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January 2023 - Calumet District Update

Samantha Allen, MSW, LCSW, Calumet District Chair

Greetings Calumet District,


Happy New Year! Welcome to 2023! I hope this message finds you all in good spirits. Hopefully, you all have enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and are gearing up for a joyous new year! As your District Chair, I would like to acknowledge all of you for all that you have accomplished in 2022. Your hard work, dedication, resilience, and success is celebrated. It is a pleasure to serve as the Calumet District Chair. I look forward to continuing my term and serving the district through advocacy, support, and planning events that will assist in our professional development. I am currently planning our next CEU event, which will be held during Social Work Month. Should you have any suggestions for CEU or networking events, please feel free to contact me at calumet.naswil@socialworkers.org

NASW-IL Calumet District Chair Samantha Allen
NASW-IL Calumet District Chair Samantha Allen

Now embarking upon this new year, may you be blessed with health, wealth, and happiness.


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, MSW, LCSW

NASW-IL Calumet District Chair


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

New Student Loan Repayment Program Launches for Community Behavioral Health Care Professionals

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has launched the application for a student loan repayment assistance program to support qualified mental health and substance abuse professionals. The Community Behavioral Health Care Professional Loan Repayment Program is designed as an incentive for recruitment and retention of those who practice in underserved or rural areas. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/new-student-loan-repayment-program-launches-for-community-behavioral-health-care-professionals

Other Chapter News

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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