Advocacy

Social work has a mandate to advance the interests of social justice, particularly for groups that have been disadvantaged, disempowered or discriminated against. As social workers, advocacy is part of our job description. We often do a phenomenal job advocating on behalf of clients. But we seem challenged when it comes to advocating on a political stage or for our profession. 

Fear not; it's easier than you might think!

The Social Work Interstate Licensure Compact - Public Comment period now open for review and give feedback on the draft Legislation  

An interstate compact is a legal contract (in the form of State Legislation) between two or more states/territories that would enable social workers to practice in each other’s jurisdiction, giving members of the profession more license mobility. The Council of State Governments (CSG) is overseeing development of the compact, the Association of Social Work Boards is the lead, and  NASW and the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) are partners  Access Fact Sheet here

CLICK HERE download a copy of the draft legislation and register for CSG's weekly stakeholder review sessions, and access the survey link to provide your comments.

CLICK HERE to go the NASW National Website for information and updates, including NASW sponsored review sessions

CLICK HERE to watch the most recent NASW review session 

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Read NASW's Statement on Abortion Rights

On June 24, 2022 the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Billie Chapman, NASW-Wyoming Board President, rallied at the Supreme Court in Washington DC to protest this decision with other NASW members and leaders from across the county. (Pictured left)

Legislative Advocacy in Wyoming!

Learn about updates to our advocacy efforts in Wyoming, and past successes. Contact the NASW-Wyoming office for more information on how you can get involved.

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