• NASW-IL Staff

February 2021 - Calumet District Update

Latesha Newson, LCSW, Northeastern District Chair

Greetings Calumet District,

I hope that this e-mail finds you well and full of hope as we embark on the journey of healing and restoring our nation. As social workers, we are bridges of hope and healing that our world so desperately needs. Here’s to us lighting the way!


DISTRICT EVENTS

Culturally Responsive Leadership Practices

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021, from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM CST

Presenters: Giesela Grumbach, PhD, LCSW, PEL & Linda Campos-Moreira, PhD, MSW, MESA

Description: This co-hosted Calumet District workshop focuses on the Culturally Responsive Leadership Framework (CRLF) for social work. In this workshop, we will review the CRLF as well as strategies and tools for using CRLF in social work practice and policy making.


Please register at the link below:

https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/43030032621culturally-responsive-leadership/


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:

https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/43020040621affirming-practice-with-lgbtq-youth/



CHAPTER NEWS

Call for Leaders: Join the 2021 NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors

We’re looking for leaders to run for open positions on this year’s 2021 NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors! Joining the NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors is a great way to implement change, share your knowledge, and voice your opinions! Consider getting involved in your professional association, or nominating a colleague for a leadership position.

More info: https://www.naswil.org/post/join-the-2021-nasw-illinois-chapter-board-of-directors

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Just Announced! 2021 Virtual Advocacy Day

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: https://www.naswil.org/post/announcing-2021-virtual-advocacy-day

OTHER NEWS

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It!): Updates on Licensure Renewal & Telehealth Practice During COVID-19

For more news, go to the NASW-Illinois Chapter News page: https://www.naswil.org/blog


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