September 2020 - Three Rivers District Update
Diana Alejandro, Three Rivers District Chair
September continues to bring new COVID-19 challenges as we prepare for a new school year. Please continue to take care of yourselves and those closest to you as we walk through these uncertain times. A heartfelt welcome to our newest members and those that have renewed your membership.
The district is hosting a CEU panel discussion featuring Johnathan Carillo, LCSW, PhD, Yolanda Jordan, LCSW, and Donell Barnett, PhD, on Mental Health Care Disparties Across Race and Ethnicity. I hope you will consider attending on Friday, September 18, 2020, from 9:30am to 11:00a. Please use this link to register https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/43020091820mental-health-care-disparities/
Social Justice & COVID-19 Resources
In addition to the COVID-19 sub-tab on our news page, the chapter has also created a social justice sub-tab for news and information pertaining to social justice in Illinois. You can find both via the links below as well as national’s extremely valuable COVID-19 resources page.
NASW-IL Social Justice News: https://www.naswil.org/blog/categories/social-justice
National NASW Racial Equity page: https://www.socialworkers.org/Practice/Ethnicity-Race/Racial-Justice
NASW-IL COVID-19 News: https://www.naswil.org/blog/categories/covid-19
National NASW COVID-19 page: https://www.socialworkers.org/Practice/Infectious-Diseases/Coronavirus
Registration Open! Rethinking Ethics: 2020 NASW-Illinois Chapter Virtual Conference
This year’s Rethinking Ethics: 2020 NASW-Illinois Chapter Conference will be taking place on Thursday, November 19, 2020, in an all virtual format. Meet with other social work professionals from around the state to earn up to 6 CEUs, including licensure requirements for ethics and trainings on sexual harassment prevention and mandated reporting. Read more and register here: https://www.naswil.org/conference
Updates on Telehealth Practice During COVID-19
As social work practitioners have begun to adjust to social work practice via telehealth platforms, a question we’ve been receiving from a lot of members asks what rules there are in relation to whether a practitioner can still see a client while being in different states or a different state from where they are licensed. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/updates-on-the-telehealth-practice-during-covid-19
And if you missed it, here’s our most recent update on licensure requirements for the 2021 cycle: https://www.naswil.org/post/updates-on-2021-licensure-renewal
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