NASW Wisconsin Calendar


Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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

Check in and Breakfast 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

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!

NASW-WI Member Forum

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, Noon - 1 PM

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NASW-WI’s Membership Forums are an opportunity for you, our members, to hear an update on NASW-WI activities and provide NASW-WI feedback on the most pressing issues or concerns in your practice. We want to hear from you!

NASW-WI Executive Director Marc Herstand will be at the forum to answer your questions and provide an update on NASW’s advocacy for the profession and on behalf of social justice issues. 

To participate at the forum, please RSVP to Kristina Jasmin at Attendees will receive a link to connect to the forum.

ASWB Free Exam Prep Training - Members Only

December 13, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Presented by Katherine Drechsler, DSW, LCSW-SA, Emily Green, MSW, CAPSW

This workshop will provide strategies for social workers in preparing for the ASWB national exam for the Wisconsin BSW or MSW level social work certifications/licensures including the CSW, CAPSW, and the LCSW. Attendees will develop a study plan that will include information about the ASWB exam, study strategies for success including study strategies for different types of learners, strategies to manage test anxiety, tips for answering test questions, and a review of the content on the exam.

Free for members of NASW

Registration Form


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.






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