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October 2021 - Southern District Update

Diona Shelton, LCSW, CATP, CCT

Southern District Chair

Hello fellow social workers, and welcome to the month October!

October is a beautiful time of year and also time when many social workers begin to think about licensure renewal. For those who are geared up and ready to renew, licensure renewal will be available online toward the middle of October, according the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Social workers who are still in need of CEUs can find a number of upcoming events from the chapter that can work toward licensure renewal. As you prepare to renew your license, I encourage you to consider joining and/or renewing your NASW membership with our chapter. It is my belief that we are stronger together as we seek to advocate for those most vulnerable in our society as well as the social work profession. Lastly, I want to extend a sincere thank you to those who attended our district’s September CEU event. Your participation was greatly appreciated as a wealth of information was shared by our presenter. I look forward to seeing you again at our next district CEU event in November.

Best regards,

Diona Shelton, LCSW, CATP, CCTP

NASW-IL Southern District Chair


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 Brene 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 Brene 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.


Register Now for A Meeting of the Profession - 2021 Multistate NASW Conference

Join us on October 21 & 22, 2021, for A Meeting of the Profession: 2021 Multistate NASW Conference! Hosted with our sister chapters in North Dakota and Nevada, the virtual conference will take place over 2 afternoons and offer up to 8.0 CEUs, including CEUs in sexual harassment prevention and cultural competency each day. Join us for a virtual day of education with social workers from all over the US as we explore the latest advancements in the social work profession in 2021! Find out more at

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