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Jane Addams District CEU Event: One Rural Community's Response to the Opioid Crisis (Princeton)

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8:30am
This event lasts 0 days 4 hours and -30 minutes.


This Jane Addams District CEU event will look at one community’s response to the opioid epidemic and teach how to build a community coalition. We will explore relationship building with multiple sectors of a community. This training is co-hosted with Perry Memorial Hospital. 

8:30am Registration

9:00am-12:00pm Education

All courses offered through the NASW-Illinois Chapter meet the continuing education qualifications for LSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, LCPCs, LMFTs, RNs, LPNs, APNs, and LCPs licensed in Illinois as required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Speaker: Natalie Andrews LCSW, CADC

Since 1975, Ms. Andrews has been a professional in the behavioral health field, serving most recently as the Director of Adult Services for Sinnissippi Centers, a four-county mental health and substance abuse provider in northwest Illinois. Her responsibilities were to oversee and develop the continuum of services for Adults with a substance using disorder or mental illness. She was a member of the management team and several community coalitions, chaired the electronic health record implementation team and strategic planning team at Sinnissippi, in addition to participating in state, federal and private foundation grant application initiatives.

She received her Master of Social Work from UW Madison in May 1983 and since that time has worked in NW Illinois. She obtained her CADC in 1987 followed by the LCSW in 1994. In 2001, Natalie was Social Worker of the Year presented by NASW Jane Adams District. In 2003, co-authored the article “Service Enhancement to a Dual-Diagnosis Population: Mental Illness/Substance Abuse: A Study Comparing Access Enhancement to Improve Consumer Functional Levels,” published in Quality Management Healthcare, Vol. 12, No.3. In 2003 she became familiar with NIATx a model of process improvement (PDSA) designed specifically for behavioral health and trained under Director David Gustafson and Co-Deputy Director Todd Molfenter from UW Madison Engineering Department.

Natalie currently works part time as a trainer, community consultant, project manager and grant writer. She is involved with the Lee County PRISM Coalition and the City of Dixon Police Department deflection program called Safe Passages. PRISM began in spring of 2015 to address the opioid tragedies in the community.

Presenter: Natalie Andrews LCSW, CADC

Location: Perry Memorial Hospital
530 Park Avenue E
Princeton IL 61356

Cost: 3 CEUs / $45 Nonmember / FREE NASW Member

CEU's Earned:  3 CEU's

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Registration Required: Yes

Event Sponsors:

Perry Memorial Hospital
Welcoming, authentic, neighborly care offering health and wellness solutions. Past. Present. Future.

Upcoming Occurrences in the next 2 months:

  • 08-23-18

    Jane Addams District CEU Event: One Rural Community’s Response to the Opioid Crisis (Princeton)

  • 09-06-18

    Older Adults SIG - CEU and Networking Event feat. Robyn Golden (Chicago)

  • 09-14-18

    SIG Meeting: Retired Social Workers (RSWs)

  • 09-20-18

    East Central District CEU Event: Grief, Loss, and EMDR (Gibson City)

  • 09-21-18

    LSW/LCSW Review Course 09.21.18 (Chicago)

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