• NASW-IL Staff

September 2021 - Calumet District Update

Latesha Newson, LCSW, Northeastern District Chair

Greetings Calumet District,


I hope that this e-mail finds you doing well and prospering. As we embark on a new season and many uncertainties in our society, my we find hope in knowing that we are the answer to much of what plagues our society. May we as social workers, find ourselves continuing to serve and meet this great need, while not neglecting the needs of ourselves. History has shown us, that in times of calamity, it was the work of social workers that helped put the world back together again. Social workers this is our charge to arise and shine!!! Be well and serve well!


DISTRICT EVENT:

Ethics and Boundaries in a World of Technology Date: Monday, September 27 2021, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Presenters: Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW ACSW CEUs: 3.0 Ethics Description: In this Calumet District CEU event, participants will gain an enhanced awareness of the complicated nature of technology and social media as it interfaces with the provision of services within human service organizations. Participants will learn techniques for ethical decision-making in situations where technology or social media is utilized. This program is designed to be interactive as participants share challenging ethical issues encountered in their practice. Internet-based services including counseling, education, therapy groups and other social services utilizing technology will be addressed. The establishment of professional boundaries while using social media and providing services in a virtual world will be addressed. The content will also cover the concerns related to online investigation resources. Video Conference Program: GoToWebinar


Please register at the link below:

https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/43020092721ethics-and-boundaries-in-a-world


CHAPTER NEWS

2021 NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards

This year’s 2021 NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards have been announced! Congratulations to this year’s winners:

  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Andrew C. Teitelman, MA, LCSW, ACSW

  • SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR: Rosanelly Garcia, MSW, LSW

  • EMERGING SOCIAL WORK LEADER: Nathaniel Bossick, MSW, LCSW

  • PUBLIC CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Julie A. Pryde, MPH, MSW, LSW

To learn more about this year’s awardees, go to: https://www.naswil.org/post/2021-nasw-illinois-chapter-statewide-awards

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

This year’s biannual conference is going national! This year’s A Meeting of the Profession: 2021 Multistate NASW Conference will be hosted with our sister chapters in North Dakota and Nevada. Taking place on October 21 & 22, 2021, up to 8.0 CEUs will be available over the two afternoons. 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! And with our workshops qualifying for LSWs, LCSWs, PELs, LPCs, LCPCs, LMFTs, RNs, LPNs, APNs, LCPs, and some ICB credentials*, there’s no reason not to attend! Find out more at http://naswmeets.org/

OTHER NASW-IL NEWS

  • NASW-IL Advocacy at Work: Gov Signs Nation-Leading Legislation Expanding Access to Mental Healthcare: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-advocacy-at-work-gov-signs-nation-leading-legislation-expanding-access-to-mental-healthcare

  • NASW-IL Advocacy at Work: Governor Signs SB818, The Keeping Youth Safe & Healthy Act: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-advocacy-at-work-governor-signs-sb818-the-keeping-youth-safe-healthy-act

  • NASW-IL Advocacy at Work: Governor Signs HB2400, reforming active shooter drills in IL: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-advocacy-at-work-governor-signs-hb-2400-reforming-active-shooter-drills-in-il

  • NASW-IL Advocacy at Work: Governor Signs HB219, Making Safer Learning Environments for Students: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-advocacy-at-work-governor-signs-hb219-making-safer-learning-environments-for-students

  • NASW-IL Advocacy at Work: Governor Signs SB1632, Removing Testing Requirements for LSWs: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-advocacy-at-work-governor-signs-sb1632-removing-testing-requirements-for-lsws

  • NASW-IL Advocacy at Work: Governor Signs SB1079, Updating Sexual Harassment Training Requirements: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-advocacy-at-work-governor-signs-sb1079-updating-sexual-harassment-training-requirements

  • NASW-IL Advocacy at Work: Governor Signs HB3308, Making Permanent Many 2020 Telehealth Provisions: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-advocacy-at-work-governor-signs-hb3308-making-permanent-many-2020-telehealth-provisions

Latest on Licensure Renewal & Telehealth Practice

  • Frequently Asked Questions About 2021 Licensure Renewal: https://www.naswil.org/post/frequently-asked-questions-about-2021-licensure-renewal

  • 2019–2021 IDFPR Licensure Renewal Changes: https://www.naswil.org/post/2019-2021-idfpr-licensure-renewal-changes

  • In-Person CEU Requirements Waived by IDFPR: https://www.naswil.org/post/breaking-news-nasw-il-efforts-successful-in-getting-in-person-ceu-requirements-waived-by-idfpr

  • Updates on telehealth practice in IL: https://www.naswil.org/post/updates-on-the-telehealth-practice-during-covid-19

For more news, go to the NASW-Illinois Chapter News page: https://www.naswil.org/blog


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