July 2022 - East Central District Update
Melissa Box, LCSW, LSOE, LSOTP East Central District Chair
Can you believe we are halfway through summer? It always flies by, whether you are relaxing and taking vacations or keeping busy and powering through your sessions, visits, and reports. Have you thought about how you are giving yourself rest this summer? This article does an excellent job describing why rest is so important for intentional self-care: https://thehealthygp.com/2019/03/21/rest%e2%80%8a-%e2%80%8athe-foundation-of-intentional-self-care/
IDFPR Website Domain Change
The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) website domain has changed as of June 14, 2022. If you have previously bookmarked the old URL (idfpr.com) to your website browser, please note that the IDFPR website has changed to a new domain: idfpr.illinois.gov. The NASW-Illinois Chapter updating links to IDFPR on the chapter website accordingly and appreciate your patience as they update this content.
NEW! 2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards
Deadline: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Nominations are still being accepted for the annual NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards! This year, we are looking for outstanding individuals whose work has supported and promoted the social work profession and the people it serves. There are four award categories: Social Worker of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Public Citizen of the Year, and Emerging Leader. For more information, go to: https://www.naswil.org/post/accepting-nominations-for-the-2022-social-work-awards
Save the Date! 2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Hybrid Conference
Mark your calendars! The NASW-Illinois Chapter will be back and meeting in person for this year’s conference! Taking place in a hybrid format, we’ll be offering in-person CEUs on November 17, 2022, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville in Lisle, IL, and running it back as a live virtual conference on Thursday, December 1, 2022. More info to come later this month, but stay tuned and circle those dates in your calendar!
2021–2023 LSW/LCSW Licensure News and Updates
We announced changes in IDFPR licensure renewal requirements in an article published on November 30, 2021, and updated it with frequently asked questions. We’ve been getting questions from members about whether the in-person CEU waiver will be repeated for the new cycle. Read about that and more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/idfpr-licensure-renewal-requirements-for-2021-2023
Other Chapter News
IDFPR Waives License Renewal Fees and Initial Application Fees for Frontline Healthcare Workers: https://www.naswil.org/post/idfpr-waives-license-renewal-fees-and-initial-application-fees-for-frontline-healthcare-workers
NASW-IL Advocacy at Work: Gov. Signs HB 4797 Expanding Telehealth Services for Students - https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-advocacy-at-work-gov-signs-hb-4797-expanding-telehealth-services-for-students
Melissa Box, LCSW, LSOE, LSOTP