• Important Resources:  NASW-GA has compiled a list of resources to help guide social workers through COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  
  • Social Work in This Unprecedented Time:  Social Work Boards Issue a Call to Action.
More Responses to COVID-19
 
The Impact of COVID-19
on  Social  Workers  and
Those They Serve
As   Social   Work   month   continues,   the NASW  Georgia  Chapter recognizes the international implications and the local impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We advise social workers to stay informed, seek guidance as needed and share resources with your organizations/agencies,  clients,  and   communities.   The  Centers   for   Disease    Control    and    Prevention  (CDC)  is closely
monitoring  the  outbreak  of   COVID-19.  Click on this link for  the  CDC's  information,  guidance,   and   resources: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Like the CDC, Georgia's Department of Public Health (DPH) is keeping a close watch on COVID-19. Here  is  the   link  to   the   Georgia  DPH  website   where   information  about it may be accessed along with guidelines and resources: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus.

 

We are all in this together so do not hesitate to seek out support and advice  as you  try to make crucial decisions during  this  challenging  time. You  are  not  alone,  and 

you're generations strong!

 

NASW-GA Chapter

Social Workers:  Generations Strong
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients  and  providers  in  the  wake  of  the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19)  outbreak. To  help  you stay  up  to date on CMS and HHS materials available on the Coronavirus, a virtual toolkit has been posted:
https://www.cms.gov/outreach-education/partner-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-partner-toolkit
NASW is identifying implications for social workers in  aging,  schools, mental health, and health care settings, and providing  guidance  via the web, email, webinars,  and digital publications. We  are  developing  special  programming  to  help you address specific  ethics   and   legal,   practice   management,  and   other  issues   related   to
COVID-19.   Please   continue   to   check    NASW   national's    Coronavirus (COVID-19) page,  website and  social media for updates.
Important Updates
Want to Make a Difference?
NASW Georgia Chapter has openings on its PACE, CCNLI (Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification), and Social Justice Action committees.  We would welcome your energy and enthusiasm!  If you're interested in one of these committees, please contact our Executive Director, Cheryl Bonneau, at exec.naswga@socialworkers.org.

NASWGA Chapter Psychopathology

15 Module

Webinar Course

Registration begins March 16, 2020 - Closes April 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm
 

The NASWGA Psychopathology Course is 45 hours with the same number of hours and similar content areas found in a 3-credit course offered in a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited MSW program. There are 15 Modules which you must complete. The course Modules will include the 1) CSWE Core Competency Guidelines; 2) DSM 5; 3) case review; and 4) pharmacology. Additionally, the course will offer you an opportunity to meet the new Testing AND Assessment/Diagnosis Rule 135-12-.02 requirement implemented by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists.  For more information and to register, click here.

NASW Georgia Chapter 2020 Annual State Conference
Call for Presenters
 is NOW Open!
Click here to download
The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists held an Emergency Meeting today, Monday March 23, 2020. Below is a summary of the meeting:

Re: CE Trainings -   Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, for the 2018-2020 renewal cycle only, there shall be no limit to the number of continuing education hours (including ethics hours) that may be obtained online by any method. This rule shall be effective for the duration of the emergency and for a period of up to 120 days thereafter.
(PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EMERGENCY RULE WILL NEED TO BE APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. ONCE OFFICIALLY APPROVED, NASW-GA WILL NOTIFY OUR MEMBERS VIA E-MAIL BLAST AND POST ONTO THE CHAPTER'S WEBSITE)

In Solidarity - NASW-GA Chapter
Re:  The TeleMental Health Training Rule - the Board stated that there would be no changes to the Telemental Health training requirements.  These TeleMental Health CE's will also count toward the general CE requirement.  In addition, the Board stated that the TeleMental Health training is a one-time only requirement.
Haven't received your 2020 Census Household ID Number yet?

Want to participate in the 2020 Census and haven't  received  your  unique  household number yet? Not a problem. Follow these  steps  to  get  your  household counted: - Go to https://my2020census.gov/   Click  "Start questionnaire"  -  Click "If you do not have a Census ID, click here." - Enter your address information Get counted!

NASW-GA

National Association of Social Workers Georgia Chapter

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  Atlanta, Georgia  30345

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