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August 2021 - Northeastern District Update

Jenny Andersen, Northeastern District Chair

Dear Northeastern District Members,

Welcome to August! It’s my honor to have been elected as your new volunteer Northeastern District Chair. A little bit about me: I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Grayslake North High School and a therapist at Gurnee Counseling Center. My wife and I live in Evanston with our geriatric pitbull. I am passionate in my work about equity work, specifically anti-racism and inclusion for trans and nonbinary folks. In my life and work, I am big into mindfulness practice and social justice.

If you’d like to get to know me a little better, I invite you to join me for a webinar on Ethical Considerations for Interrupting Implicit Bias on Friday, Sep 17, 2021, from 11:30am to 1:00pm (1.5 CEUs). This interactive presentation will explore implicit bias and give participants research based interventions to interrupt implicit bias. To register, please visit,

See below for other chapter news. I welcome your thoughts and questions; please feel free to reach out!


Jenny Andersen


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!

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:

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


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