Check out the NASW Website for more details. The conference is September 19-21 near Spokane.
The 2024 NASW-WA Policy Conference is scheduled for Monday, February 19, 2024, in Olympia. The live, in-person event will be at United Churches of Olympia located at 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
This year, we will offer an in-person opportunity to learn about the policy process in Washington and discuss NASW-WA's policy priorities for 2024. The Legislative Action Committee continues to work to create an educational and rewarding experience for social work professionals and students. Updated materials will be posted as they are available - so check our Action Center for updates!
Registration is now open for the in-person event! We need to know if you plan to join us for the event as space is limited. Register to save your spot today! More at https://www.votervoice.net/NASWWA/home
Good News! Nikki York, MSW of OSPI will be sharing with WASSW the quarterly listing of school social work jobs that OSPI is compiling. While it will still be essential for you to continue sharing with us jobs postings as they come up so we can share them out, this will be a great way to see what districts are hiring SSWs. Thank you, Nikki!
School Social Workers Leading the Transformation of Systems for Equity, Access and Innovation
Come join your school social work colleagues for a time of learning, connection, networking, and inspiration.
Sessions will include advocacy opportunities, hearing from WASSW member Nikki York of OSPI about school based threat assessment, from the UW Smart Center about SSW expansion grants and the key role of school social workers in Interconnected Systems Framework, from member Piper Sangstrom about 'AWE Inspiring' and much more!
See you there!
Keynote: Dr. Kurt Hatch
Education Must be Centered on a Love Ethic: Aligning Values and Action to Create Community
What if we gifted ourselves the time, space and grace needed to critically examine the systems, leadership strategies and classroom practices currently being used to promote behavioral and mental health? Would we find them to be racially literate, evidence-based, interconnected and rooted in compassion? What about the predominant system for providing differentiated support for student learning? Is it inclusive and centered on a love ethic?
Dr. Hatch will use story as data and invite conferees to collectively and courageously shift systems and practices so all students experience a better love.
Thank you to our 2023 WASSW Conference Sponsor, Newport Healthcare
Who is the Best SSW of the Year?
How about the Best SSW Advocate?
Let us know! Nominate your choices! Due by September 21st.
Awards presented at the WASSW 2023 Fall Conference October 2-3! See you there!
NASW is offering a LICSW Exam Prep workshop.
NASW Washington Chapter is pleased to offer this popular course to social workers seeking to become licensed at the advanced or clinical levels (LSWAA or LICSW). Our workshop aims to assist social workers in their preparations to take either the clinical or advanced generalist level ASWB exam that is required for social work licensure in the State of Washington and other states.
The workshop has been revised and updated to reflect the changes made by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the administrator of social work licensure exams (clinical and generalist). Beginning January 2, 2018, all exam categories reflect the new content outlines as informed by ASWB’s practice analysis. You can find out more information from ASWB's website (www.aswb.org) about 1) the revised knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to both the clinical or advanced generalist level exam identified in the practice analysis; and 2) information related to ASWB's efforts informed by the release of outcome data and disparities.
Upcoming NASW trainings include ethics around appropriate professional boundaries and social justice issues in relation to reporting potential child abuse/neglect. CHECK IT OUT!
Join Us In Strengthening WASSW and Plotting our Path Forward!
WASSW Leadership/Member Meeting June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023 06:30-7:30 PM
Meeting ID: 950 1981 3313