Legislative Committee

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The Legislative Committee reviews policy issues that deserve the attention of legislators and other officials, and develops a set of legislative priorities for the Chapter on an annual basis. Depending on the issues and opportunities at hand, members may provide testimony to legislative committees, help to draft proposed legislation, or monitor current bills and outcomes for the chapter.

Members are encouraged to join our Legislative Committee meetings. The Committee meets 1x/month during Fall months (Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec) to prepare for the upcoming legislative session, which begins in January each year; during the legislative session (January to May each year) the Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from Noon - 1pm virtually via Zoom (all meetings are currently virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic).

CSCSW November Salon - "Next Level Spirituality for Today's Social Work Practice"

Presented by Jo Johnson, MSW

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Summary
Your client is a young adult whose father died unexpectedly. They are having trouble sleeping, so you ask about this. They respond, "I see my dad standing there as I am falling asleep and it's freaking me out." In that moment, what would you say? Do or not do? We will cover 3 key areas to improve our response to the spiritual experiences of clients. First, we will look at the data / research behind 10 social trends indicating an increased frequency in spiritual experiences. Then, we will review existing tools to take a spiritual history and assess for spiritual distress with updates for today's practice. Lastly, we'll consider helpful responses that often build upon social work skills you are already using. Plus time to talk about cases! 2 CEUs.

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