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March 26, 2018 • Sarasota, FL - SAVE THE DATE
*NASW-FL Sarasota-Manatee Unit presents Social Work Month Celebration and Awards 
from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Libby’s Cafe & Bar.

​More information coming soon.


Teresa Johnson, OD, MSW - Unit Chair


Message from Unit Chair:

I am thankful to our members, and potential members, for participating in our networking events and meetings.  I look forward to meeting many more of you in the new year! 

We ended 2017 with a Holiday Party at Libby's Café & Bar in Sarasota. 

0n January 17, we begin the new year with a CE presentation by Kristina Bilicki Paape, LCSW.  "Finding Light in Darkness: Healing and Hope in the Year after Pulse."  It will be held at the Fruitville Library from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.  (Social from 5:50-6:00; presentation from 6:00-7:00.) 

In March, we celebrate Social Work Month by holding two events.  On March 16, we have our annual CE Event on Veteran Issues: Homelessness; Suicide; Women's Issues/Domestic Violence.  In addition to the three presentations, we will have a panel discussion.  The location is TBA.  On March 26, we will hold our annual awards dinner at Libby's Café & Bar from 6-8 pm.  Please SAVE THE DATE for both of these events!

If you have any ideas that would be beneficial to our unit, I would like to hear them.  Thank you for your work on behalf of our community!

Please contact me with any suggestions or concerns at


Calendar -

February 2018

No event scheduled this month.

March 2018

3/16/18 (tentative) – Annual CE Event – Veterans’ Issues (Homeless Issues; Suicide; Women’s Issues; panel discussion).  We will update as at location/time as planning progresses.

3/26/18 – Awards Dinner – Libby’s Café & Bar – 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.​

April 2018

4/11/18– Networking Event in south Sarasota County.  The location is TBA (open to suggestions!). 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

May 2018

5/9/18 –  Ruth Brandwein, PhD, MSW will present on PACE (Political Action for Candidate Election).  Fruitville Library. 5:30-7:00 pm

June 2018

6/14 - 6/1 - 2018
Social Work Conference. Marriott Ft. Lauderdale North.