July 2022 - Northeastern District Update
Jacki Brunk, LCSW, Northeastern District Chair
Welcome to the monthly district update of the NASW-IL Northeastern District! As I am new to this position, I want to make every effort to hear from members in my district to ensure everyone is getting the most pertinent information as well as finding opportunities to earn CEUs and connect with other social workers!
Summer is well under way, along with hot temperatures and sunny weather! This past month we celebrated Juneteenth, now recognized as a national and state holiday. As summer activities and celebrations continue, see below for updates in our Illinois chapter as well as an update to our district.
Next District Event
Our next event is currently in the planning stages, but expect to see an alert of an event for this August. I will keep everyone updated when this event is scheduled and how to register. I am planning to schedule this event in person; other future events will either be in-person or virtual. Please feel free to reach out to me with ideas and suggestions on topics you are interested in. I will also send out a survey to get more information from members on what everyone is looking for.
2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards
Deadline: Sunday, July 31, 2022
One month left! We are looking for nominations 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!
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. We will be updating links to IDFPR on our own chapter website accordingly and appreciate your patience as we update this content.
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
Governor Pritkzer Grants One-Time Fee Waiver for First-Time & Renewing LSW & LCSW License Applicants: https://www.naswil.org/post/governor-pritkzer-grants-one-time-fee-waiver-for-first-time-renewing-lsw-lcsw-license-applicants
For more news, go to the NASW-Illinois Chapter News page: https://www.naswil.org/blog