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September 2021 - Northeastern District Update

Jenny Andersen, Northeastern District Chair

Dear Northeastern District Members,


Welcome to September! As many of you know, September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and it’s important to highlight the need for accessible services for trans and nonbinary people of color. The intersection of racism and transphobia can have profoundly impactful consequences, and, as care providers, we can help create spaces to process and hold that trauma. How in your practice are you extending your work to let trans and nonbinary clients of color know you are there? What resources are you extending to all members of our community for accessible, equitable support? September is a wonderful time to reflect on how we’d like to grow inclusion in our practice.

As our licensure renewal approaches, I invite you to join me for a webinar on Ethical Considerations for Interrupting Implicit Bias on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 11:30am to 1:00pm (1.5 CEUs). This interactive presentation will explore implicit bias and give participants research-based interventions to interrupt implicit bias. To register, please visit https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/43020091721ethical-considerations.


See below for other chapter news. I welcome your thoughts and questions; please feel free to reach out!

Warmly,

Jenny Andersen


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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