NAPSW Regional Liaison and State Representative Positions

Serving as a regional liaison or state representative is a wonderful opportunity to help NAPSW grow and to be a resource for local NAPSW members or to members of the community at large wanting more information about NAPSW, perinatal social work practice, standards or other helpful information. Read the information below to learn more about these roles.  Want to know if there is an opening in your region or state?  Click here to view a regional map and a list of current regional liaisons, state reps, and open spots.  For more information, contact Hannah Raiden-Wright, NAPSW Vice President.

Responsibilities of  Regional Liaisons and State Representives

The base of NAPSW  network lies in the role of the regional liaisons and the state and provincial representatives. It is important that we have all regions and the individual states/provinces represented so that we as an organization can gather representative information for its members.  Because the new membership system offers a private social network, communicating with members in your region will be easier than ever.   If you are interested in serving as a regional liaison or state rep, please contact the NAPSW vice-president Hannah Raiden-Wright for more information and to sign-up. 

The duties of the regional liaisons and state/provincial representatives are as follows:

NAPSW REGIONAL LIAISONS

  1. Maintain an email list of your state or provincial representatives and maintain contact with them. When the vice president passes on names of new members or lapsed members, we need you to disseminate these names to the appropriate representative for follow up.
  2. Reach out to colleagues in your area to tell them about NAPSW. Ideally, contact several perinatal settings a year to provide information about NAPSW and relay names and addresses of interested parties to the membership committee.
  3. Work to identify and maintain state/provincial representatives for your region and keep the vice president aware of any changes or additions.
  4. Provide information about events, policies, new programs and other happenings in your region by gathering information from your representatives. Synthesize the information into an article and send it to the vice president for submission to the FORUM prior the deadline. This information is gathered in rotation from various regions for the FORUM “Spotlight our Regions” section.
  5. Assist the vice president and the Nominating Committee in identifying members who wish to become more involved by becoming a committee member, nominee for the board of directors or a regional liaison or state/provincial representative.
  6. Attend the yearly national conference and coordinate your regional meeting during the conference, taking notes and relaying information to the vice president. If you are unable to attend the conference please delegate this to one of the representatives in your region who will be attending.
  7. Remain a paid member of NAPSW during your tenure.

NAPSW STATE/PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVES

  1. Reach out to colleagues in your area to tell them about NAPSW.
  2. Remain in regular contact with your regional liaison and filter information from members to the administrative levels of NAPSW as well as the greater membership in your area.
  3. Follow up by welcoming new members to NAPSW and call/email expired members when names are provided to you by your regional liaison.
  4. Provide information regarding events, policies, new programs and other happenings in your state or province to your liaison. This information is gathered in rotation from various regions for the FORUM “Spotlight our Regions” section. Hearing what is going on in other regions allows us to network and learn from one another.
  5. Assist your liaison, the vice president and the Nominating Committee in identifying members who wish to become more involved in NAPSW.
  6. Plan to attend the yearly conferences during your tenure. Yearly conferences are optimal for networking with the membership at large and revitalizes for the year to come.
  7. Remain a paid member of NAPSW during your tenure.