We have a lot of things going on across the state so we want to keep you updated so you can join the fun and earn CEU’s and plenty of networking opportunities too. Prepare for a few more emails this month with more information because it has been a very busy summer already! Our Blue Lick State Park and Prestonsburg Fall conferences are being finalized and we will have this information out by the end of next week, including membership updates, a message from our wonderful new NASW-KY President, Karen Moore, LCSW, and more plans to keep you engaged and active with our KY chapter!

In addition, we encourage you to contact your KY Congressmen and ask them what they are doing to end the crisis at the border. We are deeply troubled and concerned by the factual information we have received prior to, and during, our leadership meeting in DC last week. We are very grateful to NASW for OUR collective efforts and commitment to end the abuse, neglect, and deaths of innocent children at the border.

Please call our Kentucky members of Congress today and every day at (202) 224-3121 and urge them to condemn this administration’s policy of family separation and detention for those seeking asylum at the southern border. Ask them what they are going to do NOW to stop these crimes against humanity. Thank you.

We sincerely wish each of you and your loved ones a safe and enjoyable 4th of July! As always, thank YOU for everything you are doing to engage, educate, and empower our KY citizens!


Brenda Rosen



Please join us at the Kentucky Association of School Social Workers Legislative Overview for a dynamic and important presentation regarding advocacy for our profession in Kentucky.
This event is being provided by KASSW and is FREE to members AND NASW-KY members too! NASW-KY is excited to be providing FREE CEU’s so please register below!

Tentative Agenda
9:00-9:30am Check-in

9:30-11:30am Kentucky Legislative Overview
By: Jamie Bloyd, MPA, Bloyd Consulting, LLC

11:30-12:15pm Lunch on site

12:15-2:45pm Legislative Advocacy for School Social Workers
By: Christy McCoy, MSW, LICSW
SSWAA Secretary & Legislative Chair

3:00-4:00pm Next Steps
By: KASSW Legislative Committee

To register, follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BS93GGR



Please join us for a Meet, Mingle, and Mentor on Tuesday, July 16 from 5:30-7:00pm at El Bracero, 4871 Ft. Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville. We will be chatting about things that matter to us so please RSVP as we plan to make this the beginning of many gatherings!

1 FREE CEU for NASW members, $10/Non-members. We will provide appetizers and soft drinks, with a cash bar available. Please RSVP to Brenda at: brosen.naswky@socialworkers.org


44th National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas
July 17 – 19, 2019, Murray State University Regional Campus, Paducah, Kentucky
Link: Conference Information
Theme: Rural Social Work and Education:
Educating and Practicing in a Time of Rapid Social, Cultural, and Political Change

Details: Noon, Wednesday, July 17th to 5pm Friday, July 19th (followed by dinner)

Meals included and a 3-hour Ethics For Re-Licensure workshop with Hank Cecil, LCSW, on Wednesday 1:15pm-4:15pm, sponsored by NASW-KY!



We are SO proud of our collaboration with Norton Healthcare and our monthly lunch time CEU events!

Please join us on Tuesday, July 23rd, for a presentation by Sara Melhorn and Lacey Williams, “Advanced Directives/MOST Form.
12:00-1:00pm (Registration begins at 11:30am)
**Room to be announced.
1 CEU – FREE for Norton staff and NASW members; $10/non-members.
Please email Jean Vaughn to register: jean.vaughn@nortonhealthcare.org


KY Link Coalition, SAFY Kentucky, and NASW-KY present:

ABUSE LINKS ALL VICTIMS: The Connection Between Human and Animal Violence

We tend to focus on the species of the victim rather than the abusive nature of the perpetrator
When we do that, we don’t expand our parameters and look for signs of abuse in every living member of the household and property
This training explains why that is important. Now, does that mean animal control should talk to a child about possible neglect or social workers take animals out of the house? Absolutely not. We look towards more cross-reporting and cooperative investigations among front line professionals dedicated to protecting our most vulnerable people and pets.

This conference will be held on Thursday, August 1st in Louisville, KY – LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED.

8:30-9:00am – Registration
9:00am – 9:50am – The link between animal abuse and violence against humans
10:00am – 10:50 am – Bestiality and the link to sex crimes against humans
11:00am – 11:50am – Kentucky stats on animal abuse
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch on your own
1:00pm – 2:50pm – Recognizing Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Senior Abuse, and how they tie into Animal Abuse

5 CEU’s provided for Social Workers
$25.00 Registration Fee
$15.00/NASW members

To register, please contact Brenda at: brosen.naswky@socialworkers.org
Checks can be made out to NASW-KY and mailed to the below address. Checks and cash will also be collected during registration on August 1, 2019

501 West Sixth Street
Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40508

**Due to the content of this training, please do not bring any children to this event.
**Vendor tables are available for $25. Please contact Brenda for more information