NASW Wisconsin Calendar

Trauma (Healing) Informed Care: What Does it Mean for Me?

July 18, 2024, 9am - 4:00 pm (1 hour break)

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Presented by Melinda Marasch, LCSW Aspire Training & Consulting

This workshop provides a practical look at the best practice approaches of Healing (Trauma) Informed Care (HIC). Content will include SAMHSA’s 4 Rs of Trauma Informed Care, the effects of stress & trauma on professionals & participants, & the power of compassion. Practical approaches will be provided to help colleagues &/or participants discuss & manage their struggles, while minimizing triggers/feeling overwhelmed & making room for the topics & tasks required.
Learning Objectives
After completing this workshop, customers will be able to:

  • Identify SAMHSA’s 4 Rs of Trauma Informed Care
  • Better understand the ways stress & trauma might impact colleagues &/or myself.
  • Explain the power of Compassion
  • Apply at least 1 HIC approach to a participant scenario
  • Plan to utilize at least 1 HIC approach in your work with participants

Member - $150
Member who is a Student or Retired - $120 
Future Member - $210


Trauma (Healing) Informed Self Care: Practical Approaches for Direct Service Professionals

May 31st, 2024 (Live, Virtual)

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Presented by Melinda Marasch, LCSW
Aspire Training & Consulting

Melinda Marasch

This workshop will provide a Trauma (Healing) Informed lens to dealing with the very real struggles of being a direct service professional. Content will include the effects of stress, trauma, secondary trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue, on professionals and program participants. Learn practical approaches to self care that are rooted in Healing (Trauma) Informed Care, and are efficient, effective and free. We professionals need to care well for ourselves so that we can care well for others.
Learning Objectives: After completing this workshop, participants will be able to …

  • Describe stress, trauma, secondary trauma, burnout, &/or compassion fatigue.
  • Identify at least 1 approach to use or to teach a participant to help manage stress, trauma, secondary trauma, burnout, &/or compassion fatigue.
  • Plan to utilize at least 1 approach to help manage stress, trauma, secondary trauma, burnout, &/or compassion fatigue.

Member - $75
Member who is a Student or Retired - $60  
Future Member - $105



Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Maternal and Infant Mortality in Milwaukee. What Social Workers can do to Support Clients.  
9715 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, WI  53213

1 Continuing Education Credit

FREE for NASW Members, Student & Milwaukee County Employees
$20 for Future Members

State Senator LaTonya Johnson, Senate District 6 (D-Milwaukee)
Dr. Jill Denson, UW-Madison Prevention Research Center & the Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team


  • 4:30 - 5:30 PM - Reception and Registration
  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM - Panel Conversation

     Online Registration
Paper Registration Form

Please email or mail your registration by Friday, March 15th, 2024, to have a certificate ready at the program. There will be on-site registration, and the certificates will be emailed within 10 business days.

WEBINAR: Breathing and Blinking: An Intersection of PTSD and TBI

February 27th, 2024, Noon - 1 PM CST

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Presented by Nancy Mullen, MSW   1 CEH

This presentation explores the challenge of differential diagnosis and support for clients living with co-existing post-traumatic stress disorder and post-concussion syndrome. Although addressing concussive issues is gathering increasing attention, concussions remain both undiagnosed and underdiagnosed, despite how common they are, across all political, religious and cultural groups. The presentation addresses the need for social workers to spearhead including assessment for mTBI routinely, especially within the domestic violence field, in elder care, and with young people active in sports. The under-diagnosis or missed diagnosis of concussion complicates treatment of mental health issues, which can be misunderstood as client resistance or disinterest. Undiagnosed post- concussive issues can hinder a client's progress in moving forward with recovery or even contribute to recidivism rates. In more serious cases, post-concussive issues may impede on activities of daily living for months and sometimes years. Breathing and Blinking draws upon research from the leading trauma experts, Bruce D. Perry, Bessel van der Kolk, and Nadine Burke Harris and includes occasional references to the presenter’s lived experience in concussion and concussion care. Social workers who are aware of the complications and can identify the co-existing symptoms will be more effective in getting their clients to appropriate care. As a profession, social workers are uniquely positioned to begin looking for the longer term effects of concussion, in school settings, residential settings, and clinical settings with clients who are also trauma survivors in order to advocate for care beyond the traditional passive treatment recommendations.
Attendees of this presentation will:

  1. Review the effect of trauma on cognitive development
  2. Increase knowledge of the overlap of PTSD and TBI symptoms
  3. Increase knowledge of treatment complications for co-existing PTSD and TBI
  4. Explore overview of neurofeedback as treatment option for clients with TBI or PTSD and TBI



Member - $25
Member - Student or Retired - $20
Non Member - $35


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