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July 2021 - Jane Addams District Update

Patricia Schofield, Jane Addams District Chair

Hello Jane Addams District Members

Welcome to July 2021. I hope this finds you all well. Welcome to all new members and all renewing members. Thank you for your support because together we keep our chapter strong.

Save this date: July 21, 2021, 9:00–10:30am. We will be hosting a webinar titled, "Effects of a Pandemic on Mental Health/Substance Abuse." The presentation will focus on the impact of the global pandemic, COVID-19 on individuals mental health and recovery from substance(s). Throughout the pandemic, overdose and suicide rates have increased exponentially as resources have been limited and supports that were vital to recovery have been removed/transitioned to virtual placing individuals with co-occurring disorders in a high-risk situation. The impact of stigma, guilt, shame, and limited access to resources during this time will be discussed as well as identifying what support looks like for people during this time.

Our Presenter: Justin Wolfe, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) with quality experience and training in addictions, rehabilitation, domestic violence and persistent mental illness with adolescents, adults, and families. He has provided numerous trainings in schools and throughout the community to increase awareness about dual diagnosis and adolescent substance use prevention. Justin is the Manager of Outpatient Addiction Services at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health Naperville, Illinois.

Cost: 1.5 CEUs/ $10 NASW-IL Members/ $15 ALL Other NASW Members / $23 Nonmembers

Remember to check out our website as there are many virtual trainings to help you reach your license renewal requirements:

Also, here you will find some excellent resources on racial injustice:

Please consider reviewing the Social Work Awards Nomination Form as it will assist you in recognizing colleagues who deserve to be nominated. The deadline is July 31st.

As Illinois opens, stay safe and thank you for all you do.


Patricia Schofield

Jane Addams District Chair


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