Mental Health Network
The Mental Health Network is a standing body of the NASW Oregon Chapter. As such, it is accountable to the board of directors.
Network Charge: The Mental Health Network is committed to furthering issues of diversity, inclusion, social justice, and competency in the mental health and addiction treatment service systems. The network provides a forum for support of social workers and allies working or volunteering in the field. The network is invested in coalition building, system reform, and strengthening the voices of the service providers and recipients in the larger community.
Membership: Network members must be NASW members in good standing with experience or interest in the mental health and/or addiction treatment systems. Members should be prepared to serve for a minimum of one year. Advisors to the network need not be NASW members but must have experience or standing to lend to the network’s efforts. The network will conduct business on an ongoing basis by email and will meet in person at least twice a year.
First Year Tasks: Plan one networking event that includes free CEUs.
Sponsor a mental health diversity workshop
Reach out to the media by publishing one print editorial
Continue to grow the committee in terms of membership, advisors, and