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Arizona Update

October 2018

Read below for Chapter Updates, the NASWAZ 2018 Conference & Awards event, public policy and advocacy updates, PACE Endorsements, employment opportunities, and more! Check our Chapter Calendar often. Your membership is needed now more than ever. Your membership helps us advocate for the social work profession and your interests. NOT A MEMBER? BECOME ONE TODAY!


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The MUST ATTEND event of the YEAR! 2018 NASWAZ Social Work Conference & Awards - Friday, November 2nd in Tempe. We're featuring clinical, macro and self-care tracks--this year we feature a track for STUDENTS and NEW PROFESSIONALS! Choose how you'd like to attend and take advantage of our extended EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT by October 15th and SAVE!


Join us for a full day of activities including networking, our annual awards ceremony, CEUs, and much more! Sponsors: Check out our sponsorship opportunities here!

Our festivities will include honoring our 2018 state-level award winners during the Awards Luncheon. We're excited to provide many options on how to attend:

All Day Conference AND Awards Luncheon: If you sign up for Conference, the Awards Luncheon is included with your Conference registration. NASW member and Retired member discounts available!

Awards Luncheon Only:If you plan to attend ONLY the awards luncheon, pick the "Awards Luncheon only" option in the pricing.

Students/New Professional Afternoon only:The student/new professionals track is for students and new professionals that would like to attend only the afternoon portion beginning at 1:15 PM -- there is also an option to add the Awards Luncheon!

We're offering several tracks: Clinical, Macro, and Self-Care.

We would like to have you join us as we recognize the following award recipients:





CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Heather Seets (Arizona Superior Court in Yavapai County)



To view our workshop offerings, pricing, and more, go to:

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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, October 26, 2018

Staying Out of Trouble: Documentation and Legal Processes in Psychotherapy (6 CEUs)
Location:Tucson, Arizona Time:9 AM - 4 PM

Friday, December 7, 2018

6-Hour Clinical Supervision in Tucson - Registration opens soon!

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!


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Networking in Phoenix (1 CEU)
The Branch 1 Networking meetings will remain the third Thursday of each month.This month's topic is: "3 Pillars of a Sustainable Self-Care Lifestyle" presented by Alanya (Lanie) Smith, MPS, ATR
Click here for a flier for future dates and topics!
Location:Phoenix, Arizona Time:5:30 pm

Networking in Prescott
Join social workers in Prescott on Thursday, October 18 at 5:00 PM at the
Sequel Care Office, 3170 Stillwater Dr. Prescott, AZ 86305. We will have snacks! Please attend and be part of the NASW- AZ!
Location:Prescott, Arizona Time:5:00 PM

Friday, October 19, 2018

NASWAZ Branch 3 CEU Event: Integrated Behavioral Health in Rural Primary Care
Join us in Show Low (or online) to earn 1 CEU while you learn about "Integrated Behavioral Health in Rural Primary Care." Clickregisterto attend and you will be sent the link and calendar invite to join the meeting if you choose not to attend in person. See you there!
Location:Show Low, Arizona ime:12:00 PM

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Networking in Sierra Vista (1 CEU)

NASW-AZ Sierra Vista Social Work Network Brown Bag Lunch Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Networking 11:30am; Program 12:00 - 1:00pm. One CEU provided. Location: Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona Outreach Center 302-02 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636 Contact Rhegan at 520-508-0021 or
Location:Sierra Vista, Arizona Time:11:30 am


More opportunities to come across Arizona: Watch for a future CEU /webinar events in across Northern and Southern AZ!

The newly redesigned 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, the same NASW login is now the way to access the Institute’s library and all your training history. Additionally, NASW members can enjoy both free CEs and CEs at discounted rates. Find out more at

Have you experienced MyNASW Community yet? Visit to check out NASW’s latest member benefit. This online community provides the tools you need to communicate, connect and collaborate with social work’s best!

The Family Separation Crisis and the Importance of Legal Representation
Monday, October 15, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)Anne Marie Mulcahy, JD, BSFREE for Everyone - Register Now! []

Earlier this summer, the media and the public became aware of a growing crisis of immigrant children being separated from their parents and held in government custody as a result of the administration’s zero-tolerance policy toward illegal border crossings. The attorneys providing legal services to the unaccompanied children have played a critical role in ensuring that these children are safe, provided with information about their legal rights, and reunited with their parents when possible. However, even before this public spotlight, many unaccompanied children, including some with histories of abuse, trafficking, and other harms have faced complicated legal proceedings without lawyers to represent them.

This webinar will provide an overview of the intersection of family separation and legal services for unaccompanied children, from the perspective of a practitioner on the ground, the national picture, and the federal policy changes under consideration.

View the list of all upcoming SPS webinars. []

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Tracking, retrieval, content and consulting all in one place

We know how hard it is to keep track of the constantly changing license renewal requirements, and we’re here to help.

CE Tracker tells you exactly what you need to renew your social worker license in your state — everything from the amount and type of CE’s needed, to renewal deadlines.

Post Jobs and Find Jobs!

Searching for Job in Arizona? NASWAZMembers may search for jobs at under our Career Center link andemployers may post jobs for free!

Public Policy & Regulatory Updates for Arizona

Public Policy Committee Calls:NASWAZ members will hear from the Public Policy Committee on legislative and regulatory updates that affect the social work profession.Calls are scheduled the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month.You must register at to join the call.

Once you register, you will receive an email and calendar invite with the call details.

This meeting is open to NASW members only. Please click here to register and let us know you'll be there!


Arizona Advocacy Updates

Public Policy Committee Survey: Respond by October 15th!

Every year NASW-AZ surveys our members to establish legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Your input helps us identify the issues and concerns that we will monitor and report on to our members. Please take just a few minutes to share your thoughts with us.

We need your feedback on the top issues that you and those you serve are facing today. We ask you to rank the social justice priorities established by NASW national as well as some issues that are specific to Arizona. Finish the survey with how you would like to get information from us.
Please complete the survey before October 15th to have your thoughts shared at the November 2nd Annual Member Conference(early bird registration now open)!
Click this link to take our survey:

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

A Notice of Final Rulemaking was submitted to the Governor's Regulatory Review Council for approval on September 25, 2018. To view the draft filing, click here.

National Advocacy Updates

At the national level, NASW continues to engage in advocacy.

The national Political Action for Candidate Election works to endorse candidates for national office and will be active during the Congressional election season. National PACE makes endorsements prior to the General Election. View updates byclicking here.

AZ NASW PACEis the Arizona Chapter's political action committee. AZ NASW PACE released Primary Election endorsements and has now updated our General Election endorsements! Click here to view the 2018 AZ NASW PACE GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS!


Free Ethics Consultations FOR NASW MEMBERS
The Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR) provides individual ethics consultations as a benefit of NASW membership. 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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The Arizona State University School of Social Work invites you to join us in celebrating 40 years of Social Work in Tucson with a special event on Oct. 19, 2018.
As social workers, we know what makes communities strong. Our event is a celebration of our 40 years of impact in Southern Arizona
through social work education, research and training.
Tucson makes us stronger, too, through the many academic and research partnerships in the community partners that have sustained
ASU Tucson’s program for four decades.
This is why our 40th anniversary theme is Stronger Together. RSVP and more info, click here.

2018 Virtual Forum – Opioid Crisis: No Community is Immune

We are very excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 Virtual Forum—Opioid Crisis: No Community is Immune. This two-day program will be live streamed from the NASW national office in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, November 14, and Thursday, November 15, 2018. Featuring both plenary and breakout sessions from a social work perspective presented by leaders in the field, attendees will be able to earn up to 8 CE credits and live-stream it from anywhere.To learn more about the forum, visit

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