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August 2021 - Calumet District Update

Latesha Newson, LCSW, Northeastern District Chair

Greetings Calumet District,


I hope that you all are well and continuing to serve and do this fearless work called social work. We are fast approaching the end of this year, and I would like to remind us that this is a licensing renewal year. Please take advantage and register for CEU workshop offerings from our chapter.


I also would like to take this opportunity to highlight and inform you of the great work that our NASW-Illinois Chapter Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee (NASW-IL DEIC) has accomplished. The NASW-DEIC committee has made great impact in in our advocacy and policy influence as it relates to educational reform for Chicago Public Schools. Below is our official statement from our chapter as well as our feature in the Chicago Defender. May this be a reminder of our undeniable influence and impact as social workers. We indeed have the power to create change in this world!

Latesha Newson, MSW, LCSW

NASW-Illinois Chapter Calumet District Chair


CHAPTER NEWS

NASW-IL Chicago District Virtual Job Fair

NASW-Illinois Chapter Chicago District Chair Michael Mallory would like to invite you to participate in this year’s first ever NASW-IL Chicago District Virtual Job Fair! Taking place on Friday, August 20, 2021, from 12:00 to 3:00pm, this job fair is free to job seekers. Come learn more about employers all over the state and take that next big step in your career! https://www.naswil.org/post/announcing-nasw-il-chicago-district-virtual-job-fair

NASW-IL Advocacy at Work: Governor Signs HB3308, Making Permanent Many 2020 Telehealth Provisions

This month, Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 3308 into law, making permanent many of the provisions made in 2020 to allow for safer access to healthcare for all Illinoisans. Most critically, the legislation aligns telehealth coverage and payment with in-person care, making appropriate patient access to care the priority. Passage of this bill was made possible by members like you who contacted their legislators and stressed the importance of access to telehealth in the lives of their clients. To read more about the bill, click here: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-advocacy-at-work-governor-signs-hb3308-making-permanent-many-2020-telehealth-provisions

Register Now for A Meeting of the Profession - 2021 Multistate NASW Conference

This year’s biannual conference is going national! This year’s A Meeting of the Profession: 2021 Multistate NASW Conference will be hosted with our sister chapters in North Dakota and Nevada. Taking place on October 21 & 22, 2021, up to 8.0 CEUs will be available over the two afternoons. Join us for a virtual day of education with social workers from all over the US as we explore the latest advancements in the social work profession in 2021! And with our workshops qualifying for LSWs, LCSWs, PELs, LPCs, LCPCs, LMFTs, RNs, LPNs, APNs, LCPs, and some ICB credentials*, there’s no reason not to attend! Find out more at http://naswmeets.org/

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