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Newsletter for North Carolina Social Workers
Newsletter for North Carolina Social Workers
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The North Carolina Social Worker Newsletter
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February / March / April 2016
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Social Work Month........................... 2
Executive Director’s Message..........3
Member Spotlight............................. 4
New Members.................................5
Legislative Update.......................... 6
Ethics in Practice............................ .7
NASW-NC Chapter Updates........8-9
Practice Resource..................... .... ........10
Professional Development....... .... .........11
Student Updates....................... .... .........12
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Raleigh, NC 27611-7582
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www.naswnc.org
XXXIV No. 6 The North Carolina Social Worker Newsletter December 2010/January 2011
XXXV No. 3 The North Carolina Social Worker Newsletter June/July 2011
From the President’s Desk, Credentials Received .................. 2
New Members ........................................................................... ..4
NASW-NC ................................................................................... 6
Ethics in Practice........................................................................ 7
NASW-NC Board Minutes .......................................................... 8
Women of Achievement Award ................................................. 9
LDF Legal Issue of the Month ............................................10-12
2011 Student ATOD Awards .....................................................12
Advertisements....................................................................13-15
Mark You Calendars!.................................................................16
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his year’s Social Work Month theme Forging Solutions
out of Challenges celebrates the work done by Francis
Perkins and countless other social workers to improve
lives and communities.
NASW will celebrate Social Work Month in March 2016 with
activities designed to raise public awareness of how social
workers are leading change in their communities and creating
opportunity for all. The campaign will engage social workers
across the country to educate national leaders and the general
public about social work values, strengths and issues.
NASW-NC will be hosting a variety of events to honor social
workers including the 2016 Annual Ethics Conference and
Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 and at Local
Program Units (LPU) all over North Carolina in the month of
March. Learn more about Social Work Month on page 2. l
Social Work Month!
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he National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter is pleased
to announce the 2016 NASW-NC Award Winners.
Social Worker of the Year: Kelly Spangler, LCSW, MSW, MPA
Kelly has been an invaluable advocate for social workers in public health and
encourages North Carolina Health Departments to hire social workers and oer
public health social work services in their communities.
Learn more about Kelly on page 4.
Advocacy Award Winner: Dana Courtney, MSW, ACSW
A regular at the North Carolina General Assembly, Dana epitomizes social work
advocacy by frequently talking to legislators about women’s rights, voting rights,
racial equality, and support for the social work profession.
Learn more about Dana on page 8.
Presidents’ Award Winner: Aayla Alexander
This University of North Carolina at Charlotte MSW student founded the UNCC
chapter of Advocates for Change, a student-led advocacy organization to help
engage UNCC in advocacy for oppressed populations.
Learn more about Aayla on page 12.
Help us honor these deserving social workers at the NASW-NC Annual Ethics
Conference and Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the McKimmon
Center in Raleigh. l
NASW-NC Honors North Carolina Social Workers
2016 Social Worker of the Year
Kelly Spangler
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