NH NASW Trainings

NH NASW is pleased to present our upcoming trainings through June 2017. Please click here for more information.

2017 Social Work Celebration

Please join us on March 24 for the 2017 Social Work Celebration and Ethics Training. Click here for more information and to register. We hope to see you there!

NASW Assurance Services

Protect yourself with Professional Liability Insurance from NASW Assurance Services.

Recruiting Supervisors

Supervision, both for those who want to find a supervisor and for those who wish to provide supervision.  The supervisor list will not be an endorsement by NASW of any supervisor, but is provided as a member service. Become a Supervisor today!

Why Join NASW-NH?

As a social worker, you are a skilled professional who came to the profession to make a difference to those in need. To be the best in your profession requires access to cutting-edge ideas, the most up-to-date information and research, and the highest-quality resources available to social workers. Your NASW-NH membership can provide you with […]

Membership

Once you join, you immediately become a member of NASW at the national and local levels. Your national membership provides you access to resources, information, continuing education, advocacy, credentials, publications, research, and much more. Your Chapter membership offers opportunities to network with other social work professionals at events and conferences where you can also earn continuing education credit. Chapter membership keeps you informed about local news and information and presents leadership opportunities through volunteering.

Event calendar

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April 23 - April 29
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    An Evening with Bhagirath Khatiwada

    6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    04-25-17
    Plymouth State University-Concord
    2 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH, United States

    Embracing Diversity in New Hampshire

    The Diversity Awareness Committee of the NH NASW in partnership with Plymouth State University is excited to announce three seminars to increase understanding of the needs of refugee and new immigrant communities in New Hampshire

    An Evening with Bhagirath Khatiwada, Director for Programs and Development, Bhutanese Community of NH

    Mr. Katiwada will discuss the mental health needs of the Bhutanese refugee community and engage us in a conversation on how we, as social workers and allied professionals, can best meet these needs.

    This is one of three seminars offered by NH NASW and PSU

    All seminars are free to participants, though registration is required

    One Category 1 Clinical CEU has been applied for

    Please email admin.naswnh@socialworkers.org for more information or call 603.226.7135

    For more information and to register click here

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    Diversity Awareness Committee

    9:00 am-10:30 am
    04-26-17
    NASW Office
    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    Chair -Sonali Zoracki, LICSW

    The purpose of the NH NASW Diversity Awareness Committee is to increase awareness of diversity issues, advocate for the needs of diverse populations within our communities, support diversity in our profession and in our board, and encourage opportunities for social workers to build their ability to meaningfully apply diversity principles. If you cannot make it to the NH-NASW office, please join us via Zoom (information to login below).

    Please note that this committee now meets on the THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month. 

    Zoom Login Information:

    Topic: Diversity Awareness Committee
    Time: Apr 26, 2017 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/558417595

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,558417595# or +14086380968,558417595#

    Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 558 417 595
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=tXAkQ1aAO9n7z6-F-qY_O1KmFyNgSLYP

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    Engaging and Working with the Hard to Reach Client

    8:15 am-3:45 pm
    04-27-17
    Holiday Inn
    Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

    This workshop qualifies for Six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs as approved by NH NASW

    In this workshop, participants will consider the dynamics and skills of engaging and working with hard-to-reach individuals, families, and groups. The client will be described as facing a “first decision” – whether or not to accept the need for help and to accept the worker. Discussion will include: dealing with denial in the beginning phase of work; confronting authority issues with mandatory clients (or semi-voluntary clients); creating conditions of trust and safety which allow clients to lower their defenses; challenging the “illusion of work”; understanding resistance and responding to it constructively; dealing with taboo subjects such as physical and substance abuse, sex, death and violence.
    Attention will be paid to issues involved in working inter-culturally (working with differences of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.) and intra-culturally (working with persons who are like us). Core skills to facilitate dealing with these practice issues will be identified. The skills include: “tuning in,” contracting, elaborating, empathizing, sharing one’s own feelings, providing data, and making a demand for work. A premium will be placed upon honesty in relating to clients, the genuineness of the worker’s empathy, the worker’s capacity to integrate the personal and professional self, and the importance of confrontation and demand.
    This workshop will also explore the skills required to work with professionals from other agencies and systems. Problems such as the battle over “who owns the client?” will be explored. Examples in which professionals claim sole responsibility for clients or refuse responsibility to provide services will be examined as illustrations of how inter-professional conflict can have a negative impact on services to clients. The skills for creating more constructive working relationships between individual workers, departments or services will be presented using case examples as illustrations.

    For more information and to register, please click here. 

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    The Dynamic and Skills of Supervision: The Middle Phase, the Parallel Process, and the Interactional Model

    8:30 am-4:00 pm
    04-28-17
    Holiday Inn
    Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

    This workshop qualifies for six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs as approved by NH NASW – CEU approval #3294

    The focus of this workshop will be on method – what the supervisor does in interaction with staff. The day will build on the work of day one of the supervision workshop while moving into new areas. Essential skills in communication, relationship, and group leadership will be described and illustrated. Participants will be able to share their own experiences.

    Issues to be raised may include supervising defensive staff members, staff apathy and resistance to change, helping staff to develop skills for professional impact dealing with other staff, and addressing staff primary and secondary trauma. A parallel process will be identified in that the way supervisors deal with staff will be viewed as modeling for staff how to relate to clients. The idea that more is “caught” than “taught” will be central. The workshop will also address supervision of Evidenced-Based Practice (e.g., MI, SFP and CBT) in an integrative rather than prescriptive manner so as to increase E.B.P. sustainability in the setting.

    For more information and to register, please click here. 

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