You are not alone! I’ve been in our professions for almost 20 years, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that I began to understand how our state society helps us. We are the first to admit that we need to improve our efforts in communicating with the professionals in our state.
We choose to promote the AARC Connect for this purpose. Written about in the January eScope, AARC Connect is the repository of all best practices, policies, procedures, articles, etc. Not only New Jersey members – another limitation to our website’s member-only area – but members around the county contribute to AARC Connect.
Over the past three meetings, we’ve had at least 3 first-time therapists in Washington. The commitment begins in January with calls to congressional offices and to set up meetings in Washington.
Make no mistake about it. Your colleagues really are interested in what your department has going on! Our goal is to distribute Scope monthly. The committee utilizes several resources including AARC, its affiliate websites and Google alerts.
We welcome you to regularly visit the NJSRC website at www.njsrc.org. The website will bring more interaction with instant social network postings to our Twitter (@NJSocRespCare) and Facebook page (@NJSRC), which means when we post a new article or event, you will see it on the website and our social network feeds.