March 2022 - Calumet District Update
Latesha Newson, LCSW, Calumet District Chair
Happy Social Work and Women’s History Month! As your Calumet District Chair and on behalf of our chapter, we would like to say thank you! Thank you for your service, your advocacy, and your hard work which all serves to improve the lives of the people we serve, heal communities, and advance our field. If your clients or employer doesn’t acknowledge this, please know that you are seen, you are valued, you matter, and you make a difference. THANK YOU!!!
Our district will be hosting the following CEU workshop this month. Please consider registering and joining us as we learn about best practices in supervision.
NASW-IL Calumet District CEU Event: Best Practices in Supervision - Recommendations for Enhancing the Supervisory Experience Date: Friday, March 25, 2022, from 10:00am to 12:00pm CT Description: This Calumet District CEU event will cover best practices in supervision including the various stages of supervision (e.g., types of supervision, developmental stages of the supervision, providing feedback, and evaluation). In addition, dynamics of the relationship, conflicts, self-reflection, and addressing diversity in supervision will be covered. Cost: 1.5 CEUs / $23 Nonmember / $10 NASW-IL Member
Speaker(s): Laura C. Taylor, PhD, LCSW Virtual Platform: Zoom
Also as chair of the NASW-Illinois Chapter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (NASW-IL DEIC), please read and be informed on the subcommittee’s statement on CESSA and the Treatment Not Trauma Ordinance: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-deic-subcommittee-statement-on-treatment-not-trauma
Call for Presenters! 2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Conference
This year's annual NASW-Illinois Chapter conference has been announced! This year's conference will take place in a blended format with an in-person conference* taking place at the Hilton Lisle in Lisle, IL, on Thursday, November 17, 2022, and a live virtual conference on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Presenters will be expected to be available to present on both dates: in-person on November 17th and live virtually on December 1st. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/call-for-presenters-2022-nasw-illinois-chapter-conference
Group Participants Needed for NASW-IL Workforce Diversity Focus Group
In our continued efforts regarding strengthening the social work workforce in Illinois, the NASW-Illinois Chapter received additional funding to develop, Strategies to Strengthen the Social Work Workforce Diversity Pipeline in Illinois, from the Telligen Community Initiative (TCI). Part of this wide ranging grant will be examining barriers to entry to the social work profession by establishing five focus groups across the state of Illinois with under-represented communities (Black Latinx, Asian, Native American) social workers. Find out more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/group-participants-needed-for-nasw-il-workforce-diversity-focus-group
2022 Virtual Advocacy Day
Join us for a day of advocacy with other social work professionals and students as we descend—virtually!—upon the state capital in Springfield. The day will include a morning educational session 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. Find out more about Advocacy Day here.
2021–2023 LSW/LCSW Licensure News and Updates
While February 28th marked the deadline for renewing licenses for some, some of you already know that December 1, 2021, marked the first day of the next licensure cycle. 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
Speaking Truth to Power: The Voice of Social Work: https://www.naswil.org/post/speaking-truth-to-power-the-voice-of-social-work
NASW Practice Alert: Seeking Members to Revise NASW Standards for Palliative & End of Life Care – https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-practice-alert-seeking-members-to-revise-nasw-standards-for-palliative-end-of-life-care
Getting Your LSW License in Illinois: https://www.naswil.org/post/getting-your-lsw-license-in-illinois
ANNOUNCING: 2022 Virtual Advocacy Day - https://www.naswil.org/post/announcing-2022-virtual-advocacy-day
NASW-IL Statement on the Push for Ineffective Sentence Enhancements: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-statement-on-the-push-for-ineffective-sentence-enhancements
For more news, go to the NASW-Illinois Chapter News page: https://www.naswil.org/blog