Your source for the social work profession in North Carolina.
By: Kay Castillo, Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Legislation
National Association of Social Workers, NC Chapter
Happy Social Work Month! The Governor signed our Social Work Month Proclamation to officially declare March as Social Work Month in NC! We hope you are enjoying the chance to celebrate in various activities across the state.
The past few weeks have been slow in Raleigh due to weather so legislators picked up the pace this past week- introducing bills, holding committee meetings, and thumbing through the Governor’s budget.
The Governor’s budget, while not perfect, is very friendly to mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services and child welfare. He has actually proposed to increase the budget for Health and Human Services. Below are some highlights from his budget:
To view the Governor’s budget: http://osbm.nc.gov/thebudget
To see an overview of HHS: http://governor.nc.gov/sites/default/files/Lifting%20Up%20the%20Disadvantaged.pdf
Introduced Bills of Interest
Upcoming Advocacy Days