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Thursday, March 1

March 2018 - Three Rivers District Update

Mary Abbott, LCSW

Happy Social Work Month !!! 

Welcome New Three Rivers members:

Kayla Heiler

Jennifer Inserro

Mary Eileen O'Sullivan 


Check out this year's logo on the NASW-IL Website;

Social Workers 


We are that and so much more ! I wanted to take a minute to say thank you to each and everyone of you who are doing this incredibly hard work everyday. I know how much I lean on my collegues to keep me going because I know they get it. Please take a second to reach out to a social work colleague this month and tell them how you appreciate them for all they do . This is some of the hardest work on this planet and we all need a little encouragement to stay at the table and keep pushing forward . So THANK YOU to each and every one of you for staying at the table and for fighting everyday to make this world a better place for the clients that you serve and for those you love and care for. THIS IS BY FAR the best profession in the world ! We are change agents and make the world a better place! Hope you all take some time to take care of yourself this month and acknowledge all the hard work you do ! 

A quick cute saying to bring a smile to your face : 


1. Follow a balanced diet

2, Exercise Regularly 

3. Use Mindfullness Techniques

4. Scream into a Pillow

5. Try crying while eating cake over the sink ! 

*This was shared with me on facebook originally posted by The social work hub! 


Which leads me to my next event on March 23rd from 9:00 - 12:00 Titled  " Laughter Yoga Workshop and Fighting Fatigue through Self Care" 

This event will provide an introduction to laughter yoga and its origin and will be followed by a 30 minute experiential laughter session. We will learn less conventional ways to implement self-care so life can have more enjoyement and fun.!

This is a FREE event for NASW members so please consider joining us for some well deserved self care and networking . This event will take place at St. Joseph Presence Hospital in Elgin Il. 

Here is the link to register : 



Additionally there are so many other Chapter Announcements. Please take the time to consider being a part of them.


Advocacy Day 2018 will take place on Wednesday, April 11, 2018! The event will take place down at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, IL. Join an anticipated 1,000 social workers and social work students from across the state to attend a half day of educational seminars on lobbying in Illinois. Participants will receive an Advocacy Day packet complete with legislative materials and tip sheets on lobbying. See the Advocacy Day page (LINK) for more information as it becomes available. Register here:  https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/advocacy-day-041118/

ANNOUNCING: 2018 NASW-Illinois Chapter School Social Worker Conference
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The chapter is hosting its inaugural one-day school social work conference. Worth 6.0 CEUs (including 3.0 hours in ethics OR cultural competency), this conference brings together school social work and mental health professionals working with school-aged youth in the state. Taking place this year at Chicago Teachers Union Foundation in Chicago, IL, the NASW-Illinois Chapter School Social Worker Conference is a rare opportunity to network with other social workers and school social work professionals. For more full details and registration, go to: http://bit.ly/naswilssw


DEADLINE: Tuesday, July, 31, 2018
The call for nominations is out for the annual Social Work Awards: http://naswil.org/news/chapter-news/featured/accepting-nominations-for-the-2018-social-work-awards/





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