NASW-ND Chapter Updates

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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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What are you grateful for?

NASW-ND introduced a gratitude jar at the LBGTQIA2S+ Summit and the networking events. We are now extending the practice to members! As social workers, self-care is often pushed aside but this month we challenge you to join us in practicing gratitude. Share what you are grateful for throughout the month so we can build, share, and provide an example of gratitude in practice!

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NASW-ND hosted in-person networking events in Bismarck and Grand Forks. Unfortunately, limited photos were taken but fortunately, the attendees were bright and conversation was lively. Thank you to all of the members and nonmembers in attendance. What a wonderful way to celebrate the profession and round out the conference.

NASW-ND Board of Directors Meeting


On Saturday, November 4, the NASW-ND Board of Directors hosted an in-person board meeting at Archives in Grand Forks. This was the first in-person meeting since COVID. About half of the board met in person while the other half attended virtually. 

In addition to celebrating another successful conference, the board discussed NASW-ND priorities, the ASWB test, and the social work licensure compact. 

The board voted to create a statement regarding NASW-ND's position on the ASWB test. This statement will be released to members in an upcoming email. Please keep your eyes out for this information.

Members in the News!

NASW-ND celebrates it's members who are using their social work platforms to build better spaces in North Dakota.

    • Carenlee was the principal investigator for the UND Department of Social Work's second five-year grant to reduce the disproportionate placement of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children away from their families and communities and to improve child welfare outcomes for Native children and families. Great work, Carenlee!
    • Senator Mathern wrote a response to comments made at a recent Fargo Police Advisory and Oversight Board meetings, recommending a new approach to behavioral healthcare. Thank you for your advocacy, Senator Mathern!
    • Amy was nominated for the 2023 Andrus Award for her fierce commitment to and volunteerism with the ND League of Women Voters. Proud of you, Amy!

If you have a story or article to share, please share with the chapter for the opportunity to be recognized!

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Are you graduating in December?

We have graduation cords!

If you are a NASW member graduating in December, email us! We want to celebrate with you with a NASW graduation cord and vital post-graduation resources. We can be reached at info.naswnd@socialworkers.org.


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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2023 Chapters Conference Concluded


What happened at the 2023 Chapters Conference? 
The 2023 Chapters Conference concluded on November 3rd with both the conference and coinciding networking events being an absolute hit. See below for some statistics on the conference:

Conference statistics:

  • Over 550 social workers attended the conference
  • Social workers joined from 18 states
  • 17 esteemed speakers presented
  • 14 wide-ranging educational events were offered 
  • Up to 11 CEUs were earned
  • 8 staff (interns included) supported the conference
  • 3 state chapters (North Dakota, Illinois, and Nevada) organized the conference
  • 2 days of learning
  • 1 impactful event

A shout out to the Conference Committee Chair, Lilisa Reese, and the committee for their efforts in building and promoting the conference. Committee members include Stephanie Schramm-Little, Craig Burns, and Luke Walz. 

An additional shout out to our North Dakota sponsor of the NASW Chapters Conference: the .

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Thank you for your consistent support!

Additionally, thank you to our North Dakota presenters! Your knowledge was invaluable to the sucess of the conference.

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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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Clinical Social Work Supervision II: Discussion of Supervisory Issues in Practice

Clinical Social Work Supervision II: Discussion of Supervisory Issues in Practice
Date: Monday, November 27, 2023, from 8:00am to 11:00am Central Time (CST) (6:00am - 9:00am PST)
Presenter: Natalie K. Holzman, LCSW
Description: This workshop will provide an opportunity to consider some of the elements presented in the Fundamentals of Individual Clinical Social Work Supervision course. The format will be entirely discussion-based using practice-related vignettes based on issues and questions raised in advance by the participants. These issues may include everyday as well as challenging supervisory experiences. There will also be some time dedicated for additional questions and concerns.  When you register, expect to contribute a brief (disguised) supervisory question/issue/experience which may be shared during the workshop in the form of a discussion question. (The organizer will combine/select the submissions.) The expectation is that everyone will contribute, the discussions will focus on issues of interest to the participants, and we will help each other enhance our supervisory expertise.
CEUs: 3.0 / $75 Nonmember / $45 NASW Member
Virtual Platform: Zoom


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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


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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