NASW WI Calendar

NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Knowledge is Power: Confronting Mild Cognitive Impairment and Why it Matters

Presented by Jennifer McAlister, BA, Jennifer Nowak, MSW C-ASWCM

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The second in our Winter Webinar series.


More than 80% of Americans know little or are not familiar with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which can be an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease. About one-third of people living with MCI due to Alzheimer’s disease go on to develop dementia within five years. This session will provide information to attendees on MCI, the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, tools to assist in developing a chronic disease management plan and how to connect individuals to resources and support so they can continue to live their best lives. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and how it is connected to Alzheimer's disease and other neurocognitive disorders
  • Learn effective strategies to assist individuals with day-to-day challenges associated with MCI
  • Build a chronic disease management plan specific to MCI


NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Current Changes and Challenges with Advance Directives, Guardianship and Abuse across the Nation

Presented by Kathy Intravaia, MS, BSW/CSW, CNC, MGV

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Over the past few years, Guardianship Abuse has been more prevalent in the news and media. From Netflix's "I Care a Lot" to Britney Spears story and recent documentary, and most recently, Wendy Williams battle, we are not short on challenges people are facing across the nation regarding self-determination. At the same time, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, mental health challenges and additional precursors of incapacitation continue to increase for those we are serving. There has never been a time in history that this topic has been so important as today. Join us for this information packed panel discussion to learn about the importance of and options for Advance Directives, recent changes in Wisconsin Advance Directives and Guardian Training, and a lively problem-solving discussion on the status and issues surrounding guardianship abuse. 



Virtual NASW-WI Diversity Book Club

The new book selection is: The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Us and how We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGee

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Join Us for the Second Virtual NASW-WI Diversity Book Club

The new book selection is: The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Us and how We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGee

Read the New York Times book review.

Listen to an interview with Heather McGee on NPR’s Fresh Air.

We meet  the second Thursday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM effective Thu 11/10/2022 until Fri 4/14/2023, and second Friday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM effective Fri 11/11/2022 until Fri 4/14/2023

Persons interested in joining should email for the TEAMS link. Place NASW Diversity Book Club in the subject line.

We look forward to another engaged and enlightening discussion!

Wendy Volz Daniels, MSW LCSW


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