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From the NASW Colorado Chapter
Social Work Update
                                                               March 24, 2017  |  Stay Current on Crucial Info to the Profession 

INMarch is
National Social Work Month



Bill Supports Child Welfare Workers

We are pleased to announce that with the help of Rep. Jonathan Singer HB17-1283 has been introduced in the state legislature. The bill will address secondary trauma and resiliency for child welfare caseworkers. It establishes a statewide task force to provide guidance to County Child Welfare Departments who are interested in implementing a Resiliency Program that includes peer to peer support and mentoring, specific training related to trauma, and increase access to mental health services for the child welfare workforce.

Due to current policies, County caseworkers cannot testify in front of the legislature. However, NASWCO can and will on their behalf. Anyone who currently is, recently has been, or works alongside a caseworker is invited to take 5 minutes to share:

  • a short paragraph describing a time you were exposed to a family or child suffering from trauma
  • experienced secondary trauma yourself; or
  • can attest to the need for increased mental health access for a caseworker

We are committed to keeping your story anonymous. It will be shared with legislators and others to illustrate just how difficult and challenging Child Welfare work is. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of something that will hopefully lead to an improved work environment. If you can share something, please email

MSW Featured Keynote at
Mental Health Professionals Conference

Michele Weiner-Davis

Michele is an internationally renowned relationship expert, best-selling author, marriage therapist, and professional speaker who specializes in helping people change their lives and improve important relationships. Michele is the Director of The Divorce Busting® Center with offices in Boulder, Colorado and Woodstock, Illinois. In addition to her private practice, she is a highly acclaimed speaker, known for her life-transforming, energetic and entertaining keynotes.

Last Chance to register on-line for the Conference and receive deep discounts is March 31st.  See information below for details on how to register today.

Colorado Mental Health Professionals Conference

April 28 & 29, 2017 at the University of Denver
Co-hosted by NASW Colorado
Along with CCA, CAAP, & CoAMFT

  Earn CE/PDH Hours

On-line Registration discount prices available until March 31st Members of NASW get an extra $25 dollars off
Use code:  March25

Check out the Chapter Calendar for upcoming meetings & events

Free recorded Info Sessions offered on demand: Jurisprudence Exam and Obtaining a Swk License

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Clinical Supervision,
Clinical Consultation
Office Space Available

Read the journal Social Work and Legal Issue of the Month to earn CPD Hours for Independent Learning

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