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March 2022 - Jane Addams District Update

Patricia Schofield, Jane Addams District Chair

Hello Jane Addams District Social Workers,

Happy Social Work Month to All!

This year's theme, “The Time is Right for Social work,” emphasizes how the need for social workers is great. Find out more at: Don’t forget to download logos to use on your websites and social media accounts.

Presenters Alert! 2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Conference Needs You!

This year's annual NASW-Illinois Chapter 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. The Deadline to apply is May 22, 2022. Read more here:

For those of you interested in Illinois government and want to keep informed about laws that are being written, I suggest you watch the NASW-IL Advocacy page: Also, join us for the 2022 Virtual Advocacy Day later this month! This exciting 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:

Professional Development For those of you looking for CEUs, you can search for Future Conferences, Live Events, and Recorded Events here:

My second term as NASW-IL Jane Addams District Chair is coming to an end. In thinking about the time I served, many warm thoughts and fun memories come to mind. It was a pleasure getting to know so many of you. What an honor to be part of this strong organization that works every single day to advocate for our profession.

Have a wonderful Social Work Month!

Patricia Schofield

Jane Addams District Chair


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