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NASW-AL Chapter Updates
1. NASW AL Chapter: Upcoming Events
A) Magic City Project (MCAP)
February 04, 2014
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B) NASW-AL Chapter: Social Work Advocacy Day
(Formerly known as Student Advocacy Day)
February 19, 2014
Venue: Gordon Persons Building, 50 North Ripley Street, Montgomery AL 36130
**More information and registration will be provided in upcoming NASW-AL Chapter Weekly Updates and on our website.
C) NASW AL and NASW GA Chapter Presents-Suicide Prevention
*February date to be posted in an upcoming NASW-AL Chapter Weekly Update.
Venue Remains: Troy University's Social Work Program-Phenix City Campus
D) Knowledge from Beyond: Improving Social Work at Home through International Exchange
March 7, 2014
*FREE No Cost to Attend / 3 CEs Offered
Venue Remains: University of Alabama School of Social Work, 108 Little Hall Room 223, Tuscaloosa AL
9:00 a.m. - Intro and Welcome
9:15 a.m. - NASW Publication "Social Workers Repat Benefits from International Exchange" and Human Right Update: The Impact of Immigration Detention on Children and Families"
9:30 a.m. - Csikai (Mexico and Hungary)
10:15 a.m. - Break
10:45 a.m. - Nelson Gardell (Brazil 2013 and China [HK 2012, Yunnan 2013, HK/Yunnan 2014) and MacNeil (Joining Yunnan 2013 and offering lession from European experiences)
12: 30 p.m. - Dismiss
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If you have already registered and submitted payment for any of the aforementioned events, you can either elect to have your payment returned for maintain your registration and payment for the rescheduled event date. Please contact the Chapter office at 334-260-4018 regarding your decision.
**Refunds will be accepted up to 10 days before the training/workshop. A 20% processing fee will be deducted from the refunded amount.
We apologize for any inconvenience these date changes may have caused those who have registered.
Thank your ongoing support of the NASW-AL Chapter and the Social Work Profession!
2. NASW-AL Chapter: HIV/Aids Spectrum Project
December 01, 2013 was World Aids Day and we would like to share a wonderful resource in the form of NASW's HIV/Aids Spectrum Project.
The goal of the HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project is to provide the necessary HIV and mental health practice ski...lls for people working in social work, mental health, and substance abuse fields to enhance and promote culturally competent practice with individuals, families, and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
The target audience includes social workers, allied mental health care providers, and students in schools of social work. Curriculum is presented via knowledge-focused training that addresses mental health and HIV/AIDS within a strengths-based biopsychosocial — spiritual perspective.
To learn more visit: http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/hiv_aids/
3. Dear Chapter Membership -- We wanted to let you know that NASW accepting presentation proposals for the 2014 NASW National Conference. Please feel free to forward this email and notify others of this opportunity. The session proposals must be received online by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2014. Due to space limitations, not all deserving proposals can be accommodated. Reviewers will prioritize proposals based on a balanced program as well as the listed review criteria. Those submitting proposals will be notified via email by March 2014 regarding the decision about their proposal. Please note that presenters must pay the special presenter registration price of $375 for NASW members and $575 for non-members. For submission information and requirements and to submit a presentation proposal, visit http://www.NASWconference.org. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit http://www.naswconference.org for ongoing conference updates. Thank you!
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6. Government Relations Action Alert November 12, 2013- Ask your Senators to Vote for Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The U.S. Senate is considering ratification of an international treaty, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD is an international disability treaty that was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities. The CRPD is a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around the world that embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was the model for the CRPD. The values of independence and respect and the concept of reasonable accommodation are echoed throughout the treaty.
A treaty is signed by the President and then must be referred to the Senate for advice and consent. The Senate must vote by a two-thirds majority to ratify a treaty. After a treaty is ratified by the Senate, it again needs to be signed by the President. Treaties are not bound to a particular Congressional session. They can be voted on in a different session than when the President signed the treaty.
The United States signed the CRPD in 2009. In order to ratify this signing, the United States Senate must vote to approve it. On December 4, 2012 the Senate considered the ratification of the CRPD but fell 5 votes short of the super-majority vote required. The media coverage of the Senate’s failure to ratify the disability treaty has been overwhelming and the CRPD’s Senate leaders remain committed to bringing the disability treaty up in the 113th Congress.
According to the latest Census data, 18.7 percent of Americans have some type of disability.
Action Requested Please contact your Senators and ask them to vote for ratification of the CRPD. Visit http://www.legislature.state.al.us to locate your senator.
Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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