Emergency Rule
In compliance with 135-9-0.3-.01 Emergency Rule COVID-19 In-Person Continuing Education (CE) Requirements for Renewal Cycle 9/30/2020 issued by the GA Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists effective April 2, 2020, NASW-GA will offer live-streamed and webinar continuing education workshops. (The Emergency Rule places NO limit on the number of continuing education hours, including ethics hours, that may be obtained online.)  For more information on COVID-19, Please click on the Resources tab above.
Why Join NASW?
     Here are a few reasons:
  • NASW offers assistance with ethics issues, including free ethics consulations by phone.
  • NASW Assurance Services offers liability insurance designed just for social workers, as well as auto and home, life and disability, and wellness insurance.
  • Connect with your peers and join the online MyNASW Community. It's the perfect place for knowledge exchange and professional networking.
  • The NASW Legal Defense Fund provides financial and legal assistance and support for legal cases and issues of concern to NASW members and the social work profession.
  • Receive a two-for-one NASW membership-both the national and your local chapter are included in your dues.  Join advocacy efforts on issues that impact you and your clients.  
  • Take an NASWGA class to prepare you to take the LMSW or LCSW licensing exam, or to educate you on social work supervision.
  • Add your voice to the over 120,000 members of NASW, the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.
Are you a social worker  looking  for an approved NASWGA supervisor, or are you a  social work supervisor looking for supervisees?   Visit  our  Approved Supervisor Registry page for more information.
Cancel Student Debt
NASW joined 235+ organizations in signing a letter addressed to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris calling on them to use executive authority to cancel federal student debt on day one of their administration.  Read the article in Americans for Financial Reform
   NASW Georgia Chapter is seeking a part-time Office Assistant.
   Pay rate is $17/hour.    For job description/details click here.

NASW Georgia has a new main email address!  It is no longer admin.naswga@socialworkers.org. 

It is now contact.naswga@socialworkers.org

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Some Thoughts About the Events of Wednesday, January 6, 2021
On this Wednesday, Trump supporters assaulted the United States Capitol and disrupted Senators and Representatives as they counted electoral votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Mr. Biden called this attack on the Capitol an “Unprecedented Assault on Democracy.”  NASW strongly condemns the unlawful storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters.

In spite of this violent episode that comes near the end of a dark administration, we have a lot to look forward to.  Click here to see some of them in an article entitled “This was a bad day for the republic, but there was a big silver lining.”

Let us, as social workers, look to the future and put these events behind us.  Keep these words of John Lewis, in mind: 

"You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light. Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow its dictates. […] Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already won. Choose confrontation wisely, but when it is your time don't be afraid to stand up, speak up, and speak out against injustice. And if you follow your truth down the road to peace and the affirmation of love, if you shine like a beacon for all to see, then the poetry of all the great dreamers and philosophers is yours to manifest in a nation, a world community, and a Beloved Community that is finally at peace with itself.”
― John Lewis, 
Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

Monday, January 18, 2021 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day
We celebrate Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday (he was actually born  on January 15, 1929).  Dr. King was elected President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. He led a civil rights movement that focused on nonviolent protest.  He   is   considered   to   have   become   the  center   of   the   Civil   Rights  Movement
following protests in Birmingham, AL in 1963 where he was arrested.  Perhaps the thing we remember most about this great leader is his legendary "I Have a Dream" speech given August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC (see video).  Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, TN April 4, 1968. We honor his memory.
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