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All Hands on DeckDr. Marlene Saunders


A member organization, NASW-DE promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers and, through its work and advocacy, seeks to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

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Multi-Tier Licensure – ALL HANDS ON DECK

On Tuesday, April 21st, the Joint Sunset Committee will hold a recommendations hearing on the proposed revisions to regulations for social work licensure. The proposed revisions, among other things, provides for multi-tier licensure covering BSW, MSW as well as clinical social workers which the current statute already regulates. The hearing will be held at 12:00 PM in the Joint Finance Committee Hearing Room in Legislative Hall in Dover, DE.

SW Month 2015

If your calendar permits, please plan to attend. Also, please send your letter to either your legislative representative (Representative or Senator) and/or members of the Joint Sunset Committee expressing your support for the proposed revisions. A template of a letter and reasons to support the multi-tier licensure can be found in the February edition of the newsletter (go to newsletter archives). As was noted in the February newsletter there is support for multi-tier licensure as well as opposition to an exemption for individuals engaging in social work activities but are not social workers.   Click here to view the draft of legislation presented to Joint Finance Committee on prior to February 19, 2015. On March 16th, the Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners revised the portion of the draft legislation describing levels of social work practice.  These revisions have not yet be circulated.


Legal Issue of the Month Article – “Legal Issues in Health Insurance Audits”                                               

Health insurance audits present a variety of legal issues for social workers. This Legal Issue of the Month article discusses some of the issues involved in retrospective audits and what social workers should consider doing if their mental health records are the subject of an audit.  

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National Association of Social Workers, Delaware Chapter/
Delaware State University, Department of Social Work

Date: Monday, April 27, 2015; Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Delaware State University, Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center, Dover, DE


What is SBIRT?
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a comprehensive public health approach for delivering prevention, early intervention and referral to treatment services to people using substances in a harmful or risky way. Click here for the event flier.

Social Workers, counselors, psychologists, faith-based community workers and other behavioral health providers from all settings as can benefit from understanding substance use across a continuum and its impacts on clients behavioral health and other psychosocial interactions. 


All Hands On Deck - Social Workers Needed

NASW members interested in providing trauma counseling or other assistance to persons, families and communities impacted by gun violence pro bono, please email Dr. Saunders at



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Find a Clinician 

Click here to find a listing of Clinical Social Workers with specific expertise to meet the needs of both the profession  and the client population.