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Thursday, February 1

February 2018 - East Central District Update

Kenna Dunlap Johnson

Hello Again East Central District Members!

I hope that you are all doing well!  Social Work Month is fast approaching and our event is organized and a registration link has been generated!  Thanks to those who have offered assistance with planning and events.  It is truly appreciated!  If anyone is interested in helping with brainstorming ideas for reaching out to members or with assisting with upcoming events for our district, please let me know. You can reach me by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


With March fast approaching, there will be many Social Work Month events popping up on the calendar.  Events will be taking place across the state.  I encourage you to check out the current NASW-IL Calendar of Events at the following link:


March East Central District Event: "Almost Sunrise: A gateway into education on PTSD and Moral Injury in the Veteran Population"

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documenatary, "Almost Sunrise", which follows 2 veterans on their journey towards healing.  A panel of expert speakers will discuss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder within the Veteran Community.  This event will take place at the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville, IL.  Up to 4 Cultural Competency CEUs will be offered - FREE for NASW members!  For more information and to REGISTER, please visit the following LINK:


Social Workers in Action

We are "Social Workers in Action" and we have an ethical obligation to promote social justice, equity and inclusion.  Please reach out if you would like more information on social action organizations in your area that provide opportunities for action.  Take action and participate in this year's Advocacy Day in Springfield!

2018 Advocacy Day is coming!

This is an opportunity to join an estimated 1000+ social workers and students in Illinois to learn about lobbying in our state.  For details, please visit the following link:


Join an NASW-IL SIG!

Please remember that NASW also has several different Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) that provide opportunity to share on specific topics in the field.  Please learn more about joining a SIG by visiting the following link:


Please feel free to reach out to me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with ideas on upcoming district events or to nominate someone as the next East Central Highlighted Member of the Month.


Take care and hope to see you soon! 

Posted on 02/01/18 at 10:37 AM


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