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July 2017 - Calumet District Update

Christine Escobar-Sawicki, LSCW

Hello Calumet District Members,

My name is Christine Escobar-Sawicki and I have been elected as the new Calumet District Chairperson for the NASW-Illinois Chapter during 2017–2018.  I realize I have big shoes to fill as our former district chairperson, Monica Guihot-Chartrand, has worked very hard these past few years to plan wonderful CEU and networking events for our large area.  I am grateful to Monica for her guidance, support, and laughs as she has guided me into my new role!

Input Wanted...

The Calumet District is a large area covering several counties.  It is my hope to provide you with CEU and networking events that meet your needs in area's throughout the district.  To do so, I am asking for assistance.  Perhaps you have an idea about an event, topic or can recommend a speaker.  Maybe you have a topic you would be interested in presenting or know of a great location to hold events.  I am open to any and all idea's and have put together a brief survey to solicit feedback and ideas.  Would you take a few monutes to complete this? : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/75BRVB6

You can also feel free to e-mail me directly with your thoughts.

Calumet District Cultural Competency CEU Event and Networking Event:  Beyond Posters and Protests: Advocating for Clients and Communities While Creating Safe Spaces

Please join us for a 1.5 hour CEU event presented by Calumet District Member, Krista Woods.   This interactive workshop will focus on way we can - and must be - allies to and advocates for people of color, the LGBTQ community, Muslim and Jewish communities, immigrants, women and people with different abilities.   The workshop will connect direcly to our Code of Ethics and our responsibilies to challenge social injustices by providing actual ways and steps you can take to help.  Attendess will recieve 1.5 CEU's which fufills half of the cultural competency requirements for licensure renewal.

Thursday, August 10, CEU Event from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Integrity Clinical Consulting and Training, 900 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL 60430

Immediately following the CEU event, a networking event will take place at a location very close to the presentation. Networking event to follow from 8:15 - 10:00 pm at Chili's Restaurant, 17928 S Halsted Street, Homewood. 

If you require accommodations for disabilities, please notify Christine at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

We hope you are able to make it to either the CEU event or the networking event...or, ideally, both!

To register for the events, please go to: http://www.naswil.org/calendar/events/4671/

I look forward to reconnecting or meeting you for the first time during my time as Chairperson, as well as playing a role in supporting you in your efforts as a social worker in Illinois!

Posted on 06/23/17 at 02:07 PM


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