Latesha Newson, LCSW, Northeastern District Chair
My hope is that you are doing well as you continue to care for so many others. For the past few months, I have had the honor of co-chairing the NASW-Illinois Chapter Racial Justice Task Force along with my co-chair and fellow board member, Kristin Rubbelke, LSW. The focus of this task force has been providing recommendations on police reforms. I would like to personally thank our members who participated in serving on the task force as well as our members who participated in completing the survey that was sent out on last month. Your input was highly informative and vital in the development of the recommendations. The process and final recommendations will be shared at a later date. Our next steps are to present the recommendations to the NASW-Illinois Chapter Board of Directors for approval during our next meeting on November 18, 2020.
I would also like provide a reminder that our chapter is hosting the Rethinking Ethics conference this month where you can earn up to 6.0 CEUs for licensure renewal. More information and registration please see the link below under chapter news.
LAST CHANCE! Sexual harassment and so many other valuable topics, register today!
Rethinking Ethics: 2020 NASW-Illinois Chapter Hybrid Conference
This year’s conference will be taking place on Thursday, November 19, 2020, in a new hybrid format allowing for both live virtual and in-person attendance. Meet with other social work professionals from around the state to earn up to 6 CEUs, including 3.0 CEUs in ethics and trainings on sexual harassment prevention and mandated reporting. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/conference.
Updates on Licensure Renewal & Telehealth Practice During COVID-19
As mentioned in a recent e-mail to the entire membership, the chapter was successful in getting the in-person CEU requirement waived by IDFPR for licensure renewal. The follow-up question to this is, what are the requirements for the 2021 renewal deadline again? In case you missed it, below are links to read our past articles on licensure requirements for 2021 as well as update on telehealth practice.
Recent updates on licensure requirements for the 2021 cycle: https://www.naswil.org/post/updates-on-2021-licensure-renewal
Recent Updates on Telehealth Practice in IL: https://www.naswil.org/post/updates-on-the-telehealth-practice-during-covid-19
Other Chapter News
National Social Work Organizations Oppose Elimination of Texas LGBTQ and Disability Protections: https://www.naswil.org/post/national-social-work-organizations-oppose-elimination-of-texas-lgbtq-and-disability-protections
Telehealth Services Extended in Illinois through November 14, 2020: https://www.naswil.org/post/telehealth-services-extended-in-illinois-through-november-14-2020
NASW-IL PAC Endorsements: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-pac-endorsements
NASW-IL Efforts Successful in Getting 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
Leading Social Work Organization Protests Fast-Tracking of Supreme Court Justice Appointment: https://www.naswil.org/post/leading-social-work-organization-protests-fast-tracking-of-supreme-court-justice-appointment
Community-Based Crisis Response Legislation Introduced: https://www.naswil.org/post/community-based-crisis-response-legislation-introduced
NASW-PACE joins Healthcare Workers for Biden/Harris: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-pace-joins-healthcare-workers-for-biden-harris
NASW urges Senate to conduct Supreme Court nomination process after election and inauguration: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-urges-senate-to-conduct-supreme-court-nomination-process-after-election-and-inauguration
For more, go to the NASW-Illinois Chapter News page: https://www.naswil.org/blog