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February 2020 - Three Rivers District Update

Diana Alejandro, Three Rivers District Update

Hello Three Rivers District!

It’s February, and the groundhogs have made their predictions! Punxsutawney Phil proclaimed that spring will come early this year; but Woodstock Willie warned we’ll have another six weeks of winter. Who will be right? Well, it’s anyone’s guess! No matter what the weather brings, we know that March 19th will mark the first day of spring. Have a great month, and please see below for some upcoming Three Rivers District CEU events! As always, I welcome suggestions for events, venues, and presenters you’d like to have in our district. Please feel free to reach out via e-mail at

A Warm Welcome To our New & Renewed Members

Erin Ader, Suzanne Andriukaitis, Blair Barbour, Douglas Barge, Faith Bonecutter, Judie Caribeaux, Patricia Cline, Thomas Edwards, Glynne Gervais, Jennifer Hassler, Claudia Kelly, Debra Knafl, Kendra Langford, Janice Litvene, Deborah Miller-Lunsford, Mary Nagel, Andrea Paris, Tameka Patterson, Elise Pinto, Health Richter, Stephanie Sawin Dawn Stewart-Walker, Deanna Waldyn, and Terre Wilson.

Upcoming Three Rivers District Events

Friday, 02.21.2020 – Utilizing Stages of Change

Description: Training is designed to create an understanding of the stages of change from a clinical perspective.

Where: Addison Public Library, 4 Friendship Plaza Room P10, Addison, IL 60101

When: 9:00-11:00 AM

Cost: 1.5 CEUs / $23 Nonmember / Free NASW Member

Presenter(s): Kristen Hernandez

Thursday 03.05.2020 – Reflections on the Art of Aging

Description: This CEU event will show how to discern the positive and negative images of aging and their impact on your therapeutic alliances with your clients.

Where: Riveredge Hospital, 8311 W. Roosevelt, Forest Park, IL 60130

When: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cost: 3.0 CEUs / $45 Nonmember / Free NASW Member

Presenter(s): Caryl Pripusich

Chapter News


The chapter is now accepting nominations for the upcoming 2020 elections. There are many positions open for the next board cycle beginning July 1, 2020. If you are considering running for a position on the board, please notify us so we know which positions are slotted. I encourage you to consider running for a position. More details can be found here:

Deadline: March 1, 2020


Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Registration Cost (No CEUs): $10.00

Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020

The chapter announced this year’s Advocacy Day & Rally to take place on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The structure and function has been vastly changed to ensure more effective lobbying with our representatives. You can read full details about the revamped day on the Chapters website: Hope to see you there for this important day!


UPDATE: Pre-Approval for Graduate Students Taking the LSW Exam:

Chapter Receives Grant to Study Workforce Shortages in Illinois:

2020 Natalie M. Ross Scholarship for Professional Development in Aging:

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