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2013 NASW Illinois Statewide Conference
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 9:00am
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
A Meeting of the Profession
From Baghdad to Beijing and Beyond
October 28th 2013, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Social workers face a career replete with challenges: days that push past the normal nine-to-five, obstacles that the odds tell us will not be overcome, and of course moments of success that remind us why we do what we do. Keynote speaker Melissa Stockwell, a veteran of the Iraq War and a paralympic athlete, will share her story and discuss how to overcome obstacles, dreaming big, and living in the moment.
Working with the Military: Social Work in Action
Kimberly A. Kick, LCSW
Distance Learning Coordinator, School of Social Work
Our own professor, Kimberly Kick will present a workshop Working with the Military: Social Work in Action at the conference. Kim is the Distance Learning Coordinator for the Graduate School of Social Work at Dominican University. She designed, developed and implemented the Military Family Practice Program whose goal is to educate helping professionals in working with service members, veterans and their families. Kim has vast clinical experience spanning over 23 years. In addition to her position as Dominican University, Kim has a private practice in Lake Bluff and is the founder of Divorce Communications.com, a website designed to help parents who are no longer together effectively communicate about their children. Kim holds her MSW degree from Loyola University of Chicago and is currently completing her PhD. Current research surrounds divorce and the effects of divorce on children. Kim is a member of NASW, CSWE and the American Red Cross. She has been interviewed on CBS in Chicago, Chicago Tribune, and radio station WLRL. Kim has been published in the Journal of Global Social Work Practice, writes numerous articles for her blog “Divorce…it’s just the beginning”. Kim has given numerous presentations regarding communication.
Register for this event at http://naswilmeets.org/