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May 2022 - Jane Addams District Update

Patricia Schofield, Jane Addams District Chair

Happy May to All Jane Addams District Members!

A big THANK YOU to all renewing members and WELCOME all new members. Your membership is what keeps our chapter strong and able to be the voice for all social workers.


Jane Addams District CEU Event!

Monday May 23rd, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM CT

Confidentiality Requirements and Exceptions (focusing on limiting court and legal pitfalls)

Cost: 3.0 Ethics CEUs / $90 Nonmember / $50 NASW-IL Member

Virtual Platform: GoToTraining

Learning Goals The presentation will cover aspects of a mental health confidentiality, providing providers knowledge to limit involvement in the courts. The intention is to provide mental health providers an acute understanding of patient and clinician rights and obligations and, or to reduce personal, professional and licensure liability.

Objectives: How to understand confidentiality in real life scenarios-Malpractice avoidance-Protecting your license and your livelihood

Speaker: Jonathan D. Nye, Attorney, Nye Law Group, Ltd. managing partner, began practice in 1992. He practices extensively in the areas of Mental Health Law, Family Law, Guardianship, Small Business, and General Litigation. Mr. Nye has lectured to Judges and Hearing officers, Legal and Mental Health agencies, associations, and human services practices on subjects related to legal issues Mental Health, Human Services, and Family Law.

As those of you who have attended any of Jonathan's events know he is an extremely knowledgeable resource for social worker practitioners. You will enjoy a robust morning and gain insight and knowledge into best practices for social workers in 2022.

Throughout my time as Jane Addams District Chair, I have met many dedicated and talented social workers. As mentioned last month, NASW is always looking for volunteer speakers. It would be great to see some Jane Addams District members on the speaker circuit. If you speak or train on a particular topic, consider sharing your skills:

2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards: Nominations are being accepted for the annual NASW Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards. Consider reviewing the nomination form as it will assist you in recognizing who deserves this honor. It would be awesome to have a winner form our Jane Addams District! The deadline is July 31st. For information:

Please check our website in the coming weeks to view the NASW-IL Board Election results. Thank you for taking the time to vote in your chapter elections

Patricia Schofield

Jane Addams District Chair


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