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Arizona Update

April 2018

Read below for Continuing Education opportunities, networking events, public policy and advocacy updates, employment opportunities, and more! Check ourChapter Calendaroften.Your membership is needed now more than ever, your membership helps us advocate for social workers while you advocate for your clients. NOT A MEMBER? BECOME ONE TODAY!

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NASWAZ Board of Directors Seeking Qualified Candidates

Are you interested in serving on the NASW Arizona Chapter Board of Directors? The Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) seeks candidates to serve on the NASWAZ Board of Directors. CCNLI will meet to create a slate before May if we have enough candidates. Once candidates are slated, there will be a review process, followed by an election in June. New board members will be seated on July 1, 2018.
The following positions are opening up on the Board of Directors forFY2018-2019:

Secretary (2 year term)
Treasurer (2 year term)
Branch 1:
2 Branch 1 Representatives (2 year term)

Branch 2:
1 Branch 2 Representative (2 year term)

Branch 3:
Not up this year

Branch 4:
2 Branch 4 Representatives (2 year term)
Student Reps:
1 MSW Student Representative (1 year term)
1 BSW Student Representative (1 year term)
Are you interested in being considered for one of the posts? Submit an application online here:

If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification at


A new Practice Perspectives, Sample Social Media Policy for Clinical Social Workers in Private Practice, has been created to address the need for private practitioners to develop a Social Media Policy when using technology in their private practice. Click the image for more information.


NASW members are contacting the association with questions they have about MACRA. To help members prepare for the implementation of MACRA, NASW has compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Click the Image for more information.

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, April 27, 2018

"NASW Code of Ethics Revision" (3 CEUs ethics) - Registration now open!
Location: Tucson, Arizona Time: 9 AM - 12 PM

"Bridging the Cultural Gap: Ethical Consideration in Cross-Cultural Trauma Treatment" (3 CEUs cd) - Registration now open!
Location: Tucson, Arizona Time: 1 PM - 4 PM

Friday, May 18, 2018 - SAVE THE DATE

"Macro with Ethics" (3 CEUs Ethics) - Registration coming soon!

Location: Tempe, AZ Time: 9 AM - 12 PM

"Recognizing Impact of Trauma" (3 CEUs cd) - Registration coming soon!
Location: Tempe, AZ Time: 1 PM - 4 PM

Friday, May 25, 2018

"Clinical Supervision 6-Hour Refresher" (6 CEUs) - Registration now open!
Location: Tucson, Arizona Time: 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 WednesdayFlagstaff 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!

Prescott Networking: 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 Vista Networking: 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!

Request for Retreat Proposals through
May 11, 2018

A retreat is designed as a learning and growing experience occurring in a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax or use for contemplation and inspiration at a haven or resort. Attendees participate in our Retreat to rejuvenate, revitalize, and reflect on the past, recharge in the present to refocus for the future. The focus of the Retreat is on expansion of your well-being and human potential.

NASWAZ requests applications from workshop presenters interested in offering 3 - hour presentations covering a broad range of topics related to clinical and non-clinical practice issues for Arizona social workers. This year's theme will be "Happy Social Workers Change the World." NASWAZ will collect presentation submissions through 05/11/2018. Our Retreat Planning Team will review the submissions and notify workshop presenters within 2-weeks after the deadline. Click HERE to apply.

Request for Conference Proposals through
July 15, 2018

The NASWAZ Social Work Conference is a formal meeting of people with a shared interest, typically takes place at a convention center or a summit. Attendees go to our annual Conference to be learn new information, network, and engage with professional colleagues. The Conference focus is to learn new skills and knowledge in the profession.

NASWAZ requests applications from workshop presenters interested in offering 1.5 - hour presentations covering a broad range of topics related to clinical and non-clinical practice issues for Arizona social workers. This year's theme will be "Social Workers. Leaders. Advocates. Champions.," with a focus on populations in Arizona. NASWAZ will collect presentation submissions through July 15, 2018. Our Conference Planning Committee will review the submissions and notify workshop presenters within 2-weeks after the deadline. Click HERE to apply.

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:

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. Due to an increase in activity at the Capital sessions are running longer than usual resulting in the rescheduling of the April 2018 Public Policy call. April's Public Policy call will be rescheduled for the beginning of May. Clickherefor updates on our Public Policy calls.

NASWAZ has complied a response to SB1519: protective orders, schools; appropriations.

Click here to view the Chapters stance on the legislative involvement in increasing school safety in Arizona.

School social workers work to prevent all forms of school violence, including mass killing, in schools as well as guide schools in recovery after a crisis has occurred. Today more than ever, there is a growing need for school social workers to help prevent school violence and to support students in moments of crisis. Click 
HERE for NASW Practice Resources, NASW Press releases, and information community organizations advocating for school safety.

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

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AHCCCS Waiver Comments

In addition to tracking bills of interest to the social work profession and our priority areas, the Chapter submitted comments on the AHCCCS Prior Quarter Coverage waiver amendment and the CMS comments regarding AHCCCS works.

National Advocacy Updates

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


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:

Direct Support Provider
Therapeutic Support Staff
Seasonal Case Manager
Youth Care Worker
Human Services Specialist
Clinical Coordinator
AND MORE!!!!!!

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.

Special Commission

Jack Rothman’s groundbreaking report,Education for Macro Intervention: A Survey of Problems and Prospects, released last fall, has gained considerable attention, raising the level of awareness of macro practice not only as an essential social work method, but as a fundamental part of our tradition as well. They will be releasing another survey soon.


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.
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