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XXXX No. 2
The North Carolina Social Work Newsletter
May / June / July 2016
NASW-NC Statement Against HB2
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2016 Toby Brown Award Winner Chase Holleman and
his mother, Lisa Holleman who is in late-stage Alzheimer’s Disease and inspired him to pursue social work.
2016 NASW-NC Toby
Brown Award Winner
ASW-NC is distressed the North Carolina legislature and governor
have signed into law legislation that would discriminate against
people who are LGBT. The chapter is committed to working with
its allies in the legislature, coalition groups and its members to overturn
this harmful legislation.
On March 23, 2016, the North Carolina General Assembly convened
a one day special session to introduce one single bill that prevents
local governments from passing nondiscrimination ordinances. This
legislation was written behind closed doors by the Republican majority,
made public around 10:30am and only allowed 30 minutes of public
comment per the House and Senate committees addressing the bill. It
was then signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory within four hours
of receiving the legislation. The democratic process was clearly ignored
during this session.
The law (House Bill 2) covers a number of policies that specifically
require anti-LGBT discrimination or prevent the enforcement of protections against it, and that limits local government authority.
•• All public agency restrooms, school restrooms and locker rooms that are
not single-occupancy must be single-sex and must be limited based upon an
individual’s “biological sex” as “is stated on a person’s birth certificate.”
•• All local laws governing nondiscrimination practices in public
accommodations and employee rights (minimum wages, overtime, benefits,
etc.) in employment are preempted and superseded by state laws.
Chase Holleman, BSW Student
•• Individuals cannot bring “any civil action” based upon the state’s employment
or public accommodation nondiscrimination protections.
By Lisa Jester, NASW-NC Intern;
Edited from Award Application
•• Cities and counties are prohibited from writing non-discrimination
ordinances that protect LGBT people or veterans.
T
he University of North Carolina at
Greensboro (UNCG) student Charles
“Chase” Holleman has been named the
2016 Toby Brown Award from the National
Association of Social Workers North Carolina
Chapter (NASW-NC).
The award recognizes a Bachelor of Social
Work (BSW) student in North Carolina who
best reflects and represents the ethics, values,
and passion in the field of social work through
exemplary performance in social work coursework, field placement, student social work associations, and community organizations.
Chase is the Student Social Work Organization President and the Student Recovery Alliance President at UNC Greensboro
Toby Brown Award continued on Page 12
In This Issue
Kay Castillo, NASW-NC Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Legislation
said, “The actions taken by the North Carolina General Assembly were
done in a misleading attempt to cover up discrimination. Legislators
misrepresented information on this issue to the public stating that
this legislation was needed to stop child abuse and sexual assault from
happening in public restrooms following a local ordinance passed by the
Charlotte City Council. This legislation discriminates and prevents cities
and counties from putting protections in place for their citizens.”
According to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of
Ethics, “Social workers should act to prevent and eliminate domination of,
exploitation of, and discrimination against person, group, or class on the
basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, age,
marital status, political belief, religion, or mental or physical disability,”
NASW Code of Ethics (2008).
Kathy Boyd NASW-NC Chapter Director said, “Social workers are
expected to practice in a non-discriminatory way. Our NASW Code of
Ethics is the core of our profession and such discrimination is inherently
against our practice.” l
New Members.................................5
Practice Resource..................... .... ........10
President’s Message........................ 2
Legislative Update.......................... 6
Professional Development....... .... .........11
Executive Director’s Message..........3
Ethics in Practice............................ .7
Student Updates....................... .... ...12-13
Member Spotlight............................. 4
NASW-NC Chapter Updates........8-9
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May / June / July 2016 NASW-NC
Board of Directors
2015 – 2016
President
Sabrina Southern, MSW, LCSW
President Elect
Ryan Estes, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Vice President
Tanisha James, MSW, LCSW
Secretary
Amber Moodie-Dyer, MSW, PhD
Treasurer
Carolyn Craddock, LCSW, ACSW, LCAS
CNLI Chairperson
Gloria Cook, MSW
Undergraduate Student Representative
Stephanie Straughn, AA
Graduate Student Representative
Jasmin Ahuwalia, BS
Coastal District Representatives
1st Representative Vacant
2nd Representative Vacant
Central District Representatives
Matthew Mitchell, LCSWA, LCASA
Ashley Staton, MSW, LCSW
Piedmont District Representatives
Mary E. Stephens, Ed.D, MSW, ACSW
2nd Representative Vacant
South Piedmont District Representatives
Eric Tucker, MSW, LCSW
Ashley Shope, LCSW, LCAS, C-SWHC
Western District Representatives
Margaret Rose (MR) Hall, LCSWA, LCAS
Melissa Teague, BSW, MSW, LCSW
South Central District Representatives
Priscila Hilligus, MSW, LCSWA
2nd Representative Vacant
International District Representatives
Jakob Bakst, PhD, MSW, MS
2nd Representative Vacant
Delegates
Ryan Estes, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Kerry Graves, BSW, MSW, ABD/PhD
Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Georgianna Mack, MSW, LCSW
Sonyia Richardson, MSW, LCSW
Sabrina Southern, MSW, LCSW
Elaine Wiercioch, LCSW
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The North Carolina Social Worker Newsletter
From the President
NASW Modernization
By Sabrina Southern, MSW, LCSW
F
or the last two years, we on the NASW-NC
board have been walking a fine line. We have
supported our National association by engaging our national leadership in dialogues regarding
plans for our association’s modernization efforts,
while at the same time representing our membership’s democratic interests in their member driven
association. As I reported in November, a coalition of concerned presidents expressed serious concerns regarding the modernization planning process initiated
by the National Board’s decision to undertake the reorganization. As a member of
this coalition, I have continued in those ongoing discussions and maintained an
ongoing dialogue with our national office. While we have maintained a posture
of open and sincere dialogue, it has become apparent the coalition’s efforts were
being seen as obstructionist rather than a genuine concern on behalf of members’
democratic rights.
In early February, Chapter offices received a communication from the national
office warning that no NASW resources should be utilized to speak against the
actions of the National Board’s decisions regarding modernization. National has
determined that NASW resources include list-serves and websites. This memo effectively limits the Board’s ability to communicate, to you the member, what we
have deemed to be relevant information in this modernization effort. We need to
continue working in a way that is consistent with our code of ethics: advocating for
truth, the right of self-determination, social justice and an adherence to the law.
I love being a part of NASW. I appreciate the value of this association for our
profession as a whole. I have served on the NASW-NC board for 10 years. I have
watched it grow and have served in good times and lean, weathering association
changes and state legislated chaos. Throughout it all, I have been proud to be a
member of NASW. I remain proud of the unique structure of our association. By
paying one annual due, we effectively belong to two associations, one national and
one state. Both associations serve unique and necessary functions. I am proud of
our chapter’s ability to provide a higher level of service than other state chapters.
Through board participation, I have come to understand what a feat this has been.
Kathy Boyd, our Executive Director of 30 years, has grown this chapter from a
shoestring budget with no staff, to 5 full-time staff addressing members’ needs.
Our chapter provides mentoring internships, scholarships and awards to continue
mentoring future social work leaders. We have a full time lobbyist, statewide conferences and LPUs and the list goes on.
In fact, it can easily be said that our chapter’s most valuable benefit is our staff
which enables a full time legislative watch, membership and participation in 20+
coalitions; allowing our chapter to expand it’s relationships and impact legislative
outcomes. Our staff continues to create and develop conferences and new CE opportunities. Therefore, it should not take much imagination for members to imagine my disappointment, that as I step off the board at the end of my term, I am
leaving our state chapter in the midst of a dramatic reorganization of our professional association structure. These changes will impact our most valued resource:
our staff. The implementation details are still being worked on, which is one of
the primary concerns of the board and other concerned coalition members. Any
actions that impact our ability to maintain staff in a secure employment situation
will most certainly impact our ability to serve our membership. Moreover, this is
only the initial change, a very small part of a larger picture is still in development.
We are not now, nor have we ever, been against the effort to modernize
our association. Every organization needs to adapt and grow in order
to stay relevant. We are in support of many changes our national office intends to implement. They are long overdue and potentially very
powerful for our profession.
However, there are valid concerns by some leaders and concerned members that
the National Board’s vote on modernization, may have overstepped it’s authority
by making these drastic organizational changes without taking it to the Delegate
Assembly. They did not provide the Delegate Assembly the ability to consider and
vote on the proposed changes in dues structure via the new administrative fee,
NASW Modernization continued on Page 8
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The North Carolina Social Worker Newsletter
May / June / July 2016
From the
Executive Director
Change is Constant
By Kathy Boyd, ACSW, CMSW
T
he one thing that is always constant is
change, and NASW is no exception. In
case you had not heard, NASW is going
through a 2-3 year revitalization/modernization
which will change chapter and national structure
immensely. The goal is to ensure that we are a
members first, structurally sound organization that remains powerful and set for
the next 20 years. We want to support and advocate for members and the social
work profession more strongly than ever before, and ensure we are an organization
with the strength and ability to do so.
But change can be difficult and stressful. One of the strengths and joys of working
at the chapter level is that we can turn on a dime. We have always been able to
be flexible and adjust and have the ability to find our own unique answers to the
struggles of our local social workers. As we merge with our national office we
will lose some of our flexibility but the hope is that we will have more time and
resources to focus on members here in North Carolina.
So what is changing? As of July 1, 2016 the NASW-NC Chapter Board of Directors
will lose fiscal and human resources authority and become more of a program
board than governance board. Currently our board oversees and approves the
Chapter budget and oversees and has authority over staff salaries, benefits and
evaluation and hiring of the Chapter Director. Those responsibilities and the
authority (and what some see as power) that goes with it will now lie with the
national board and national office. Because of this, the chapter board structure
will undergo a bit of a change as there will no longer be a Treasurer position.
Also on July 1st all chapter staff will formally become national staff and all health
insurance and staff benefits and benefit providers will be selected and contracted
with by the national office. A new personnel manual is being written. Chapter
Directors will no longer be supervised or evaluated by the Chapter Board but
rather by a new National Associate Director in the national office, who is yet to be
hired. There will be a national structure for job descriptions and positions.
Chapters will no longer have a set of bylaws but rather a Chapter Charter, which
serves in many ways as an agreement and outline of expectations between the
chapter and national office. Beginning July 1st there will be a new chart of accounts
for finances, new budget reporting and bookkeeping structure. Financially, the
2016-17 year will be seen as a “bridge” year with July 1, 2017 being a transition
date after which all bookkeeping will be done at the national level. Chapter
investments will be moved to the national office with one national bank being
used for all Chapters.
Last but not least, all chapters will be “branded” with websites, letterhead and
templates that look similar to the national office and to one another.
These are obviously very big structural changes and represent a new way of doing
things for chapter staff. Many volunteer leaders and staff alike are obviously
nervous and teams of national and Chapter staff are working together on a weekly
basis as this transition unfolds.
Feedback from members is always welcomed and members who wish to
express their opinion may contact NASW-NC Chapter Director Kathy Boyd at
[email protected]
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NASW-NC
Chapter Staff
Kathy Boyd, ACSW, CMSW
Executive Director
[email protected]
Valerie Arendt, MSW, MPP
Associate Executive Director
[email protected]
Kay Castillo, BSW
Director of Advocacy,
Policy & Legislation
[email protected]
Hope Venetta
Director of Professional Development
[email protected]
Kristen Carter, QAS
Office Manager
[email protected]
Debbie Conner, MSW
Bookkeeper
Vacant
Membership Associate
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The North Carolina Social Worker Newsletter
Member Spotlight
NASW Social Work Month Multimedia Contest Winner
Sarah DeMaison, LCSW, MSW, MPA
C
ongratulations to NASW-NC member Sarah DeMaison for winning the National NASW
Social Work Month Multimedia Contest! Here is her winning photo entry:
I call this picture “Live Strong”. This is
my husband John Matthew “Matt” Beck:
survivor of childhood cancer. Optimistic
outlook on life. Always positive. Focused.
Zest for life. He lived in the moment.
My husband was diagnosed with Stage 4
stomach cancer (unrelated to the cancer
he had as a child) on July 10, 2015 and
passed away just 18 days later. Even at the end of life he stated, “I know
this will take my body, but this will never take my soul.”
When we were married on October 10, 2014 I bought him a shirt that
said, “Real Men Marry Social Workers.”
As a change agent, refusing to settle for what I was being told by a
hospital, refusing to settle for a particular hospital who never had a
treatment plan in place for my husband, I worked to have him airlifted
out of that hospital to another hospital in a different state.
I worked with the surgeon because no one else would speak up; not
even the family of my husband. There was not another social worker
to assist with the discharge; just the surgeon and myself to give my
husband a chance. I advocate and educate and I educated many people
in that particular hospital on how important it is to treat others, to care
for others. You never know when someone’s spouse might be a social
worker.
This is how I want him to be remembered. In this picture, it reminds
me and encourages me to continue to do what I do every.single.day. To
continue to speak up for those who are afraid; who are uncertain; who
are unsure of themselves. To ask questions. To not just “settle” for an answer in order for me to stop asking so many
questions.
Sarah DeMaison, LCSW, MSW, MPA is a mom to almost 6-year-old twins, an outreach professional for the ALS Association
of NC, she has a private practice (www.changewithinme.com) and does speaking engagements. In her “spare time”, she
is assists nonprofits with starting up and fundraising opportunities. Oh, and she’s strongly considering working toward
a PhD beginning in August 2016 (seriously, LOL). l
We Care About You: Social Work Wellness
By Eric Tucker, MSW, LCSW, PhD Candidate;
South Piedmont Distric Representative, NASW-NC Board of Directors
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ASW-NC has developed a position statement called:
“Social Work Wellness: Integration of Physical
Activity to Promote Health and Wellness among
Social Workers,” researched and written by NASW-NC
Board of Directors member Eric Tucker, MSW, LCSW, PhD
candidate with a call to increase physical activity and overall
wellness in social work programming.
Research suggests that social workers are at a higher risk
of work-related stress, burnout, and a lower quality of
life compared to the general population and other health
professionals. The primary mission of the profession calls
social workers to enhance the well-being of all people with
particular attention to basic needs and biopsychosocial
functioning of marginalized populations. While the field
has primarily focused on quality of care provided to
others within a social context, this paper will examine the
significance of social work wellness within the context of the
social work mission.
The purpose of this
position statement
is to advocate for
social workers to
increase physical
activity levels as
a viable, costeffective adjunct
intervention
for
the
promotion
of health and
wellness.
Check out the NASW-NC Social Work Wellness Postion
Statement and many additional resources on wellness, selfcare, burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic
stress and professional impariment: naswnc.site-ym.com/
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May / June / July 2016
Membership
Welcome New Members
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he North Carolina Chapter of NASW would like to welcome the following new members who joined during the months
of February, March and April! They have chosen to support their profession and advocate for social work values by
joining NASW. We hope that, as new members, you will take an active role with the Association by joining a committee,
attending a Board meeting, or participating in a Local Program Unit.
Coastal District (A)
Tammy Addessi
LaKendra Bryant
Angel Bunton
Lauren Charlot
Valerie Clay Boyce
Amber Eleogu
Alesha Harper
Demaine Hill
Sarah Mizelle
Jacqueline VaughnHeath
Ron Whicker
Central District (B)
Jennifer Bandzwolek
Laura Barkley
Yolonda Bledsoe
Marlee Cadwell
Sarah Chambers
Kayla Chatterton
Shivani Chudasama
Bethann Cleary
Tonya Combs
Elizabeth Coonse
Danielle Destiche
Lauren DeVan
Belincia Dickens
Katie Duffy
Katelyn Ehle
Justin Eldreth
Beth Embleton
Elvia Fajardo
Lorrie Fisher
Emily Foran
Stephanie Gans
Cara Gill
Sarah Godfrey
Anastasia Godwin
Michael Goodling
Jennifer Goodrich
Jennifer Graves
Katherine Harper
Maryanne Henderson
Laurel Hillen
Sydney Hines
Philip Hinman
Josh Hinson
Sara Hirsch
Caroline Holcomb
Ashlin Holland
Laura Hollis
Richard Hyman
Joelle Jacobs
Lina Jaramillo
Carla Johnson
Amanda Jones
Alexander Kamholz
Molly Kirkpatrick
Matthew Kreiner
Ashley Lasher
Dakena Lassiter
Russell Lawson
Aelisha Lee
Anita Little
Spencer London
Traci Lowder
Greta Martin
Emily McClernon
Donald McDonald
Tierney McNamara
Heather Monroe
Glodie Motanga
Lindsay Murphy
Erin Musson
Janet Mutahangarwa
Nancy Ngoma
Jennifer O’Brien
Kija Palmer
Derrell Pettiway
LaTonya Ridges
Hayat Shawwa
Lisa Stevens
Erin Sullivan
Kaitlyn Taylor
Julia Taylor
Margaret Usher
Graecie Vrchota
Araca Wadsworth
Karin Wannamaker
Earl Warren
Karen Wells
Tonya Wesley
Carolyn Western
Hillary Whitlock
Thomasina Williams
Amy Wood
Tracy Yellin
Piedmont District (C)
Cory Bates
Mary Alice Bowman
Jaleeza Brown
Rachel Butts
Nicole Felkel
Alexandria Fye
Jennifer Hambright
Justin Hefner
Dominique Hickman
Mary-Jacqueline Kersey
Erin Lawing
Karina Martinez
Jannifer Pastorick
Justine Post
Jodie Roberts
Debra Shields
Lynette Thompson
Elizabeth Woody
South Piedmont District (D)
Jessica Albright
Stephanie Allman
Dyana Bostian
Gerald Covington
April Edwards
Michael Ferguson
James Filler
Erin Franklin
Sharon Han
Elissa Harrell
Amy Heilman
Tynan Ipaye
Tina Jackson-McLendon
La’Tracia Jones
Sherri Jones
Christa Larkins
Blair Love
Chimere Neal
Jessica Newman
April Prout
Sandra Rettis
Janae’ Sellers
Amber Snyder
Natalie Tolbert
Bethany Tucker
Tiara Vinson
Western District (E)
Austin Blythe
Shaun Bryson
Madison Cantrell
Carrie Didlake
Jaime Dills
Joanna Earls
Melissa Freeman
Diana Glover
Belinda Grant
Natasha Harvey
Melissa Henson
Samantha Job
Mikal Lewis
Elizabeth Lingafeldt
Angela Pittman
Tanya Presha
Jacqueline Van Arnold
Cyndy Wallhausser
South Central
District (F)
Nicholas Bailey
Bria Bethea
Cassio Borges
Jenny Brooks
Tamu Brown
Amanda Bryant
Nekesha Burns
Heidi Chalflinch
Carly Chang
Regina Clark
Margarita Coleman
Victoria Cundiff
Carmen Davis
Margaret Dizon
Cynthia Ellis
Milton Evans
Renee Gates
Janvier Gholson-Williams
Justin Gibson
Monica Greene
Carolina Guzman
Briannea Hastie
Ebony Holmes
Leigh-Anne Hunnicutt
Hollianne Ibarra
Yazlyn Jacobs
Kayla Johnson
Deborah Jones
Karen Kaminski
Jenny Kobayashi
Amelia Letts
Leslie Lingo
Candice Locklear
Brittany Locklear
Wendolyn Lyons
Bridgette Mack
Gabrielle Marcoccia
Melissa Martin
Calvenia McDonald
Rachele McFarland
Wendeline McLain
Paula McLean
Angela McNenemen
Henrianne Mixon
Brittany Murray
Lindsey Pasko
Erianna Phillips
Kimberlee Pike
Irma Richards
Elizabeth Rigel
Hannah Roberts
Jason Robertson
Nausadis Sabrina
Stephanie Sampson
April Seabrooks
Laura Shepard
Cindy Sonnier
Karen Springfield
Gabrielle Wheat
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Legislative Update
Special Session, Short Session,
Another Primary Election?
By Kay Castillo, BSW; Director of Advocacy, Policy and Legislation, Registered Lobbyist
Y
ou may think you are
re-reading
our
last
advocacy update in the
previous newsletter, but rest
assured, you’re not! Since
our last update, we have had
another special session and
have gotten more information
on another primary election.
What we didn’t know at the time of the last newsletter,
however, is that legislators would return for another
special session in March! The actions taken during that
special session have made headlines all over the country
as companies refuse to expand business in our state,
performers are cancelling shows or donating proceeds to
help efforts to repeal House Bill 2, and states are refusing
travel to employees to our state. Read on to learn more
about House Bill 2 and other advocacy efforts being done at
the chapter office.
House Bill 2- It’s not just about bathrooms
House Bill 2, Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act,
was introduced and passed on March 23, 2016. The law
prohibits counties from passing local ordinances to protect
LGBT citizens in the workplace, raising minimum wage,
and requires citizens to use the restroom with the gender
assigned on their birth certificate. You can read NASW-NC’s
position on the law on page 1 of this newsletter and here:
http://bit.ly/NASWNCnoHB2. Further, we continue to
seek clarification on the rights of caregivers of the opposite
gender. While you may legally assist someone you are
caregiving for in the restroom as they need it, it is not clear if
you can bring this same person into the restroom while you
use the facilities. Want to get further involved with helping
to repeal this law? Join allies at the NC General Assembly
for an advocacy day on May 17th!
Primary Elections. Again.
That’s right, another primary election is headed to North
Carolina. Back in February, legislators convened for a
special session to discuss redistricting. After legislators
were ordered to redraw maps in two congressional districts
by a three-judge panel, legislators set a different election
date for the congressional primaries to give time for these
maps to be approved. These elections will be held on June 7,
2016. Find information about candidates running for office
during the primary and other information from the NC State
Board of Elections. There will be no runoff election for these
races so the candidates with the majority votes will win and
go on to the November General Elections regardless of how
close the votes may be.
Short Session
On April 25th, legislators returned to Raleigh for the 2016
Legislative Short Session. We anticipate this to actually be a
short session with a primary focus on adjusting the budget
and pushes to repeal House Bill 2. Be sure to sign up for
our social work specific action alerts, legislative updates
and to receive information on upcoming advocacy days
throughout the short session by visiting http://cqrcengage.
com/socialworkersnc
Other Items from NASW-NC Advocacy
NASW-NC has been hard at work this year. Not only have
we been preparing for the short session, but we have
been working with key stakeholders on a variety of issues
impacting the profession. It is important to us to advocate
for the social work profession and our clients on issues
around the state. Read the latest from NASW-NC at www.
naswnc.org:
•• Public comments to Health and Human Services on NC’s
Medicaid Reform Plan
•• Position on Occupational Licensing Boards which will
NOT be considered during the short session
•• Comments to the Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health
and Substance Abuse regarding priority items
•• Help with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina:
Resources for Providers and Clients
View NASW-NC’s weekly advocacy updates throughout the
legislative session on our blog at ncsocialwork.org! l
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Ethics in Practice
Provider Refusal of Clients:
Conscience, Competence, and Ethics
By Ravita T. Omabu Okafor, MSW, LCSW; NASW-NC Ethics Committee Chair
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ASW’s May 2011 Legal Issue of the Month (LIOM)
entitled, “Provider Refusal and Conscience Clause
Controversies” (found at www.
socialworkers.org/ldf/legal_issue/2011/052011.asp),
references the Michigan-based case Ward v. Wilbanks. This case
involves a counseling intern’s refusal to treat a gay client
based on her religious beliefs disapproving of homosexuality. In response to the intern’s decision, Eastern Michigan
University dismissed the student’s reported violation of the
American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Code of Ethics.
The LIOM states:
Ward’s legal complaint was dismissed on a summary
judgment motion and the court concluded that the student’s constitutional rights to free speech, freedom of religious belief and equal protection were not violated by
holding her to a secular, professional standard requiring
counselors not to categorically discriminate against an
entire class of clients.
This article cites related controversial legislation that either
promotes or denies a provider’s right to refuse to treat a client based on the provider’s religious beliefs. Historically,
conscience clauses have addressed birth control, artificial
insemination, abortion, human cloning, euthanasia, human
embryonic stem cell research, physician-assisted suicide,
sterilization, and other issues.
Given recent media coverage regarding rights for those
identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT),
the increased number of clients identifying as LGBT presenting for services, and the diversity of the social work profession, the likelihood that a client will contact a therapist
who feels unwilling and/or ill-equipped to support the client’s right to self-determination and to treat the client with
competence is high.
Social workers oftentimes refuse to provide services to
categorical populations (children, the elderly, clients with
certain mental health conditions, couples, etc.), without
criticism. What’s the difference between acceptable vs. unacceptable justifications? Some might say the social worker
declining services due to lack of expertise or unavailability
during after-school hours (for school-aged children) does
not practice discrimination. Many would consider them responsible professionals for adhering to NASW Code of Ethics Standard 1.04 (a), Competence:
Social workers should provide services and represent
themselves as competent only within the boundaries of
their education, training, license, certification, consultation received, supervised experience, or other relevant
professional experience.
In Ethical standards in social work: A review of the NASW
Code of Ethics (2006), Frederic Reamer provides generous
commentary on each standard. If you do not have this valuable reference in your library, please purchase it or borrow
it from the NASW-NC library. For this Standard 1.04 (a)
Reamer (2006) elaborates:
Social workers must be upright and clear in their claims
about their areas of competence and expertise to colleagues, potential employers, and the public at large.
They must not misrepresent their competence for selfserving purposes... Practitioners who have considerable
education and expertise related to substance abuse treatment should not claim expertise they do not have in other
clinical areas, such as treatment of eating disorders, just
as social workers who have not received formal training
in suicide prevention techniques should not provide this
service to clients. (p.37)
The May 2011 LIOM states:
NASW has long held the position that it is consistent
with social work professional values for individual social
workers to refuse to provide certain types of services due
to reasons of conscience; however, it has also stated the
expectation that clients be properly referred for services
elsewhere in those circumstances (NASW, 2009). Additionally, NASW has not supported the wholesale exclusion of services to an entire class of clients, an approach
which may be permitted by some of the state legislation
proposed in 2011. NASW respects diversity of many
types, including diversity of religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and others (NASW Code of Ethics,
Standard 1.05(c), 2.01 (b) 6.04); however, various freedoms and rights are subject to reasonable limitations and
religious expression does not automatically trump other
legitimate interests.
Accordingly, Standard 2.06 (a), Referral for Services, states:
Social workers should refer clients to other professionals
when the other professionals’ specialized knowledge or
expertise is needed to serve clients fully or when social
workers believe that they are not being effective or making reasonable progress with clients and that additional
service is required.
For this standard, Reamer (2006) elaborates:
In some circumstances a social worker and a client may
conclude that it would be best for the client to terminate
the relationship with the social worker and begin work
with another professional. This may occur when a client
does not seem to be making satisfactory progress with the
social worker or when the client’s needs require knowledge and skills outside the social worker’s area of expertise. (p. 122)
I understand Julea Ward (in Ward v. Wilbanks) planned
to become a high school guidance counselor. Given the expected number of LGBT students who might seek services, a
blanket refusal to serve this population would preclude her
from serving these students’ needs. Ward filed an appeal,
and the parties settled out of court.
Read details of Ward’s decision-making process and the official position of the American Counseling Association on
the Ward v. Wilbanks case: www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/ethics/ethical-implications.pdf?sfvrsn=2. In
this article, Kaplan (2014) address the following questions:
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NASW-NC Chapter Updates
30 Years as Executive Director of NASW-NC
Kathy Boyd, ACSW, CMSW
K
athy Boyd was hired as the Executive Director of the
North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of
Social Workers in 1986.
Kathy’s charge from the Board was to build bridges in the
community and to reach out to the membership. This was
quite a task as the membership and community elements
had been on the back burner for some time due to North
Carolina legislative issues.
During her tenure as Executive Director, Kathy has seen the
Chapter grow from 1,300 members, 1 staff and no equipment
in a rented office to over 5,000 members in North Carolina
and the addition of the International District, 5 full-time
and 2 part-time staff and ownership of the beautiful NASWNC office in Historic Oakwood in downtown Raleigh.
Kathy has led the association through many advances in
the social work profession, including mandated licensure,
passage of reimbursement laws and confidentiality statutes
for social workers. Kathy has also paved the way for new,
advanced areas of social work practice such as humananimal bond, disaster response social work, and integrated
care. Because of Kathy’s leadership, social work was the
first master level profession to gain direct enrollment in
Medicaid in North Carolina, and remains one of the only
master level professions allowed to provide for the first
exam during the involuntary commitment process.
Kathy has been dedicated to the social work profession, the
members of the North Carolina Chapter, and the NASWNC staff for thirty years. Her knowledge, experience and
commitment to the association is invaluable.
We thank you, Kathy, for helping the profession of social
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which has yet to be defined or capped. National has already
proposed and solicited feedback regarding a new Charter to replace the present bylaws, which solidifies chapter
functions and board functions. The national office is moving ahead with this plan despite the documented concerns.
Each step becomes more difficult and costly to undo.
Concerned members have spoken out, have petitioned for
a full membership meeting to allow for airing of concerns
and a broader member base being involved. This was scheduled then canceled by the national office. It has not been
rescheduled. In response to member’s efforts to slow the
process, the national office has restricted information sharing and made chapter staff, under the national office, the
gatekeepers to any information, which may appear contrary
to any national board announcements. As a board, we have
no access to membership other than through chapter staff.
This is not the way in which our founders envisioned our
system. If your leadership is not allowed to inform and engage membership in dialogue and information sharing, how
can we adequately represent the membership in matters of
concern or disagreement?
Here is where it gets tricky for me. I love our professional association and I love that we have a national and state chapter. We would not be where we are today without both. I do
not want our members to waiver in their consider-
ation of becoming or maintaining membership. We
have a stronger voice when we speak as one. Speaking as
one does not mean we all agree.
We are agents of change, we know the dynamics well and
know the power and value of free and open dialogue. Growth
can be uncomfortable and there will be painful moments in
this process. It is in the difficult moments our true character
comes through as individuals and as an association. Tough
times may make it more difficult to abide by our values and
ethics but they should not be discarded. It saddens me that
our own professional association cannot trust the process to
work, by honoring its own members with open and honest
truths. As members, we need to remind them.
It does appear that modernization efforts will be initiated
July 1, 2016. There are also ongoing efforts to intercede in
those efforts on behalf of members to reinstitute the authorities of the Delegate Assembly. As a voting member, take
time to educate yourself on this issue. For members wanting more information regarding the history of the Delegate
Assembly process, it’s current relationship to the issue of
modernization, and the ongoing efforts to slow the modernization process to allow for more meaningful member input,
visit www.concernedmembersunited.com.
It has been an honor to serve on this board and I am looking
forward to new opportunities to give back to the profession
that has so richly rewarded me. l
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NASW-NC Chapter Updates
NASW-NC Board of Directors Meeting
By Kathy Boyd, ACSW, CMSW; Executive Director
T
he NASW-NC Chapter Board of Directors met on
Saturday, April 2, 2016 in the NASW-NC Chapter
office for a regularly scheduled board meeting. The
main topic of discussion were the changes that the national
board voted on in June 2015 and the concerns about how
they might impact members, staff and the North Carolina
Chapter. The board also reviewed and discussed the draft
Charter that replaces the chapter bylaws and voted on
making the few changes that chapters are allowed to make
within the Charter.
The following actions were taken:
•• “I move to amend the meeting minutes from 02/06/16
meeting to reflect that Amber Moody-Dyer appointment
to Secretary Elect position to be effective as of the meeting
date 2/06/16.” Motion made by Jasmin Ahluwalia with a
second by Priscila Hilligus. Motion carried.
•• “I move to amend the meeting minutes from the 02/06/16
meeting to reflect that Ryan Estes’ appointment to
Secretary position was to be effective as of the meeting
date, 02/06/16.” Motion made by Priscila Hilligus with a
second by Carolyn Craddock. Motion carried.
•• “I move to approve the minutes from the 02/06/16
BOD meeting as amended on 4/02/16.” Motion made
by Priscila Hilligus with a second by Carolyn Craddock.
Motion carried.
•• “I move to accept the budget dated July 1, 2015 to
February 29, 2016 and the balance sheet as of 2/29/16
as presented.” Motion made by Jasmin Ahluwalia with a
second by S. Ryan Estes. Motion carried.
•• “I move that we propose for the draft Standard Charter
for NASW that NASW-NC will accept the Executive
structure with two Vice Presidents, if and when ratified
by national.” Motion made by S. Ryan Estes with a
second by Matthew Mitchell. Motion carried.
•• “I move that we propose for the draft national Charter
for NASW that NASW-NC will maintain the board
structure with two year terms for the Board of Directors
members.” Motion made by Priscila Hilligus with a
second by Tanisha James. Motion carried.
•• “I move that we propose for the draft standard charter
for NASW that NASW-NC will accept seven additional
board members elected to represent the Chapter’s
geographical units to include international reps as
defined in Article IX and 7 additional board members
serving as at-large members.” Motion made by Jasmin
Ahluwalia with a second by Ashley Shope. Motion carried.
The board will have its next meeting in the chapter office
on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Board meetings are open to
members and anyone wanting to attend should email
Chapter Executive Director Kathy Boyd at [email protected]
naswnc.org. l
Ethics in Practice continued from Page 7
3. Pope, K.S., & Tabachnick, B.G. (1993). Therapists’
anger, hate, fear, and sexual feelings: National survey
of therapist responses, client characteristics, critical
events, formal complaints, and training. Professional
Psychology: Research and Practice, 24, 142-152. Available at www.kspope.com/therapistas/fear1.php.
Should you encounter an ethical dilemma regarding service
provision, review the Code, seek consultation, and make responsible decisions. Remember Standard 4.02, Discrimination:
Social workers should not practice, condone, facilitate, or
collaborate with any form of discrimination on the basis
of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, or
mental or physical disability.
1. Is it permissible to deny counseling services to a homosexual client on the basis of a counselor’s values?
2. Can counselors make referrals at any time they wish to
do so?
3. When is a client a client?
Read the article with colleagues, consider ways NASW’s
Code of Ethics is both similar to and different from the
American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics, and discuss why you find Kaplan’s assertions compatible or incompatible with ethical practice.
For even more discussion, access the following resources:
1. Frederic Reamer submits ethics articles to Social Work
Today. By visiting socialworktoday.com and clicking on
“Eye on Ethics,” you can review the following articles:
a. “Terminating Services,” May/June 2006
b. “The Perils of Countertransference,” October 2011
2. The American Psychological Task Force prepared a report on “Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual
Orientation found at www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/
therapeutic-response.pdf:
The American Psychological Association Task Force on
Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation conducted a systematic review of the peer-reviewed
journal literature on sexual orientation change efforts
(SOCE) and concluded that efforts to change sexual orientation are unlikely to be successful and involve some
risk of harm, contrary to the claims of SOCE practitioners and advocates.
To access NASW-NC’s Chapter Ethics Committee’s consultation service,
please email [email protected] Please note that this service is free
only to NASW-NC members with questions about cases in which they have
direct involvement.
References:
Kaplan, D.M. (2014). Ethical implications of a critical legal case for the
counseling profession: Ward v. Wilbanks. Journal of Counseling and Development, 92, 142-146.
National Association of Social Workers. (2008). NASW code of ethics.
Washington, DC.
Pope, K.S. & Tabachnick, B.G. (1993). Therapists’ anger, hate, fear, and
sexual feelings: National survey of therapist responses, client characteristics, critical events, formal complaints, and training. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 24, 142-152.
Reamer, F.G. (2006). Ethical standards in social work: A review of the
NASW code of ethics. (2nd edition). Baltimore, MD: NASW Press. l
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Practice Resource
Recovery and Psychosis: A New Paradigm of Treatment for
Individuals with Schizophrenia
Submitted by Carolyn Craddock, LCSW, ACSW, LCAS
W
hat does recovery in the brain look like? New
research into the treatment of Schizophrenia
Spectrum Disorders is re-vitalizing our approach
to treating these potentially and historically debilitating
disorders. The focus of this new research is known as
“first episode psychosis” and the outcomes have been so
encouraging that there is a national effort to train teams
in this new treatment model called Coordinated Specialty
Care.
In October 2015, the American Journal of Psychiatry
published a report regarding this NIMH funded research
on schizophrenia. Interestingly, the findings and
recommendations mirror what has been offered in other
countries for at least a decade. Basically, what has been
discovered is that if we treat young people quickly and
vigorously with medication, psychoeducation, family
support and therapy—and assist them with staying involved
in life—they have a much higher likelihood of successful
outcomes. In this treatment approach, successful outcomes
are such achievements as competitive employment,
pursuing education, or attaining other life goals.
With schizophrenia, the onset of symptoms is typically
between the ages of 15-30 (with most in their late teens and
early twenties). The more active or “positive” symptoms of
psychosis, such as hallucinations, can be effectively treated
with medication in most cases. It is critical to start these
young folks with low dose anti-psychotics with vigilant
monitoring of side effects that have historically been a
major reason why individuals stop taking them.
Historically, the “negative” symptoms related to
schizophrenia can gain traction. These include significant
social and emotional withdrawal, lack of executive
(planning/organizing) functions, and possible eventual
loss of personality. Many of us have met people who have
experienced schizophrenia whose lives seem to consist
solely of sleeping, sitting or pacing, walking and going to the
doctor. Some of these individuals who have been identified
as “severe and persistent mentally ill” are experiencing
homelessness and go in and out of hospitals or jails. This
quality of life is quite low and level of disability quite high. It
is precisely this historical level of debilitation that the “first
episode” programs are attempting to prevent or mitigate. By
intervening early, and empowering individuals and families
with education—as well as dispelling stigma—people do
not have to be relegated to a life of disability. In fact, the
life trajectory can really be altered. These young people are
encouraged to identify their dreams, to stay in school or
the workforce—even if they experience some symptoms—
and we help them develop ways to cope. By keeping these
individuals on their developmental trajectory, we hope to
create a path where the illness is only one facet of their lives.
So what is SHORE?
Supporting
Hope
Opportunities
Recovery
and
Empowerment (SHORE) is a first-episode psychosis
treatment program provided by RHA Health Services
in Wilmington. We are one of three programs in North
Carolina: OASIS, the original program at UNC Chapel Hill
and OASIS Wake which has also started services in the last
year. Our SHORE team consists of a team lead, a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker, who also serves as primary clinician,
an additional part-time clinician, a Supportive Employment
Education Specialist (SEES), a Peer Support Specialist, a
part-time registered nurse and a part-time psychiatrist.
But what exactly does SHORE do?
We employ a recovery-oriented treatment approach that is
both office and community based. We focus initially to engage
individuals, who may have significant fear or apprehension
to begin services. We also employ the language used by the
individual to identify the symptoms and not necessarily the
often stigmatized label of schizophrenia. The individual
meets weekly, or more often if deemed necessary, with their
primary clinician and with the psychiatrist. The individual
also begins working with the SEES and Peer Support
Specialist, with early focus placed on goal-setting to create
purpose and meaning. As the more acute treatment phase
passes and individuals begin to feel better, they are seen
less frequently by the psychiatrist and possibly therapist
and more by the community based SEES and Peer Support
Specialist. In the next phase, a greater focus for work and/or
school and community involvement becomes the priority.
Individuals are encouraged to attend group therapy, social
activities and stay involved in the family support program.
One of our individuals described her experience with
SHORE stating, “I feel like it just gives me a really strong
support system and I’ve been feeling overall better about
my wellness and my stress levels have gone down. My
medications have really helped me too.”
SHORE enrolled our first individual in March 2015. We
now have 35 people enrolled. In one year, we have already
started to see positive outcomes described in the research.
Folks are achieving their personal goals. Based on feedback
from the individuals and their families, SHORE is seeing a
significant reduction in hospitalizations and ER visits.
•• 88% reduction in hospitalizations
•• 78% reduction in ER visits
•• 59% enrolled in school/employed-compared to 26%
•• 70% positive symptoms improvement
•• 70% negative symptoms improvement
In addition, SHORE has begun exploring the use of
technology to incorporate self-help apps into the recovery
process. These apps are enriching the delivery of therapeutic
interventions including but not limited to coping strategies,
goal-setting, and processing about psychotic experiences.
Individuals are reporting that iPads are helping with
obtaining vocational and academic goals, increasing social
interactions, as well as coping with psychotic symptoms
(i.e. guided relaxation exercises).
If you have any questions about SHORE, or about firstepisode psychosis treatment, please don’t hesitate to
contact us in Wilmington at 910-332-7734. If you liked
what you’ve read, come visit us at the NASW-NC Clinical
Institute Training at Wrightsville Beach.
SHORE Team: Catherine McCall, MD; Heather Hughes,
LCSW and Lead; Carolyn Craddock, LCSW and Clinical
Coordinator; Tiara Tate, clinician; Demetria Gaines, SEES;
Stephanie Murray-Block, Peer Support Specialist; and
Aimee Fowler, RN. l
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Professional Development
NASW-NC Conference FAQs
By Hope Venetta, Director of Professional Development
N
ASW-NC is excited to provide
seven conferences a year for
social workers to be able to
receive continuing education and
networking opportunities across
North Carolina. We receive several
recurring questions about our
conferences. Here are a few of the
most frequently asked questions about conferences:
Registration
Q: Can you take my registration over the phone?
•• Payment must accompany registration so, if you are an
individual paying by check, we would not be able to take
your registration over the phone. If your organization is
paying by check, please see the next question.
•• With credit card payments, for your protection, we do not
take registrations over the phone.
Q: Can I register now and have my company send a check
later?
•• We understand that many organizations have a lengthy
check requisition process. Members are welcome to
contact the Director of Professional Development to set
up an arrangement. This is a member only benefit.
Q: My organization/university is sending a group of people.
How can we register everyone?
•• If your organization needs to register a group and pay
with a check, please contact the Director of Professional
Development: [email protected]
Q: Can I register a group online?
•• Yes! If you are paying with a credit card, there is an option
to register a group with our online system.
•• If you are registering more than 5 people, please contact
the Director of Professional Development for special
instructions in order to receive a group discount.
Reduced Rates
Q: Is there a discount for students/unemployed/retired
social workers?
•• Yes! If you are an NASW-NC member, there are reduced
rates for the Fall Conference. The other conferences do
not have discounts.
Q: Are scholarships available for NASW-NC Conferences?
•• Yes! If you are a current member and graduated from
a BSW or MSW program in the last three years, you
are eligible to apply for the NASW-NC Conference
Scholarship. The Conference Scholarship covers the
registration fee and provides a small travel stipend for up
to two members at each of our NASW-NC conferences.
For more information, please visit our website.
Cancellations/Refunds
Q: I have to cancel, can my registration fee be transferred to
a future conference?
•• Not at this time, but you can tranfer your registration to
another person.
Q: Can I get a full refund?
•• From the moment a person registers for an NASW-NC
conference, the staff makes plans to accommodate them.
If that person cancels, there has already been staff time
and NASW-NC resources spent to prepare for that person
to attend. So, each of our conferences has a cancellation
fee to cover the resources spent in anticipation of the
registrant’s attendance. Because of this, NASW-NC does
not typically give full refunds.
Q: Can I attend and pay for only part of the conference?
•• At this time, NASW-NC does not offer partial registration.
Overnight Accommodations
Q: The hotel block is full, what do I do?
•• NASW-NC may have negotiated a discounted overnight
accommodation rate with a nearby hotel. That information
will be on the conference website. If not, attendees are
welcome to do a Google search for the local Convention
and Visitors Bureau for ideas on where to stay.
Special Needs
Q: I have special needs as outlined by ADA. Can you
accommodate me?
•• If you require special accommodations, please provide an
emailed request to [email protected] along with a
completed registration form at least 3 weeks prior to the
date of the conference. NASW-NC will make every effort
to make the accommodations.
Check out many more answers to your important conference
and continuing education questions at www.naswnc.org/
page/ConferenceFAQs! l
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Student Updates
2016 NASW-NC Toby Brown Award Winner
Chase Holleman, BSW Student
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
By Lisa Jester, NASW-NC Intern;
Edited from Award Application
Toby Brown Award continued from Page 1
and currently serves as an Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador.
During his Introduction to Social Work course at UNCG,
Chase met another social work student that inspired him
to become the leader he is today. He said” I started attending every executive board meeting, searching to understand
as much as I could about leading an organization with an
emphasis on social work values.” He soon became a member of NASW and attended NASW-NC’s fall conference in
Asheville, North Carolina. Chase says his passion for social
work advocacy was solidified at the conference after hearing NASW’s Kay Castillo speak about her contributions to
NASW and the field of social work. Chase said of the conference: “I realized how important continuing education is
and how valuable NASW is for hosting these kinds of opportunities.”
Chase attended several workshops while at the conference,
but one workshop stood out to him. It was a workshop on
the triad of relationships between substance use, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Chase
said the workshop inspired him to ask the presenter for his
material, and permission to present it to his colleagues at
UNCG, which he did later that year.
In the spring of 2015, Chase was elected by his peers to be
the President of the Student Social Work Organization.
Since that time he says: “I have worked diligently to provide
as many support and networking opportunities as possible
for other social work students.” A fellow student leader says
of Chase: “As President, he is a strong and effective leader.
He has demonstrated courage, creativity, confidence, and
enthusiasm when it comes to leading the executive officers
and executing organizational events.”
In 2015, Mr. Holleman established the first Student Recovery Alliance at UNCG to serve students in recovery. He said,
“My collegiate recovery program has empowered me to become involved on campus, in student groups and academic
groups. Now that I feel like I am a part of the university, it
has enabled me to become a leader on campus and a servant
to the school.”
UNCG Jefferson Pilot Excellence Professor Dr. Robert
Wineburg said, “Chase has become a star who is fully engaged. He truly understands that if he wants to lead in the
macro or micro levels of social work, which is in the treatment of substance use disorders, grant writing is a skill that
is useful to all areas of practice.”
Mr. Holleman’s current social work field internship is with
Caring Services, Inc. in High Point, NC. Caring Services,
Inc. is a transitional housing and treatment program for low
or no income substance users seeking recovery. There, Mr.
Holleman contributes by being involved in client advocacy,
group facilitation and resource brokering.
Mr. Holleman says of his placement, “Being here has broad-
Chase (center) speaking on a panel at UNC Wilmington’s Collegiate
Recovery “Celebration of Recovery” event. Photo courtesy of
The Huffington Post.
ened my knowledge of recovery and substance use in infinite ways. Not only has my supervision and teamwork with
co-workers developed me as a student, but the diverse clients we serve have helped shape me into a better agent of
social change.”
Mr. Holleman chose social work as a profession because
his mother suffers from late-stage Alzheimer’s Disease. He
has participated as an Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador
since 2013 organizing and facilitating community events
and has met with lawmakers in North Carolina and Washington, D.C. to address Alzheimer’s Disease.
In 2016 Mr. Holleman was chosen to receive the School of
Health and Human Sciences’ Student Excellence Award, a
prestigious and competitive award. Mr. Holleman was also
awarded the University Student Excellence award; the highest academic honor given at UNCG.
In May of 2016, Chase will graduate with his BSW and will
pursue his Master of Social Work at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
To support the Toby Brown Award/Fund please donate today at www.naswnc.org. l
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Student Updates
Student Liaison Program
Leadership Opportunities
Across the State
By Valerie Arendt, MSW, MPP
D
uring the 2015-2016 academic year, NASW-NC had
the privilege of leading 33 Student Liaisons from 17
BSW programs and all 12 MSW programs in North
Carolina.
The NASW-NC Student Liaison Program identifies a NASW
student member from each level of social work education
in North Carolina who will serve as a link between their
respective program and NASW-NC. The Student Liaisons
provide updates from their programs and share valuable
membership information with fellow students and faculty
in their college or university.
This year, we were excited to hold our first Student Liaison
Orientation and Leadership Training at the NASW-NC office in Raleigh.
Since the start of the Student Liaison Program in 2010,
NASW-NC has seen an increase in student membership.
From 2009, the year before the initiative, until 2016, NASW
student membership in North Carolina has increased by
over 500 members! The bulk of this dramatic increase can
be credited to the Student Liaison Program. The Student
Liaisons are a crucial part of NASW-NC student member
recruitment by educating students and faculty members
about the advocacy efforts and benefits NASW-NC provides
its members.
Interested in becoming a Student Liaison for your social
work program for the 2016-2017 academic year? Contact
Valerie Arendt at [email protected] l
From top: Johnson C. Smith University BSW Students hosted a Social Work Tea Luncheon during Social Work Month for students and alumni;
students and faculty promoting the Social Work major at Meredith College; and the Student Liaisons from the 2016 Liaison Orientation, left to right:
Front row: Jenna Horgan, Eboni Moran, Whitney Shaw, Ashley Harris, Diana Douangdara, Dani Destiche, Marlee Cadwell and Michelle Beers;
Back Row: Carlos Swan, Lisa Jester, Carla Mullins, Kristen Hill, Johnathan Brunson and Marlon Nolen.
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REALIZE THE
POSSIBILITIES
The University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill School of Social Work
The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work is one
of the nation’s leaders in social work research and
education, and is ranked among the top five schools
of social work in the country. We offer three MSW
Program options and a Doctoral Program:
1
1-Year Advanced Standing
MSW Program
Enables students with an accredited BSW
degree to earn an MSW degree in just 12
months. Program begins each May in
Chapel Hill.
2
2-Year and 3-Year MSW Programs
3
Ph.D. Program
Complete your MSW in Chapel Hill with
our 2-year or 3-year program. We also
have a satellite location in Winston-Salem
which offers a 3-year program.
Prepares students to become leaders in
research on innovative social intervention,
scholarship and social work education.
For information session dates,
please visit:
ssw.unc.edu/admissions
(919) 843-6284 • Email: [email protected]
325 Pittsboro St. • Campus Box #3550
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550
ssw.unc.edu
Follow us on social media:
facebook.com/UNCSSW
twitter.com/UNC_SSW
Subscribe to our newsletter:
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College of
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A leader in social work education and research, East Carolina University prides itself
on educating students for knowledgeable and competent practice. We encourage the
development of high standards of personal and professional achievement, and instill an
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Our nationally recognized faculty utilize traditional, hands-on, and experimental educational
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North Carolina Chapter
PO Box 27582
Raleigh, NC 27611-7582
Nonprofit Org.
U.S. Postage
PAI D
Raleigh, NC
Permit No. 816
800.280.6207
www.naswnc.org
NASW-NC
Conferences
May 21, 2016
NASW North Carolina’s
Essentials of
Private Practice
LCSW Exam Prep Session
Raleigh, NC
June 6-8, 2016
Clinical Supervision
Certificate Training
Winston-Salem, NC
August 20, 2016
Essentials of Private Practice
Raleigh, NC
November 18-20, 2016
Annual Fall Conference
Asheville, NC
www.naswnc.org
August 20, 2016
Raleigh, NC
Registration begins June 2016 at www.naswnc.org
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