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

Take Action and read more with the link below:

Ask your Senators and Representative to Cosponsor the Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015

NASW 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

Job Opportunity for Child Welfare Coordinator in Cordova, AK!

Child Welfare Coordinator
The Native Village of Eyak in Cordova, AK is accepting applications for a Child Welfare Coordinator.
The position is fulltime, regular with a full benefits package.
The position coordinates a child abuse prevention program, performs diligent family searches and outreach.
Experience with child welfare preferred, Bachelor’s degree in child behavioral psychology preferred.
Send applications to hr@eyak-nsn.gov, fax to 907-424-7739, or drop off at the NVE main offices by the harbor. The position is open until filled. 
Complete job description can be found online at http://eyak-nsn.gov/jobs/
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