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Wednesday, September 27

October 2017 - Three Rivers Update

Mary Abbott, LCSW 

Hello Three Rivers !

I am excited to announce that the NASW-Illinois Chapter Statewide Conference is approaching October 23rd -25th in Wheeling, Illinois. If you have not yet registered, please consider reviewing the brouchure as there are many excellent speakers and opportunuites to receive your required ethics and cultural competence hours. Here is the registration link for the conference: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1979935 

In addition, I will be hosting an event in Streamwood, Illinois, on Friday, November 3, 2017, that will meet the 3 hour cultural competence licensure requirement. Please consider attending as I look forward to meeting more district members! I will be sending out an e-mail in a couple weeks with the registration link for this event.

The presentation will be at Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare Systems located at 1400 Irving Park Road  Streamwood, Illinois 60107. The event is scheduled from 10:00am to 2:00pm and will include an hour break for lunch which is being provided by Streamwood Behavioral Health and will allow for some networking time. 

Title:  Affirming Social Work Practice with LGBTQ+ Children and Adolescents 

Presenters: Nancy Mullen, MSW- Executive Director of Youth Outlook and Carolyn Wahlskog, LCSW- Senior Program Manager at 360Youth Services and Community Education + Gender Programming Manager at Youth Outlook


This interactive workshop will provide opportunity further your understanding of ways to support LGBTQ+ children, adolescents and their families.

Topics will include:

·        Affirming LGBTQ+ terminology

·        Understanding spectrums of gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation

·        Current Trends and Adolescent Development in LGBTQ+ youth

·        Understanding barriers and solutions when navigating healthcare and other systems, especially for transgender and gender expansive individuals. Including reviewing case studies of LGBTQ affirming social work providers.


Hope Everyone enjoyed that summer stretch of weather in Fall ! I am looking forward to some cool days and changing of the colors of the leaves ! 

Please join me in welcoming three new NASW - IL Members this past month !

- Amy Wilbourne 

- Jacqueline Haacker

- Jordan Murphy

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