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March 2021 - Jane Addams District Update

Patricia Schofield, Jane Addams District Chair

Hello District Members,


Yes, Social Workers Are Essential. Happy Social Workers Month to all. Don’t forget to download logos to use on your websites and social media accounts. https://www.socialworkers.org/News/Social-Work-Month


Welcome to all new and renewing NASW members. We are happy to have you in our district.


NASW’s Virtual Career Fair! This exciting event will be held on March 30, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET). https://joblink.socialworkers.org/events/nasw-spring-2021-virtual-career-fair-1


Virtual Event: We will be hosting a one-hour training Monday May 3rd 12Noon-1 P.M.

Cultivating Wellness in a Fast-Paced Society This training explores what it means to live a balanced life. Learn new wellness strategies to help bring about new changes and reset unproductive patterns. Our guest speaker, Michelle McKinnie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Michelle is a seasoned presenter at Harold Washington College. Additionally, she has presented for NASW on various topics related specifically to Mental Health and Self-Care for Professionals.


CHAPTER NEWS

Looking 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: https://www.naswil.org/post/call-for-presenters-2021-nasw-chapters-conference

Submission Form: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/call-for-presenters-2021-nasw-chapters-conference/

DEADLINE: Monday, April 12, 2021


2021 Virtual Advocacy Day For those of you interested in Illinois government and want to keep informed about laws that are being written I suggest you watch the advocacy page: https://www.naswil.org/advocacy-alerts Also, join us for the 2021 Virtual Advocacy Day

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. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/announcing-2021-virtual-advocacy-day

Have a wonderful social work month!

Patricia Schofield

Jane Addams District Chair

jaddams.naswil@socialworkers.org

309-540-9915

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