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Chapter staff are available to come to your agency, school etc. to present information about our public policy work, listen to social workers concerns/ideas and assist social workers who want to participate.
Please contact: Steve Karp - Executive Director at: 860-257-8066 or e-mail: email@example.com if you are interested in having a staff member come to meet with staff or students at your agency.
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THE NASW/CT CHAPTER BELIEVES THAT NO MATTER WHERE WE PRACTICE AS SOCIAL WORKERS PUBLIC POLICY DIRECTLY IMPACTS OUR PRACTICE. Hence, we approach our work through the following activities:
Legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of the profession and on issues impacting our clients.
Building relationships with legislators and other policy-makers through our Legislative Committee (ELAN), through our political action committee
(CT-PACE), working in coalition with other organizations who share our public polcy goals and through policy analysis.
Educating our members and social work students on the legislative process through our Annual Lobby Training, presentations to social service agencies, including hospital social work departments and non-profit organizations, presentations to social work policy classes at all undergratuate and graduate programs in the state of Connecticut, mentoring students and supervising interns.
REMINDER: The NASW Code of Ethics states:
VALUE: Social Justice
ETHICAL PRINCIPLE: Social Workers Challenge Social Justice.
Social workers pursue social change, particularly with and on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed individuals and groups of people. Social workers' social change efforts are focused primarily on issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms of social injustice. These activities seek to promote sensitivity to and knowledge about oppression and cultural and ethnic diversity. Social workers strive to ensure access to needed information, services, and resources; equality of opportunity; and meaningful participation in decision making for all.
New Legislative Resource - a Powerpoint Presentation: "Advocacy 101: How to Talk to Legislators and Why We. Should." CLICK HERE
|*Become involved - Present or prepare Testimony -- call NASWCT today!*
Contact: Christine Limone-Legislative Director at: 860-257-8066 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Become Involved in the Legislative Process!
It is imperative that members become involved in our legislative work. No matter what field of social work we pursue, public policy directly impacts our practice!
Listed below are different levels of involvement where members can have an impact. Please review these and choose at least one in which you would like to become involved. Call NASWCT Today!
Contact: Christine Limone - Legislative Director at: 860-257-8066 or e-mail:email@example.com. Become a member of our Legislative Committee, ELAN, which meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Chapter Office.
___ Present or prepare Testimony on one of the above listed pieces of legislation.
___ Write letters to your legislators
___ Make phone calls to your legislators.
___ Become part of a phone bank network on one of our pieces of legislation.
___ Become part of an e-mail network on one of our pieces of legislation.
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