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Monday, July 30

August 2018 - East Central District Update

Kenna Dunlap Johnson

Happy Summer East Central District Members!

I hope you are enjoying the summer and for many of you, ready to return to fall school schedules and change in seasons!  I wanted to take a moment to update you on our district.  As a reminder, if anyone is interested in helping with brainstorming ideas for reaching out or with assisting with upcoming events for our district, please let me know.  You can reach me by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  I love to collaborate as well as just get a chance to get to know the members in our district. 


East Central District Events:

Grief/Loss and EMDR -

More information will be coming out soon on this as well as a registration link. We will be holding a continuing education event focused on grief and loss as well as the use of EMDR. This event will take place in the lovely Gibson City, IL, on September 20, 2018. Please keep an eye out - more details to come!

Networking Event - I hope to hold a networking event this fall in the Bloomington/Normal area as well. Please reach out to me if you have thoughts on locations. I try to hold a networking event every year in November. I try to travel around the district for these. It's been a while since we've held on in the Bloomington/Normal area. 

The Business of Social Work

The biannual The Business of Social Work: NASW-Illinois Chapter Conference is coming up this October. It will take place at the Hilton in Lisle, IL on October 25, 2018. This is a great opportunity for learning and networking with other members. I hope to see you there!

For more information and to REGISTER, please visit the following link: http://naswilmeets.org/

Social Workers in Action

We are "Social Workers in Action," and we have an ethical obligation to promote social justice, equity and inclusion.  Please reach out if you would like more information on socia action organizations in your area that provide opportunities for action.  If there are certain areas of interest that you would like for me to provide more information on in the way of resources, please reach out to me via e-mail and let me know.

Join an NASW-IL SIG!

Please remember that NASW also has several different Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) that provide opportunity to shar eon specific topics in the field.  Please learn more about joining a SIG by visiting the following link: http://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/joining-an-naswil-sig/

Please feel free to reach out to me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with ideas on upcoming district events or to nominate someone as the next East Central Highlighted Member of the Month.

Talk to you soon!

Posted on 07/30/18 at 02:03 PM


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