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April 2021 - Calumet District Update

Latesha Newson, LCSW, Northeastern District Chair

Greetings Calumet District,

I hope that this e-mail finds you doing well and prospering. As we embark on a new season of spring and much of society getting back to some normalcy, may a new hope be restored in us all. Regarding our district, we have a district event you can find below to register along with additional chapter news. Be well!


Affirming Practice with LGBTQ Youth and Families

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 1:00-4:00PM CST

Presenter: Carolyn Wahlskog, LCSW

Description: This co-hosted Calumet training provides social workers an opportunity to learn more about the needs of LGBTQ+ young people and their families. The training will cover the basics around terminology, current trends, and suggestions for making your practice more affirming for LGBTQ+ clients.

Please register at the link below:


Chapter Elections

The 2021 NASW-Illinois Chapter Elections for open positions on the chapter board of directors will take place from April 1–30, 2021. An article featuring all candidates and their bios will go live on the chapter ‘News’ page that day while election ballots will be sent out via SurveyMonkey later on. Please be sure to have your selections ready before opening the electronic ballot as the ballot link can only be opened once. Remember to take time and vote in this year’s chapter elections!

2021 Virtual Advocacy Day

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Join us for a day of advocacy with other social work professionals and students as we virtually descend upon the state capital in Springfield! The day will include a morning educational session (3.0 CEUs) on emerging issues and updates on up-to-the-minute legislation currently up for vote in the Capitol. Unite your voices with hundreds of other social work colleagues on issues that affect the social work profession in Illinois by taking part in in this virtual day of advocacy. Read more here:

Call for Presenters! 2021 NASW Chapters Conference

DEADLINE: Monday, April 12, 2021

The NASW-Illinois Chapter is opening a call for presentations that are creative, interactive, and audience-engaged. We are seeking one-hour presentations that are creative, interactive, and audience-engaged. Proposals should have dynamic presenters who can lead social workers through discussions and peer-sharing about topics relating to social work practice and must fulfill IDFPR requirements for CEU education. Read more here:

2021 NASW-IL Social Work Awards

DEADLINE: July 30, 2021

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards! This year, we are looking for outstanding individuals whose work has supported and promoted the social work profession and the people it serves. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 30, 2021. Find out more here:


ICYMI (In Case You Missed It!): Updates on 2021 Licensure Renewal & Telehealth Practice

For more news, go to the NASW-Illinois Chapter News page:

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