Northwestern Social Work students attend Legislative Day

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Northwestern Social Work students attend Legislative Day

 Legislative Day 2015

Students from the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Social Work attended the National Association of Social Workers, Oklahoma Chapter (NASW-OK) Legislative Day at the Oklahoma Capitol. The students pictured are (from left) Kylie Pethoud, Raquel Conway and Amber Cook.
Current and future social workers gathered in honor of Social Work month at the Oklahoma Capitol for the National Association of Social Workers, Oklahoma Chapter (NASW-OK) Legislative Day March 10.

Members from the Department of Social Work at Northwestern Oklahoma State University were in attendance to learn about legislative issues impacting the social work profession. Those students who attended were Amber Cook, Yukon senior; Raquel Conway, Fargo junior; and Kylie Pethoud, Mutual senior.

“We discussed current bills that would affect social work practice or our clients and how to communicate with our legislators,” Conway said.

Legislative Day is designed to encourage social workers and students to become more familiar with the political and policy-making process. Kate Richey from the Oklahoma Policy Institute presented, and students had the opportunity to meet with legislators and discuss matters relevant to the profession and vulnerable populations in the State of Oklahoma.

For more information on Northwestern’s social work department contact Dr. Kylene Rehder, associate professor of social work and the department’s chair, at (580) 327-8135 or kdrehder@nwosu.edu.

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