Greetings Members,

I hope everyone enjoyed their summers and found some time to unwind. We had a busy summer welcoming in our new board of directors, setting goals and planning for the upcoming year. The board is energized and active. We look forward to offering a multitude of events across the state for our members to join together, support each other and continue to grow as professionals. As we welcome fall, we also welcome a full calendar of events that have been planned by our events committee. Please join us at some of our upcoming events this fall around the state, including student led events, a networking event in Dover and Georgetown and a Mandatory Reporting training. I hope to see you there! We are still actively looking for members who are interested in volunteering their time to join one of our committees or fill the vacancy in the New Castle County Representative board position. Our president elect, Elisa Mora, is chairing our committee on social justice and candidate elections. She is looking for members who have ideas and interest in social action for Delaware. We also always welcome interested members into any of our committees, including event planning, continuing education, membership and ethics. I would also like to take a moment to welcome our new continuing education assistant, Lavay Glynn. Lavay will be working closely with Michael Francum, the executive director, and Kathy Spencer, the member at large representative and continuing education chair, to implement and coordinate continuing education activities for our membership.


Shannon Fisch,

Chapter President

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Delaware News & Events...

DE Board of Clinical Social Workers Updates

The Delaware Board of Clinical Social Workers continues to work to update the regulations around professional social work at their monthly sub-committee meetings which follow directly after the monthly board meeting.  NASW DE executive director, Michael Francum, has been participating in these subcommittee meetings to represent the interest of our membership. You are invited to attend these monthly meetings to offer your input and participate in the decision-making process.  These meetings take place on the 3rd Monday of each month.  The board meeting will take place from 9:00am to 9:30am, followed by the meeting of the subcommittee.  Unable to attend?  You can also submit your feedback directly to the board at

Some of the discussions that have taken place are pertaining to the number and types of CE credit that will be required for social workers and clarifying the rules around supervision requirements. Once the board has reviewed and drafted the new regulations, there will be an opportunity for the public to comment on he completed document.

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Updates to the NASW DE CE Pre-Approval Program Are Coming!

Stay tuned in the coming month as we update our CE Pre-Approval program.  Over the past few months, the chapter executive director, board of directors, and CE Committee have been discussing updates to our program to make CE Pre-Approval more accessible to organizations providing continuing education programs throughout DE.  An email with the new guidelines, pricing, and procedures will be sent out and posted on our chapter website later in October. 

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Professional Development Opportunities

***This Training is Nearly Sold-Out***

Mandated Reporting: What Social Workers and Other Professionals Need to Know

October 24th, 2018
9:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for a workshop exploring the complexities of mandated reporting requirements in Delaware pertaining to child abuse.

Attendees will learn:

  • Definitions of abuse and neglect 
  • When to report abuse and neglect 
  • Penalties for failure to report 
  • Implications for social work practice 
  • How the Attorney General’s Office & the Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners Work Together to Protect the Public 
  • Role of the Attorney General’s Office 


Community Service Building
100 West 10th Street-Conference Room 105
Parking Deck: 111 W. 11th St. (entrance on Orange St.)
Wilmington, DE 19801


This workshop earns participants 3 CEUs.  CE certificates are included in the registration fee and will be distributed following the event. 


Stacey X. Stewart
Deputy Attorney General
Delaware Department of Justice

Note on accommodations: If you require accommodations to permit your attendance or participation, please provide a written request along with completed registration form and conference payment at least 30 days prior to the registration deadline for the workshop or conference. Requests received after this deadline may not be received in time to process and be fulfilled in time for the activity. Thank you.

To register, visit: Event Information

Register now for the 2018 Virtual Forum -
Opioid Crisis: No Community is Immune

Join us November 14 & 15 for two days of unparalleled professional development and continuing education opportunities by participating online from anywhere in the world and earn up to 8 CE Credits! Learn more and register at

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Member News

In September, chapter president Shannon Fisch and executive director Michael Francum met with the Region VI representative to the national Board of Directors, Stephanie Nti to talk about the Delaware Chapter and social work in our state. 

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Member Resources

An Hour With Private Practice
Do’s and Don’ts of Technology in Private Practice
Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT, NASW Clinical Manager
October 17, 2018
Noon to 1pm

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers is free for NASW members. These monthly call-in sessions focus on a specific private practice subject and are led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW.
There is no registration and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services. They are held every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1 pm ET. No session is held in December due to the holidays.
Within several weeks of a scheduled session, handouts are available at Social Work Practice Tools. Handouts are also available upon request from

Teleconference Lines
Members can join An Hour With Private Practice by dialing the teleconference line at least 5 -10 minutes prior to the start time:
U.S./Canada toll-free number: 877.913.0088
International toll number: 719.325.3308

Participant passcode: 314895
New Resources for NASW Members
Below are two very important resources are now available for social workers on the NASW website.

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Assn. of Healthcare Social Workers, Metro DC, Inc.

Presents its 15th annual 12.0 CEU:


October 19, 20 & 21, 2018

Dunes Manor Hotel--28th and Ocean Highway,Ocean City, MD

Workshops on The Opioid Epidedmic; Supervision; LGBTQ; Ethics; Mindfulness

Contact Hal Lipton for Information:

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