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Spring 2021 Forum is here!!

NAPSW Forum — Current Issue 

NAPSW Forum, Spring 2021  What's Inside:

Ethical Questions in Perinatal Care 

From the President

Code of Ethics 

Election Results 

New Member Spotlight

Book Review: How to Be an Antiracist 

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2021 NAPSW Ballot Now Available!

2021 NAPSW Ballot Now Available!

Members: Be sure to check your email and cast your votes for the 2021 NAPSW Elections. Voting is open now through April 26, 2021. If you have any questions about voting, please contact [email protected].

And don't forget, registration remains open for our VIRTUAL 2021 CONFERENCE. *If you register by April 1, 2021, you'll be entered into a drawing for a free conference registration for the 46th NAPSW Annual Conference to be held in Chicago in 2022!* 

March Membership Special!

Celebrate National Social Work Month with NAPSW's Membership Special!

Be sure to visit our Membership page for more information on the benefits NAPSW membership, and join now!

Winter 2021 Forum Is Here!

NAPSW Forum — Current Issue 

NAPSW Forum, Winter 2021  What's Inside:

Hello 2021 - We Are the "Subject Matter Experts"

From the President

NAPSW 2021 Conference


Book Review — My Stroke of Insight: A brain scientist's personal journey

New Member Spotlight

NAPSW Remembered

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Nominations Are Open

2021 NAPSW BOD and Officer Nominations

It is time to think about who to nominate for the upcoming 2021 elections! WE NEED YOU to think about who is Board of Directors "material" - or to volunteer yourself to run! During the April 2021 virtual conference, we will be electing individuals for the following positions: President, Secretary, five Board of Director members, and one Nominating Committee member. We really want to provide a full ballot with many options to our membership at the time of elections. Nominations are now open and ready to be received immediately and no later than February 1, 2021. But don't put it off! Send your nominations NOW.

Please consider nominating yourself or other NAPSW members you know for these positions. Candidates for Board of Director positions need to be members in good standing for one year prior to running for the Board. Candidates for Officer positions need to have served at least one term on the Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to develop and share leadership skills and contribute to keeping NAPSW a strong, vibrant, and relevant organization. Email your nominations to the committee members below. For more information on nominations and expectations for Board members, click here.

Margery Pentland, Nominations Chair: [email protected]

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2021 Conference will be VIRTUAL

2021 Conference ONLINE 

“As the COVID crisis continues we have made the decision to hold a virtual conference for our 2021 NAPSW National Conference. This will ensure we all remain safe but can enjoy time together networking and learning.” - Conference Co-Chair Kelly Weber

The 45th Annual National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW) Conference will be held virtually. Please save the dates of April 29 & 30, and more details will be forthcoming. Click here to learn more about the benefits of NAPSW membership and to get discounted member rates for the conference. 

2020 Autumn Forum is Here!

NAPSW Forum, Autumn, 2020  What's Inside:

Understanding Mothers Living With Borderline Personality Disorder

Virtual Meetings

NAPSW 2021 Conference


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Summer 2020 NAPSW Forum is Here!

NAPSW Forum, Summer, 2020  What's Inside:

Attachment and Perinatal Loss

Election Results

NAPSW Chicago Conference

Case Review: Neonatal Transfer

Suggested Reading

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NAPSW Spring 2020 Forum is Here!

NAPSW Forum, Spring, 2020  What's Inside:

Perinatal Social Work in the Midst of a Pandemic: Caring for Clients and Yourself

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and It's Impact on Families

Staff Support in a High Acuity Setting

Book Review — From Love to Loss: A NICU Odyssey

Private Nursing Duty Scarcity

Perspectives from the NAPSW Listserve

2021 Conference information  


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Election Results are In!

If it were not for COVID-19, I would be home after another outstanding NAPSW conference and I would be exhausted and exhilarated after seeing good friends, having challenging discussions, and learning new skills!  Instead, I am reminiscing about past conferences and missing my good NAPSW friends and colleagues. But the work of the organization goes on, and we will continue to work together and support each other through these trying times.

The officers and BOD of the organization met this past week, as they always do at the conference, but utilizing Zoom instead of conference tables.  It was waves instead of hugs, and it was BYO coffee/tea and snacks!

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Dear NAPSW Members and Colleagues,

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NAPSW Winter Forum is Here!

NAPSW Forum, Winter, 2020  What's Inside:

Health Disparities

The Partner Model: A Solution to the Stigma of the Perinatal Opioid Epidemic

Book Review — White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Annual Conference Overview

NAPSW Board Meeting History

Innovative Program and Research Grant

Award for Excellence Nominations


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NAPSW Autumn 2019 Forum is Here!

What's Inside:

Best Practices for Emotional Care of Perinatal Loss

Understanding and Managing Personality Disordered Patients

Conference Overview

Book Review — Gather at the Table

44 Years of NAPSW Conferences

Innovative Program and Research Grant

Chicago Conference Events  


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Joan Hebert, 2019 Award for Excellence Recipient

Joan Hebert receives the 2019 NAPSW Award for Excellence

Joan Hebert, LCSW, of Orlando, Florida, has been awarded the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers’ Award for Excellence for 2019. Joan is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida. The 2019 Award was presented at the 43rd annual conference during the opening banquet on May 1 in Savannah, Georgia. Members Rasa Ragas and Joni Hardcastle nominated Joan and expressed their appreciation and admiration. Rasa said: Joan has devoted a good part of her professional career working as a perinatal social worker despite several changes and reorganization at her medical center. Plus, she enjoys ‘having fun’ as I observed her to be a great dancer! I remember dancing with her at the 2012 conference in Little Rock in the Peabody Lounge along with other conference participants. She has a great sense of humor! Joan has been an active member of NAPSW, serving as Secretary, two terms on the Board, and serving on other committees, too! 


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NAPSW Spring 2019 Forum is Here!

What's Inside:

  • Screening and Comprehensive Support Services for Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Listening to the Heart: Music Therapy's Role in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Chicago 2020 Conference
  • Book Review — Birth of a New Brain
  • NAPSW From the Beginning
  • Stepping for Preemies
  • Call for Papers


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The WInter 2019 NAPSW Forum is Here

The Winter 2019 Forum is Here!

What's Inside:

From the President
Cultural Diversity and Perinatal Loss
Savannah Conference
Book Review — Juniper The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon
Looking Back: Joni Hardcastle



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NAPSW March Recruitment Campaign and New Member Special

Only One Week Left for the New Member Special — Join Today and Save!  

NAPSW is launching a recruitment campaign to celebrate social work month. Starting today through the end of March, new members will be able to join for half price and members who recruit new members will get $50 off their conference fees! We love our social workers and we love NAPSW!  

Click here to learn more about joining and the benefits of membership. 
Click here to download our March Recruitment Campaign flyer
For more information, please contact [email protected]

Autumn Forum is Here!

 NAPSW Forum, Autumn, 2018.  What's Inside:

From the President
Imprisoning Pregnant and Parenting Women
Acculturation and Family Bonding
New Board Members
Martha Ransohoff Adler Shares Fond Memories
Book Review — Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parents' Guide
New Members
Innovative Program / Research Grant
Invitation to Savannah
Regional Reports    



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NAPSW's End of Year Giving Campaign

Consider making a donation to NAPSW as part of your end of the year giving.

NAPSW is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to promote, expand, and enhance the role of social work in perinatal health care and to strive for excellence in practice for the benefit of families around the time of birth. NAPSW relies on membership dues and donations to provide affordable yet up-to-date and relevant information about best practices. NAPSW welcomes your donation, which is tax-deductible as allowed by law, to support its mission. Donations go towards supporting social work education and can be made online by clicking here

Fredda Zuckerman receives NAPSW's 2018 Award for Excellence

Fredda Zuckerman is the 2018 NAPSW Award for Excellence Recipient.  Click here to read more!