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​​January 26, 2019 • Daytona Beach,FL
*NASW-FL Volusia/Flagler Unit presents "Sandplay Therapy: Explore This Beautiful Technique for All Ages" with Virginia Bunnell Graham, PhD, ATR-BC, STA-T;
 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Counseling Center.  Registration is $10 for NASW members and $15 for Non-members. 

What is CCNLI?

The year is marching along. Elections are done, but we are still looking for CCNLI Award nominations for our chapter. Please get those out, as the December deadline will be here before we know it! These are your favorite people in the community, in several categories. Check the NASW FL website. It is a way to give respect and recognition. This will be celebrated during March, which is social work month celebrating 45 years of the NASW.

New Unit Chair, Feel Free to Email

It takes a village, your volunteer steering committee members are Kian Jacobs, Elizabeth Ferguson, Teresa Wright, Phyllis Lavigna, Barbara Hope, and Itana Pinansky. But we still need volunteers to represent our chapter for the state ethics committee, just in case of a peer review process. This is not a big commitment and only involves a few meetings and short trainings, but it will provide a good opportunity to learn new things and gain experience, while also filling a mandated chapter need! Please contact Kian if you are able to volunteer some small amounts of time. Thank you for your consideration. Kian.

2017 Volusia/Flagler Unit Award Winners

Social Worker of the Year:  Randy Herman 
Elected Official of the Year:  Judge Dawn Fields 
Elected Official of the Year:  Andrew Spar 
Public Citizen of the Year:  Gary Wandelt 
Public Citizen of the Year:  Patricia A. Oaks

(Updated 11/3/18)

NASW Volusia/Flagler's October Meeting

We kicked off the fall season hosting a combination meeting, CE training and Halloween party. The best costumes won prizes, much was learned and shared about the unexplained that can emerge during counseling, and fun was had by all!

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!

Social Holiday Party Mark Your Calendar

Monday 12/10/18 @ 5:00 at Kian's house beachside Ormond Beach. It will be a pot luck dinner, partners invited, and there will be an elephant gift exchange (also known as a Yankee gift swap). Space and parking will be limited to the first 20 who RSVP, so please be kind and only do so if you know you can make it! Join the RSVP list for address, directions, parking and menu balance.


NASW 45 Years Birthday Awards Banquet

Social work month will be here before we know it, please participate as we work toward inclusivity and elevation of our profession. The banquet be held on Friday, 3/8/19. More information to follow as plans are solidified.

NASW's theme for March is Elevate. Who do you know that elevates our profession? This social work month, let's honor our colleagues who live this theme all year. Nominate someone who goes above and beyond for the Annual Social Work Awards by December 14, so they can be recognized! The categories are:

  • Social Worker of the Year;
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Elected Official of the Year
  • Social Work Student of the Year.

Full details available at: 



Kian Jacobs, LCSW, EMDR Certified - Unit Chair



Marilyn DeLeura, LCSW

 Special Events Chair

 Teresa Wright, MSW

Membership Chair


Unit Secretary

Jessica Hemesath, MSW

Legislative/ PACE Chair


Communications Chair

Itana Pinansky

Member –at-Large

Phyllis LaVigna, LCSW