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Apr 08, 2022

Did you know that if you join NASW as a student, you get a membership discount for 2 years post-graduation if you are an undergraduate?  And for 3 years post-graduation for MSW students? BSW Student Membership Rates     Savings over regular BSW rates           BSW - S $60   $98             Post-Graduation Transitional Rates - available ONLY IF you join as a Student   ...

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Apr 06, 2022

Exciting news! The official announcement came from The White House and Department of Education today extending the pause on federal student loan payments and interest to August 31, 2022. SAVI is hosting a webinar TODAY at 3 pm CT (4 p.m. ET) to explain what these changes mean for you. CLICK HERE to register! NASW and Savi are partners.  NASW members can get a special rate with Savi.   Savi also has some free tools: Learn more about how Savi can help you + other tools HERE  

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Apr 07, 2022

The NASW Iowa Chapter seeks nominations/applications for the NASW Iowa Chapter Board FY 2022-2023.  A copy of the application can be found HERE Position descriptions are available there as well. Self-nominations are highly encouraged! NASW Iowa Chapter Board members need to be NASW members in good standing.  Meetings have traditionally been 4 times per year, on a Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  We hope to go back to in-person meetings for our next board meeting, but there is always a virtual meeting option. (We can reimburse board members for mileage.)  If you have any questions about running for the ...

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Apr 06, 2022

Those who are NASW Iowa Chapter graduating student members at 7 am CT Fri. 4-15-2022 will receive a NASW Honor Cord by graduation. Here’s a link to join: https://www.socialworkers.org/nasw/join

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Mar 09, 2022

The township of Winterset, in Madison County, was hit hard by the tornado Saturday, and the Madison County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for donations and volunteers. To get in contact with the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, call (515) 462-1185 or email chamber@madisoncounty.com.  

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Mar 07, 2022

KCCI has developed a list on how to help Iowans impacted by Saturday’s tornados https://www.kcci.com/article/how-to-help-iowans-impacted-by-tornado-outbreak/39343809   For those needing Disaster Assistance   Madison, Adair, Adams, Ringgold, Taylor and Union counties in southwest Iowa. MATURA Action Corp. https://www.maturacommunityaction.com/   Lucas, Clarke, Decatur, Monroe and Wayne Counties in south central Iowa South Central Iowa Community Action Program https://scicap.org/   Polk, Boone, Jasper, Marion, and Warren counties in central Iowa. IMPACT Community Action Partner...

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Feb 21, 2022

NASW IA Members -- New NASW IA Weekend Update in your inbox – you should have received it Friday afternoon. It includes: New spot for NASW IA Updates:  can be found both on the front page of naswia.socialworkers.org, left column, or on the Newsletters page at https://naswia.socialworkers.org/News/Newsletters Advocacy Alerts from NASW Iowa Chapter: see the column in the center of the front page of naswia.socialworkers.org Survey on Medicaid:  link in the email (please complete this survey whether or not you currently take Medicaid)

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Feb 20, 2022

Noon to 12:45 pm Central Time Labor Rights in Iowa State Rep. Bruce Hunter (Des Moines) Pete Hird Secretary-Treasurer, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO There have been many challenges to labor rights over the last few years. More recently, unemployment benefits have been a target of conservatives, particularly restrictions that would impact benefits and the timing of those benefits for working families. Additionally, Iowans who are pregnant have very few rights during pregnancy and after giving birth. Efforts are under way to ensure reasonable accommodations for pregnant Iowans. Join us for Moral Mondays IOWA as we discuss ...

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Feb 11, 2022

Following its November 12 release of guidance for #nursinghome visitation during the #COVID19 #pandemic, #CMS released three versions of frequently asked questions (FAQs) clarifying the guidance. #NASW upholds both the right of nursing home residents to receive visitors and the need for #vaccination and other #publichealth measures to decrease COVID-19 transmission and severity. The association offers resources to help #socialworkers engage with clients, colleagues, family, and friends about COVID-19 vaccination. https://bit.ly/NASW-NHvisit-Feb22

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Feb 08, 2022

The recording of the Jan. 28 webinar, “No Surprises Act and Good Faith Estimates: Implications for Clinical Social Workers,” is now available at https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/Details/Information/1b453031-cfd1-42a4-8d22-3b5a21c66a6b. It is free to members and $15 for non-members.

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Feb 07, 2022

There is language in the last years appropriations bill (House File 891) that allows Medicaid authority to implement federal flexibilities that may be in conflict with Iowa rules/regs (see excerpt below).   DIVISION XIII PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PROVISIONS COVID-19 REGULATIONS Sec. 53. COVID-19 FEDERAL REGULATIONS. For the time period beginning on the effective date of this division of this Act, and ending June 30, 2022, notwithstanding state administrative rules to the contrary, to the extent federal regulations relating to the COVID-19 pandemic differ from state administrative rules, including applicable federal waivers, the fe...

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Jan 31, 2022

NASW IA Member Greg L. Nooney, LISW has a new book coming out from NASW Press Diagnosing and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Guide for Social Workers and All Front-Line Staff.

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Jan 27, 2022

You may recall that that the Iowa Board of Social Work and the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science had a period where they took comments on their draft rules for clinical supervision across the professions.  Those rules are now out for comment.  Comments are due on 2-1-2022. To see the rules and how to submit comments, go to:  https://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/90/NoticeJointRules_1.pdf

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Dec 28, 2021

 The National Association of Social Workers, Iowa Chapter (NASW IA) and the Grand View University Social Work Club are co-hosting a town hall meeting to discuss mental health with Iowa gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates.

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