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New Passwords for Website
Due to changes with this website your password has been updated. Your username and password for the chapter website is now the same as your username and password for the national website. If you do not know your National username or password for the website call 800-742-4089 or click here.

Colorado PACE

This is an election year and the PACE Committee has met and reviewed voting histories and issues and has endorsed these candidates for the State Legislature. For information on voting, PACE, and how you can participate in social and political action activities visit the PACE page.  Upcoming activities include Walk Days with fellow NASWCO members for candidates in key races.  Outside of money, walking is the single most important way to support a candidate. In many ways it can be more valuable and it makes an enormous difference at election time.

 

Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse

On July 1, 2014, mandatory reporting of elder abuse against persons age 70 and older will become law (CRS 18-6.5-108). This law requires Social Workers and other professionals to report abuse, neglect, and exploitation to law enforcement when they observe or become aware of the mistreatment. The new law also has legal penalties for mandatory reporters if they fail to report mistreatment. The Colorado Adult Protective Services unit has made available a 30 minute on-line training program. To access the training, click here. You can learn more at www.coloradoaging.com, Adult Protective Services, Mandatory Reporting page.

Changes in Statute for Mental Health Holds

Effective July 1, 2013 an amendment was made to the law regarding mental health involuntary hold/civil commitment (CRS 27-65-102 Care & Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness).  This amendment was made in House Bill 13-1296 and was passed in May 2013, though it did not become effective until this month.

More specifically, the changes in the law concern definitions for “danger to self and others” and “gravely disabled”.  In addition, there is clarification from the Department of Human Services on the interpretation of the term “imminent” used in the Danger to Self and Others section of the law.  See the DHS webpage for further explanation of the changes.  

Professional Development Resources

Chapter Info Sessions

The Chapter periodically hosts sessions on: the Jurisprudence Exam, the LSW/LCSW Licensure Process, and on CPD Requirements. Free for members and $75 for non-members. See the Educational Events page for scheduled dates and to register.

Chapter Professional Education Workshops

These in-person workshops are provided directly by NASWCO. Earn Professional Development Hours to meet DORA license renewal requirements - CECs are provided for all workshops. See the Educational Events page for detailed information and to register.

National Professional Education Programs

Social Work Online CE Institute

Several NASW Chapters have established thisInstitutecomprised of social work focused courses offered on-demand. The library of courses includes 125+ distinctive distance learning courses in more than 60 topic areas available in audio, text, and video formats. Affordable learning at your pace and on your terms!

Professional Education and Training Center

NASW and Assurance Services, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the PETC. This online educational platform for professionals in social work provides convenient 24 hour access to quality continuing education. Depending on your interests, it's actually possible to take courses with fees that would be equal to your membership dues!

NASW Lunchtime Series

Live hour-long teleconferences held monthly for NASW members that highlight the latest social work issues. Besides a live teleconference, members can access the transcripts and audio/podcast component of the teleconference 24/7 through NASW’s Web site.

NASWCO Approved Continuing Education

The Education Committee oversees the CE Approved Provider Program (see application). These titles are not provided by NASWCO directly but are approved to award NASWCO Continuing Education Credits to their participants, which may be utilized for DORA CPD requirements. Click on the provider to link to their website for more info.

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Calendar

7/26/2014
Walk for Jonathan Singer

8/11/2014
Child Welfare Committee Workgroup Meeting

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