October 2022 - Southern District Update
Diona Shelton, LCSW, CATP, CCTP
Southern District Chair
Hello Southern District!
October is here, and the season of autumn is in full swing. I hope everyone is well and has gotten into a rhythmic routine. October is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and this year’s theme is, “Everyone1KnowsSome1." This theme emphasizes how common domestic violence is and highlights the concept that it is more than physical violence, but a part of a larger system consisting of emotional abuse rooted in oppression, dominance, and control. Domestic violence is prevalent in all communities and affects people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, or age. The effects of domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, or even death. This is a time when our nation pauses to highlight the collaborative efforts and roles that social service agencies play in both advocacy and prevention. Social workers are often on the frontlines and serve as leaders in prevention, advocacy, and education to help support those impacted by domestic violence. It is the support and leadership of the social work profession that assists others to understand the scope of domestic violence and aids in prevention efforts. As the month of October gets underway, let us pause to recognize social workers who regularly serve those impacted by domestic violence and continue to advocate for programs and legislation that addresses awareness and prevention.
Diona Shelton, LCSW, CATP, CCTP
NASW-IL Southern District Chair
Register Today! 2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Hybrid Conference
Registration is open for our hybrid fall conference! This hybrid format will offer in-person CEUs on November 17, 2022, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville in Lisle, IL, and live virtual CEUs on Thursday, December 1, 2022, via Zoom Events. Earn up to 6.0 CEUs for either, or attend both as a hybrid attendee for up to 10.5 CEUs. Find out more at http://naswmeets.org/.
IDFPR Licensure Updates
Questions about licensure requirements and in-person CEUs still remains the top questions from our members! If you haven’t already checked out our in-depth article about IDFPR requirements for the 2021–2023 licensure cycle, be sure to read it here: https://www.naswil.org/post/idfpr-licensure-renewal-requirements-for-2021-2023
Ask NASW-IL: Can I see my client via telehealth if they travel outside of Illinois?
As "reopening" continues and social workers and their clients become more mobile in their locations, social workers are ethically and legally responsible for understanding if they can continue utilizing telehealth services if they or their client leaves the state. While there is no easy answer for any situation, the NASW-Illinois Chapter has created a Telehealth Practice webpage for commonly asked questions pertaining to telehealth (excerpt shown below. Read the full article here: https://www.naswil.org/post/ask-nasw-il-can-i-see-my-client-via-telehealth-if-they-travel-outside-of-illinois
Other Chapter News
IDFPR Waives License Restoration Fees for LCSWs through 01/01/28: https://www.naswil.org/post/idfpr-waives-license-restoration-fees-for-lcsws-through-01-01-28
2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Statewide Awards: https://www.naswil.org/post/2022-nasw-illinois-chapter-statewide-awards
Ethical Out-of-State Telehealth Practice: National and International Considerations: https://www.naswil.org/post/ethical-out-of-state-telehealth-practice-national-and-international-considerations
Effects of ASWB Report Results on Interstate Licensure Compact: https://www.naswil.org/post/effects-of-aswb-report-results-on-interstate-licensure-compact
NASW-IL Full Statement on ASWB Test Analysis: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-full-statement-on-aswb-test-analysis