglect in Mississippi

To report a case, please use the MDCPS Report Child Abuse online system or by downloading the MDCPS Report Child Abuse mobile app through one of the following links:



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NASW-MS 2020 Annual Conference Jackson Hilton

Save the Dates: March 26-27, 2020 12 CE 

2020 Health Insurance 

Marketplace Open Enrollment

begins November 1st visit www.healthcare.gov

Updated Advocacy Materials for Improving Access   

to Mental Health Act (S.782/H.R.1533)

Improving Access to Mental Health Act (S. 782/H.R. 1533)


The updated general issue Brief can be found here and the HBAI Brief and can found here.  Click here for FAQs.  The Improving Access to Mental Health Act will provide a crucial step forward in mental health care for millions of Medicare beneficiaries and in advancing pay equity for social workers. Since one or more of your lawmakers is on a key committee of jurisdiction, it is imperative that you let them know you urge their support for this legislation.

The vast majority of Medicare beneficiaries in SNFs experience anxiety, depression and other challenges. Millions of these beneficiaries also live with physical or medical conditions which give rise to similar challenges. 

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is the lead sponsor in the Senate. She is joined by lead cosponsor, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and cosponsor Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

Please join us in supporting this legislation by contacting your Member of Congress TODAY and urging them to cosponsor S. 782/H.R. 1533 the Improving Access to Mental Health Act. Tell your elected officials about your experience as a CSW. A personalized communication goes a long way with a Member of Congress. Help them to understand the importance of client access to mental health care services and of social worker reimbursement and compensation. Together we can help ensure clients have full access to the high-quality mental health services CSWs provide.

Congressional Black Caucus & Mental Health 

Professionals Seek to Address Racial Disparities 

in Access to Behavioral Health

    Takia Richardson LICSW, LCSW

    Aug 22, 2019

    For several years, suicide has remained among the top 10 causes of death for ages 10 through 44. Data from the National Center for  

    Health Statistics’ Suicide Mortality in the United States, 1999–2017 brief indicates that suicide rates in the United States increased by

    33 percent during that review period (Hedegaard, Curtin, & Warner, 2018).

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The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act 

(VAWA) of 2019: Taking it to the U.S. Senate 

Toolkit for Engaging with Your Lawmakers In Person During the August Recess NASW and its coalition partners, the National Task Force to End Sexual & Domestic Violence  & the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence encourages NASW members to contact their Senators during the August recess.    Here is a toolkit to assist you in taking action.

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Our mission statement is “to support, promote, and advocate for professional social work practice, practitioners and the social work profession, and to improve the quality of life of the people of Mississippi.”

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