Transgender Day
November 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  People who are transgender continue to face severe discrimination around the world and are at greater risk of violence - and murder.  The New Social Worker talked to experts, including NASW Social Worker of the Year Zander Keig, about what social workers can do to help people who are transgender.  For more of this discussion, click here.
 
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:

SOCIAL WORK AND RACIAL INJUSTICE

NASW and Chapters Respond

With the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in February and the death of George Floyd in May at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, anger and frustration exploded in protests and riots in the streets.  Social workers have long been advocates of minorities and social justice.  But now, along with COVID-19, racism rose to the top of 2020 concerns.  It became vital for social workers to put the spotlight again on racism and racial injustice.  Here are a few responses from the NASW community:
2020-05-30-George-Floyd-Protest-Raleigh-
NASW joins the American Psychological Association and the American
Psychiatric Association in calling on our nation to declare systemic racism
a public health crisis.  "We all must do better and we will."  Read our op-ed
in the Orlando Sentinel.
NASW is committed to ending racism through public education, social justice advocacy and professional training.  View the NASW page.
  • 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.
NASW Georgia Chapter is now hiring!  We are seeking to fill two positions in our organization.  For more information, click here.
Please take the time to read NASW's full statement here.
NASW-GA Chapter recognizes the announcement that Joe Biden is the President-Elect and Kamala Harris is the Vice President-Elect.  Joe Biden stated this win is a victory for "We the People," and he vowed to unify the nation and restore the soul of America. We celebrate this win and historic achievement! Click here to see the full text of Mr. Biden's speech.

Georgia Senate Runoff Election January 5, 2021

Just as Important as the 2020 Presidential Election!

Georgia Voter & Volunteer Resource Guide
It comes down to two seats in Georgia.  Now Georgia needs your help.  Here are helpful links to with the January 5, 2021 U.S. Senate runoff races in Georgia to give Democrates the majority.
 Why These Races are so Important
https://www.howweflipthesenate.com
U.S. Senate Candidates
Jon Ossoff  https://electjon.com
Raphael Warnock https://warnockforgeorgia.com
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
DONATE
Donate to Jon Ossoff

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jon-ossoff-1

Donate to Raphael Warnock

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/w4gcb

Donate to both campaigns & ground efforts

Donations are split equally between runoff campaigns, FairFight & Movement Voter Pac which supports 11 organizations working on the ground to win.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/garunofffund

IMPORTANT DATES
Fair Fight Georgia Opportunities

In Georgia - https://fairfight.com/join-our-fight/

Nationally -https://fairfight.com/fair-fight-2020/

Together for 2020 Opportunities

Text & Phone Bank

https://togetherfor2020.org/take-action/state/georgia/

Meet Volunteers for Jon Ossoff

https://togetherfor2020.org/…/ga-jon-ossoff-field-team…/all/

Mail Postcards

https://tinyurl.com/Dem-GOTV-Postcards

Request Absentee Ballots:  Nov. 8 - Dec. 11, 2020
Register to Vote Before:      Dec. 7, 2020
Early Voting Begins:             Dec. 14, 2020
Runoff Election Day:            Jan. 5, 2021
**If you are 17 1/2 years or older, and you will be 18 before Jan. 5, you can register to vote in the runoff election.
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 congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris!
National Association of Social Workers Georgia Chapter
2300 Henderson Mill Road NE, Suite 125, Atlanta, Georgia  30345
Phone:  678-691-2113       Fax: 678-691-2068
Email:  admin.naswga@socialworkers.org
NASW National Office:  www.socialworkers.org
NATIONAL MEMBER SERVICES:  Phone 800-742-4089
Email:  membership@socialworkers.org
Hours:  Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm ET