Newsletter

June 2019



Students: Join NASW!


Become the professional social worker you want to be with participation in NASW!

Join for just $60 and benefit from expanded research databases, networking with students and professionals through MyNASW online community, participate in NASW MS workshops and conferences! NASW is your professional support system as you complete your studies and begin your career!

Interested in social work but not in a CSWE program yet?

Students in community college and university may also join as an Associate Student Member before admission in their social work program! Join now to explore the resources about a social work career and participate in MyNASW now!

Seniors & Graduating Students!


Did you know that students who join NASW as a student enjoy discounted dues for up to four years if they maintain continuous membership?

If you wait until after graduation to join you won’t be eligible for the Transition dues of 40%-75% off the regular member rate!

or call 800-742-4089

For more information, contact us at membership@socialworkers.org

MSU Meridian School of Social Work


group of students, class of 2019

Welcome New Members!


Phillip Jones, Haley Lambert, Jordan Lantrip, Shay Mosby, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Reahgan Oaks, Marqueena Parnell, Regina Troxler

Returning Members


We appreciate your continued support of professional social work!

Raymond Scurfield, Margaret Swain, Jean Brooks, Mary Fairchild, Margie Cox, James Brooks, Lucille Gasecki, Alice Geoghegan, Brenda Donald, Sandra Knight, Robert Gibson, Tommy Burdine, Sylvia Stogner, Mary Ross, Lisa Seaton, Tomiko Mackey, Karen Zittleman, Elizabeth Waterman, Stephen Clay, Larry Evans, Bernice McKenny, Ann Russell, Angela Savage, Rhonda Smith, Kay Lee, Latoya Pringle, Melissa Kirkup, Mauri Gunnell, Jasmine Hannah, Ashley Pitts, Katherine Woodley, Rhiannon Tawney, Brenda Johnson, Miranda Jones, Lakishia Evans

Are You Getting NASW and NASW-MS Email?


Chapter activities are emailed to active NASW members ahead of time. Our chapter database comes from our national office — if you are not getting national and/or chapter email, please visit NASW's member center and update your profile with your preferred email address!

In your member account, you will find a list of preferences where you select the email address you want us to use. Be certain to check Chapters so you will receive the chapter and your local branch email!

USM BSW Class of 2019




Mississippi College School of Social Work



National President, Dr. Kathryn Wehrmann Visits Mississippi


Meridian Branch Rep, Anderea Germany with Dr. Wehrmann


MSU-Meridian Social Work Students

Social Justice Brief


Tools for Social Workers to Prevent Gun Violence

NSAW is partnering with the Brady Campaign-Center on gun-violence related issues. NASW has released a social justice brief on gun safety, which is co-branded with the Brady Campaign-Center. Rebecca Gonzales from the NASW California Chapter contributed.

An Hour with Private Practice 2019 Schedule

An Hour with Private Practice is a free, question and answer call-in session for NASW members who have specific questions or concerns about an issue in private practice. The program is held every third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 pm ET. No pre-registration is required and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services in a private solo or group practice. Please visit this link for more information and the 2019 schedule of programs.

You Complete It. We'll Track It.


CE Tracker is the continuing education manager that makes license renewal a breeze.

We know how hard it is to keep track of the constantly changing licensing renewal requirements, and we’re here to help. CE tracker tells you exactly what you need to renew your license in your state – everything from the amount and type of CE’s needed, to renewal deadlines.

Annual Subscription Rates

NASW Members: $25 Non-Members: $40

  • Provides state-mandated requirements for license renewal
  • Suggests available, valid, NASW Approved content
  • Automatically loads completed CEs from the CE institute into tracker
  • Recognizes uploaded, completed programs outside of NASW
  • Easy to read dashboard with completion status 

Learn more about CE Tracker

myPlan: Dating Violence Prevention App


myPlan is an online tool designed to help students who may be experiencing dating violence evaluate their safety, make decisions, and connect to campus and community services. It’s also for friends who want to support someone they are concerned may be in an abusive relationship.

Backed by research from multiple NIH funded trials, myPlan can support student safety, is private, personalized for each situation, and completely free. It can be accessed online or through the smartphone app. Learn more at http://myPlanApp.org

Reimbursement for social workers through Medicare reduced?


NASW has been notified by some members that they are receiving letters regarding  reimbursement reductions recently implemented by Humana, Tricare East.  If you have a copy of the email/letter that Humana sent announcing the reduction, please forward a copy to the NASW, MS Chapter office at info.naswms@socialworkers.org

Medicaid Work Requirements


On the current tax reform plan: http://familiesusa.org/blog/2017/11/republican-tax-plan-opens-door-trillions-health-care-cuts

On Implementing Medicaid work requirements: http://familiesusa.org/blog/2017/10/six-reasons-work-requirements-are-bad-idea-Medicaid

From the AHCA debate but still relevant on Medicaid work requirements: https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/medicaid-and-work-requirements/

AN HOUR WITH PRIVATE PRACTICE:  Q & A...for Members Only

January – December 2019 Schedule

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers (HOPP) is a free question and answer session for NASW members.  Click here to access.  Unless noted otherwise on the schedule, the monthly call-in sessions focus on a specific private practice subject and are led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW. 

No pre-registration is required and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services in a private solo or group practice.

HOPP is held every third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm ET. No session is held in December due to the holidays. Beginning February 2019, an audio recording is available online a week after the HOPP session.