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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

Retrieving CEU from the 2023 Conference

  • Navigate to https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com. If not signed in, hover your mouse over "Hello, Guest" in the top right corner and click "Sign In." Login with your email address (or username) and password. Afterwards, the "Hello, Guest" button with change to "Hello, (Your Name).”
  • Once signed in, if you're not taken directly to your products page (or navigate away from it), hover your mouse over "Hello, Pamela” in the top right corner and click "My Products" in the menu.
  • Locate and click the "Get Certificate" button under the course title to open a new window.
  • Click the "Get Certificate" button at the bottom. If applicable, select the certificate version in the drop-down menu at the top and then click "Send Certificate Email" to generate an email with the certificate to your inbox. You can also print and/or save your certificate in the PDF format.

Lunch and Learn

Introduction to LGBTQ2+: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Care

May 15th @ Noon
Presented by: Maz Anderson, LCSW & Sarah Switzer, LCSW

In this Introduction to LBGTQ2+ Care, we will review gender and sexuality terminology, including the spectrum of identity and orientation. We’ll explore the importance of language, diagnosis, documentation to not reinforce hurts/harms/trauma and to reinforce respect/inclusion. We’ll touch on how biases and stereotypes impact care, and identify ethics, competencies, & current advocacy opportunities. We will wrap up this primarily lecture style presentation on what is next for you as a human, social worker, and community member in doing this work and serving this population.

Register here!

Board Member Elections

The Chapter Nominations & Leadership Identification Committee (CNLIC) needs members to run for 2023-2025 Chapter Leadership roles.

The Alaska Chapter's Nomination and Leadership Identification Committee (CNLIC) is currently looking for members interested in running for the Chapter Board of Directors. Several positions are still open for members throughout the state and we encourage all who are interested to submit your name for consideration.

Learn more and submit a nomination form!


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.

Login to the NASW Alaska chapter community using your NASW username and password.

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
June 1st from 10 to Noon
Meeting ID: 530 829 2124
Passcode: NASW