There are no local events planned at this time.  Please visit the Events page for other opportunities.


Kerry Dennis, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP, CSAT, SAP - Unit Chair




We held a CE Event on January 6, 2020, at 5:30 pm at Goodwill on 17th and Honore Avenue in Sarasota entitled: "Yoga Informed Social Work,” where we learned about mind-body integrated interventions. We had 16 attendees.

We will be having a Networking Event at Oak and Stone in February from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The date is undecided at this time, but a postcard will be coming out soon.

I attended the NASW Conference Committee Meeting on December 14, 2019, in Orlando, where we set the agenda for the Conference in June.

We continue planning  the
2020 NASW-FL Conference. The Conference will be on June 11- 13, 2020 in Orlando. Please try to attend. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the conferences, please call me at 941-720-3089. 

We continue planning for our Annual Social Work Event in March 2020. We are putting together a 6-hour CE event on trauma. As I said last month, Tidewell Hospice has agreed to host the event at their location in Sarasota. Tidewell will be sponsoring the event along with JFCS. I am also working with the counseling department at JFCS to do a presentation on trauma and possibly sponsoring the event. If you want to present or if you know someone who would like to present, get with me. Likewise, if you know of anyone who like to sponsor our events, get with me. We have four openings for presentations. We will also be offering a light continental breakfast and a lunch.

Ruth Brandwein nominated State Senator Margret Good as our Elected Official of the Year.  There were no other nominations. Ruth and I will present Senator Good’s ward to her in a private ceremony in her office in March.

If you have any questions about the nominating process, please call me at 941-720-3089.

Our next Steering Committee meeting will be  February 3, 2020, at Chilis on Bee Ridge and Cattleman in Sarasota.​


Chair of the Sarasota-Manatee Unit


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