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November 2021 - Southern District Update

Diona Shelton, LCSW, CATP, CCT

Southern District Chair

Happy November Social Workers,

We are well into the fall season and many are adjusting to the cooler temperatures. This is often the time of year when some of our thoughts turn toward the upcoming holiday season. Did you know that the updated NASW Code of Ethics addresses the need for social workers to engage in self-care? With that said, how have you imparted the new code? Have you considered how you will take care of yourself as the holiday season approaches? I encourage everyone to consider taking some time to reflect on how you will incorporate self-care into your schedules. It is my belief that when we take time to care for ourselves, we are more impactful in taking care of others. Our clients and the populations that we serve are depending upon us!

Best regards,

Diona Shelton, LCSW, CATP, CCTP

NASW-IL Southern District Chair

Our district event is soon approaching and I would love to see you there.

Please join me in welcoming Jessica A. Northrop, LCSW, CDWF.

Jessica Northrop has been a social worker for over 20 years and has experience in the areas of mental health, medical social work, and child welfare. She is currently a psychotherapist and group practice owner in Dallas, GA. She became interested in the work and research of Brené Brown after having worked with clients who have gotten stuck with shame and a fear of vulnerability. She became a Certified Daring Way Facilitator in 2019. She specializes in treating therapists who are suffering from anxiety, depression, or burnout, as well as adults dealing with emotional eating, anxiety, PTSD, and depression.

Overview of Brené Brown's Research and Methods

Date: Friday, November 12, 2021, from 9:00 AM- 12:00PM CST

Presenter: Jessica Northrop, LCSW, CDWF

CEUs: 3.0

Description: Have you been wondering about the overwhelming popularity of Brené Brown? Interested in her theories and how her research may help you help your clients? Join this Southern District CEU event to get an overview of shame, vulnerability, and how to work toward shame resilience for you and your clients. We'll review salient themes from her 3 sentinel works: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong.


2021 Licensure Renewal Deadline Extended

While the NASW-Illinois Chapter remains in contact with IDFPR regarding when LSW and LCSW licenses will be available to renew, we sent out an e-mail to the entire membership in mid-October about extension of the renewal deadline to February 28, 2022. Read more about it here. For updates as we receive them from IDFPR, please make sure you’re enrolled in the NASW Illinois in MyNASW.


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