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ASWB Pass Rates Released

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) on August 5 published data in a 2022 ASWB Exam Pass Rate Analysis. This disclosure stems from years of advocacy by NASW and other social work organizations, schools of social work, and individual advocates to push ASWB to post data that it has been unwilling to release for decades. 

The data revealed glaring disparities in pass rates among racial groups, particularly for Black test takers. It also raised concerns about disparities in pass rates for other demographics, including social workers who are older adults.

All social work institutions - including ASWB and licensing boards, NASW and other associations, and social work higher education programs - must openly confront systemic racism within our profession.  We must all commit to working to ensure reforms are made to ensure the licensing process is equitable for all, protecting the public without unnecessary gatekeeping and discrimination.

NASW through its national office and its 55 chapters is committed to working closely with partners to develop a coordinated and timely response to this issue and propose innovative solutions that reduce harm and increase diverse representation at all levels of social work practice.

The Chapter will be setting up a task force to review the data further and discuss possible actions further and will be reaching out to the Nevada Social Work Board of Examiners to collaborate on a path forward that ensures social work equity in Nevada. 

Read the report here: 2022 ASWB Pass Rate Analysis

2022 EPAS and Licensing Exam Pass Rates

CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation has made the decision to remove licensing exam pass rates from the 2022 EPAS accreditation standards. This change reinforces the 2022 EPAS’ emphasis on anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, which supports social work education programs in developing a workforce of social workers who are knowledgeable about the ways positionality, power, privilege, and difference affect all levels of practice. https://www.cswe.org/news/news/coa-removes-licensing-exam-pass-rates-from-the-2022-epas/


Social Work Inter-State Compact

What is an interstate licensure compact?

An interstate compact is a legal contract between two or more states/territories enabling practitioners (in this case, social workers) to practice in each other’s jurisdiction, once practitioners demonstrate they meet the compact requirements.

The draft legislation for the social work interstate licensure compact has been released by the Council of State Governments (CSG). The public comment period is now open and is expected to last for approximately two months.

To download a copy of the draft legislation, review the fact sheet, read FAQs, register for their weekly stakeholder review sessions, and access the survey link to provide your comments. Visit the Council on State Governments (CSG) to learn more.


Chapter Meetings/Events:

  • Rural Member Committee - First Tuesday of every month, 5:00 PM
  • Racial Equity Committee - Second Monday every month, 6:00 PM
  • Your Nevada Chapter presents:
Can an apple a day keep Alzheimer’s away?
The virtues of eating an apple will be applied toward knowing the 10 causes of Alzheimer's and the 7 elements of longevity.
  • Date: December 9th at 9 AM - 10:30 
  • Venue: Virtual Zoom meeting
  • Presenter: Steven Rubin MD is a Nevada medical licensed physician and board-certified adult psychiatrist, specializing in clinical, forensic, and educational aspects of elder care.
  • Cost: 2 CEUs / $25 Nonmember / $15 NASW Member/ Free for students (no CEUs)
Register now: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/z3sa4yy0y4xb7x/


Intro to Trauma-Informed Care

Therapists interact with survivors of trauma every day and the effects of secondary trauma can have long-lasting impacts. This Intro to Trauma Informed Care training will support therapists in applying a trauma-informed approach to navigate both personal and professional life challenges.

This program will also help therapists walk away with tools to reduce the effects of secondary trauma and burnout in the field of mental and behavioral health. Participants will leave with simple effective tools to help clients and themselves build resilience and emotional regulation skills.

  • Date: January 21st at 12-2 pm
  • Venue: Zoom
  • Presenter: Becca Odom LCSW, E-RYT 200 is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Yoga Teacher with over a decade of experience in the mental health and wellness field. Becca specializes in combining Somatic Approaches with EMDR for trauma recovery. She primarily works with women who have experienced trauma, chronic stress and anxiety. Her passion is to empower others to heal themselves and she specializes in anxiety, trauma recovery and stress management.
  • Cost: 2 CEUs / $25 Nonmember / $15 NASW Member/ Free for students (no CEUs)

Sign up here: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/z1egtddz1c3r69x/


On-Demand CEU Education:


NASW is committed to helping social workers meet their professional development needs. Social Work Online CE Institute houses hundreds of on-demand titles produced by the NASW Chapters and National Office, and, for your ease of mind, uses the same NASW login to access the Institute and all your training history. NASW members can access both free CEs and CEs at discounted rates! Not a member of NASW yet? No worries, nonmembers can also purchase titles (at the nonmember rate).

Sign-up here: https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/

Highlighted Classes:

Social Work Ethics & Roe v Wade Supreme Court Decision

Credit(s):2 Ethics

Course Number: NJ20220727

Duration:1 hour 47 minutes

Access: On Demand: Available for 3 months after purchase

https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/Details/Information/4220e1d3-a789-43a8-93f7-3827391bf259


Addressing Suicide From the Person-in-Environment and Social Justice Perspectives

Suicide may be one of the most challenging issues that social workers address in our professional careers.

Credit(s):1.5 Suicide Prevention

Course Number: UT20220322-7

Duration:1 hour 24 minutes

Access: On Demand: Available for 5 months after purchase

https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/Details/Information/faac6083-2e3a-45a4-b1c8-3f3c0202e58b

News to highlight:

Inflation and Social Work: Advocacy, Empowerment, Resources Can Help Struggling Clients

Gwen Bouie-Haynes, Ph.D., LMSW, executive director of NASW’s Mississippi Chapter, said her staff has been working with community organizations and in underserved areas to address the rental assistance needs of tenants because of the COVID-19 pandemic, evictions, and the increased cost of living.

“It has empowered people to really advocate for their communities, to really advocate for themselves, to know what the resources are,” she said.

“This is an opportunity for social workers to seize the moment, if you will, to impact change,” said Bouie-Haynes. “As a social work profession, we need to be louder now more than ever.”

https://www.socialworkers.org/News/Social-Work-Advocates/August-September-2022-Issue/Inflation-and-Social-Work

2022 EPAS and Licensing Exam Pass Rates

CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation has made the decision to remove licensing exam pass rates from the 2022 EPAS accreditation standards. This change reinforces the 2022 EPAS’ emphasis on anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, which supports social work education programs in developing a workforce of social workers who are knowledgeable about the ways positionality, power, privilege, and difference affect all levels of practice. https://www.cswe.org/news/news/coa-removes-licensing-exam-pass-rates-from-the-2022-epas/

A new report finds a coordinated rise in attempted book bans

Throughout the 2021-22 school year, more than 1,600 book titles were banned, according to a new report by the group PEN America, which advocates for freedom of expression. According to the report, the surge in book bans is a result of a network of local political and advocacy groups targeting books with LGBTQ+ characters and storylines, and books involving characters of color. https://www.npr.org/2022/09/19/1123156201/new-report-finds-a-coordinated-rise-in-attempted-book-bans

Job Listings:

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More information here: https://naswnv.socialworkers.org/Professional-Development/Advertise-With-Us


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