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Arizona Update

February 2018

Read below for Social Work Month events hosted by the NASW Arizona Chapter, Continuing Education opportunities, networking events, public policy and advocacy updates, employment opportunities, and more! Check our Chapter Calendar often.

Be sure to follow NASWAZ on Facebook and Instagram for chapter updates!

Note:The NASW national website received substantial updates. As part of this process, the chapter website will be updated as well as our email address. You can reach the Chapter Executive Director at Note that if you have linked to items at, the addresses of the documents may have changed. You can search the website at via the magnifying glass icon. Thank you for your patience as we transition from the old domain to the new.

March is Social Work Month! You're invited to celebrate!

Each year, we celebrate Social Work Month with events around Arizona and the U.S. Events include honoring the accomplishments of social work professionals and community members with awards luncheons and receptions. This year, each NASWAZ Branch will host an event: Click on the events below for details. Award winners announced soon!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Branch 4 Social Work Month Celebration in Prescott
Location:Prescott, AZTime:4:30 PM

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Branch 3 Social Work Month Celebration
Location:Flagstaff, Aspen Rooms B/CTime:2:30 PM

Friday, March 16, 2018

Social Work Month Celebration in Phoenix
Location:Phoenix, AZTime:5:30 PM

Friday, March 23, 2018

Branch 2 Social Work Month Celebration & Awards Luncheon
Location:TucsonTime:11:30 AM

Earn CEUs with NASWAZ!

Click the titles below for more information and to register for each workshop.

NOTE: To secure member pricing, sign into the website and register online.

Friday, February 16, 2018

"Risk Assessment: Applying Evidence-based, Culturally Competent Tools..." (3 CEUs cd)
Location:Mesa, ArizonaTime:9 AM - 12 PM

"Doing the Right Thing: Ethical Applications in Human Services" (3 CEUs ethics)
Location:Mesa, ArizonaTime:1 PM - 4 PM

Friday, February 23, 2018

"Clinical Supervision 6-Hour Refresher Course" (6 CEUs)
Location:Mesa, AZTime:9 AM - 4 PM

Friday, March 9, 2018

"Native American Culture, Historical Trauma, Fatherhood: Where to go from here?" (3 CEUs cd)
Location:Tempe, AZTime:9 AM - 12 PM

"Creative Skills for Counseling Adolescent and Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors" (3 CEUs ethics)
Location:Tempe, ArizonaTime:1 PM - 4 PM

Friday, May 25, 2018

"Clinical Supervision 6-Hour Refresher" (6 CEUs)
Location:Tucson, ArizonaTime:9 AM - 4 PM

Watch for more opportunities to earn CEUs!

NASW Branch & Networking Events Near You

Click on the links below for times, locations, online registration and more information. Please click the links to register to let us know if you plan on attending, and we'll keep an eye out for you!

Please take a moment to note the changes in dates and locations below!

Monthly Networking Meetings

Please register to let us know you'll join us at one of our networking meetings!

Flagstaff Social Hour: First Wednesday: Flagstaff social workers will host a social hour meeting at Firecreek Coffee at 5:15 PM. Join us for a night filled with laughter, conversation, and identifying our professional goals and expectations for 2018!

PrescottNetworking: Second Wednesday: Social workers, social work faculty & social work students: Our next NASWAZ Branch 4 Networking Meeting will be 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Guacamayas (formerly Plaza Bonita), 1317 E Gurley Street (at the Best Western), Prescott, AZ 86301. Please join us for networking and more. Come hungry and thirsty as we partake in some very invigorating information. Space is unlimited but please let us know if you will able to join us. Thank you and hope to see you there.
Phoenix Networking: Third Thursday (1 CEU): Join NASWAZ Branch 1 for a networking and an educational meeting at Coco's Bakery Restaurant in Phoenix 1 CEU offered at most events for 2018. Register to let us know you'll attend and we'll save you a seat!

Sierra VistaNetworking: Fourth Thursday (1 CEU): Sierra Vista Network Brown Bag Lunch Meetings occur the fourth Thursday of each Month. Mark your calendars in 2018 when we start up again!

Ben's Bells National Kindness Day

February 17, 2018 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Bens Bells Project 40 W. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701

Come hang out with the NASW-AZ Branch 2 members by giving back to the Tucson Community with Kindness. Click here to tell us you'll be there!

NASWAZ Board of Directors Seeking Qualified Candidates

Positions are opening up on the Board of Directors this year, and what better way to get involved and help lead the Chapter than running for open posts on the Board.
If you have any questions on availability or if you are interested in serving on the Arizona Chapter Board of Directors, please contact the Chair of the Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification at

Public Policy & Regulatory Updates for Arizona

Public Policy Committee Updates

The NASWAZ Public Policy Committee planned "Social Work Day at the Legislature" series of events this Spring (January and February). The schedule and dates were created to help professionals and students attend. Dates and details are below!
NASWAZ Updates

To stay informed, please join us for our Public Policy Calls and sign up for alerts:

Monthly Public Policy Call: The NASWAZ Public Policy Committee hosts our Monthly Public Policy Call the third Monday of the month beginning in January. This is the opportunity for members to hear from the NASWAZ Public Policy Committee, our Lobbyist, and our Executive Director. Register to attend our next call February 19th here.

Sign up for Advocacy and Action Alerts(Click here to sign up)

Check for Action Alerts here!

Follow us on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram for up to date action.

National Advocacy Updates

At the national level, NASW continues to engage in advocacy. Some highlights from January included:



Installment Payments Now Available for NASW Renewals!

You now may pay your NASW membership renewal in two or three installments by your membership renewal date. Installment payments may be made by mail to PO Box 79949, Baltimore, MD 21279-0949 or by phone to NASW Member Services at 800-742-4089 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday-Friday. The installment option is not available online at this time. A $25 processing fee will be assessed for refunds of incomplete installment payments. For more info, click here:

Practice Perspectives

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers (HOPP) is a free question and answer session for NASW members. The monthly call-in sessions focus on a specific private practice subject and are led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW. There is no registration and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services. HOPP is held every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:00 pm ET. No session is held in December due to the holidays. Handouts are available upon request at Within several weeks of a scheduled session, handouts are permanently available at, click on practice tools. Click here for the updated HOPP schedule for 2018.


EMPLOYERS: Post Jobs for Free with NASWAZ!

Searching for Job in Arizona? NASWAZ Members may search for jobs at under our Career Center link and employers may post jobs for free!A current sampling of jobs posted includes:

Seasonal Case Manager
Licensed Social Services Professional
Cinician IV BH
Case Manager I
Assistant Clinical Professor

Searching nationwide: Employers can widen their search by posting with our national office. Go to our new address at The new Social Work Career Center is a career website where social workers can search national job listings and find professional development and career resources that span across the duration of a social worker's professional career.

Arizona LTC Task Force Monthly Social Work Conference Call

Attention social workers and social service staff that work in long term care: You are invited to participate in a long term care social work task force monthly conference call on the 2nd Thursday every month at 12:30 PM. The Arizona Long Term Care Social Work Task Force is offering a FREE monthly conference call for all social workers and social service staff. Relevant and challenging issues are discussed in an interactive, round table-style forum with other social work peers. The conference call is held the second Thursday of every month and is facilitated by a member of the Social Work Task Force. Participants can ask questions, present cases or just listen in on the discussion. This is a wonderful learning and networking opportunity to ask those tough questions about issues in the nursing home as well as share ideas and resources with each other.

RSVP to attend the call the second Thursday of each month and find out more information here.

Free Ethics Consultations FOR NASW MEMBERS
The Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR) provides individual ethics consultations as a benefit of NASW membership. Ethic consultations are a resource for members who encounter ethical dilemmas and/or have ethics related questions. Consultation services are intended to guide members through the applicable standards in the Code along with other pertinent considerations and resources that address their concerns and allows them to make reasoned ethical decisions. While we can discuss ethical issues, we cannot provide definitive answers for a particular situation or make decisions for members.
Ethics consultation telephone calls are answered on a first come first served basis and are not pre-scheduled. If you call during consultation hours and receive a voice-mail response, we request your patience as we complete earlier member calls. Please leave a brief message clearly stating your name and contact number and we will return your call. Due to the high call volume, we ask that you allow 24 hours for a return call.
Hours & Contact Info:(800) 742-4089
Mondays 1:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)
Tuesdays 10:00am – 1:00pm (ET)
Wednesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)
Thursdays 10:00am – 1:00pm (ET)

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Call Alan Asher at 480-902-9402 or email:


PASSWORD PROCEDURE for NASW Members: Your username and password for is now matched to the username and password that you use to access the national NASW website at If you have problems logging into the Chapter website at, click on "forgot password," and you will be redirected to to update your information.You will need to wait about 24 hours for the national website to update the Chapter on the change.If you are seeking to login to secure a member discount, contact the Chapter office directly and we will make certain the member discount is properly applied.

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