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October 2020 - Northeastern District Update

Lynn Zakeri, Northeastern District Chair

October is many people’s favorite month. During times like our upcoming fall, it may instead be greeted with a lot of angst. With that being said, I am really grateful for all of you and for our profession, and I hope you are planning ahead on many ways to take care of yourself (I have been collecting tips on this as well!).

We have a fall virtual event planned. It will be at 1:00pm on October 8, 2020. You can read more and register here:

I have been wanting to do more trainings on attachments and how those that have difficulty trusting and forming intimate relationships are often impacted by complex trauma. I thought Cassie Walker really knew this topic, and they are sure to present an event full of information and ideas for us in terms of treatment.

I wanted to remind you to sign up for MyNASW. Are you wondering how you can become involved? What CEU requirements look like? What our local chapter is doing about social justice? Or how COVID-19 is affecting our work? It is all here, and if you can’t find your answer, a quick post will likely get you a response by a colleague with an answer. Here is an example of a post. This one is on licensure renewal:

Many of you have asked me about a Sexual Harassment Training. Guess what? There will be one presented at our NASW-IL Chapter Conference! Finally, one other event you might want to jump on:

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:

Hope to “see” many of you this week on 10/8, and if not, take care of yourselves as you take care of so many others.


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