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January 28, 2007
Lobby Day - March 2007

A great way to learn about advocacy - doing it with colleagues in Tallahassee!

By joining forces with NASW, we demonstrate to legislators and other leaders in Florida the importance of social work issues, such as the Professional Social Worker Identification Bill, and help to move our legislative agenda forward (see http://www.naswfl.org/lobbyday.html).

Last year, over 450 social workers participated. We hope everyone - social workers, students, faculty, and all—will help us break the 500 mark. We hope to see YOU there!

SOCIAL WORK LOBBY DAY 2007 SCHEDULE

January - February 2007 - Legislative Summits: Three local events, held in North, Central, and South Florida, designed to provide advance training for Lobby Day.

March 25, 2007 - Legislative Training Workshop - 2 contact hours: This workshop for social work professionals and students will provide training and tools in legislative advocacy. It will be held from 3:30–5:30 PM in Tallahassee, and will be followed by a reception hosted by the Big Bend Unit.

March 26, 2007 - Lobby Day: There will be a rally from 9:00–10:00 AM on the front steps of the Historic Capitol Building including the distribution of lobbying information, followed by visits and appointments with your legislators.

For more information, contact Acolyte at acolytefau@hotmail.com or Prof. Allan Barsky at abarsky@barsky.org

January 30, 2007
Congratulations

Congratulations to:

1. Dr. Cecilia Campoverde for selected by NASW as the "Florida State Social Worker of the Year!" She will receive her award at the NASW State Conference in Orlando June 7-9, 2007 at the Renaissance Hotel.

2. Dr. Allan Barsky for his publication: Barsky, A. E., & Albertini, V. L. (2006). Facilitators and barriers to care for Haitian Americans with HIV or AIDS. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 5(3/4), 63-86.

3. Dr. Diane Green for her publication: Roundtree, M, Pomeroy, E.C. & Green, D.L. (2006) HIV Prevention Intervention: A Psychoeducational Group Designed for Incarcerated Women. The Law Enforcement Executive Forum 6(6), 89-100.

4. Dr. Wilma Greenfield for being invited to Oxford University to present on "Successful Aging: Enhancing the Quality of Life" in August.

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