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Local social worker honored

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recognized Sheridan resident Billie Chapman with its Emerging Leader Award at its annual meeting in September.

Chapman is an employee at the Sheridan Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She was nominated by NASW Wyoming board president Deb Stevens.

“Upon assuming the social work role on a psychiatric treatment team, she re-defined the role, the ethics and the mission of the position to accurately reflect those of the social work profession,” her nomination noted. “Early in her career, Billie met various professional challenges with expertise beyond her years and under conditions which would have been difficult even for a seasoned social worker. She has often been the lone voice of advocacy for her clients and her field.”

The NASW Wyoming Chapter is part of the National Association of Social Workers in Washington, D.C.

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