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Questions about licensure? 

The North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners is responsible for licensing social workers in the state of North Dakota. Visit their website for more information. 


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Stay updated on all things Interstate Licensure Compact and removal of the ASWB Exam for Social Work Licensure on our Advocacy Page.


COVID-19 Tests


The Biden administration said it is offering another round of free at-home COVID tests to U.S. households after the holiday season, when more people have gathered indoors and the virus typically spreads at higher levels. Use COVIDtests.gov to request four free tests per household.

Order here: https://www.covid.gov/tools-and-resources/resources/tests

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NASW-ND opposes the use of the ASWB social work licensure exam at all levels and recommends using graduation from a BSW and MSW accredited program as an adequate measure of competency for obtaining a LBSW and LMSW license. NASW-ND looks forward to partnering with the NDBSWE to discuss options for measuring social work competency at the clinical licensure level."

READ FULL STATEMENT HERE



How to Run for Office in North Dakota

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Before You Run

1. Find out more about running for officeSpeak with people who have run before to learn about what it's like to campaign. You can even email your elected officials and ask them what it was like when they ran.

2. Make sure you qualifyFind the qualifications on the the state's resource page.

3. Review the state's candidate pageThe candidate page has all the information you need to know to run for office, including the voting & election laws, the election calendar, and the paperwork you need to file.

If you are considering running for a partisan office, like state legislature or governor, start by reaching out to your political party, so they can help you through the process.


LEARN MORE AT ND LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS WEBPAGE


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Calling all Students!

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Giving Tuesday


This Giving Tuesday, consider sponsoring a student for NASW membership. NASW-ND has students on waitlists, wishing for sponsorship. 

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Virtual Book Club 

NASW-ND participates in a virtual book club to earn continuing education credit. Past book selections have included Dare to Lead by Brené Brown, So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, and Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane.

* No more than ten (10) contact hours may be completed by independent learning per licensure cycle.

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NASW-ND is looking for Board members!

Do you want to make a difference for social workers in North Dakota and beyond? Do you have expertise in a particular method or field of social work practice? Do you have a unique perspective that you believe is under-represented? Joining the NASW-North Dakota Chapter Board of Directors is a great way to implement change, share your knowledge, and voice your opinions! Consider getting involved in your professional association, or nominating a colleague for a leadership position.

  

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Open positions and term lengths for the upcoming election appear below: 

Interested in learning more about the board and board position responsibilities? Click the links above to see the position descriptions. Each position assumes a 5-hour monthly time commitment. 

As an organization made up and driven by the support of our members, we hope you will consider getting involved in your professional association! 

*Must be a NASW-ND member to be considered.

Apply here


The Transformative Power of Mentorship


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Written by NASW-ND Board Members Stephanie Schramm-Little, LMSW (left) and Elizabeth Muralt, BSW Student (right)

As we honor Social Work Month, it's paramount to recognize the transformative power of mentorship in shaping the trajectory of social work professionals. Mentorship, both from the perspectives of mentors and mentees, stands as a cornerstone in cultivating compassionate, skilled, and socially conscious practitioners who are poised to effect meaningful change in communities worldwide.

From the Mentor's Perspective:

Mentoring in social work transcends mere duty; it embodies a noble calling to guide and inspire the next generation. Mentors serve as stewards of knowledge, sharing experiences and nurturing skills to empower students to become adept professionals dedicated to serving communities in need. Mentorship is pivotal in cultivating future leaders in social work, instilling values of compassion, empathy, and social justice. However, the mentorship gap remains a pressing issue, necessitating adequate support and recognition to enable mentors to fully engage in guiding their mentees.

Read the full article about mentor Stephanie Little's (NASW-ND Board Member) and mentee Elizabeth Muralt's (NASW-ND Board Student Member) experience with mentorship HERE.


Just Announced!

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2024 NASW CHAPTERS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: EMPOWERING SOCIAL WORKERS

Hosted by: NASW-Illinois, Nevada, and North Dakota Chapters

Dates: Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8, 2024

Call for Presenter is open!

The call for presentations for this year's conference is OPEN! We-re looking for 60-minute presentations on a diverse array of topics including (but not limited to) cultural competency and implicit bias as it affects the social work profession, Preference will be given to dynamic presenters whose presentation are creative, interactive, and audience-engaged. All presentations must fulfill requirements for social work continuing education and should lead participants through discussions and peer-sharing about topics related to social work practice.

Click here to submit a proposal.

DEADLINE: 9am Central Time on Wednesday, May 1, 2024



CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Registration: Conference registration will be available in August 2024.

Schedule and Classes:  Complete conference schedule and classes will be announced in August 2024.

Advertise: Promote your organization in our exhibit hall, the conference marketing brochure, or co-sponsorship! click here to be notified when those options are announced.

COVID-19 Resources

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NASW has been working on multiple fronts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure access to services, such as teletherapy. Social workers are in a unique position to promote disease prevention efforts.

Get COVID-19 resources for social workers

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Increasing Access to Neuroaffirmative Autism and ADHD Assessment

Date: Apr 17, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Zoom

Join the NASW-NV for this 1 hour course on demystifying the test psychologist's process for the evaluation of autism and ADHD. Participants will learn the available assessments, qualifications and considerations used.

Speaker: Darlene Sousa, LEP

Cost: 1 CC CEU / $15 Nonmember / $10 NASW Member

REGISTER HERE

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Fundamentals of Individual Clinical Social Work Supervision

Date: Apr 24, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

Zoom

This course is aimed at new and experienced supervisors and will cover what all supervisors need to know in order to engage most effectively, legally, and ethically with their supervisees. Speaker: Natalie K. Holzman, LCSW

Cost: 4 CEUs / $100 Nonmember / $60 NASW Member

REGISTER HERE

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We Stand for Social Justice

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NASW is committed to ending racism through public education, social justice advocacy and professional training.
Learn about NASW's national social justice activities

NASW-ND is committed to social justice for all and to ending racism. We are mobilized and increasing our efforts in the face of America's racism pandemic.
Read NASW-ND's Statement

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Complimentary resources, webinars and CEUs available.

The North Dakota Chapter is joining NASW’s national Connect to End COVID-19 effort, a CDC-funded initiative to support social workers and their clients in informed vaccine decision-making. 

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