NASW WI Calendar

WEBINAR: Ethics and Boundaries in Trauma Work: Unique Challenges and Opportunities Workshop

Presented by Debra Minsky-Kelly, MSW, LCSW

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Debra Minsky-Kelly

The subject of trauma is gaining more attention as a significant public health issue. Social workers and other mental health professionals are on the front lines of addressing the multitude of social ills that result from trauma exposure. This workshop examines the unique ethical questions raised by our work with trauma survivors. Participants will explore the adequacy of current definitions of trauma and ways our profession can address traumatizing effects of toxic stressors such as racism, poverty and other forms of oppression. The unique ethical and boundary questions raised by trauma work will be reviewed. This presentation will look at ethical issues of trauma work through a social justice lens.

4 Ethics and Boundaries CEH's


NASW-WI Advocacy Day 2023

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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NASW-WI 2023 Advocacy Day
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration 8:00 - 9:00 am
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center - 1 John Nolan Dr., Madison, WI
and the Wisconsin State Capitol - 2 East Main St., Madison, WI
Join us for this EMPOWERING program!

Tanya Atkinson

Keynote Speaker Tanya Atkinson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Wisconsin

Key Issues

  • Wisconsin State Budget - In this training, Kristin Schumacher, Research Director at Kids Forward, will present information on the impact of the state budget on children and families in Wisconsin, including taking Medicaid expansion monies, and how we can advocate for a budget that supports the most vulnerable residents of our state.
  • Raise the Age - In this training, Emily Coddington, Associate Director of Wisconsin Association of Family & Children’s Agencies, Inc will present information regarding the current state policy of referring 17-year-olds to adult court, and the campaign to end this policy.
  • Licensure Issues - In this training, NASW WI Executive Director Marc Herstand will present information on the current severe backlog in the processing of social work certification and licensure applications and the budget and policy proposals that could address this problem.
  • Anti-racism, Anti-sexism, Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Legislation - In this training, NASW WI Executive Director Marc Herstand will present information regarding proposed state legislation restricting ant-racism & anti-sexism education in K-12 schools, WI technical colleges and universities and local and state government, as well as anti-LGBTQ+ legislation restricting discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation in the public schools.
  • Affordable Housing - In this training, Emily Kenney, Director of Systems Change at Impact, Inc will present information regarding the Housing First program, which has been shown to be very effective in reducing homelessness.
  • Advocacy 101 - In this training, Jack O’Meara of O’Meara Public Affairs, LLC will discuss the basics of advocacy in the Wisconsin state legislature.

Incentives for Attending Advocacy Day
 Learn about legislation of interest to social workers
 Participate in a unique networking opportunity
 Receive training on advocacy & lobbying techniques
 Speak out & gain legislative support for NASW WI priority issues
 Earn up to 3 continuing education hours!

All Students- $40.00, Members- $45.00, Non-Members- $50.00
*Note: All fees include breakfast & lunch

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NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Understanding Infant Mental Health as a Place where Trauma Starts and where we can Heal

Presented by Elizabeth Lanter, LCSW

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Understanding our client’s, as well as our own trauma experiences, emotional development/health and attachment style as a universal understanding of human experience rather than an "us vs. them" approach to our work, as we are all one in the same; We all experience emotional development in infancy and we all are susceptible to trauma in our lifetime. We all function in relationships that can serve as a source of stress/trauma and resiliency.





WEBINAR: Ethics and Boundaries: When Culture Affects Decision Making

Presented by Sheng Lee Yang, MSW, LCSW

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This course examines how one’s culture impacts decision making in various treatment settings. Providers are constantly faced with ethical choices resulting in ambiguous outcomes and difficult decisions that may be morally confusing. Understanding cultural concepts enables providers to bridge the difference between themselves and diverse populations. Participants will acquire a better understanding of the ethical decision-making process when cross-cultural conflicts occur while addressing implications of unconscious biases. The workshop will address these issues through a combination of interactive dialogue, focused discussion, applied-practice exercises, and small group work.

4 Ethics and Boundaries CEH's



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