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Tuesday, September 4

September 2018 - East Central District Update

Kenna Dunlap Johnson

Hello East Central District Members!

Welcome fall! I hope that you are all transitioning well back into fall activities as they arise. 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).

East Central District Events:

Grief, Loss, and EMDR:

Our next East Central District event, focusing on grief, loss, and EMDR, will take place on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 1:00 pm in Gibson City, IL, at the Gibson Area Hospital Educaiton Center at 209 E. 8th Street. This 4-hour event will be presented by EMDR-trained counselors, Brenda Sommer and Christina Hoppin. For more information and to REGISTER, please visit the following link:


The Business of Social Work - 2018 NASW-Illinois Chapter Conference:

The Business of Social Work conferene will be taking place this Thursday, October 25, 2018. This is a great opportunity for CEUs and networking. For details and to REGISTER, please check it out at the following link: http://www.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 social action organizations in your area that provide opportunities for action or if you have specific organizations and information that you would like me to share with our district.

Join an NASW-IL SIG!

Please remember that NASW also has several different Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) that provide opportunity to share on specific topics in the field.  Please learn more about joining a SIG by visiting the following link:


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 Centrla Highlighted Member of the Month.

Take care and hope to see you soon!

Posted on 09/04/18 at 10:19 AM


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