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Congratulations to our 2023 Biennial Conference Award Winners


Social Worker of the Year: Leigh Bolin & Melissa Merrick
Member of the Year: Rachel Gearhart
Elder of the Year: Elizabeth "Liz" Sunnyboy Yup'ik Elder
MSW Student of the Year: Guy Harris
BSW Student of the Year: Leigh Smith


Learn more about our winners

Join the NASW-AK MyNASW Community

MyNASW is a dynamic community made up of people just like you who are passionate about the social work profession. It’s the perfect place to network, collaborate, share insights, and get answers to your most pressing questions. As a member of the NASW Alaska Chapter—you also get to be a part of the NASW Alaska community made up of peers and supporters of the Alaska region. Please take a few minutes and introduce yourselves to the rest of the Alaska social work community.

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The Ethics of Love in Social Work Practice

Presented by: Jessica Saniġaq Ullrich, MSW, PhD
Moderator: Tonie Protzman, MS, LPC, CDC, PSP III
One Ethics Credit
February 14th at Noon AKST

Learn about the historical significance of love in the civil rights movement and how Indigenous connectedness can help us know that at the core of our being is love not as an emotion, but as a sense of spirit, or being. When we come from that place- this can become our renewable energy source, which prevents burnout. This can be how we connect and engage with people in an ethical and genuine way. When we book end our relationships and work with love, we can truly implement social justice wherever we are at in our practice.

Register here!

Committee Meetings

Please contact your regional representative for committee volunteer opportunities and more information.

Social Action Committee(SAC)

Are you interested in advocating for change? Are you interested in the legislative process? If so then we would love for you to join our Social Action Committee. We are currently gearing up for 2024 and need your input. Please contact Tonie Protzman for more information.

Board Meeting

Join us for our next quarterly Board Meeting
March 23rd from 10 to Noon
Meeting ID: 530 829 2124
Passcode: NASW