May June 2010
Social workers gather for 2010 SW Congress by Carol Stambaugh, Executive Director NASW Arizona Chapter
In 2005, NASW convened the very first Social Work Congress, which included other social work organizations. Those professionals formulated 10 imperatives for the profession of social work, and we have made great strides following those initial steps. The 2010 Congress was charged with coming up with 10 additional imperatives that focus inward on the profession of social work to guide us as a profession and to help advance the profession so that we can continue to do the remarkable work that we do with clients. During the week of April 23rd, 360 social workers gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 2010 Social Work Congress. The Congress was organized by four NASW-AZ Executive Director Carol Stambaugh takes part in the Social Work Congress in Washington, D.C. The Congress created 10 new imperatives that focus on the profession of social work. Approximately 360 social workers from four professional organizations met to find ways to advance the profession. (photo courtesy of NASW News)
co-convening organizations, including NASW, BPD (Baccalaureate Program Directors), NADD (National Association of Deans and Directors) and CSWE (Council on Social Work Education). Members representing these and many other social work organizations were present for the Congress. Attendees ranged in age from 22 to 85 with a key constituent being the “30 under 30.” The Congress hosted 30 new, emerging professionals under the age of 30 to attend to represent the new generation coming into the field. The actual work of the Congress was facilitated by a group of highly skilled, professional facilitators. see “SW Congress” on Page 5
Board of Directors Marie Jim President Bobbie Anderson President-elect Tammy Abbott-Thiel Secretary Holly Baumann Treasurer Branch 1 Eric Alfrey Mattie Cummins Evie Lopez Carol Lopinski Connie Phillips Angie Verburg Christine Wetherington Branch 2 Josefina Ahumada Joyce Canfield Yolanda Shoemaker Branch 3 B. Carl Duncan Leslie Bennett Branch 4 Open Position Open Position Student Reps Sophia Krell Renee Deyden
Featured in this issue SW Congress 2010...............................1 and 5 The President’s Pen.......................................3 SW Congress from Participant Perspective....4 First Things First..............................................5 Clinical Supervision 12-hour workshop............6 NEW Online CE Institute..................................7 AZ Career Center... .........................................7 Candidate Bios............................................8, 9 NASW-AZ Ballot.............................................10 Movie Matinee......................................................12
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BRANCH 4 (West Yavapai County—Prescott & surrounding area) Open Position Open Position BR 4 Co-chairs email@example.com STATEWIDE PACE Chair Colleen Fisher PACEchair@naswaz.com CCNLI (Nominations Chair) Judy Walruff CCNLIChair@naswaz.com NASW-AZ Chapter Office CAROL STAMBAUGH Executive Director (480) 968-4595 firstname.lastname@example.org
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President’s Pen By Marie Jim, LMSW
Ya’ at’ eeh! This is the last newsletter in which I will be sharing my thoughts with you as your president. It has been challenging, but also a rewarding learning experience. NASW AZ Chapter has been very active in national and local events, and is at the forefront in using technology to conduct business and coordination with other state offices. If you desire to be a leader, volunteering for NASW AZ Chapter is a good place to start or to gain more experience. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Our involvement in advocating for prevention and in developing and sharing new and creative ways to help serve our children is ever so important now. With changes in policy that negatively affect the welfare of children and the shrinking resources, our children are more vulnerable. However, social workers bring hope with creative ways of meeting the needs of those they serve. Paul Pace, in the April 2010 issue of NASW News, writes a very encouraging report on how social workers can help families and children. He says it is not only one person, one profession, or one agency that is responsible, but that a multidisciplinary approach is necessary to prevent child abuse/neglect. Your chapter is grateful that throughout Arizona, communities, social workers, and families unite to bring awareness to child abuse and neglect and to teach methods of prevention. At one event, a young Dine’ (Navajo) traditionalist teaches to go back to our roots and make it stronger by identifying and practicing what has sustained cultures for decades. He works
for Indian Health Services in Chinle where they help individuals identify and practice prevention before their health or psychological problems become serious. Although their wellness program incorporates Navajo tradition, this wellness model can be applied to any culture. He recommends that each person have respect for the body, mind, and spirit and to take care of thoughts. This ensoures that our plans and behavior are proper and ethical. We need to follow beliefs, values, and principles of good living. He provides many examples of prevention in his presentation. He also recommends that as social workers, we can help families to begin this journey with their loved ones. Arizona is unique in that its citizens are comprised of many different cultures; therefore, we have a rich state with many creative programs that we can share with one another through NASW AZ training initiatives, which can be found on the website. Again, thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your president. Bobbie will be the president of the NASW AZ Chapter Board of Directors and I can assure you that you have elected a sincere president who will lead us into new and exciting directions, as technology is increasingly becoming the way to communicate. How you receive and read your newsletter is only a small part of the change that is taking shape at your chapter office. Stay tuned and thank you for your support. May you walk in beauty before you, behind you, underneath you, above you, and around you.
Social Work Congress 2010: My perspective as a participant in this rewarding, educational experience by Carol Stambaugh, Executive Director NASW Arizona Chapter
I am writing this article on the plane on my way home from one of the most exhausting NASW meetings that I have ever attended. Having been to numerous leadership meetings and delegate assemblies over the past 11 years, this distinction is not given lightly. We worked from morning to evening with hardly a moment to spare. One funny observation was the tendency for a certain group of people to migrate up from the basement meeting rooms at every break for a “breath of air” (or cell phone service). Certain providers didn’t work in the basement and it became obvious who was with a certain cell phone provider as they would rise to the surface for that elusive signal and download emails, check text messages and make phone calls before diving below again. Despite the exhaustion and the hard work of this past week, it was truly a memorable experience. The welcome reception featured a sneak preview to a new video entitled “Finding Uncle Whitney”. This video is being produced by Bonnie Boswell, the niece of Whitney M. Young. The video will be available soon with a companion study guide curriculum that can be used in the classroom. Whitney M. Young worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Dorothy I. Height during the civil rights movement. He also stood beside Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy as an advisor on civil rights issues. In addition, he was the first African-American president of NASW. The Congress began on an ambivalent note as we all celebrated the life of Dr. Dorothy I. 4
Height with the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation. Sadly, Dr. Height passed away at the age of 98, two days before the award presentation. Dr. Height was a key figure in the civil rights movement, standing beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Whitney M. Young. From one great woman to another, we were fortunate to hear a keynote address by Kirsten Downey, author of the book about Frances Perkins, The Woman Behind the New Deal. Downey gave a moving speech about the fabulous Frances Perkins and the difference that she has made in the lives of all Americans. Perkins was the first woman cabinet member, and she served as the Secretary of Labor during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency. We have Perkins to thank for the 40-hour work week, child labor laws, social security, and the right for workers to organize. If you have not had a chance, I urge you to read the book and learn more about this extraordinary woman and social worker who helped change a whole nation. One of the highlights of my attendance from a personal standpoint was my role as content leader in one of the break-out sessions. Chosen as a content expert in the area of Technology, I assisted the facilitator. Once the breakout session ended, I joined all of the other facilitators in a room to sort and synthesize the imperatives, ensuring none overlapped upon another. It was a joy to watch the process from the inside, having been a participant of the process from the outside in 2005. You can read about the process and results in the front-page article in this newsletter. In closing, I want to say that it was an honor to attend this important meeting and have a role in the shaping of these important imperatives that will lead us into the next decade.
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During the first day of the Congress, attendees were divided into four groups: Technology, Business of Social Work, Leadership Development, and Common Objectives. On the second day, the attendees were broken into groups concerning Influence, Retention, Recruitment, and Education. The individual groups were facilitated by one professional facilitator, one graphic recorder and one content expert. I was fortunate to be chosen as a content expert in the area of Technology, and it was fascinating to watch each group come up with three imperatives to present to the entire Congress. In the final session of the Congress, a vote was taken to determine the top 10 imperatives for the profession. The imperatives from the 2010 SW Congress are: • Integrate technologies that serve social work practice and education in an ethical, practical, and responsible manner. • Infuse models of sustainable business and management practice in social work education and practice. • Integrate leadership training in social work curricula at all levels.
• Strengthen collaboration across social work organizations, their leaders, and their members for shared advocacy goals. • Build a data-driven business case that demonstrates the distinctive expertise and the impact and value of social work to industry, policy makers, and the general public. • Strengthen the ability of national social work organizations to identify and clearly articulate, with a unified voice, issues of importance to the profession. • Ensure the sustainability of the profession through a strong mentoring program, career ladder and succession program. • Increase the number of grants, scholarships, and debt forgiveness mechanisms for social work students and graduates. • Clarify and articulate the unique skills, scope of practice, and “value added” of social work students to prospective students. • Empirically demonstrate to prospective recruits the value of the social work profession in both social and economic terms.
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(12 CEUs designed to meet AZ BBHEâ€™s requirements for your initial licensing period) Presented by Cynthia A. Lietz, PhD, LCSW Cynthia A. Lietz, PhD, LCSW is assistant professor at the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Cynthia teaches research and social work practice courses at ASU. Her research seeks to inform strengths based practice with families. Specifically, she looks at the role of supervision in the implementation of such practice models. Prior to coming to ASU, Cynthia worked as a clinical social worker with families and as a clinical supervisor. Workshop Description: This workshop meets the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners requirements for a 12 hour introductory course on clinical supervision. Attendees will interact with other professionals in the field as we cover the three roles/functions of supervision, ethical issues in supervision, models and theories of supervisory practice, implementation of individual and group supervision, and evaluation of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning of the supervisee.
This two-day workshop will be held from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5, 2010 at Child Crisis Center - Family Resource Center, 817 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201. Mail-in fees are: NASW members $230; Non-members $300; Online fees are: NASW members $225; Non-members $295; register online by clicking here or going to www.naswaz.com and then to the chapter events. Registration Form Name:______________________________________________Member $230____ Non-member $300___ Address:______________________________________________________________________________ City:____________________________________ State:____________ ZIP:_______________________ Email Address:________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone Number:________________________________________________________________ Mail registration form and payment by check or money order to NASW-AZ, 1050 E. Southern Ave., Suite 2, Tempe, AZ 85282. Questions? Call 480-968-4595 or email email@example.com 6
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Candidate bios for the Chapter Ballot 2010 Each candidate was asked to write their summary biographical information. The information in their own words is in order of position, name, and personal reasons for running for office. The list of candidates is arranged in the order they appear on the ballot. If you prefer, you can vote online using your username and password.
Secretary Tammy Abbott-Thiel I currently serve as Board Secretary for Board-AtLarge, as well as the Executive Committee. Prior to my current position I served as a Representative for Branch 1 on the Board-At-Large, and also served as general Board Member for the Executive Committee. I have been a member since approximately 2003, without any lapses in membership. I am also a member of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare National Council on Aging. I have a strong committment to help NASW-Arizona Chapter be an outstanding support to our Social Work members who work hard in the field every day, and to promote the Social Work profession as a worthy and worthwhile endeavor. Treasurer Mattie Cummins I have been working in the field of social work since 1991, with populations including people with disabilities, children birth to three and seniors. My experience includes direct social work services, developmental assessments, parenting classes, adoption home studies and other social work services. In addition, I have over 12 years experience managing nonprofit organizations. With over twelve years experience managing nonprofit organizations and one year as an NASW-AZ Board Member, I feel that my financial management experience will provide the tools needed to be an effective Treasurer for NASWAZ.
Branch 1 Board Representative Angela Verburg I have been in the field for 10 years working in child welfare, children’s behavioral health, and adult behavioral health. I have served in both a direct practice capacity as well as an administrative one. Currently I monitor children’s behavioral health
services for Maricopa county. I have been a member since 2003. I got more involved in the summer of 2007 on the Branch 1 Steering Committee and in 2008 became the Branch 1 Steering Committee Chair and continue to serve in that capacity. It has been an honor to serve on the Branch 1 Steering Committee and be a member of the board. I would love the opportunity to continue my involvement. I believe I’m a good candidate because I have been involved with NASW for quite a while and know, understand, and truly believe in the values and mission of NASW. Branch 1 Board Representative Connie Phillips I have worked in management and administration throughout my career in non-profit, social service settings. I have managed programs for a children’s mental health program, a comprehensive mental health program for youth, families, and adults, and, since 1994, have been the Executive Director at Sojourner Center, a domestic violence shelter and program. I have been a member of NASW since graduating with my degree is 1985. I have been actively involved for the past eight years, serving as a member of the board as a branch representative and also as treasurer. I believe that NASW is only as strong as its leadership. Over the years, the board has led the organization through many significant issues always with the intent of positioning the profession in its best light and creating value for the membership. Service to the membership must always be at the front of the agenda, providing opportunities as well as stewarding the assets of the association. I will apply my skills and strengths to ensure that NASW is responsive to the issues and needs of our membership. Branch 1 Steering Committee Marla Abramowitz-Riney I have worked in social services for 15 years from prevention to therapy to direct services. I have worked with youth, teens, families, and seniors. I am currently the social worker for Hearts for Hospice and a consulting therapist for Valley Clinical Services. I am social worker who usually looks outside of the box for growth opportunities. I am also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). I have come to a point in my career that I want to give back to my profession.
I am innovative and have a wide range of skills from social marketing to community development to team coordination. I hope to have the opportunity to assist in the advancement of Social Workers in Arizona. Branch 2 Representative Kristine Hanson-Deller I have over fifteen years experience in rural social work practice, serving in a variety of roles focusing on prevention & health promotion, community and organizational development, behavioral health and child welfare, and am currently as a medical social worker in a hospice setting. I graduated from Arizona State University in 1998 with an M.S.W. and received my Arizona state license as a Master Social Worker in 2008. I have initiated and supported many community efforts to address the issues of domestic violence and child abuse, and am endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist in Arizona. I am an advocate for our communityâ€™s most vulnerable populations including the infants and the unborn, the elderly and the disabled, as well as those who have been victimized and disenfranchised. I also coordinate the local NASW-AZ Network Group in Sierra Vista.
Branch 2 Steering Committee Eve Block With experience in both child and elder advocacy I am eager to assist in the evaluation of current policies and services as well as the development of fair and just practices that will be implemented in the future. I am eager to help to enhance the image of social workers and the social work field as well as work to improve the salaries and benefits for social workers. My social work experience includes Social Services Manager, Assisted Living Child and Family Facilitator / Case Manager, Childrenâ€™s Behavioral Health Services. I am also a member of the American Friends Service Committee. Branch 3 CCNLI Katherine Meyer I have prior experience working for NASW-AZ as a Branch Representative and working with the members of Northern Arizona. I am dedicated to making Northern Arizona a great place for clients and social workers alike.
MSW Student Representative Celeste Plumlee I currently work as a Research Assistant in the School of Social Work at ASU. I have also worked as the manager of a primary prevention program in a local non-profit organization, and managed a religious education program that worked for social justice and equality for years. I have volunteered extensively with the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Communities in Schools of Tempe and Kyrene, the Tempe Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking & Drug Use, and Girl Scouts of the US, Arizona Cactus Pine Council. I have created and am currently running a weekly Dance as a Spiritual Practice group as well. I am enrolled full-time in the MSW/MPA dualdegree program at ASU, where I am also a Research Assistant. I have extensive experience working in the community on issues of domestic violence, underage drinking and drug use, and social justice. I have been on several community Boards of Directors and understand the importance of being available, openminded, and thorough. I am passionate about Social Work and eager to share my talents while I learn and gain valuable experience. Delegate Assembly W. Mark Clark I have been an NASW member continuously since 1984; ACSW since 1988; Past Member, National Financial Coordinating Committee; Current Delegate, AZ Chapter; Past President, AZ Chapter; Founding Chair, AZ Chapter PACE; Past Chapter Student Board Member, Participant, National Social Work Congress; Implementation Group Facilitator, 2005 Social Work Congress; 2009 NASW AZ Chapter Social Worker of the Year. Having served you as a Delegate in previous Delegate Assemblies, I feel that I now have the knowledge to even more effectively represent the AZ Chapter at the very important decision making body for our association. I would again be honored to serve you in this role should I be elected. Thank you.
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2010 Chapter Election Ballot
Place an X in the box next to the name of the person you are voting for. Please remove, complete and return the ballot and elector validation on this page to: NASW-AZ Ballots, 1050 E. Southern Ave., Suite 2, Tempe, AZ 85282. PAPER BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED - AND ONLINE BALLOTS MUST BE SUBMITTED - BY JUNE 30, 2010.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (ALL MEMBERS VOTE IN THIS CATEGORY) Secretary (vote for one) Treasurer (vote for one) A Tammy Abbott-Thiel Mattie Cummins BRANCH 1 - Only members in Maricopa, La Paz and Yma Counties and Apache Junction vote in this section Branch 1 Board Representative (vote for two) A Angie Verburg A Connie Phillips Branch 1 Steering Committee (three open positions - write-ins allowed) A Marla Abramowitz-Riney A __________________________
BRANCH 2 - Only members in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima & Santa Cruz counties vote in this section Branch 2 Board Representative (two open positions - write-ins allowed) A Kristine Hanson-Dellar A__________________________ Branch 2 Steering Committee (three open positions - write-ins allowed) A Eve Block A __________________________
BRANCH 3 - Only members in Apache, Coconino, Mohave and Navajo counties plus Payson, Sedona and Cottonwood vote in this section Branch 3 CCNLI (vote for one) A Katherine Meyer BRANCH 4 - Only members in Prescott and Prescott Valley vote in this section Branch 4 Board Representative (two open positions - write-ins allowed) A __________________________ A_________________________ Branch 4 CCNLI (one open position - write-ins allowed) A __________________________ STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES (ALL MEMBERS VOTER IN THIS CATEGORY) BSW Student Rep (one position open - write-ins allowed) MSW Student Rep (vote for one) A__________________________ A Celeste Plumlee DELEGATE ASSEMBLY (ALL MEMBERS VOTE IN THIS CATEGORY) A W. Mark Clark
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Human Like You: A Bi-Polar Odyssey movie and post-discussion 2 pm to 5 pm Friday, June 25, 2010 (3 CEUs) Join us at our summer matinee movie and post-discussion period for three general CEUs. We will be meeting in the Serra Room in Piper Hall at the lovely grounds of the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. We have scheduled the movie “Human Like You: A Bi-Polar Odyssey” and post-discussion from 2 pm to 5 pm. The movie’s writer/director/executive producer Neal David Sutz will be overseeing the post-discussion. Here is the description of the movie from his website: In early September 2001, Neal David Sutz, at 30 years old, woke up one morning severely depressed for the first time in his life. He immediately went to a psychologist and a naturopathic doctor. Five days later, the depression lifted. Within 2 months, he began a spiral of upward and downward motions in his mind, culminating in literally losing his mind and begging to get admitted to the Arizona State Hospital(formerly the Insane Asylum of Arizona). Soon after, he was diagnosed with ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed state bipolar II disorder, in addition to severe, generalized anxiety disorder. And so began his road to healing. This movie will touch the hearts of millions and forever change the face of mental illness. Not only will it entertain, it will educate and remove much of the stigma associated with mental illness. (THIS IS NOT A DOCUMENTARY FILM, RATHER A FULL-LENGTH FEATURE MOTION PICTURE.) Click here to register for the Movie Matinee and subsequent discussion online. Member price online: $40/mail-in $45; Non-member price online: $50; mail-in $55.
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