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!
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:
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:
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.
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
NASW pleased by additional Biden executive orders to address systemic racism, improve health care access and reduce climate change impacts: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-pleased-by-additional-biden-executive-orders
NASW releases its 2021 Blueprint of Federal Social Policy Priorities: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-releases-its-2021-blueprint-of-federal-social-policy-priorities
President Biden Takes Swift, Transformative Executive Actions: https://www.naswil.org/post/president-biden-takes-swift-transformative-executive-actions
New NASW Practice Alert: COVID-19 Vaccines FAQ: https://www.naswil.org/post/new-nasw-practice-alert-covid-19-vaccines-faq
NASW applauds President-Elect Biden's COVID-19 Relief Proposal: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-applauds-president-elect-biden-s-covid-19-relief-proposal
NASW-IL Support for the IL Black Caucus Legislation: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-support-for-the-il-black-caucus-legsilation
Telehealth Services Extended in Illinois through February 6, 2021: https://www.naswil.org/post/telehealth-services-extended-in-illinois-through-february-6-2021
Join the 2021 NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors: https://www.naswil.org/post/join-the-2021-nasw-illinois-chapter-board-of-directors
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It!): Updates on Licensure Renewal & Telehealth Practice During COVID-19
Telehealth Services Extended in Illinois through December 12, 2020: https://www.naswil.org/post/telehealth-services-extended-in-illinois-through-december-2020
NASW-IL Efforts Successful in Getting In-Person CEU Requirements Waived by IDFPR: https://www.naswil.org/post/breaking-news-nasw-il-efforts-successful-in-getting-in-person-ceu-requirements-waived-by-idfpr
Recent updates on licensure requirements for the 2021 cycle: https://www.naswil.org/post/updates-on-2021-licensure-renewal
Recent Updates on Telehealth Practice in IL: https://www.naswil.org/post/updates-on-the-telehealth-practice-during-covid-19
For more news, go to the NASW-Illinois Chapter News page: https://www.naswil.org/blog