Welcome to the National Association of Social Workers, Virginia Chapter

 
Becoming a member of the National Association of Social Workers strengthens the Social Work profession and gives Social Workers and their clients a stronger voice.

 

 

March 15-17, 2018

 

Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Virginia

 

Registration is OPEN! (December 15th)

 

Learn about this year's Student Session! 

 

Learn about this year's Sponsorship, Exhibitor and Advertising Opportunities!   

 

2018 NASWVA Annual Conference Sponsor Prospectus

 

 

Event Sponsor - Exclusive!

Gain exclusive access to all conference attendees as the Event Sponsor of the 2018 NASW Virginia Annual Conference. This is a unique opportunity to interact and gain recognition with more than 350 social workers and other behavioral health professionals.

 

Annual Awards Luncheon - Exclusive!

Gain exclusive access to over half of all attendees as a sponsor of the Annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, March 17. The Annual Awards Luncheon program recognizes outstanding professionals.  Join us in celebrating the professional and our colleagues.

 

Lunch & Learn - Exclusive SOLD OUT!

Gain exclusive access to Friday's nearly 200 attendees of the annual Lunch & Learn program! The Lunch & Learn offers a unique venue for added exposure and one-on-one time in a casual setting.

 

Networking

This year, the NASW Virginia Annual Conference will feature a Job Board, where attendees can find current openings and opportunities from advertisers and exhibitors, in the prefunction hallway. To maximize visibility, this is also the location of the breakfast each morning and the Extended Networking Break, Friday afternoon March 16.

 

Student

This year, the Annual Conference is bringing back a separate student program Thursday, March 15. This half-day program will run parallel to our regular Thursday program, providing career and professional development services to our brick and mortar and distance learning students. Student members may also register to attend the rest of the conference at a discounted rate.

 

Dinner & A Movie

New, this year, in response to the overwhelming popularity of the Friday movie, NASW Virginia is offering the Dinner & Movie Sponsor, to offer attendees the opportunity to enjoy the full Dinner & Movie experience! The Dinner & Movie Sponsor will enjoy the opportunity to interact and gain recognition in this informal yet informative environment.

 

First-Time Attendee

The First-time Attendee Sponsor welcomes first-time attendees to the NASW Virginia Annual Conference, providing them the opportunity to network and socialize in a small setting over breakfast. NASW VA offers both a Friday and Saturday morning orientation to welcome them and make them feel comfortable.

 

Diamond Exhibitor - Available!

 

Gold Exhibitor - Available!

 

Silver Exhibitor - Available!

 

Bronze Exhibitor - Limited Availability

 


 

NASW Statement on President Trump's Declaration of the Nation's Opioid Epidemic a Public Health Crisis

 

NASW supports President Trump's decision to declare the nation's opioid epidemic to be a public health crisis. More federal funds are needed to address the issue. Read the full statement.

 


 

NASW VIRGINIA PACE Makes Endorsements in advance of November Elections

 

Read in full here.

 


 

Seeking Expert Panelists on Issues Related to Parental Abduction

 

Coverage in the media (print, broadcast and social media) and widespread use of AMBER Alerts have increased public awareness of parental abduction over the years.  From a policy perspective, there have been a number of policies implemented to address parental kidnapping on state, national and international levels, including but not limited to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction.  NASW is seeking Members who are experts to help update NASW’s current policy statement in this area of practice. If you are interested please email your resume and bio to NASWpolicy@socialworkers.org by November 3rd

 


 

Statement on Las Vegas Tragedy

 

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shootings NASW has renewed its call for gun violence to be declared a national public health emergency. Please read our full statement and feel free to share it with members and constituents.

 

NASW Statement

 

NASW Nevada Statement

 

 


 

NASWVA Licensing

 

It’s renewal time.  NASWVA provides value to its members by offering consultation regarding licensure and as well as Continuing Education trainings.  NASWVA also facilitates local gatherings for its members by organization local chapter meetings.

 

Recent changes by the Virginia Board of Social Work require annual licensure renewal.  In 2010, the Board introduced changes to the Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work to require licensees to renew their license on an annual basis, rather than a biannual basis. The amended Regulations became effective on December 30, 2015. The Regulations now require that CE hours are completed prior to licensure renewal in even years beginning with the 2017 renewals. The chart below provides clarification as to the number of CE hours required for each renewal period.

 

 

2017 Renewal

2018 Renewal

2019 Renewal

2020 Renewal

 

FEE

CE

FEE

CE

FEE

CE

FEE

CE

Licensed Clinical
Social Worker (LCSW)

$90.00

30 hours of CE from 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2017

$90.00

15 hours of CE from 07/01/2017 to 06/30/2018

$90.00

No CE required to renew license

$90.00

30 hours of CE from 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2020

Licensed
Social Worker (LSW)

$65.00

15 hours of CE from 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2017

$65.00

7.5 hours of CE from 07/01/2017 to 06/30/2018

$65.00

No CE required to renew license

$65.00

15 hours of CE from 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2020

Registered Social Worker

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

Associate Social Worker

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

 

Register now for continuing education trainings offered by NASWVA to ensure you have the hours necessary to renew your license and to ensure you are equipped with the latest best practices and techniques. 

 

Questions?  Call 804-204-1339 or email admin.naswva@socialworkers.org and contact a NASWVA staff member today!

 

Debra Riggs, Executive Director, is happy to speak with you about the license renewal process and your continuing education hours. 

 

Jaime Strohhacker, Professional Development Manager, can assist you in registration for CE Trainings and is happy to answer all your questions regarding your NASWVA CE’s.

 


 

NASW VIRGINIA UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

NASW Virginia's Innovative "Resilience-Driven Leadership Series"
 
 

Presented in a "retreat" style, this interactive module provides participants with an array of specific tools to promote their own well-being so they can ultimately lead people and programs with more focus, positivity and compassion.  As the saying goes, "you cannot give more than what have", so this module emphasizes valuing SELF in order to be of optimal service to others.  It also highlights the crucial function of role modeling in leadership.  More than what we SAY, others will always look for the integrity in what we DO as  the most sincere sign of leadership competence.  In this module, learn how to be authentic in your leadership through starting with "self" as the primary instrument for interpersonal and systemic change.

 

Resilience-Driven Leadership (RDL) taps into the core principles of social work leadership and trauma-informed practice to provide attendees with the state-of-the-art tools and strategies they need to serve at the highest levels of excellence. Rather than having to translate concepts from the business world, RDL examines leadership experiences unique to a human services perspective.
Modules in the training are geared toward:

  *   Current and FUTURE supervisors, managers and directors
  *   Clinicians, practitioners and other direct service providers who take on or aspire to managerial roles
  *   All social workers aiming to sharpen or develop leadership skills

The RDL training series program is comprised of 5 independent leadership modules.  Each module is a full-day (7 CE) session.  Some other topics include:

  • Leading Change: Motivating Supervisees and Teams
  • The Culturally Competent Leader
  • Making Difficult Conversations Easier: Effective Conflict Resolution
  • Organizational Development and Strategic Planning for Social Workers

The 5 modules accommodate a wide variety of leadership goals. They are not sequential so social workers can choose to enroll in just 1, attend several or complete the entire program.


Those who successfully complete all 5 modules in the training series program will earn a total of 35 CEs and a "Leadership Certificate" from NASW-VA.

 
The 5th Module of the series will take place January 2018 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 
 
More details to come!
 

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