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NASW Legislative Conference

 

HELP STATE DECISION-MAKERS KNOW HOW SOCIAL WORKERS WEAVE THE THREADS OF RESILIENCE AND ADVOCACY

PARTICIPATE IN THE 2013 SOCIAL WORK DAY ON THE HILL MARCH 27TH IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE

WHAT IS THIS EVENT?

Weaving Treads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work is the 2013 theme for an annual legislative and policy event organized by NASW, Tennessee Chapter in coordination with University Social Work Programs across the state. This event, also referred to as Social Work Day on the Hill, is one of the most exciting and empowering programs offered to Tennessee social workers and social work students. Over 400 students and practitioners from across the state annually attend. The 2013 event is designed to:

  • Train social work students and professionals about the importance of advocacy as a cornerstone of our profession
  • Demystify the State legislative process
  • Feature presentations by students and policy professionals
  • Engage social work students and professionals in advocacy on key public policy issues being considered by the Tennessee General Assembly
  • Increase the respect of State Legislators for the expertise and professionalism of social workers
  • Strengthen legislative support for NASW-TN priority issues
  • Provide an enjoyable educational and networking experience

WHEN AND WHERE WILL THIS EVENT OCCUR?

The 2013 Social Work Day on the Hill will be March 27 on Tennessee's Capitol Hill. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 8:30 a.m. This year's event will be in the War Memorial Auditorium. The Auditorium adjoins the Legislative Plaza and is across from the Capitol in Downtown Nashville.

WILL STUDENTS BE INVOLVED IN THE PRESENTATIONS?

Each social work program is invited to select a representative to present a Policy Poster & Presentation on a key state level issue for social workers on March 27. Some Universities may conduct campus competitions to select their policy poster presenter. The winner of the state Policy Poster Presentation will be selected by a panel of social work policy experts on March 27 and the winning school will receive a special plaque. Posters will be displayed in the Legislative Plaza where students can directly talk with legislators and others about their policy issue.

HOW CAN I SIGN UP?

Students, faculty and field coordinators must register between January 22nd and March 13th online at the NASW-TN Chapter website - http://www.naswtn.com.  Each University also has a liaison organizing students attending Social Work Day on the Hill.

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Social Work Day on the Hill - March 27, 2013

War Memorial Auditorium

 

7:30 a.m.           On Site Registration Begins

                                Light breakfast items provided

8:30 a.m.            Opening Comments & Welcome

8:45 a.m.            Weaving the Threads of Resilience and Advocacy:

                                Making A Difference in Public Policy

                                       Stewart Clifton, J.D. – NASW-TN Legislative Liaison 

                                       Special Legislative Guest

9:15 a.m.            Concurrent Activities

                                      •  Meet with Your Legislators (scheduled in advance)

                                      •  Attend Legislative Committee Meetings

10:30 a.m.          Policy Poster Presentations

Noon                  Lunch

                                      Presentation of NASW-TN Awards Including Awards to:

                                          • Policy Presentation Winners

                                          • Student Organization of the Year

1:15 p.m.            Gather for Group Photo on Capitol Steps

1:45 p.m.            Concurrent Activities

                                     •  Meet with Your Legislators (scheduled in advance)

                                     •  Legislative and Capitol Tours

                                     •  Attend Legislative Committee Meetings

 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MARCH 13

          Most social work programs in Tennessee partner with NASW-TN in supporting Social work Day on the Hill.  University Students, Faculty and Field Supervisors from our University Partners attend for no cost.  (There is a $6 charge for box lunches for persons attending the luncheon.)

          Other professionals may register for $30 and receive 15 CEUs

 

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NASW-TN Webpage