May 2021 - Northeastern District Update
Lynn Zakeri, Northeastern District Chair
Hello Northeastern District, and hello May!
I hope you have some spring things going on in your life and have some time to enjoy yourself. I am looking at a blue sky today and am appreciating the trees blooming outside my window as I write this.
We have 2 events in the works. Don't miss the details! They are coming soon!
I am including many NASW updates below.
The chapter held its annual chapter elections last month. Please check back with our “News” page in the coming weeks as results are announced! https://www.naswil.org//blog
2021 NASW-IL Social Work Awards
DEADLINE: July 30, 2021
Nominations are now being accepted 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. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 30, 2021. Find out more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/accepting-nominations-for-the-2021-social-work-awards
A Meeting of the Profession: 2021 Multistate NASW Conference (Live Virtual)
This year’s biannual conference is going national! This year’s A Meeting of the Profession: 2021 Multistate NASW Conference will be hosted with our sister chapters in North Dakota and Nevada. Taking place on October 21 & 22, 2021, up to 8.0 CEUs will be available over the two afternoons. Please stay tuned as we announce conference workshops and more details in the coming weeks with registration opening in June. Join us for a virtual day of education with social workers from all over the US as we explore the latest advancements in the social work profession in 2021! https://www.naswil.org/conference
Join the NASW-Illinois Chapter Ethics Committee: https://www.naswil.org/post/join-the-nasw-illinois-chapter-ethics-committee
NASW-IL Advocacy Updates: https://www.naswil.org/blog/categories/advocacy
Learn More About School Social Work Workforce Bill SB2071: https://www.naswil.org/post/learn-more-about-school-social-work-workforce-bill-sb2071
NASW-IL DEIC Statement on the Death of Adam Toledo: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-deic-statement-on-the-death-of-adam-toledo
NASW applauds President Biden for executive order to reduce gun violence: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-applauds-president-biden-for-executive-order-to-reduce-gun-violence
Telehealth Services Extended in Illinois through May 1, 2021: https://www.naswil.org/post/telehealth-services-extended-in-illinois-through-may-1-2021
NASW commends Major League Baseball for decision to move All-Star Game out of Atlanta: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-commends-major-league-baseball-for-decision-to-move-all-star-game-out-of-atlanta
Spring 2021 FAQ for Graduating Illinois Social Work Students: https://www.naswil.org/post/spring-2021-faq-for-graduating-illinois-social-work-students
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It!): Updates on 2021 Licensure Renewal & Telehealth Practice
2019–2021 IDFPR Licensure Renewal Changes: https://www.naswil.org/post/2019-2021-idfpr-licensure-renewal-changes
In-Person CEU Requirements Waived by IDFPR: https://www.naswil.org/post/breaking-news-nasw-il-efforts-successful-in-getting-in-person-ceu-requirements-waived-by-idfpr
Updates on telehealth practice in IL: https://www.naswil.org/post/updates-on-the-telehealth-practice-during-covid-19
For more news, go to the NASW-Illinois Chapter News page: https://www.naswil.org/blog
Take care of yourself this month as you take care of so many others.