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Your Nevada Chapter presents:
Civic Engagement as a Social Work Intervention: Where Macro Meets Micro
Did you know research has confirmed civic engagement to be a social determinant of health? Moreover, social workers are urged by the NASW’s Code of Ethics to engage in social and political action to ensure better social conditions that provide equity and justice. A simple way to do this is to utilize civic engagement and voter registration as an intervention and prevention tool. This presentation will explore the evidence supporting civic engagement as a social determinant of health; prepare social workers for the critical role they play in improving the outcomes of clients through civic engagement; and provide tools that can be easily integrated into all practice settings.
Date: July 26, 2023, 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Presenter: Chelsea White-Hoglen is a social worker with more than a decade of passionate leadership in community organizing. Chelsea describes her work as collective healing, leveraging evidence-based healing practices to facilitate transformative relationships and deep democracy. She currently works with Vot-ER, where she supports health professionals across the nation to amplify the voices of their underserved and underrepresented community members and to incorporate civic engagement into their practice.
Cost: 2 CEUs / $25 Nonmember / $15 NASW Member / Free for students (no CEUs)
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NASW Opposes Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Exams
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) opposes the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) social work licensing exams after a review of ASWB data shows significant disparities in pass rates for prospective social workers of color, older adults, and those who speak English as a second language.
NASW is prepared to oppose the Social Work Interstate Compact Legislation being developed by the Council of State Governments (CSG) if the bill is not substantially improved, including the removal of provisions which codify the ASWB exams. NASW is eager to work with CSG to develop multi-state social work practice legislation.
In an August 2022 statement after the release of the ASWB data, NASW committed to working closely with its partners to propose innovative solutions that reduce harm and increase diversity at all levels of social work practice.
These efforts will initially target removal of non-independent social work practice exams which may be biased, and support efforts to strengthen competency measures.
NASW looks forward to working with its partners to implement these strategic initiatives and to promoting the diversity and well-being of the social work profession, and the health and well-being of the populations social workers serve.