Dear NASW Alaska Members,
As of June 29, 2018, I will be leaving my position with NASW. While I’m excited about my new professional career endeavor, there’s also a big part of me that’s sad to be saying goodbye to an amazing organization and membership. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed our time working together; and how much I value the opportunities and learning curve that you’ve shown me over the past few years. I will always have such fond memories with all of the rich experiences from such a beautiful state and its culture.
NASW Missouri and Alaska Chapters have begun the transition to separate services which will be completed over the course of the next few months. Be reassured that the transition will go as smoothly as possible and that all membership services will continue during that time. NASW Alaska Chapter has a very dedicated and competent board of directors to make this transition as well as the national office in Washington DC who will assist with guidance and oversight so that best decisions are made to serve the members of Alaska.
All the Best,
Tamitha R. Ague, ACSW
NASW Alaska Chapter Executive Director
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Happy 90th Anniversary—VA Social Workers!
NASW Alaska Chapter would like to salute our social workers working for or connected to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Bureau General Order dated June 16, 1926, established the social work program in the Veterans Bureau, outlining its organization and functions. The VA began with fourteen social workers in psychiatric hospitals and twenty-two in regional offices throughout the country. As health care moves from a traditional inpatient model to a primary care outpatient based model, Social Work continues to play a pivotal role in the delivery of service. Social Work, because of its leadership, flexibility, and commitment to "Putting Veterans First", continues to thrive as a profession in the current health care environment. The mission of VA Social Work is to maximize health and well-being, through the use of psychosocial interventions for Veterans, Families and Caregivers. VA Social work will be the preeminent leader, setting standards for innovative psychosocial care and treatment. This will be accomplished by developing and maintaining integrated quality programs in patient centered care, informed and evidence based practices, community partnerships, research, education, health promotion and disease prevention.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO FOR OUR PROFESSION AND THE HEROS OF OUR COUNTRY! STANDING PROUD!
NASW ACTION ALERT—Washington, DC
CONGRESS NEEDS TO HEAR FROM ALASKA SOCIAL WORKERS
worked with social work champions in Congress who introduced the Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015.
We need bipartisan support for the Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015, S. 2173/H.R. 3712
The NASW-AK Board of Directors would like the membership to be aware that we are in a period of transition in management. Until this period of transition has been resolved, the office will not be staffed on a regular basis.
Email and postal mail are being monitored by volunteer board members as they are able. While we are not currently able to answer all correspondence as promptly as we would like, your concerns are important to us, and messages will be returned as soon as we are able.
CEUs will be processed as quickly as possible. Please email the CEU coordinator, Jennifer Engelby, at firstname.lastname@example.org for any CEU related issues.
NASW-AK is your organization, and in the interest of promptly bringing it through this transition and back to a full level of service, we encourage members to participate in the conference and other committees. To get involved, contact your regional representative.
We thank you for your patience and your service to the communities of Alaska.