Rule Changes Effective for the 2013-2015 Licensure Cycle

  UPDATE: An FAQ regarding the licensure changes has been created. Click here for the FAQ.    Two changes became effective beginning December 1, 2013, and will apply to the current licensure cycle from 12/1/13 to 11/30/15: 1. Effective December 1, 2013, » MORE

Social Workers Helping Victims of Boston Marathon Bombings

Reprinted from SocialWorkersSpeak.org Social workers are are playing a role in helping victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to this article in USA Today. The article mentions how social workers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital worked long hours to assist victims » MORE

Child Abuse and Neglect Reports Rising in Downstate Illinois

A new report from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services shows a 5.4 percent increase in reports of abused and neglected children across downstate Illinois. According to the Child Abuse and Neglect Statistical Report, the state’s Child Abuse » MORE

In Memoriam Natalie R. Seltzer: August 12, 1921-April 28, 2012

Natalie R. Seltzer was one of Chicago's pioneers in social work. She had the vision to see that practice, research, and education needed to be linked and that this could be done from any of those settings. She first implemented » MORE

Eliminate Poverty: Participate in Upcoming IL Public Hearings

Reprinted from the Heartland Alliance website Make Your Voice Heard The Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty is working to cut the number of Illinoisans experiencing extreme poverty in half. The Commission is seeking input from Illinois residents on the » MORE

Changes to Illinois Type 73 School Social Worker Certificate

Effective July 1, 2012, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) issued a rule change requiring that all MSW students must take and pass the ISBE Content Area Test for school social worker (code 184) prior to starting their internship » MORE

NASW Celebrates U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act

Social Workers Believe Law Can Improve the Lives of Uninsured Populations 

Dominican University Appoints Charlie Stoops as Dean of Graduate School of Social Work

River Forest, IL – Dominican University has appointed Dr. Charlie Stoops, LCSW, as dean of its Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Stoops joined the school in 2003 and was serving as acting dean before his appointment. He continues as » MORE

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Seeks Disaster Mental Health Partners

From the the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago: The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago is well underway planning for a potential response to a disaster during the NATO summit. As we work on our volunteer staffing, we are » MORE

Affordable Care Act

The second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act is on Friday, March 23, 2012. A number of local organizations are hosting events around Illinois that you may want to attend. You can find a list of all the activities listed » MORE
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