NASW Vermont

Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

NASW-VT is one of 55 NASW chapters and represents the interests of professionally trained social workers in the State of Vermont and advocates for positive social change.

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«June 2021»
  • Trauma-Responsive Approaches for Mental Health Professionals

    Trauma-Responsive Approaches for Mental Health Professionals

    In this workshop participants will move beyond a general understanding of trauma and basic trauma-informed model to a more trauma-responsive, resilient approach.


    Participants will be able to :

    § Describe the impacts of toxic stress and identify the underlying causes of

    behavioral responses

    § Practice elevating the dialogue around trauma to shift the perspective away

    from a reactive approach to a responsive approach when working with highly

    traumatized individuals

    § Discuss how your clients’ physical responses are ingrained in how they react to

    and perceive the world

    § Describe emotional regulation techniques for clinicians/case managers to teach


    § Explore resiliency and discuss ways to build client empowerment and coping strategies

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  • Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

    Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

    Brandy Brown, LCSW

    2 Clinical CEs approved by NASW Maine - .5 of these CEs are obtained by watching a video prior to the workshop

    There is an acute need for social workers to have clinical competency working with transgender and gender diverse youth. Family acceptance and mental health disparities can pose clear challenges to your client. Brandy will review updated MIYHS Data, identify ways to overcome challenges and barriers to service, and ways to advocate. The brief webinar participants are asked to review prior to the workshop will provide background knowledge and a foundation around language/ terminology. The workshop will take us beyond the "101" onto the next level of work.

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  • Legislative Committee

    Legislative Committee

    The Legislative Committee is a vehicle for social workers and students to learn about and engage with the political process on behalf of our clients, our profession, and our values and ethics. The committee purpose and responsibilities as outlined by NASW: 

    • To promote NASW legislative policies consistent with the goals of the social work profession and those served by the profession 
    • To recommend a legislative agenda to the NASW-VT Board of Directors 
    • To recommend programming for Social Work Legislative Day
    • To promote education, leadership, and advocacy among members of the social work profession.

    During the legislative session, we actively work with the legislative consultants and executive director in responding to legislation, and support chapter member’s advocacy efforts in contacting legislators and testifying for relevant bills. Please join us as we take action to make a difference in the profound impact of policy on our clients and our communities. 

    This committee meets the third Thursday of the month at noon. 

    Contact chair Lacey Sloan at  to get started! 

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 919 8981 0310
    Passcode: 654516
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  • School Social Worker Conversation
  • Social Justice Committee

    Social Justice Committee

    Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion are embedded in social work mission and values. While we can see progress in our society and within our profession, we know there is much more work to be done. This committee will identify, explore, and take action on a limited number of specific issues to meaningfully impact our Chapter, clients, and communities.  
    This committee will work in tandem with the Policy Committee to promote and advocate when appropriate.
    This committee will meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm via
    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 964 5741 7514
    Passcode: 397616
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