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NAPSW Winter Forum is Here!

NAPSW Forum, Winter, 2020  What's Inside:

Health Disparities

The Partner Model: A Solution to the Stigma of the Perinatal Opioid Epidemic

Book Review — White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Annual Conference Overview

NAPSW Board Meeting History

Innovative Program and Research Grant

Award for Excellence Nominations

 

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2020 NAPSW Conference Brochure Now Available

Conference Brochure Now Available for the 2020 NAPSW Conference —
Securing the Good in the Second City: 
Perinatal Social Work for All

April 29 - May 2, 2020

Photo by Stephan Cassara on Unsplash

NAPSW's conference brochure is now available for the 2020 annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, to be held April 29th through May 2nd. Registration will open up on February 17, 2020. Click here to learn more about the conference offerings, fees and accommodations.  Click here to download the conference brochure and check back on February 17th to register. NAPSW members receive discounted conference fees. Click here to learn more about membership and join today!

 

NAPSW Autumn 2019 Forum is Here!

What's Inside:

Best Practices for Emotional Care of Perinatal Loss

Understanding and Managing Personality Disordered Patients

Conference Overview

Book Review — Gather at the Table

44 Years of NAPSW Conferences

Innovative Program and Research Grant

Chicago Conference Events  

 

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Joan Hebert, 2019 Award for Excellence Recipient

Joan Hebert receives the 2019 NAPSW Award for Excellence

Joan Hebert, LCSW, of Orlando, Florida, has been awarded the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers’ Award for Excellence for 2019. Joan is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida. The 2019 Award was presented at the 43rd annual conference during the opening banquet on May 1 in Savannah, Georgia. Members Rasa Ragas and Joni Hardcastle nominated Joan and expressed their appreciation and admiration. Rasa said: Joan has devoted a good part of her professional career working as a perinatal social worker despite several changes and reorganization at her medical center. Plus, she enjoys ‘having fun’ as I observed her to be a great dancer! I remember dancing with her at the 2012 conference in Little Rock in the Peabody Lounge along with other conference participants. She has a great sense of humor! Joan has been an active member of NAPSW, serving as Secretary, two terms on the Board, and serving on other committees, too! 

 

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NAPSW Spring 2019 Forum is Here!

What's Inside:

  • Screening and Comprehensive Support Services for Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Listening to the Heart: Music Therapy's Role in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Chicago 2020 Conference
  • Book Review — Birth of a New Brain
  • NAPSW From the Beginning
  • Stepping for Preemies
  • Call for Papers

 

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NAPSW Seeks Submissions For Call for Papers for 2020 Conference!

Call For Papers For the 2020 NAPSW Conference —
Securing the Good in the Second City: 
Perinatal Social Work for All

April 29 - May 2, 2020

Photo by Stephan Cassara on Unsplash

NAPSW is seeking workshop presentations for the 2020 annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, to be held April 29th through May 2nd. Specific areas of interest are: perinatal and social work ethics, enhancing social work clinical skills, difficult conversations with perinatal families, surrogacy, adoption, antenatal support, fetal diagnosis and support, NAS, end-of-life and bereavement, staff support, professional boundaries, cultural competency, perinatal social work research and NICU.

Please submit a one page, double-spaced description/abstract of the material to be presented, with three learning objectives. Include a cover sheet that contains the title, author’s name(s), professional credentials, phone number and email address.  Click here for a downloadable flier and please share!




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Save the Date for the NAPSW 2020 Conference

NAPSW Annual Conference 2020 — Securing the Good in the Second City: Perinatal Social Work for All

The 44th Annual National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW) Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, April 29th - May 2nd, 2020 at the St. Jane Hotel, Chicago.  Conference registration and hotel reservation information will be announced soon.  Click here to learn more about membership benefits and to join NAPSW to be notified when registration opens and receive the membership discount rate!   

 

The WInter 2019 NAPSW Forum is Here

The Winter 2019 Forum is Here!

What's Inside:

From the President
Surrogacy
Cultural Diversity and Perinatal Loss
Savannah Conference
Book Review — Juniper The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon
Looking Back: Joni Hardcastle

 

 






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NAPSW March Recruitment Campaign and New Member Special

Only One Week Left for the New Member Special — Join Today and Save!  

NAPSW is launching a recruitment campaign to celebrate social work month. Starting today through the end of March, new members will be able to join for half price and members who recruit new members will get $50 off their conference fees! We love our social workers and we love NAPSW!  

Click here to learn more about joining and the benefits of membership. 
Click here to download our March Recruitment Campaign flyer
For more information, please contact [email protected]

2019 Conference Scholarships Are Available!

Conference Scholarships

NAPSW is pleased to offer several scholarships for it's 43rd Annual Conference, Walking Your Way Through Perinatal Social Work, which will be held in Savannah, Georgia from May 1 - 4, 2019. The scholarships will cover the registration fee and the funding is from the Stepping for Preemies Campaign.

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Registration Is Now Open for the 43rd Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia

Registration Now Open for the 43rd Annual NAPSW Conference: Walking Your Way Through Perinatal Social Work

The 43rd Annual National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW) Conference will be held in Savannah, GA, May 1-4, 2019.  Registration is now open. Click here to download the conference brochure. Click here to learn more about the conference and register. Click here to learn more about the benefits of NAPSW membership and to get a discounted conference rate. We look forward to seeing you this year in Savannah!   

Autumn Forum is Here!

 NAPSW Forum, Autumn, 2018.  What's Inside:

From the President
Imprisoning Pregnant and Parenting Women
Acculturation and Family Bonding
New Board Members
Martha Ransohoff Adler Shares Fond Memories
Book Review — Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parents' Guide
New Members
Innovative Program / Research Grant
Invitation to Savannah
Regional Reports    

 

 

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NAPSW's End of Year Giving Campaign

Consider making a donation to NAPSW as part of your end of the year giving.

NAPSW is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to promote, expand, and enhance the role of social work in perinatal health care and to strive for excellence in practice for the benefit of families around the time of birth. NAPSW relies on membership dues and donations to provide affordable yet up-to-date and relevant information about best practices. NAPSW welcomes your donation, which is tax-deductible as allowed by law, to support its mission. Donations go towards supporting social work education and can be made online by clicking here

Fredda Zuckerman receives NAPSW's 2018 Award for Excellence

Fredda Zuckerman is the 2018 NAPSW Award for Excellence Recipient.  Click here to read more!

NAPSW Summer Forum is Here

NAPSW Forum, Summer, 2018.  What's Inside:

From the President
2019 Conference Call For Papers
Conference Wrap Up
Conference Memories
Officers'  and Committee Reports
Book Review — Empty Arms: Coping With Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death
New Member Spotlight
Innovative Program / Research Grant
Stepping for Preemies

 

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NAPSW Spring 2018 Forum is Here!

NAPSW Spring 2018 Forum is Here!

What's Inside:

The Oregon Family Well-Being Assessment
Conference Preview 
Trauma Informed Care and Perinatal Services
New Retirees' Stories
Book Review — When the Bough Breaks: Pregnancy and the Legacy of Addiction
Regional Perspective: Antepartum Bedrest
New Member Spotlight
Information for Authors

 

 

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Members Can Click Here for NAPSW Forum Back Issues

Click here for the index of articles by category through Spring 2017

Winter NAPSW Forum Is Here!

NAPSW Forum, Winter, 2018 is Here!  What's Inside:

Childbirth in Prison 
Impact of Stress on the Developing Fetus
Book Review The Panic Virus
Regional Perspective: Disaster Reports
New Member Spotlight
Innovation Programs Research Grant

 

   




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Nominations for 2018 Elections

 It’s that time again when we really need the help of ALL of the membership to identify people who could run for Officer and Board of Director positions.  We try to offer a slate of candidates so that there is a true election (recognizing that that sometimes means that people who do not get elected may feel bad- but we urge them to try again!).

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The NAPSW Autumn, 2017 Forum is Here! Look What's Inside!

              • Bridging Theories of Grief Since Kübler-Ross;
              • Submitting Conference Abstracts;
              • Integrating Mindfulness;
              • Trauma Informed Care: Thrive Guide;
              • Advocating For Perinatal Mental Health;
              • Regional Perspective: Postpartum Depression;
              • Thank You to Margery Pentland;
              • Innovative Programs Research; and,
              • Conference Information, and More

Members can click here to access the current and past Forum issues.

 

Summer 2017 Forum is Here!

Current NAPSW Members can access the Summer 2017 Forum by clicking here.