Bi-Annual Conference

Roots to Peaks: Social worka tthe roots of communities moving mountains toward social change

Save the Date!

September 24 & 25, 2021

NOW: Virtual
Registration will be opening mid-August!

Key Note Speakers:
Trauma Drumming with Mike Veny
Transformational Leadership with David S Vadiveloo
Spirituality with Rev Sha & The Poor Peoples Campaign
Breakout Sessions
Virtual Exhibitors
Evening IN PERSON Socials -- Anchorage, Juneau & Fairbanks

Award Nominations

Criteria for Awards:

Social Worker of the Year

  1. NASW membership in good standing
  2. Personal and professional integration of experience and education to help people
  3. Taking risks for better social services
  4. Enlisting public support for improved social services.
  5. Contributing to the public’s knowledge of social work in the area of the recipient’s expertise
  6. Representing the professional ethics of social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics

Public Citizen of the Year

  1. Non-Social Worker
  2. Personal action to help people
  3. Taking risks for better social services
  4. Enlisting public support for improved social services
  5. Contributing to the public’s knowledge of social work in the area of the recipient’s expertise
  6. Reflecting the professional ethics in social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics

Legislator of the Year

  1. A current elected member of the Alaska State Legislature or representing Alaska in the U.S. Congress
  2. Represent NASW Alaska Chapter’s mission within their voting and service record as a legislator.
  3. Taking risks for better social services
  4. Outspoken advocate of social service and social work issues;
  5. Contribute to the public’s knowledge of social work and social issues.
  6. Substantially assisted in the advancement of our policy agenda and legislative priorities

Students of the Year

  1. Enrolled in Social Work degree program in NH or in another state and doing a field work practicum in Alaska
  2. Demonstrated integration of academic knowledge and personal experience to help people.
  3. Demonstrated leadership within school or field work setting
  4. Involvement in the community to improve, extend, or expand social services
  5. Representation of professional ethics of social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics