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Thursday, February 15

ANNOUNCING: 2018 NASW-Illinois Chapter School Social Worker Conference (Chicago)

Tues., May 22, 2018 | 6 CEUs (including 3.0 in ethics OR cult. comp.) / Just $99!

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This year’s 2018 NASW-Illinois Chapter School Social Worker Conference is the inaugural one-day event for school social work professionals and mental health professionals working with school-aged youth in the state, bringing together over 250 social work leaders, practitioners, nonprofit professionals, and more. Taking place this year in Chicago, IL, the NASW-Illinois Chapter School Social Worker Conference is a rare opportunity to network with other social workers and school social work professionals. With 2 headline presentations and 3 distinct afternoon educational tracks worth 6.0 CEUs total, this year's conference will connect you to the newest trends, innovations, and practices.

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Where: Chicago Teachers Union Foundation, 1901 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Cost: 6 CEUs (including 3.0 in ethics OR cult. comp.) / $149 Nonmember / $99 NASW Member

*Student rates are available.

This is YOUR conference, so make sure to make the most of it! Pick the ethics or cultural competency educational track, get involved in lunchtime networking, seek out vendors right outside the educational workshops, and most importantly, bring your knowledge to share with other attendees!

All courses offered through the NASW-Illinois Chapter meet the continuing education qualifications for LSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, LCPCs, LMFTs, RNs, LPNs, APNs, and LCPs licensed in Illinois as required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). NASW-IL is also a Illinois State Board of Education-approved licensed professional development provider for PELs (formerly Type 73s) for school social workers.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel without penalty if written cancellation requests are received up to and including (30) days prior to the start of the conference. Due to financial obligations incurred by the NASW-Illinois Chapter, a credit less 50% of the registration fee will be issued for written requests received up to and including ten (10) days prior to the start of the conference. No refunds or credits will be issued on cancellation requests received less than ten (10) days prior to the start of the conference.


SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS

9:00-10:30am | Creating Schools That Are Physically, Psychologically, and Emotionally Safe | 1.5 CEUs

Without safety, students will have substantial difficulty learning self-regulation, how to build trusting peer relationships, or academic content. The need for safety and security has long been established as a foundational need that must be attended to before more abstract aspects of self and interpersonal development can flourish. This workshop will discuss the challenges and opportunities for creating physical, psychological, and emotional safety in schools located in high crime neighborhoods where students navigate real threats to their physical safety on the walk to and from school.
Speaker: Micere Keels, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Chicago Department of Comparative Human Development

10:45am-12:15pm | Voice for the Voiceless: Becoming an Advocate for Children of Abuse | 1.5 CEUs

As a child, Erin Merryn was labeled as an emotionally disturbed child by her school and given an Individualized Education Program (IEP) with goals in place to help her deal with her anger. However, the root of what was making her so angry was overlooked. A victim of sexual abuse for six years, Erin broke her silence at age 13. In 2008, she made the switch to victim’s advocate and began writing legislators to require personal body safety to be taught to kids in school. This decision led to her personal crusade across America to pass what is known as Erin’s Law. Erin's Law is the first US child sexual abuse prevention education law requiring children be educated in schools. It has been passed in 31 states as of July 2017. This session will look at the warning signs of abuse and how to properly handle if a child discloses abuse in school.

Speaker: Erin Merryn, MSW, Author, President of Erin's Law

1:00–2:30pm

  • Creating Affirming Learning Environments | 1.5 Cult. Comp. CEUs
    Speaker: Nat Duran, MEd, Youth Engagement Manager, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance
  • Confidentiality and Professional and Ethical Considerations for the School Social Worker: Part One | 1.5 Ethics CEUs
    Speakers: John W. Whitcomb, JD, Attorney, Monahan Law Group, LLC; and Joseph C. F. Willuweit, JD, Attorney, Monahan Law Group, LLC
  • How the Trifecta Effect Resolves Educational Accountability | 1.5 CEUs 
    Speaker: Tierra Winston, PhD, School Social Worker, Chicago Public Schools

2:45–4:15pm

  • From Plyer v. Doe in 1982 to DACA Termination: An Overview of Challenges Facing Non-Citizens in Schools | 1.5 Cult. Comp. CEUs
    Speaker: Maria Baldini-Potermin, Attorney, Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, PC
  • Confidentiality and Professional and Ethical Considerations for the School Social Worker: Part Two | 1.5 Ethics CEUs 
    Speakers: John W. Whitcomb, JD, Attorney, Monahan Law Group, LLC; and Joseph C. F. Willuweit, JD, Attorney, Monahan Law Group, LLC
  • Understanding and Addressing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Students | 1.5 CEUs
    Speaker: Jason J. Washburn, PhD, ABPP, Board Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Posted on 02/15/18 at 04:09 PM

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