Chapter Update

Monday, February 8

February 2010 - Northeastern District Update

Cheri Sinnott

We are approaching Social Work Month. Please consider joining us for our Spring CEU/ Social Work Month Event on March 18 (more information below). We will present the award for our District Social Worker of the Year.
The chapter is encouraging each district to participate in a community service event during Social Work Month. Several other districts in the state are actively planning events. Please let me know if: 1) You have a suggestion for our District’s project or 2) You would like to be on the planning committee for this event.

I can be contacted at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Our statewide chapter is organizing a book club event featuring the book Push: A Novel by Sapphire. The movie Precious, starring Mariah Carey, was based on this book. The book club will meet in the Chicago office on April 8 at 5:30 p.m. More information is on the website at http://www.naswil.org NE District member Paula Cofresi-Silverstein is interested in organizing a similar event in the Evanston area. Please let me know if you are interested. I can be contacted at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 
What are you reading?
District member Laurieanne Chutis read the book Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Alice Howland is a Harvard psychologist who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The book documents her struggles to find meaning and purpose in her life as her concept of self gradually slips away.

Another response will be shared next month. Please let me know what YOU are reading. Send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 
UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS:
March 18 - Northeastern District Spring CEU/ Social Work Month Event

Kathy Marshall Emerson, the Executive Director of the National Resilience Resource Center, will present Tapping Natural Resilience in Northbrook. Earn 5 CEUs plus lunch for only $45.

To register online visit https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/nedistrict-event-31809tapping-natural-resilience To request a registration form to register via mail, please send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

BROWN BAG LUNCH (noon to 1 p.m.):
This is a great chance to network with other social workers in our district.
Bring your lunch and some business cards.
No cost to attend, $10 if you would like a CEU.

****Please send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you would like to attend

February 18 – Lake County - Families Surviving – and Thriving – With a Disability
March 26 – Cook County – Suicide Assessment and Intervention
April 20 – McHenry County – EMDR
May 26 – Lake County – Movement Therapy
June 24 – Cook County - Big Targets: Overweight Children and Bullies
July 21 – McHenry County – Adolescent Behaviors
August – Lake County – Any volunteers??
September 21 – Cook County – Primer on Behavioral Addictions

Brown Bag Lunch specifics:
February 18 (noon to 1 p.m.)
Beth Finke, award winning author and parent of a child with disabilities, lost her sight at the age of 26. Beth’s talk will touch on working with parents of children with disabilities and what happens to relationships after a life-altering disability. Those who are interested may want to read her memoir "Long Time, No See" prior to the Brown Bag Lunch. College of Lake County Southlake Campus, 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills., IL 60061. If you would like to attend send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

March 26 (noon to 1 p.m.)
Alexander Brown, Clinical Director of Metropolitan Family Services will present on Suicide Assessment and Intervention. This presentation will cover suicide risk assessment and intervention options, including 1) prevalence of suicide in major sub-populations 2) major risk and safety factors 3) how to perform and document an assessment 4)confidentiality,
and 5) intervention options, including how to facilitate involuntary hospitalization. Center on Deafness, 3444 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062. If you would like to attend send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

April 20 (noon to 1 p.m.)
Rich Jezioro will present on EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. McHenry County College, 8900 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012. If you would like to attend send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

May 26 (noon to 1 p.m.)
Rebecca Rice will present on Movement Therapy at College of Lake County Southlake Campus, 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills., IL 60061. If you would like to attend send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

June 24 (noon to 1 p.m.)
Lynn Zakeri will present Big Targets: Overweight Children and Bullies. This presentation focuses on self esteem in overweight children, who are often the victims of bullies both at school and online. Additional information will be shared on bullying and online interactions.
Center on Deafness, 3444 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062. If you would like to attend send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

July 21 (noon to 1 p.m.)
Angela Dampier will present on Adolescent Behaviors including self-injury, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Urban Healing, 100 N. Walkup Avenue, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014. If you would like to attend send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

August – Lake County – Looking for presenter.

September 21 (noon to 1 p.m.)
Dr. Stephanie Kutzen will present a Primer on Behavioral Addictions such as sex, gambling, technology, shopping and food. Center on Deafness, 3444 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062. If you would like to attend send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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