NASW Wisconsin Calendar

NASW-WI February All Member Forum

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 Noon-1 PM via Zoom

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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. 



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



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!


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