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​​January 29, 2020 • Palm Coast, FL
*NASW-FL Volusia/Flagler Unit presents "Maternal Depression and How it Informs Practice" with Erin Orjuela, LCSW & Kian Jacobs, LCSW,
from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Get Off the Couch Counseling.  Registration is first come, first served.  Registration is capped at 12 people.  Registration fee is $10 which includes pizza.  Pre-Pay only.  There will be NO on-site registration!  

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  

Beautiful setting directly on the Halifax River at Caribbean Jacks Daytona Beach. Great food and 2 CEU's.

Relaxed open group discussion of a difficult subject. Focused overall on therapist safety..

Kian Jacobs, LCSW & Kim Devine, LCSW introduce the topic of Dangerous Clients: Assessment Documentation & Liability

​​​​(Updated 12/13/19)

​We had our holiday social gathering at Unit Chair Kian Jacobs' house, Saturday, December 7, 2019. It was a potluck dinner and we had fun with Secret Santa's gift giving. 

January 29 we will hold a 2-CE workshop:  Maternal Depression and How it Informs Practice, presented by Erin Orjuela, LCSW & Kian Jacobs, LCSW.  According to a 2016 article: Social Workers’ Screening Practices for Postpartum Depression in Advances in Social Work, “The Affordable Care Act specifies mothers living with postpartum depression (PPD) are a group in need of services. Although mothers with PPD prefer to receive services from social workers than from professionals from other disciplines, limited research has addressed where social workers learn how to screen for PPD, the instruments they use, in what contexts they screen, and at what point during the perinatal period they screen mothers.“ Read the full article:

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Kian Jacobs, LCSW, EMDR Certified - Unit Chair


CEU Event Coordinator & Membership Chair
Angela Mastropiero

Erin Orjuela-Radziewicz 

Douglas Taylor 



 Special Events Chair

 Emma Raistrick

CEU Event Coordinator Volusia/Flagler County Special Events Chair

Angela Mastropiero 

CEU Event Coordinator & Membership, Flagler Palm Coast
Kim Devine

Liz Villanueva 

Communications Chair

Itana Pinansky

Back-Up Consultants

Teresa Wright, MSW - School Social Worker, Past Special Events Chair for 13 years with VF NASW

Patrick Obrien, retired Veteran Administration counselor.