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Tag Archives: illinois

NASW Illinois Chapter Statement on the death of Pamela Knight


The NASW-Illinois Chapter expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Pamela Knight. Ms. Knight died last week as a result of injuries suffered during an attack on her in September 2017 while working to protect children in her capacity as an investigator for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Every day social workers across the United ... Read More »

Illinois jobs summit aims to prepare social work students

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social work leaders and educators and human services agencies in Illinois are on a mission to better prepare the state’s social work students for a challenging job market. The NASW Illinois Chapter and the Illinois Association of Deans and Directors hosted a Social Work Jobs Summit in early 2012, and participants are busy collecting ... Read More »

Richard Jones Honored by Metropolitan Family Services

Richard Jones, center, former president and CEO of Chicago-based Metropolitan Family Services, stands outside one of the organization’s campus buildings, which was recently named in his honor to recognize 13 years of leadership for the organization that serves the critical needs of families in the metropolitan area. Jones is joined by his mother, Wilhelmina Manns, right, a retired social work ... Read More »

April’s Mom – Blogger Baby Hoax Writer Beccah Beushausen is NOT a professional social worker

Blogger Baby Hoax Writer Beccah Beushausen is NOT a professional social worker.  Social workers say she is a young woman in pain who needs professional help with her grief. In response to a June 12 article in the Chicago Tribune and a related Associated Press story about “April’s Mom”,,0,5601624.story, the National Association of Social Workers has confirmed that the ... Read More »