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October 2020 - Jane Addams District Update

Patricia Schofield, Jane Addams District Chair

Hello Jane Addams District Members,

I hope this finds you all well and coping as best you can with COVID-19. As the colors change, we are reminded to keep an open mind and look for miracles in everyday life.

Welcome new and renewing members please know how much we appreciate each of you.

Did you register for our district event? We are excited to bring you this special presentation.

Our Presenter: Steve Ritter, LCSW Steve is the author of Team Clock: A Guide to Breakthrough Teams and Useful Pain: Why Your Relationships Need Struggle, CEO of the Team Clock Institute, LLC, and the Managing Director of the Midwest Institute & Center for Workplace Innovation, LLC. Steve teaches on the faculty of the Center for Professional Excellence at Elmhurst College where he earned the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Course Content: This workshop is a recipe for aligning your career path with your strengths. We will examine the strengths most aligned with professional purpose, identify self-care strategies for addressing the drain of delivering trauma-informed care, and identify career path options most likely to fuel professional energy. Learning Objectives: 1. Examine the strengths and competencies most aligned with professional purpose. 2. Recognize key self-care strategies for addressing the inevitable emotional drain of delivering trauma-informed care. 3. Identify human service career path options most likely to fuel professional energy.

NASW Registration fee: Non-Member: $ 23.00 Member $10.00 Fee includes: 1 ½ CEU's Upon registration you will be given instructions on how to join the GoToWebinar. Follow this link to Register:

Again, this month I want to encourage all to check out MyNASW Community. It is a great place to post questions, answer questions or share information, or start a discussion with other social workers. To find the NASW Illinois community within NASW Illinois MyNASW Community:

Stay Safe and Enjoy Life

Patricia Schofield

Jane Addams District Chair


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