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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Committee

The NASW - Indiana Chapter Mission Statement:

"To support all social work practitioners in their mission to serve and strengthen relationships within diverse
populations; to enhance dignity and worth of all people in the State of Indiana through the promotion of quality
practice, competent practitioners, integrity and unification of the Social Work profession."


SOGI Committee Meetings
We invite you to visit or join this committee.
Meetings are held at the NASW Indiana office except as noted,
with an option to participate by phone.


Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of February, April, June, August and October

Meetings for the remainder of 2017 begin at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday August 21, 2017

October 16, 2017

RSVP: (317) 923-9878 or


To contact the committee directly, email

Other Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Resources

SOGI Statewide Resource List  click here

Same Sex Marriage Fact Sheet  click here


Richard A. Brandon-Friedman, MSW, LCSW, LCAC


Committee Charge

The committee will develop, review, and monitor programs of the chapter and the field of social work and provide education to the chapter and the field of social work with respect to GLBT concerns in social work practice, social work education, social policy, and social justice. This charge will become effective upon approval of the board.

A. Responsibilities of the Chair:
1. Calling meetings based on times when most members can participate.
2. Coordinating their participation in committee activities in a pro-active manner.
B. Responsibilities of Members:
1. Attendance at meetings.
2. Reporting the activities of the committee at each board meeting, whether in person, by mail, or by e-mail.
3. Surveying the committee to determine convenient meeting locations. Meeting locations should facilitate telephone conferences.
4. Determining successful and continued participation of committee members.
5. Appoint committee officers.

The IN Chapter SOGI Committee can actualize this charge by working to achieve the following tasks and objectives:
A. To sensitize the profession to the diversity and needs of GLBT individuals and their families in contemporary society.
B. To recommend GLBT NASW members for elective and appointive leadership positions.
C. To work within the network of the National GLBT task forces and resource people.
D. To stimulate an increase of GLBT content in professional literature.
E. To communicate with various units of NASW (publications, quality assurance, practice advancements, governmental affairs, etc.) to assure appropriate recognition and inclusion of GLBT content.
F. To advocate for GLBT curricular content in schools of social work.
G. To participate with coalitions of related organizations, agencies, and professional associations.
H. To communicate the activities of the committee to the board.
The committee should attempt to maintain balanced membership of GLBT individuals and allies. All members of Indiana NASW Indiana Chapter are eligible for membership on the committee. The chairperson will be appointed by the president of the board. Committee officers and members will be appointed by the chairperson.
Much of the work of the IN Chapter SOGI Committee will be carried out by the committee itself according to the agenda they set to achieve their objectives. Committees are staffed by IN Chapter staff. Clerical support will be provided in terms of mailings to members and logistical arrangements for activities.
The IN Chapter SOGI Committee will prepare a program plan and submit it to the board. The committee will submit a budget to the Finance Committee for board approval in June of each year.
Approved by the NASW Indiana Board of Directors at the 12/12/03 Board meeting.



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