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Sep 18, 2023

Executive Committee Members Needed!

We are opening elections for the 2024 executive committee. We need our members to step in and fill these positions starting in...

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Feb 24, 2022

Let's be friends...on Facebook!

Looking for a great way to interact with the AVASW? Check out our Facebook page! Liking our page will keep you up to date on any...

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Aug 18, 2021

Congressional Social Work Advocacy Day

Stan Remer, LCSW, AVASW’s Congressional and Legislative Liaison represented AVASW in the recent Advocacy Training and Advocacy Day...

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Mar 17, 2021

Social Workers are Essential

Dr. Stone, M.D posted a video for all of our VA Social Workers. Here is the link for those of you who may not have received the e-mail:...

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Aug 22, 2023

AVASW Guide to Engagement with Legislators

Background Passing legislation is an uphill battle. It is not a linear process. It may take an average of 5-10 years to advance a bill to...

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Oct 14, 2021

News You Can Use!

Hi Members! 2021 is coming to an end and AVASW is going out with a bang. We have so many updates and wanted to share them with you here:...

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Jun 4, 2021

Save the Date

AVASW National Conference November 9-10, 2021 11am-4:30PM EST VA Social Work: Sparking Change, Creating a More Inclusive VA Save the date...

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Mar 16, 2021

VA Secretary Denis McDonough

The U.S. Senate confirmed VA Secretary nominee Denis McDonough on Monday, February 8th by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of support of...

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Mar 16, 2022

Student Loan Debt Relief for Social Workers

The Department of Education has overhauled the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program through a waiver. The waiver will run...

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Sep 14, 2021

AVASW Virtual Conference

On November 9th and 10th, 2021 the AVASW will have their first conference in many years. This virtual conference will have a diverse...

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Mar 31, 2021

AVASW Social Worker of the Quarter

Ms. Lisette Riley, LCSW, is a clinical social worker, military veteran, and staunch veteran advocate. She has been an employee at the...

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Feb 24, 2021

75 th Anniversary of Veterans Health Administration

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) celebrates its 75th Anniversary which dates to the creation of the Department of Medicine and...

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