NASW WI Calendar

NOON HOUR WEBINAR: The Future of Reproductive Rights in Wisconsin

Presented by Tanya Atkinson, MSSW, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood WI

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On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing the right to abortion. Immediately, a criminal abortion ban from 1849 went into effect in Wisconsin, eliminating abortion access in the state. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin continues to help patients access safe and legal abortion care in states where abortion care remains legal. In addition, preventative reproductive health care services continue to be an important need -- perhaps now more than ever -- in communities across the state. Learn what you can do to connect the individuals with whom you work to the reproductive health care they need as well as how to advocate for access to this care in your community.



NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Medically Induced Trauma: What Social Workers Need to Know

Presented by Barbara Perkins, MSW, LCSW

NASWWI Chapter 0 233 Article rating: 5.0

The incidence of medically induced trauma has been documented, though is not always addressed in medical or therapy settings. The “lucky to be alive” approach, and concerns about liability, dismiss the reality of the estimated 20-30% of ICU patients that have PTSD. Research with patients who have had heart attacks and stroke, complicated childbirth and gynecological procedures, pediatric patients, ICU stays, and HIV all indicate that PTSD or PTSD symptoms following medical care is a problem that medical social workers and mental health social workers can not only be aware of, but also be on the front end of post hospitalization care, ensuring measures that will help alleviate traumatic reactions and suffering.



NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Best Practices for Working with Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender Diverse Individuals

Presented by Megan Gour, MSW, APSW, (They, Them)

NASWWI Chapter 0 154 Article rating: 5.0

Currently, our society is targeting transgender, non-binary and gender diverse individuals with laws and legislation that is harmful. As social workers, it is imperative that we learn as much as we can about these individuals and advocate for them to the best of our ability. This training will help social workers have a basic understanding of transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse individuals, best practice for working with these individuals, and we will discuss common myths that are being spread in our society currently. This training will also give a basic understanding of ways that social workers can advocate for these individuals on a micro and macro level. It is important for social workers to understand that no matter the type of social work they practice, they are likely to encounter a transgender person, non-binary, or gender diverse individual and it is crucial with the current climate of our society that social workers are well equipped to support this amazing, resilient, and beautiful group of people.



NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Ageism: Nobody Has Said to Me, “You are an Old Person, Can you Share your Wisdom?

Presented by Dr. Karen Shilvock-Cinefro, DSW, LSW, NHA

NASWWI Chapter 0 162 Article rating: No rating

Ageism is a form of discrimination and stereotyping. Research shows that the discrimination of individuals based on their age is quite prevalent in the field of medicine and social services. Through a comprehensive study of research on the gerontological, research on attitudes on aging, and a phenomenological hermeneutic study of women on the value of aging, information will be presented outlining the problems of social services to the aging population. Documented research will be presented showing the effects of ageism on individuals and society. Educational options will be explored, offering positive approaches to aging that will not only help the older adult but can then be reflected in younger generations.




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