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October 2019 - East Central District Update

Mary Garrison, East Central District Chair

Hello to all – welcome to Fall! I want to welcome our newest member to NASW-IL and the East Central District:

  • Doris Houston


It is a busy time of year for all, and your LSW/LCSW licenses are up for renewal this year on 11/30/19! You should have received an email about renewal by now. Please see the FAQ on 2019 Licensure Renewal: It’s Time to Renew Your License!

We want to increase our membership in Illinois, and NASW National has launched a member referral campaign. Refer a new or former NASW member, and get a special gift:

This month our NASW-Illinois Chapter leaders participated in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) release webinar of the Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health The following are direct links to various report materials you may find valuable:

NASW-Illinois Chapter member Robyn Golden, Associate Vice President, Population Health and Aging at Rush University Medical Center, was on the committee that developed this report and was instrumental in making sure that the social work workforce plays a prominent role in the report and recommendations.

Check out these Upcoming Events:

2019 NASW-Illinois Chapter Conference: A Meeting of the Professions: I hope you will attend, and if you do, please seek me out with a text or a call: 309-532-1803 – I’d love to connect!!!

When: November 5–7, 2019

Where: The Westin North Shore, Wheeling, IL

Details and registration can be accessed here:

LSW/LCSW Review Course: This workshop will help participants develop successful test-taking strategies for correctly answering examination questions and will review material in each of the content areas on the examination.

Presenter: Mary Garrison

8 CEUs / Nonmember $235 (no CEUs $225) / NASW Member $175

When: Dec 06, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: First United Methodist Church, 201 West North Street, FaithLink Room, Decatur, IL 62522 - Registration can be accessed here:

I will continue to seek suggestions for workshops and presentations you would like to have in our district – please send any suggestions to me at:

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