Welcome to our site on the World Wide Web. We invite you to consider becoming one of our members. NAPRHSW is interested and diligent in striving to make a difference toward the betterment of the Puerto Rican / Hispanic Communities. Our membership of social workers and human service professionals is inclusive and one eager to share their expertise to achieve our goals. Your contributions and talents are needed to enhance our programs and ensure progress.
Every year our activities include efforts to further our intent in advocating in the interest of our community, as well as promoting professional growth. We are proud that we are able to provide scholarship monies to deserving students attending colleges/universities affiliated with NAPRHSW on their way to becoming social workers. We co-sponsor conferences and support the annual Hispanic Youth Conference “La Vision”. We offer workshops on various topics.
At our general meetings, we frequently have guest speakers who broaden our knowledge base. Our newsletter is received with acclaim three times a year. Not only is the newsletter informative, but it often showcases our members’ contributions and achievements. In addition, our members are afforded the opportunities to network and avail themselves to our job bank, speaker’s bureau and professional provider list.
Our Annual Boat Ride (moonlight sail) and our Dinner Dance provide us with time to socialize. At our annual Dinner Dance, we seize the opportunity to honor the social worker of the year as well as community leaders.
NAPRHSW clearly collaborates on programs and activities in the community. Hispanic Heritage Month and Women’s History Month allow us to celebrate and continuously increase our pride as we focus on past contributions and achievements. Our support of other community groups on the local, state, and federal levels challenges us to maintain degrees of constant involvement in all facets needed to facilitate progress in keeping with our mission.
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Pauline Velazquez, M.S.W. - 1931 - 2014 Founder, President, National Association Of Puerto Rican Hispanic Social Workers, NAPRHSW Former Division Director NASW—NYS Suffolk Division Executive Director, Nassau Suffolk Hispanic Task Force, Inc. Pauline was born... Read this »
You can purchase tickets for the event here, for a reservation to this event. Additionally, you can also opt to sponsor NAPRHSW's Brunch with any one of our sponsorship options ranging from Friend to Executive. In return for your support; sponsors will be recognized with... Read this »
A School Social Worker Perspective On the Crisis at the Border By Vilma Matos, LCSW-R Bilingual School Social Worker The current crisis of unaccompanied Latino children crossing “LA FRONTERA” has polarized the federal government. The politicians are playing a game of... Read this »
Due to limiting circumstances, La Vision Hispanic Youth Conference will have a date announced for Spring 2014. Keep referencing this page for future updates. Read this »
In accordance with the new age, we would like to give new and upcoming members the opportunity to join NAPRHSW and extend another way for them to make their membership payment. There are several ways to go about this. First and foremost, you are always... Read this »
Here you will find photos from the 30th Gala Event: Photos by ED Roldan, LMSW Read this »
For those interested, Dr. Roy Aranda's Revised Took Kit can be found by clicking here. For those interested, you can also use this page to follow him over Twitter! Read this »
If you click this link you will be taken to Dr. Roy Aranda's site where he shares with you tidbits from his conference on Cyber Bullying which was held at St. John's University on November 15, 2013. Additionally we have shared the article below:... Read this »
Contaminated Heroin: a Serious Danger, How Parents Can Protect and Help Their Teens By María Elisa Cuadra‐Fernández,LCSW‐R, ACSW, CASAC, CPP, ICPS, ICADC Executive Director/CEO, COPAY Inc. Introduction The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and the unexpected deaths... Read this »
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NAPRHSW like many other non-profit associations benefits from the donations of generous businesses and individuals. If you believe you have a donation that helps to benefit Hispanic Social Workers, and aspiring social workers then please consider visiting our donations page! Best,... Read this »