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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

statement aswb

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



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





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Volunteer with the League of Women Voters of North Dakota!

The League of Women Voters of North Dakota is coordinating a nonpartisan statewide election observation program for the June 11, 2024 State Primary. Volunteers can sign up for a shift, observe at a polling site, and report their observations afterward via an online form. Volunteers will receive training and materials beforehand. Anyone can serve as an observer in North Dakota except a candidate whose name is on the ballot.
There were so many polling sites in Fargo-West Fargo and BisMan that they have their own signup links: Sign up for Fargo-West Fargo or Sign up for Bismarck-Mandan
If you have questions, contact the North Dakota League at nodakLWV@gmail.com. Thank you for being part of the election process and helping provide an overview of voter experiences!


VOTE 411

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About VOTE411

Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a one-stop shop for nationwide election-related information.

In 2020, the League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley published a voter guide on VOTE411 covering Cass County candidates and some state-level races for the General Election.

In 2022, the League of Women Voters of North Dakota published a statewide voter guide covering all the statewide ballot measures and candidates in the state, which included 2,000+ candidates in the State Primary and 700+ in the General Election.




2024 NASW Chapters Virtual Conference:
Empowering Social Workers

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

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


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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Understanding and Supporting Clients after Abortions: A Training for Social Workers

Date: May 14, 2024,

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Zoom

Description: This course will teach you foundational information to working with clients who have had abortions. Including the relationships between abortions, mental health and emotions, and a framework to understand client experiences.

Speaker: Rachel L. Dyer, MS

Cost: 2 CEUs / $30 Nonmember / $10 NASW Member

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Social Work Licensure Test Review Course

Date: May 20, 2024

Time: 8:00 AM CDT –  12:00 PM CDT

Zoom

Description: This course will help participants develop successful test-taking strategies for answering licensure examination questions and will review material in each of the content areas on the examination.

Speaker: Linda McClerklin, PhD, LCSW

Cost: Early Bird: 8 CEUs / $174 Nonmember / $124 NASW Member

REGISTER HERE

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Social Work Licensure Test Review Course

Date: May 21, 2024

Time: 8:00 AM CDT –  12:00 PM CDT

Zoom

Description: This course will help participants develop successful test-taking strategies for answering licensure examination questions and will review material in each of the content areas on the examination.

Speaker: Linda McClerklin, PhD, LCSW

Cost: Early Bird: 8 CEUs / $174 Nonmember / $124 NASW Member

REGISTER HERE

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Transforming the Future: Evolving from School Social Work to Leadership, Expanding Influence Beyond Caseloads

Date: May 30, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CDT

Zoom

Description: This presentation will focus on thinking outside of the box as a school social worker by utilizing social work skills to broaden our impact to enhance the future for communities through SEL.

Speaker: Catherine Murray, MSW, M.Ed

Cost: 1.5 CEUs / $23 Nonmember / $10 NASW Member

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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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