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Indiana Regions - Region 9

Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Sullivan and Greene Counties

Be part of the NASW Indiana Region 9 planning and steering committee to help bring networking and continuing education to the region and your county.
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Region 9

Katie Lugar
(812) 237-3222

Region 9 Steering Committee:
Lacey Skwortz


Region 9 News & Events

June 10 Lunch & Learn Webinar

This webinar is open to the entire state! Join NASW IN Region 9 during our June continuing education event, Antipsychotic Stewardship for Elderly and Long-Term Care Patients, on Wednesday, June 10th! Joseph Lugar, RPh, BCGP, FASCP will discuss:

  • The diagnosis of neuropsychiatric conditions and current methods to measure symptoms.
  • The outcomes of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
  • The decision making process of how antipsychotic medications are adjusted within the regulations applied to skilled nursing facilities, and
  • Recommendations and steps that social workers can implement in the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Joseph Lugar is a registered pharmacist, a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (FASCP), and a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP). He is a Past President of the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance.The first 22 years of his career was experience in retail pharmacy as manager and owner of an independent pharmacy. Joseph has 21 years of experience is in hospital pharmacy. His entire career has involved nursing home and group home consulting, and he is currently serving 16 skilled nursing facilities and over 600 group home residents in Indiana and Illinois.

This will be a live online webinar on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 starting at noon. There is one CEH available to those who attend and complete the post-test and evaluation. This event is free for NASW members and $10 for non-members. Click here to register.


Thursday, March 12 at Indiana State University

Thanks to all who joined us on March 12th in Terre Haute, Indiana. During a reception hosted by the Department of Social Work at Indiana State University, the Region 9 Social Worker of the Year was honored. Congratulations to Social Worker of the Year, Emily Owens!

Region 9 Awardee

From left to right: Katie Lugar, Region 9 Representative; Emily Owens,
Region 9 Social Worker of the Year; and JoEllen Henson.


2020 Region 9 Social Worker of the Year:  Emily Owens, MSW, LCSW


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