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(Updated 2/13/19)

Hello NASW FL Nature Coast Unit! 

I hope this finds you all having a fabulous start to February, Black History Awareness month and are taking time to remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history.

March is just around the corner and is utilized to celebrate Social Work recognition.  “Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society” (Retrieved, 2019, February 13, from: 

I encourage you to take a second to reflect on the important contributes you have made as a social worker on our society and to remember to practice personal self-care.  Without a strong physical, mental, and spiritual self, you wont be able to offer clients the best you have to offer.  Please consider taking at least 10 minutes a day to renew either your physical, emotional, behavioral or spiritual self. 

Last month I attempted to host a virtual meet-up session and only received one member response☹  This coming month I’d like to work on coordinating another CE event as that is the type of event that has generated the most member participation so far this year.  A member of our chapter has offered to lead a CE training event in either Springhill or Dade City on one of the following topics:  Motivational interviewing, eating disorders presentation, five dysfunctions of a team..  Please respond to this email to cast your vote for preferred location, topic of interest and preferred training time (weekend morning or weekday evening).  I need to receive a minimum of five responses to begin coordination efforts for such an event as they involve great time commitment and financial obligations.  Please take the time to respond if you are interested in such an event.

Please feel free to contact me with any unit suggestions, ideas, or just because, I am always open to suggestions, ideas, and feedback.  I can be reached by email at or phone at 813-956-6517. 

Thank you!



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Joyce Hepscher  - Unit Chair