In March of 2013, SJS wrote a piece on the topic of social workers dissatisfaction with NASW. In an effort to hear the NASW’s perspective, I contacted the NASW-NYS Chapter and requested an interview. I chose NASW-NY, as SJS is based in Long Island New ork. I conducted a phone interview with Executive Director, Ray Cardona, LCSW and Communications & Professional Development Associate, Celisia Street, LMSW which proved informative and will hopefully ease the minds of New York Social Workers.
I learned that NASW-NYS is engaging in many levels of legislative advocacy to extend and expand the state’s Social Work Loan Forgiveness Program, push for full implementation of the social work licensure law in exempt state agencies, required continuing education (which was passed and signed into law this year) and an array of legislative advocacy efforts to expand the settings in which social workers may practice….
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