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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 November 18, 2019, at 5:30 pm at Goodwill on 17th and Honore Avenue in Sarasota entitled: "An Open Forum on Licensure for Beginners," where we discussed issues on licensure for those starting the licensure process and for those new to the State of Florida. We had 15 attendees.

We will be having a Holiday Networking Event at Oak and Stone on December 9, 2019, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

I attended the NASW Board Meeting on November 15 and 16, 2019, in Orlando.

We continue planning of the
2020 NASW-FL Conference and the Conference Committee will be meeting in Orlando on December 14, 2019. 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. Tidewell Hospice has agreed to host the event at their location in Sarasota. I am working with them on possibly sponsoring the event. 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.

We are also planning an Awards Dinner in March 2020. Details will be finalized soon.

The deadline for nominations for the
2020 Social Work Awards is December 16, 2019. The following categories are open for nominations: 

  • Social Worker of the Year
  • Social Work Student of the Year
  • Social Educator of the Year
  • Public Citizen of the Year
  • Elected Official of the Year
  • And a special category: Agency of the Year 

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

Our next Steering Committee meeting will be at the Holiday Event on December 9, 2019. at Oak and Stone at Honore Avenue and University Boulevard in Sarasota.​


Chair of the Sarasota-Manatee Unit