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Miami Dade County: School Mental Health. School Safety. Human Trafficking.

The Miami-Dade Unit coordinated a successful panel to discuss school safety and mental health in Miami-Dade County.

The caliber of panelists present at the event was representative of key stakeholders in our schools. Elected officials, Law enforcement, Child welfare professionals, Faith leaders and Social services providers. 


​​Thank You Sponsors for Your Generosity

​​​​Upcoming Events

There are no local events planned at this time.  Please visit the Events page for other opportunities.

On December 7 from 11-1pm, NASW Miami Dade Unit held their yearly holiday get together. It was a jolly good time. We had about 25 people attend our event, many attending for the first time. Everyone mentioned interest in being more involved within our unit which is great news for all of us. Unit Chair Paty took some time to introduce the leadership team, offer updates, and thanked everyone for being present.


NASW-FL's Miami-Dade Unit Holiday Party at Flanigan's in Coconut Grove. Members brought toys that were donated to non-profit Toys for Amigos.

​From left to right: Karen, Paty, Ashton, Edith, Julia, Susan, Rodrigo, David, Libia, Daniella, Myriam, Anna, Cassandra, and Paul.


Thank you for being apart of your local NASW unit! We have many future events in the planning stages for this upcoming year including CE’s, networking and social events . If you have any questions, comments or feedback, we would love to hear from you. We are excited to be your leadership team!!! ​


Patricia Hernandez, MSW, MPH, CHC - Chair

Cassandra Tenzer, MSW - Vice Chair

Vacant - Secretary
Vacant - Membership Chair
Mark Ritchie, LCSW - Continuing Education (CE) Chair

Susan Mankita, LCSW - Social Work Month Chair
Rodrigo Lozano, LCSW - Legislative Chair

Ashley Ferguson - PACE Chair
Edith Caballero, LCSW  - CCNLI Chair
Janitsa Rocamonde, MSW - Sponsorship Chair  

Angela Miller, MSW - Social Media Chair
Vacant - Events Chair
Miriam Bernardo - BSW Representative
Ashton Sanchez - MSW Student Representative

If you know of any students who may be interested in becoming our BSW or MSW representatives, please send their names or have them contact us at

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All NASW-FL Miami-Dade Members are invited! 

Do you know a social worker who is not an NASW member? Bring them along and we'll be happy to explain the benefits of joining!

*Note: The Unit Steering Committee is comprised of Unit members seeking to actively participate in the development of Unit events, workshops and other activities.

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