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July 2014 - Committee on Diversity and Cultural Competence

Diane Zosky, PhD, ACSW, LCSW
Chair, Committee on Diversity and Cultural Competence

The renewed NASW Illinois Chapter Committee on Diversity and Cultural Competence met on Tuesday July 15, 2014. The committee currently consists of Carol Goldbaum, Edna Flowers, Mary-Margaret Sweeney, Lisa Sink, Ann Russell, Mary Garrison, Meredith Schilsky, Sylvia Corcoran, Ericka Williams-Hampton, and Diane Zosky (chair) with Joel Rubin and Candi Gray from NASW Illinois Chapter leadership. Members agreed that the first charge of the committee will be to identify definitions and standards for cultural competency training as an advisory recommendation to IDFPR with the recent rule change that requires three of the 30 CEUs to be on the topic of diversity and cultural competence. The second charge of the committee is to develop and distribute a needs assessment survey to NASW Illinois Chapter members as to what their needs for cultural competency training are in the districts. The survey will also ask for recommendations on professionals who have expertise on various diverse groups. The committee will convene for the second working meeting on Monday, August 25, 2014, to draft language and standards for trainings. If any members have recommendations for the committee, please send them to.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thank you to all of the committee members for their dedication to this important work.

Posted on 07/22/14 at 09:10 AM

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