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August 2022 - Calumet District Update

Samantha Allen, MSW, LCSW, Calumet District Chair

Greetings Calumet District,

Happy August!

I hope you all are enjoying your summer and finding ways to enjoy the warm weather while it is here. Back-to-school is approaching, and I know you all are working to transition yourself and the children back to school life and routines. Hopefully, you can find fun and safe ways to do so and continue to enjoy the remainder of the summer. Please do so with consideration for the fact that the numbers for COVID-19 are still rising. In addition, Governor Priztker has declared a public health emergency due to the rise in numbers of cases in Monkey Pox. Monkey Pox is impacting vulnerable populations that will benefit from support and resources. Should you need to locate resources, you can do so at either of the links below:

Gratitude to all of you for the hard work that you contribute to the field of social work! Be sure to be good to yourself!

Warm Regards,

Samantha Allen, LCSW

NASW-IL Calumet District Chair

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Upcoming Events:

August 12, 2022 12pm-1pm- Lunch and Learn

Join the Calumet District for updates on current district news and discuss volunteer opportunities, and interests in CEUs and workshops. Speaker Latesha Newson, MSW, LCSW Cost; $10 Nonmember/ Free NASW Member

Registration Open! 2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Hybrid Conference

Registration is now open for our hybrid fall conference! This hybrid format will offer in-person CEUs on November 17, 2022, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville in Lisle, IL, and live virtual CEUs on Thursday, December 1, 2022, via Zoom Events. Earn up to 6.0 CEUs for either, or attend both as a hybrid attendee for up to 10.5 CEUs. Find out more at

Social Work Compact Initial Draft Released—Your Feedback is Needed!

The Council of State Governments (CSG) released an initial draft of the Social Work Compact for review and public comment. Due to the significant impact the compact will have on Illinois social workers, we are requesting all Illinois social workers to review the draft model language and to submit your feedback on the document to the chapter by Monday, August 15, 2022. We will be reviewing and collating all feedback on the compact for review by the NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors as well as for the larger national NASW listening session. For links to the draft language as well as where to submit your feedback, go to:

IDFPR Licensure Updates

Questions about licensure requirements and in-person CEUs still remains the top questions from our members! If you haven’t already checked out our in-depth article about IDFPR requirements for the 2021–2023 licensure cycle, be sure to read it here:

Other Chapter News

NASW CEO Angelo McClain to retire at the end of 2022:

Coming Soon: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline –

NASW-IL Calls for Swift Legislation to Protect Women/Marginalized Communities & Professionals:

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

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