Advocacy Tools

SOCIAL WORK LOBBY DAY 2024 IS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2024!  1pm is the Rally in the Rotunda!

KSWAN - Kentucky Social Work Advocacy Network is the collaboration between NASW-KY, KSCSW, KASSW, KY- ABSW, KASWE, and SWARCK, borne of the two pandemic virtual lobby days during Covid-19 and our collective efforts to bring great advocacy programs to KY social workers and students.  We also have a KSWAN YouTube channel so you can access our webinars 24/7!

Engaging in advocacy doesn’t have to be difficult! We’ve created three advocacy toolkits to help prepare you for calling and writing your legislator, scheduling visits, checking out bills, and lobbying at the state capitol, and to get involved in our social media campaign to generate excitement for our 2024 Social Work Lobby Day.

Watch a quick refresher on how a bill becomes a law and how to find your Kentucky Representatives:

Communicating with your representatives: The Do's and Don't's

KSWAN YouTube Videos about Important Advocacy Topics:

    1. Two powerful stories from a family deeply impacted by gun violence and a call to action for parents raising children.
    1. Hear from four social work professionals working amidst both the opioid epidemic as well as a pandemic in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. 
    1. Get updates as well as best practices surrounding clinical supervision in Kentucky. 
    1. Hear from your peers all across the state at the BSW, MSW, DSW, & PhD level of social work education.  
    1. Hear from three practicing school social workers discussing the resources available to your clients in the school system.