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NASW National Association of Social Workers Washington State Chapter

Volume 1 Issue 3

May 2011

NASW WA Chapter: Election Information Fiscal Year 2012 Election Ballot This is the “Election Edition” of “Currents”. The ballot is for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 positions. Inside you will find the names of the candidates running for NASW Washington State Chapter offices. The elections are for Board of Director and non-Board of Director positions. The Board of Director positions are: Treasurer Elect, Vice Presidents, Region Representatives, and Student Representatives. The term of office for these positions is July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013, with the exception of the Treasurer Elect and two Student Representative Positions, which are one year terms ending June 30, 2012. The Regional Nomination Leadership and Identification Committee (NLIC) Members term of office will start July 1, 2011, and end June 30, 2013. The Chapter’s Nomination Leadership and Identification Committee (NLIC) is currently chaired by John Edwards from the Suburban King County Region, Seattle, WA. The NLIC contacted Chapter members across the state to become involved in the Chapter Leadership Positions. To be eligible to serve in an elected position, the social worker candidate must be a member of the Washington Chapter. Please review the information submitted by the candidates prior to marking your ballot. Please vote for one candidate in ALL statewide positions and vote for only one candidate in each position in YOUR region. There is a chart on the bottom of the ballot identifies the counties and zip codes in each region to assist you in identifying your region. You will need to provide your name and NASW Chapter Membership ID# when you submit your ballot. Please SIGN your ballot and return it to NASW Washington State Chapter office by June 4, 2011. For your ballot to be counted it MUST BE SIGNED and postmarked by June 4, 2011.


NASW

Fiscal Year 2012 ELECTION

National Association of Social Workers Washington State Chapter

Your vote makes a difference! Please vote for the candidates of your choice. Ballots must be postmarked by June 4, 2011, upon receipt at the Chapter office.

Return your ballot to: NASW WA Chapter 522 N. 85th St., #B-100 Seattle, WA 98103 POSTMARKED by June 4, 2011

Candidate Statements for Statewide Positions (Vote for all positions.) Treasurer Elect (1 year term) Amy Ferlazzo South Puget Sound Region As a clinical social worker, a current and former board member with two small community-based organizations, and a committee member of the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, I believe I have the capacity, skills and interest to be the Treasurer Elect of the Washington Chapter of the NASW. I have cultivated an understanding of organizational and program budgets in my paid and volunteer positions with several small and medium-sized organizations, and more recently on a much smaller scale in developing a private practice in Seattle. I understand the responsibilities of a Treasurer: to maintain accurate budget reports; to communicate budgetary issues effectively to the organization; and to work with chapter leaders and members on budget planning and fundraising issues. I would be delighted and honored to become Treasurer Elect of the NASW-WA.

Paul Snow South Puget Sound Region If elected as Treasurer, I will help continue the sound financial practices of NASW WA by working closely and with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee. My experience, education, training, and interest will support my service as Treasurer. I have managed a performance audit program, and managed a budget as a training program manager. I have experience as a Children’s Administration social worker, and as an Aging and Disability Services case manager. I served 2 years as an officer for a local chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, 2 years as an officer for and investment club, 2 years as the MSW Student Representative for NASW WA, and currently serve on the NASW WA Finance Committee. I hold an MA in sociology and have completed 75% of my MSW through the EWU evening program. I have completed in-service training in budgeting and grant writing. I want to put my background, interest, and enthusiasm to work for you and for NASW WA. I ask for your vote a Treasurer. Thank you.

Vice President Social and Political Action (2 year term) Ann Allen No Candidate Identified South Puget Sound Region As the committee chairperson, I would serve the organization by offering to lead our ongoing effort at pursuing title protection for social workers in the State of Washington. After achieving this goal, I believe we could turn our attention to our clients and advocate for maintaining as much of the safety net as possible. My plan would be to improve the committee through increased recruiting efforts so that it represents the breadth of our professional experience and concerns. I have served on the board previously as a representative of the Nominations and Leadership Committee and have belonged to the Legislative committee for the last year. I have been active in local politics in lobbying for various issues and system change efforts for the last five years.

Your ballot MUST be signed to be counted! Currents Election Edition Fiscal Year 2012 Page 2


Vice-President Professional Development (2 year term) Sarah Chamberlin Mount Baker Region

No Candidate Identified

I am excited to return as your VP of Professional Development for the 2011-2013 term; and hope that over the next two years we can provide WA State Social Workers with exciting and thoughtful trainings. It has been my pleasure to serve on the board over the last few months, and look forward to new challenges and adventures these next few years bring. Social Work is a very dynamic field in which to practice; with a multitude of experiences and paths to explore. Since graduating with my MSW in early 2010, I have returned to Mental Health, I have explored Child Welfare and look forward to the many opportunities this profession can offer. As your VP of Professional Development, I look forward to bringing forth the passion and excitement I have for this field and sharing it with fellow Social Workers, both new and seasoned.

MSW Student Representative (1 year term) Jamie Dinsmore North Puget Sound Region I am applying for the NASW Board of Directors Student Representative position because I would like to work on strengthening the connection between the NASW and current BSW/MSW students. I am committed to the social work profession and my responsibility as the student voice. I was incredibly inspired attending NASW Lobby Day and the commitment to protect the title of social worker. I will complete my MSW from the University of Washington in June 2012. I am currently employed at the YWCA Snohomish & King County. I am a returned Peace Corps volunteer and I will be serving as a student intern for the US Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from March to May 2011. My vision of social work continues to grow and my experience at the NASW

Heidi Warren Mount Rainier Region My name is Heidi Warren and I look forward to serving as a MSW Student Representative on the 2011-2012 Washington Chapter of NASW Board of Directors. I graduated with a BA in Sociology from Washington State University in 2004, and I’m currently in my 2nd year at the University of Washington Tacoma. I’m eager to share my leadership abilities and professional experience by embracing the Washington Chapter’s mission. As a MSW student and Employment Consultant supporting individuals with developmental disabilities I embrace the ideals of the Washington NASW Mission such as enhancing the social profession, by promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Additionally, I look forward to promoting the Washington NASW chapter to fellow students and to enhance opportunities for professional growth. Thank you for your consideration.

BSW Student Representative (1 year term) Alacia Hendrix Columbia River Region I am applying for the BSW Student Representative position because I have a strong history of leadership and have spent this past quarter seeing first hand how important representation is to a democratic system, a system I believe NASW strives for. Three of my four years in high school I was an active participant in student government, and the past two years I have been an officer for the Walla Walla University Social Work Club. In addition to these leadership experiences, I have spent the last quarter working for four different Representatives in Olympia, Washington. This experience has helped me better understand the process of government as well as how to be a successful advocate for issues that are important to myself personally and any groups I represent. I believe these skills will help me to further the work of NASW while representing the needs of my fellow BSW students.

Deidra Parsinen North Puget Sound Region “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” (Gandhi). As a current student of social work at the University of Washington, I am continually in the process of learning more about myself through my education and work. As well as being a student, I am a women’s advocate for a homeless shelter and an intern at a community center where I have created a program for survivors of domestic violence. A strength that I can bring to the role of BSW representative is that I am a returning student, thus I have a unique perspective about being a social worker that I couple with my years of experience in human service. I plan to convey the hard work and perseverance that I carry to my returning role as a student to the role of BSW representative for the National Association of Social Workers.

Your ballot must be postmarked by June 4, 2011, to be counted! Currents Election Edition Fiscal Year 2012 Page 3


Regional Candidate Statements

Vote ONLY for the candidate from your Region.

Central Washington Region (2 year term) Regional Representative/Board Cheryl J. Flowers-French Central Washington Region

No Candidate Identified

I am so excited to have this opportunity to run for the regional representative position with NASW. I have lived and worked in various communities in Eastern Washington. I began my career in Mental Health in Grand Coulee, WA as the sole Mental Health provider for that area. I learned about rural practice very quickly and was very grateful for the generalist social work training I received at Eastern Washington University. I obtained both my Master in Social Work and my Bachelor Degree in Education from Eastern State University. I have served people within the Community Behavioral Health environments since the 1990’s. If elected I will strive to provide for this region enhance communication and opportunities share our experiences, concerns, and knowledge. I understand the specific struggles and rewards of rural practice and will represent that voice and perspective. I will work diligently for each of you . Thank you for considering me. Sincerely , Cheryl French LICSW

Nominations (NLIC) Committee No Candidate Identified

No Candidate Identified

Inland Empire Region (2 year term) Regional Representative/Board Patricia Garcia Inland Empire Region

No Candidate Identified

Please complete the “elector validation” section on the top of the ballot and PRINT your full name, sign your name, AND include your member ID #. Currents Election Edition Fiscal Year 2012 Page 4


Mount Baker Region (2 year term) Regional Representative/Board

Amber Lynn Ford Mount Baker Region

No Candidate Identified

I am honored to be considered for the Mount Baker Region Representative position. I have been a resident of Skagit County for three years and a resident of Washington State for almost 10 years. Practicing social work in the Mount Baker region presents the unique challenges associated with a suburban and rural service area. I believe our members need networking and support, as well as education that is convenient and applicable to their current practice. I am a collaborative and enthusiastic leader with over 7 years of medical social work experience. I am passionate about licensing in the field of social work and increasing recognition of social workers as highly-skilled and knowledgeable professionals. I have been a member of NASW since 2001 and am hopeful to have an opportunity to support my fellow members as Mount Baker Region Representative. Thank you for your support and consideration!

Nominations (NLIC) Committee No Candidate Identified

No Candidate Identified

North Puget Sound Region (2 year term) Regional Representative/Board

Pat Lagerwey North Puget Sound Region

No Candidate Identified

I am seeking to run for the position of North Puget Sound Regional Representative for the Washington NASW Chapter Board of Directors which I have held for these past 2 years. Promoting the profession of social work, networking with other social workers, and legislative action are all part of our NASW Chapter goals and activities. I believe I will be better able to serve the Chapter having had the opportunity to learn and grow these past 2 years as a representative. Nominations (NLIC) Committee

No Candidate Identified

No Candidate Identified

Suburban King County Region (2 year term) Nominations (NLIC) Committee

No Candidate Identified

No Candidate Identified Return your ballot to: NASW WA Chapter 522 N. 85th St., #B-100 Seattle, WA 98103

Currents Election Edition Fiscal Year 2012 Page 5


NASW National Association of Social Workers Washington State Chapter

Sign up for NASW workshops and earn CEUs and Law & Ethics Credits!!!!

NASW WA Chapter has developed Online CE for the convenience of licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors. To view the available workshops please visit our website, www.nasw-wa.org and Click on “NASW-WA ONLINE CE INSTITUTE.” “LICSW/LASW Licensure Exam Preparation Workshop” Presenter: Jonathan R. Beard, LICSW, CPRP

May 14, 2011 September 10, 2011 December 3, 2011 -

North Seattle Community College - Seattle, WA North Seattle Community College - Seattle, WA Highline Medical Center - Burien, WA

Registration 8:00 AM

Workshop 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

This Licensure Examination Preparation Course will assist you in preparing to take either the clinical or advanced ASWB exams required for social work licensure in the State of Washington and most other states. The course includes a 200+ page manual plus a sample test. The course includes an overview of test taking strategies, anxiety management techniques and helps licensure candidates to be confident in their ability to think clearly about what is being asked in order to choose the correct answers and earn a passing score. The course also includes a review of the major content areas of the examination including human development and behavior, assessment, diagnosis and intervention planning, direct practice methods, theories and models of treatment, diversity issues, professional values an ethics, and more. To learn more about this workshop and the presenter please go to our website www.nasw-wa.org.

“Clinical Considerations in Addressing Addiction in the Family” Presenter: Claudia Black, M.S.W., Ph.D.

May 20, 2011 - Red Lion Hotel Bellevue, 11211 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005 Registration 8:00 AM Workshop 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

This workshop is an opportunity to recognize the role you can play in strengthening the family mired in fear, anger and defeat—the family impacted by addiction. To live with addiction, as the addict or family member, is about living with toxic stress conditions resulting in trauma responses leading to a variety of shame based beliefs and defenses. In the morning Claudia Black will discuss this interplay of addiction in the family, trauma and shame. The afternoon will focus on strategies to assist family members in recognizing their part of the addictive disorder and direction for their healing and recovery. You will learn new strategies of intervention; recognize the value of an eclectic framework for addressing addiction problems; and recognize realistic goals in working with different family members. Recognizing that the practitioner is as important as the one he or she works with, the latter part of the day will be an opportunity to develop greater awareness of self care practices and skills. To learn more about this workshop and the presenter please go to our website www.nasw-wa.org.

“Ethics Workshop”

September 23, 2011 Registration 8:00 AM

TBA, Seattle Area, WA Workshop 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Presenter: Joan Golston, DCSW, LICSW Please check the website, www.nasw-wa.org for the most up to date information.

“The Dynamics and Skills of Clinical Supervision: An Interactional Approach” Presenter: Dr. Lawrence Shulman

October 20-21, 2011 Registration 8:00 AM

Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill Campus, Seattle Area, WA Workshop 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The focus of this workshop will be on method - what the supervisor does in interaction with staff. The four phases of work (preliminary, beginning, work, and ending/transitions) will be used to organize the discussion. Essential skills in communication, relationship, and group leadership will be described and illustrated, and participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences. Issues to be raised may include contracting with staff members as a new supervisor promoted from within, or contracting with new staff member, supervising defensive staff members, staff apathy and resistance to change, evaluating staff performance, the supervisor's role as teacher, negative feedback from staff members, mediating conflicts between staff members, helping staff to develop skills for professional impact dealing with other staff and feeling "caught in the middle" between staff and the administration. 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. An additional focus will include the impact of stress and the secondary trauma associated with the difficult nature of cases (e.g., sexual abuse and family violence) and specific traumas (e.g., the death of client, a physical attack on a worker or public criticism of agency practices) on individual staff and staff groups. The workshop leaders practice experiences and research will be used to help supervisors identify ways they can provide work-related help to individual staff, the skills needed to mobilize staff to provide support to each other and how supervisors can obtain support for themselves. Concepts such as flight/flight, macabre humor, and agency hyper-activity will be introduced as maladaptive means for coping with stress. This workshop meets the Department of Health requirements for supervision of Social Work License Candidates. Please check the website, www.nasw-wa.org for the most up to date information.

Currents Election Edition Fiscal Year 2012 Page 6


NASW

Currents Election Edition Fiscal Year 2012

National Association of Social Workers Washington State Chapter

ELECTOR VALIDATION This section MUST be completed to validate the ballot. This section will be removed PRIOR to tallying the ballots to insure anonymity.

PRINT Your Name: ______________________________________________ Membership ID# ______________ (required)

Signature: _________________________________________________________________________________ Ballot MUST be postmarked by June 4, 2011 - Ballot MUST be signed Return ballot to: NASW, Washington State Chapter - 522 N 85th St., #B100, Seattle, WA 98103 Regional Representative/Board

Statewide Positions All members please vote for one candidate in each position.

Region Positions Vote for members in YOUR REGION ONLY. Please see the region zip codes below to locate your region.

Treasurer Elect ⃞ Amy Ferlazzo

Central Washington Region

⃞ Paul Snow

Regional Representative/Board ⃞

V.P. Social and Political Action ⃞ Ann Allen

⃞ Nominations (NLIC) Committee ⃞

⃞ No Candidate Identified

V.P. Professional Development ⃞ Sarah Chamberlin ⃞ No Candidate Identified

Patricia Garcia No Candidate Identified

⃞ ⃞

No Candidate Identified No Candidate Identified

Suburban King County Region Nominations (NLIC) Committee ⃞ ⃞

No Candidate Identified No Candidate Identified

DON’T FORGET!!!

Mount Baker Region Regional Representative/Board

⃞ Heidi Warren

BSW Student Representative

Pat Lagerwey

⃞ No Candidate Identified Nominations (NLIC) Committee

Regional Representative/Board

MSW Student Representative

Amber Lynn Ford No Candidate Identified

⃞ Nominations (NLIC) Committee

⃞ Alacia Hendrix

⃞ ⃞

⃞ Deidra Parsinen

REGION

No Candidate Identified No Candidate Identified

Inland Empire Region

⃞ Jamie Dinsmore

Cheryl J. Flowers-French No Candidate Identified

North Puget Sound Region Regional Representative/Board

SIGN YOUR BALLOT and have it postmarked by June 4, 2011

No Candidate Identified No Candidate Identified

NAME

COUNTIES

ZIPCODES

A

Blue Mountain

Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla Walla

99301-99403

B

Central Washington

Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima

98801-98999

C

Columbia River

Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum

98501-98699

D

Inland Empire

Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman

99001-99299

E

Mount Baker

San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom

98201-98299

F

Mount Rainier

Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Pierce

98301-98499

G

North Puget Sound

King, Snohomish

98103, 05, 07, 115, 117, 125, 133, 155, 177

H

South Puget Sound

King

AL OTHER 981**

I

Suburban King County King

98001-98099


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NASW National Association of Social Workers Washington State Chapter 522 N. 85th St., Suite #B100 Seattle, WA 98103

Workshops Calendar May 14, 2011 Licensure Exam Preparation Workshop Jonathan Beard, LICSW, CPRP

NASW WA Chapter has developed Online CE for the convenience of licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors. To view the available workshops please visit our website, www.nasw-wa.org and Click on “NASW-WA ONLINE CE INSTITUTE.”

May 20, 2011 Clinical Considerations in Addressing Addiction in the Family Claudia Black, M.S.W., Ph.D.

September 10, 2011 Licensure Exam Preparation Workshop Jonathan Beard, LICSW, CPRP

September 23, 2011 Ethics Workshop Joan Golston, DCSW, LICSW

October 20-21, 2011 The Dynamics and Skills of Clinical Supervision: An Interactional Approach Dr. Lawrence Shulman

December 3, 2011 Licensure Exam Preparation Workshop Jonathan Beard, LICSW, CPRP You can always find out more about our workshops at www.nasw-wa.org

One of the best ways to become involved in the NASW WA State Chapter is to join a committee. By participating on a Chapter committee you unite yourself with like minded professionals that share common interests. Your participation in a committee allows you to interact with future colleagues and peers. Your participation in a committee allows you to network with other social workers and build a foundation of collegiate spirit.

List of NASW WA State Chapter Committees Chapter Ethics Committee Committee on Diversity Finance Committee Communication Committee Legislative Action Committee Professional Development Committee WA Political Action for Candidate Education For more information on these committees please visit our website www.nasw-wa.org. (Location for this information is under “What’s NEW at NASW - WA” - You answered the call)

Select to serve on one of the NASW-WA State Chapter committees. These committees plan the programs that enhance our professional social work lives. To learn more about the committees contact the Chapter office at 206-706-7084 or info@nasw-wa.org There is also more information on our website www.nasw-wa.org.

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