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From the NASW Colorado Chapter
Social Work Update
January 28, 2016  |  Stay Current on Crucial Info to the Profession 

In This Issue:

1. Awards
2. Lobby Day
3. Healthcare
4. Lobby Day
5. Celebration
6. Conference

Chapter Awards Announced  

The Chapter Executive Committee has selected awardees who will be honored at the Social Work Celebration on March 2nd in Denver.  Congratulations to:

Social Worker of the Year - Dawn Matera Bassett, MSW, LCSW, PhD
Distinguished Legislator - Rep. Pete Lee (HD-18)

Advocacy to Action ~ Lobby Day

All new, working, and retired social workers - especially those in clinical practice are encouraged to join.  Students are very welcome - professors bring your policy class.

Thursday, Feb 25, 9am-3pm in Denver at the History Colorado Museum for training, then off to the state capitol for advocacy, return to the museum for a lunch panel. Co-hosted by NASWCO and the Colorado Counseling Association. Guided by our contract lobbyists throughout the day. Register here by January 31 for free including lite breakfast and lunch; starting Feb 1st will still be free, but $25 to include the meals.

Calling Healthcare Social Workers

The Chapter is kickstarting our committee for those who work in Healthcare Settings. If this is you, please consider joining a planning meeting by webcast on Wednesday, February 10th at 6:30.  We need representation from all around the state, beyond just the front range.  Come check it out - RSVP Here.

Clinical Workshop

Assessing & Reducing Risk for Violence:  Save the date and register now for this training on Wednesday, March 2nd, from 2 - 5PM at the Courtyard Marriott in Denver. The workshop will introduce different risk assessment instruments, highlight empirically-validated interventions, and work through case examples. 3 CECs offered. Cost is $36 for members and $72 for non-members. Presenter is Dr. Neil Gowensmith of the Forensic Mental Health Institute at DU. Held the same day and location as the Social Work Celebration, see below. Detailed info and register here

Social Work Celebration

March is Social Work Month and our annual event is Wednesday, March 2nd, from 6pm-8pm at the Courtyard Marriott Cherry Creek in Denver. Awards will be presented, appetizers served and cash bar available. Cost $25. Hosted by NASWCO, CSCSW, DU-GSSW, MSUD, and Newman University. Registration is Open thru 2/25/2016.

Chapter Co-hosts Conference 

The Annual Statewide Mental Health Professionals Conference is set to be Colorado's largest educational event of the year for clinicians, administrators, advocates, and students 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!


Region, Committee & Chapter events see our online  Community Calendar

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

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