Legislative Education and Advocacy Day LEAD

The Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) 2024 is an annual conference hosted by the NASW Rhode Island Chapter, where many students from all three Schools of Social Work in Rhode Island and other professionals gather in the state house, to advocate for legislation that is relevant to the social work profession. Students and other attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of advocacy and all of its components. 

Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) Child Mental Health: Finding social work public policy solutions thursday march 21 2024 12 to 3pm state library in the rhode island state house free to social work students $15 members $25 not yet members 2 ceu's


LEAD 2024 will be hosted in person at the Rhode Island State House in the State Library on Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. The theme is Child Mental Health: Finding Social Work Public Policy Solutions. 

Please plan to eat your lunch in advance.

A special thanks to our Chapter's Policy & Advocacy Committee for their dedication and support in planning this year's LEAD event. For more information on our advocacy agenda, visit: https://naswri.socialworkers.org/Advocacy 

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Providence College Champion Sponsor Providence College- the department of social work at providence college combines classroom learning and professionally supervised internships to prepare out stuidents for immediate employment or graduate school

Rhode Island College Champion Sponsor Rhode Island College Be Blod. Change the World by Helping Others. RIC prepares social workers to strengthen communities, challenge injustice, and implement meaningful social change-without the debt.

Salve Regina University Advocate Sponsor Salve Regina University Through a comprehensive blend of coursework and fieldwork, students prepare for professional careers dedicated to social justice and social work's role of today's multicultural society.

Student Legislative Day