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​(Updated 11/12/19)

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Message from the Chair:

Thank you all who came out to our networking event last month. We had a great opportunity to share ideas, meet new people, see old friends, and learn a little bit about other social workers on the Space Coast. Please make sure that all your contact information is up to date with NASW FL, including your mailing address, phone number, and email address. If you are on Facebook, look us up at
NASW FL Space Coast Unit. Please take a look at our upcoming events, add them to your calendar, and make sure to join us. If you are looking for ways to get involved, please reach out with questions and/or suggestions. I strongly suggest joining one of our committees, including: Events, CE, Membership, Newsletter, and Legislative/PACE. We are always looking for social work and social work student volunteers.

Our next steering committee meeting is on November 13, 2019; all members are welcome.

It does not matter if you are a BSW, DSW, or anything in between, we are all social workers. We will continue to work on making a difference in the Space Coast Unit. We will continue to be a bridge between Social Work Case Managers to LCSW in private practice and we will continue to be a bridge between clinical social work and macro social work. Because we are social workers!

Siempre en solidaridad,

Oscar Rivera, LCSW

The NASW-FL Space Coast Unit steering committee met on 10/9/2019. Discussions were held for planning CEU events, with one confirmed on 3/27/2020 (Mark your calendars) as well as a Meet and Greet in November (hopefully more to come) as well as a Holiday celebration in December.  We also discussed membership and are ALWAYS looking for new faces. Details will be provided after the steering committee meets on 11/13/19.​


What topics of interest would you like to learn about in a workshop?

What would you like to see from your Space Coast Unit? 

Are you a social worker in Brevard? Are you a social work Student?  COME JOIN US for a meeting.  We would love to have you, to hear your ideas, and help the unit to grow.  Bring a social work friend!!We are always looking for speakers, as we know that we have a wealth of expertise in this community. We would be interested in learning about your area(s) of specialty.  Attend a Steering Committee Meeting or submit your thoughts or ideas to

Have newsworthy items about the Space Coast Unit or members of the Unit?  Would you like to see them in the newsletter???  Contact Oscar at  or Sara Hewitt at


Steering Committee – 11/13 @ 6 pm in Melbourne (please contact for address/directions)

Award Nominations deadline – 12/16

State Conference Proposal Deadline – 12/1

SW Legislative Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD) – 1/27-28, 2020

TBD: CE Event 3/27/2020  - Mark your Calendars

Future Committee Meetings

Steering Committee Meeting 11/13 @ 6 pm.  Contact us for the address.  All NASW- FL Space Coast members are welcome!!! Do you know a social worker?? Bring them along. 

Our meetings are a great way to connect with other social workers and to share information about your agency.  Please watch the NASW-FL Space Coast Unit Facebook page as well as our Unit page on the NASW-FL website for more details.

Contact for more information on how you can get involved.​


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


Get involved in your Space Unit’s leadership!  We need volunteers for the Vice Chair, Membership Chair and Newsletter positions.  Volunteer now and be part of planning our activities for 2019-2020.

J. Oscar Rivera, LCSW - Chair

Vacant - Vice Chair

Sara Hewitt  - Secretary


Darlyne Guldi-Mula - CCNLI Chair

Cyndy Shinaberry - Continuing Education Chair

​Christy Shephard - Events Chair 

J. Oscar Rivera - Legislative / PACE Chair

Earl Ledford - Membership Chair​

Sara Hewitt  - Newsletter