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NASW-SD Mission

 

The mission of the National Association of Social Workers, South Dakota Chapter is:

·       To strengthen and unify the profession of Social Work within South Dakota

·       To develop, promote and protect the practice of Social Work in South Dakota

·       To advance sound and equitable social policy through advocacy for individuals, families, and communities

·       To support and participate in the mission and purposes of the National Association of Social Workers.

 

NASW NATIONAL MISSION

 

NASW is a membership organization with a dual mission to:

 

• Promote, develop, and protect the practice of social work and social workers; and

• Seek to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its   work and through its advocacy.

 

Created in 1955 through a merger of seven social work organizations, the National Association of Social Workers is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. The Association is comprised of 135,000 members, who are required to agree to and sign the NASW Code of Ethics upon joining.

 

NASW’s 56 chapters consist of the following: 50 state chapters, an international chapter, and five additional chapters in Guam, New York City, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.

 

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NASW-SD Chapter Leadership and Governance Information

 

NASW-SD COMMITTEES

 

Get involved today by emailing us at naswsd@naswsd.org

NASW-SD BYLAWS

  

REGIONS

 

Board of Directors

 

President

  •  Ashley Kienow, MSW, CSW, QMHP  -  askienow@hotmail.com

Vice President 

  • Brooke Blaalid, MSW - laalid.bconsulting@outlook.com

           Secretary

 Central Region Representative

  • Open position

 Northeast Region Representative

  • Lisa Brown, MSW – brow1758@gmail.com

 Sioux Falls Region Representative

  • Crysta DeSmet, MSW, CSW-PIP- crysta.lynch@hotmail.com

 Sioux Falls Region Representative

  • Hiedi Roberts, MSW, CSW-PIP  -  hiedi.roberts@avera.org

Sioux Falls Region Representative

Southeast Region Representative

  •  Sherry Gaskins, MA, CSW, QMHP -  gaskins.sherry@gmail.com

Western Region Representative

MSW Student Representative

  •  Wade Hauglid, MSW-S  - wadeh21@gmail.com

BSW Student Representative

  •  Megan Langley, BSW-S -  megan.langley@coyotes.usd.edu

Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee-East River

  •  Michaela Gasca, MSW -  mikala023@hotmail.com

           Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee-East River

  •  Katherine Bice, BSW - kabice24@gmail.com

           Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee-West River

  •  Ashley Jensen, BSW - ashleyjensen72@gmail.com

Executive Director

  •  Terry Werner  -  twerner.naswsd@socialworkers.org

           Administrative Assistant

  •  Kris Whisenhunt  -  kwhisenhunt.naswsd@socialworkers.org 

 

 

 

 

South Dakota Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers

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