From the NASW Colorado Chapter
Social Work Update
October 28, 2015 | Stay Current on Crucial Info to the Profession
In This Issue:
Register Now for Chapter Workshop
Starting a Private Practice: 10 Steps to Start Your Business
Held on Tuesday, November 10th, 9am - 12pm in Denver
This workshop will explore tools to will help you assess your readiness to start your own practice. We will discuss first steps including legal structure options for your business, common pitfalls of self-employment, and strategies to protect your work-life balance. Designed for those who are seriously considering starting a practice, or simply curious. Earn 2.5 CECs/PDHs. Cost is $30/members or $60/non-members. Register Here!
Don't Forget to Vote
This may be a lighter year for Colorado elections, but there are votes to be cast for school board, mayor and city council, and ballot initiatives. Election day is Tuesday, November 3rd, though you should have already received a mail-in ballot. For problems or questions go here. The Chapter's Legislative Committee has endorsed Proposition BB. Voting YES on Prop BB would allow the state to keep additional revenue from marijuana taxation in 2014 to spend $40 million to fund school construction and $12 million to fund marijuana education, substance abuse treatment and prevention, youth mentoring services, and Future Farmers of America and 4-H programs at the Colorado State Fair. Vote YES to ensure that all the marijuana taxes collected in the first year are used to benefit our communities, rather than be refunded mostly to marijuana growers and buyers.
Send a Message to Congress
Support a bill that would improve services to older adults and raise Medicare reimbursement rates for Social Workers. Ask your members of Congress to co-sponsor Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015 (S. 2173/H.R. 3712). It just takes a moment to have your voice heard, go here to quickly send an email.
Chapter Co-hosts Conference April 2016
The Annual Statewide Mental Health Professionals Conference is set to be Colorado's largest educational event of the year for mental health practitioners with over 1750 attendees, 75 vendors and numerous speakers, trainings and opportunities to network. Featuring Dr. Irvin Yalom as a keynote speaker. Earn CPD continuing education hours!
Earliest Bird Rates for members ends 10/30/2015.
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Help for Clinicians on ICD-10 and the PQRS
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