SW Month Celebration
Volusia Flagler had a successful March 8 event to celebrate SW month at local LPGA resort in Daytona. A big piece of the success is that everyone seemed to have a genuine good time. We hope to keep this momentum as we plan for the coming year.
The newly assembled Steering Committee will be meeting May 18. If you are interested in helping out, volunteering time, participating with input into your choice for continuing education credits, and networking with a new group of professionals, please contact unit chair Kian Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Future events are currently in development and are fluid, open to change.
All are encouraged to sign up.
We are fortunate to have a diverse group of counselors, bringing years of experience and a vast array of skills to our Volusia Flagler Steering Committee. Take a minute to become more acquainted with your representatives!
Communications and Social Media
Event Coordinator Volusia County
Event Coordinator, Flagler Palm Coast
Kian F Jacobs
● Teresa Wright, MSW school social worker
Patrick Obrien, LCSW, retired Veteran Adm counselor.
A close member of our social work community recently lost their husband this week. We know strength will pull her through. Love and prayers to Itana Pinansky and her family. So sorry for your loss.
Please see below:
PINANSKY TUITION FUND
As many in the Jewish community already have been made aware, Nick Pinansky died unexpectedly on January, 8, 2019. Nick leaves behind our friend Itana, and his two gorgeous daughters, Samara, age 3, and Rosalie, age 2.
The girls currently attend the part-time preschool program at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center.
In the wake of Nick’s death, Itana will have several new expenses and one less income in her household. She currently works part time as a Hospice Social Worker, but will most likely have to move to full time to receive healthcare and other benefits necessary to care for her family.
The JCC has graciously extended the maximum financial assistance possible to the Pinansky family so that the girls can continue their preschool education. However, there are other costs and fees involved, and the girls may need to attend the all-day program in order for Itana to work full time and have childcare.
My hope in creating this fund is to allow Samara and Rosalie to continue to be cared for in a safe and familiar place without financial burden.
The donations you contribute to this fund will be paid directly to the JCC in an account for the girls’ education and child care needs, and will be tax deductible.
To donate, go here https://orlandojcc.org/donate and make sure you designate your donation to “The Pinansky Tuition Fund.”
Please feel free to share this post in an effort to reach as many people who are able to help.
Thank you so much for your support for the Pinansky family.
Volusia/Flagler Now on Facebook
*Please show your support for the Volusia Flagler unit's new Facebook page! Like and follow our new page for updates, events, and information useful to you and your practice!
Feel free to post CEU opportunities, networking events, positive thoughts and community concern. Let's build our inclusive community and elevate our profession together!
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Kian Jacobs, LCSW, EMDR Certified - Unit Chair
VOLUSIA/FLAGLER STEERING COMMITTEE
Marilyn DeLeura, LCSW
Special Events Chair
Teresa Wright, MSW
Legislative/ PACE Chair
Phyllis LaVigna, LCSW
DAVE THE DATE - May 20
No cost opioid training. Full day meal included, Daytona Beach. Details to follow.
2019 Volusia/Flagler Unit Award Winners
Social Worker of the Year: Kian F. Jacobs LCSW
Elected Official of the Year: Sheriff Michael J Chitwood
Public Citizen of the Year: Pastor Donna Choate
Public Citizen of the Year: Mark Geallis
March 8 , 2019, SW Month Celebration VF Unit
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