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March 2021 - Calumet District Update

Latesha Newson, LCSW, Northeastern District Chair

Greetings Calumet District, and happy Social Work Month!

As we celebrate our profession, may we reflect on all of our contributions to the profession and impact in the lives of those we serve. Thank you for your serve and commitment! In honor of Social Work Month, the Calumet District will be having a virtual gathering and networking event on March 24, 2021, from 12:00 to 1:00pm. If you are interested in participating, please register at the link below.


Our district will also host the following CEU workshop events:

Culturally Responsive Leadership Practices

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021, from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM CST

Presenters: Giesela Grumbach, PhD, LCSW, PEL & Linda Campos-Moreira, PhD, MSW, MESA

Description: This co-hosted Calumet District workshop focuses on the Culturally Responsive Leadership Framework (CRLF) for social work. In this workshop, we will review the CRLF as well as strategies and tools for using CRLF in social work practice and policy making.

Please register at the link below:

Affirming Practice with LGBTQ Youth and Families

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 1:00-4:00PM CST

Presenter: Carolyn Wahlskog, LCSW

Description: This co-hosted Calumet training provides social workers an opportunity to learn more about the needs of LGBTQ+ young people and their families. The training will cover the basics around terminology, current trends, and suggestions for making your practice more affirming for LGBTQ+ clients.

Please register at the link below:


Join the NASW-IL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee!

We’re looking for social work leaders who are passionate about creating equitable spaces for others by serving on the NASW-Illinois Chapter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (NASW-IL DEIC). Members of the committee will serve as an advisory group to the chapter to further NASW’s mission to promote cultural diversity and social equity among the marginally oppressed populations. To find out more, click here:

DEADLINE: Friday, March 26, 2021

Call for Presenters! 2021 NASW Chapters Conference

The NASW-Illinois Chapter is opening a call for presentations that are creative, interactive, and audience-engaged. We are seeking one-hour presentations that are creative, interactive, and audience-engaged. Proposals should have dynamic presenters who can lead social workers through discussions and peer-sharing about topics relating to social work practice and must fulfill IDFPR requirements for CEU education. Read more here:

DEADLINE: Monday, April 12, 2021

2021 Virtual Advocacy Day

Join us for a day of advocacy with other social work professionals and students as we virtually descend upon the state capital in Springfield! The day will include a morning educational session (3.0 CEUs) on emerging issues and updates on 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 in Illinois by taking part in in this virtual day of advocacy. Read more here:


  • NASW-IL Supports Telehealth Access Bill to Protect Virtual Healthcare Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic:

  • NASW supports U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021:

  • NASW outraged by hate crimes against people who are Asian:

  • Pritzker Proclaims March as Social Work Month in Illinois:

  • 2021 NASW-Illinois Chapter Legislative Agenda:

  • NASW celebrates Biden-Harris Administration initiatives to protect Immigrants:

  • NASW Foundation Accepting Applications for MSW Scholarships for 2021-2022:

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It!): Updates on Licensure Renewal & Telehealth Practice During COVID-19

  • Telehealth Services Extended in Illinois through March 6, 2021:

  • In-Person CEU Requirements Waived by IDFPR:

  • Updates on licensure requirements for the 2021 cycle:

  • Updates on telehealth practice in IL:

  • 2019–2021 IDFPR Licensure Renewal Changes:

For more news, go to the NASW-Illinois Chapter News page:

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