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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S BLOG

REFLECTIONS ON THE 2022 ELECTIONS AND THE UPCOMING SUPREME COURT ELECTION

The results of the Wisconsin state elections were a huge relief to me. With the re-election of Governor Tony Evers, Attorney General Josh Kaul and the inability of the Republicans to obtain a veto proof majority in the Wisconsin Legislature, our profession can be protected by Governor Evers from bills that could harm our licensure law or the standards of practice in our profession. In almost every session, there have been bills introduced that could harm our profession. In the last session, at our request, Governor Evers vetoed a bill that would have allowed Complementary and Alternative health care practitioners to provide psychotherapy without a mental health credential.

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 FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT

Dear chapter members,

I am writing this column on the Friday following Thanksgiving. The Holiday Season is once again upon us as we transition from a holiday of gratitude to a holiday of giving. There are communities amongst us that don’t share this sentiment and narrative. “Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the pilgrims and other European settlers. To them, Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience.”

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NASW and the NASW Foundation are partnering with the University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work in an initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The effort will provide training, tools, and information to promote vaccine confidence among social workers and equip social workers to support clients in vaccine decision making.

Learn more and join Connect to End COVID-19

Tell Your Rep. to Support the Improving Access to Mental Health Act

We are asking you to please contact your representative and tell them to say yes to the Improving Access to Mental Health Act.

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