November 2021 - Chicago District Update
Michael Mallory, Chicago District Chair
Good day, Chicago!
I hope all of you are settling into fall and are gearing up for the chilly weather ahead! Like many of you, I have feverishly been tallying up my CEUs to ensure that I am good for renewal. Those of you who are under the required hours still have some time to get those done.
As a reminder, IDFPR announced that the licensure renewal has been extended into February. That said, our licenses will be valid until 2/28/2022. Those individuals who need to produce proof of licensure renewal will be able to access proof of this through the IDFPR. For more information about this please click HERE.
Those of you concerned about your CEU balance, please consider reviewing the standards put forth by IDFPR by checking out NASW-IL’s website. [Click HERE to review] Please remember that the State is requiring that all licensed folx complete Sexual Harassment and Mandated Reporting trainings. If you find yourself short of CEUs, you can always check out NASW-IL’s repository of trainings. To access this library, please click here. Additionally, our chapter is hosting a cultural competency eligible CEU later this month.
The cultural competency CEU opportunity will be held on 11/18/2021 at 11:00am. This training will focus on discussing School Social Work and developing insight into how social workers can become more informed to better serve minority populations who have experienced increased anxiety and fear as a result of the political atmosphere. If you’re interested in joining us please register here.
Thank you, all, for your continued work and dedication in serving those in need!