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WHAT HAS NASW WI DONE FOR ME RECENTLY?

    • NASW WI developed a Fact Sheet on Hospital Social Work to promote the hiring of social workers in hospital social work positions statewide. 
    • NASW WI developed a Fact Sheet on Social Workers in Child Welfare  to promote the hiring of social workers in child welfare positions statewide
    • NASW WI’s Executive Director has been lobbying extensively on the Social Work Safety bill, which would help protect social workers conducting home visits by exempting them from the provisions of the Castle Doctrine.
    • NASW WI’s Executive Director has been lobbying extensively on the Child Victim’s Act, which would provide a three year release of the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual assault so they could sue their perpetrator in civil court.
    • NASW WI sent a letter to Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades expressing concern about extremely poor access to mental health services for Medicaid clients at two HMO’s in Dane County
    • NASW WI’s advocacy helped stop a Rock County proposal to require social workers to wear body cameras.
    • NASW WI’s advocacy and organizing successfully stopped a Department of Safety and Professional Services’ rule that would have allowed social workers without any clinical social work training to apply for the clinical social work licensure.
    • NASW WI’s Executive Director spoke at a press conference on behalf of the Higher Education Lower Debt Bill, which would allow Wisconsin residents to refinance their federal student loans at a very low interest rate and to deduct the principle of their loan from their state taxes.
    • NASW WI’s Executive Director spoke at a public hearing of the Assembly Committee on Mental Health Reform in opposition to Department of Health Services’ rules that prohibit LCSW’s in private practice from receiving reimbursement for providing services at in-home settings and in schools.
    • NASW WI organized a lobby day that brought 383 social work practitioners and students to the State Capitol where they lobbied their legislators on: 1) Social Work Safety Bill; 2) Higher Education Lower Debt bill 3) State Budget; 4) Medicaid Financing and 5) Ban the Box.
    • NASW WI’s MSW student intern spoke at a State Senate and State Assembly hearing promoting the Pet Protection Act, which will provide protection to the pets of victims of domestic violence.
    • NASW WI wrote a position statement, which was distributed to all State Senators in opposition to a bill that would eliminate the 48 hour waiting period for the purchase of hand guns.
    • In January 2015, NASW WI started a resume and cover letter review service for members.
    • On a weekly basis NASW WI provides free of charge to subscribing members a list of social work jobs throughout the state.