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Ethics Workshop, Other CE Info & Resources

The Official NASW Training on the 2017 Revisions to the Code of Ethics

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET

Registration is Free-- Register Now

The 2017 revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics reflect the most substantive changes to the Code since 1996. NASW will host this official training on the 2017 approved revisions, October 25, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET. Nationally acclaimed social work ethics experts, and Code of Ethics Revision Task Force members, Dr. Allan, Barsky, Dr. Frederic Reamer, and Dawn Hobdy will provide an extensive overview of the revisions, the rationale for them, and the implications for social work practice and administration during a live online broadcast. You don't want to miss this interactive discussion. 

Registered participants can apply for 2.0 hours of social work ethics continuing education credit upon completion of this free program.

Note to West Virginia Licensed Social Workers: The WV Board of Social Work has stated that “At least 1 of the 40 contact hours shall be in social work ethics. Licensees have the opportunity to use their own judgement in meeting that requirement-online, face to face, or independent study (for example, simply rereading the Code of Ethics as independent study will satisfy this requirement.”

It is the interpretation of NASW WV that registrants of this free program will meet the WV ethics requirement. It is not necessary to pay a fee to receive CE verification from the sponsor unless you wish to have this for your files.

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Advocacy News: MCMH Settlement, Puerto Rico, Nevada Shooting, DACA, Hurricane Relief, 2018 SW Day Jan 24th, Legislative Resources

WV Water Crisis Settlement Claims

A settlement has been approved in the case of Good v WVAW, the class action against West Virginia American Water Company and Eastman Chemical Co. over the January 9, 2014 MCHM water crisis.

Visit to file a claim.

Puerto Rico Statement

This message from the NASW Puerto Rico Chapter was sent to NASW's national office in a series of cellphone text messages during the afternoon of Oct. 3. It has been slightly edited. We wish to share it with members and the wider social work community. NASW will convey this message to members of Congress who are social workers and soon give information on how we can assist social workers in Puerto Rico:

Thank you for your support. Our main concern is there are no communications. There are no cellular phones that work well. All the island is without power, there is no water and little produce.
President Trump came today and just said we are costing too much money for the United States government. The suicide rate is too high triggered by the suffering from lack of basic needs. During this period about 12 persons committed suicide (and there are likely more that are not confirmed).

We are citizens of the United States of America, we defend the principles of democracy, we fought in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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News for Clinical Social Workers

Clinical Social Workers Practice Alerts, ICD Coding, WV Medicaid, PQRS penalties

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School Social Work in West Virginia

SB 312 (2017) goes to Study Resolution

NASW WV member Gary McDaniel, LICSW is featured in an article in WV Focus magazine:

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