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Upcoming Events


​​November 21, 2019 • Tallahassee, FL
FSU presents Advisory Workshops:  Ethical Use of Technology in Social Work with Earl Ledford, LCSW, CST, CAP from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Opiate Addiction with Dr. Eugene Sun, MD, from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Medical Cannabis with Josephine Krel, LCSW, from 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
This is a fundraiser with proceeds supporting student scholarships. Registration is $60.00 full day; $30.00 half day; and $30.00 students.
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UNIT LEADERSHIP


Tracey Aittama, MSW - Unit Chair

bigbend.naswfl@socialworkers.org

BIG BEND UNIT


(Updated 10/7/19)

The Big Bend Unit continues to host a monthly Networking Breakfast on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. You are invited to come and learn more about community resources and local agencies as well as network with your social work colleagues.  Social Work students and professional social workers are encouraged to attend our networking breakfasts, even if you are not a member of NASW. 


The meeting is held at Human Services Building at 1000 W. Tharpe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303  This is a wonderful opportunity for social workers, social work educators, and social work students to get to know one another.  


We WILL NOT MEET NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER: PLEASE WATCH FOR HOLIDAY PARTY INFORMATION


If you would like an opportunity to provide a 15 minute presentation on your agency or program at an upcoming Networking Breakfast or be added to our chapter mailing list for information on future events, please email Rebecca Carter with your email/contact information and she will add you to the list:
rebecca.carter@med.fsu.edu.



2019 Big Bend Social Work Unit Awards:

  • Social Worker of the Year: Christine Didion, MSW
  • Social Work Student of the Year: Kathryn Casello
  • Social Work Educator of the Year:Carol Edwards, LCSW
  • Public Citizen of the Year:Chuck Rabaut
  • Agency of the Year: AARP Florida (Tallahassee Office)


Big Bend Unit Leadership:


Thank you to all who have volunteered to be a part of our unit leadership committee. I you have any input for our unit please contact Tracey Aittama.

Tracey Aittama, MSW: Unit Chair
bigbend.naswfl@socialworkers.org

Rebecca Carter, LCSW: Continuing Education Co-Chair

Victoria Rose, MSW: Legislative Chair

Kristyn Robinson: Membership Chair


Josette Georges, MSW Membership Co-Chair

Sonnie Mayewski, MSW: Communications/social Media Chair


​Alisah Lauderdale, MSW: Event Chair


Open - CCNLI

Open: Legislative Chair

Erykah Tharpe: Secretary/Treasurer

Open: FSU BSW Student Representative

Erykah Tharpe: FSU MSW Student Representative

Open: FAMU MSW Student Representative

Open: FAMU BSW Student Representative