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February 2023 - Three Rivers District Update

Becka Ross, MSW, LCSW

Three Rivers District Chair

Hello Three Rivers district! I hope that everyone is staying warm now that winter is finally in full swing! Be on the lookout for an in-person CEU event that will take place in the three rivers district area in March. There are many exciting updates this month:


CHAPTER NEWS

Morgan State University Professor Anthony Estreet to be next CEO of NASW

Anthony Estreet, a professor and former chair of the Master of Social Work Program at Morgan State University and chief executive officer of a behavioral health company in Baltimore, will be the new chief executive officer of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) beginning February 6. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/morgan-state-university-professor-anthony-estreet-to-be-next-ceo-of-nasw

Join the 2023 NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors

DEADLINE: March 1, 2023

Want to make a difference for social workers in Illinois and beyond? Have expertise in a particular method or field of social work practice? Do you hold a unique perspective that you believe is under-represented? 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. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/join-the-2023-nasw-illinois-chapter-board-of-directors

ANNOUNCING: 2023 Virtual Advocacy Day

Join the NASW-Illinois Chapter for our annual day of advocacy education with other social work professionals and students! Learn about current emerging issues in the state of Illinois as well as 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! Read more and register here: https://www.naswil.org/post/announcing-2023-virtual-advocacy-day

Seeking Job Exhibitors! 2023 NASW-Illinois Chapter Virtual Job Fair

Monday, April 3, 2023, from 2:00–5:00pm via Zoom Events

We're looking for Illinois employers to take part in this year’s 2023 NASW-Illinois Chapter Virtual Job Fair. Gain access to social workers around the state and get a free listing on the NASW-IL Job Board page. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/seeking-job-exhibitors-2023-nasw-illinois-chapter-virtual-job-fair

Other Chapter News

● 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: What Clinical Social Workers Should Know: https://www.naswil.org/post/2023-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-final-rule-what-clinical-social-workers-should-know

● UPDATE: Post-Master of Social Work School Social Work Professional Educator License Scholarship: https://www.naswil.org/post/update-post-master-of-social-work-school-social-work-professional-educator-license-scholarship

● Ask NASW-IL: Now that I have my LSW, how do I get my LCSW? https://www.naswil.org/post/ask-nasw-il-now-that-i-have-my-lsw-how-do-i-get-my-lcsw

● Ask NASW-IL: What do I need to renew my LSW/LCSW license in 2023? https://www.naswil.org/post/ask-nasw-il-what-do-i-need-to-renew-my-lsw-lcsw-license-in-2023

● IDFPR Waives License Restoration Fees for LCSWs through 01/01/28: https://www.naswil.org/post/idfpr-waives-license-restoration-fees-for-lcsws-through-01-01-28

● NASW-IL Full Statement on ASWB Test Analysis: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-full-statement-on-aswb-test-analysis

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

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