Webinar Series Begins in January

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Webinars/Teleconferences 
are held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, CST

Cost: 
$25 – Members 
$20 – Members – Student/Unemployed/Retired
$35 – Non Members

Register online at: www.eply.com/2018NASWWIWebinars


January 24, 2018
Social Isolation among Older People: Hidden in Plain View
Presented by Sandra Edmonds Crewe, Ph.D., MSW, ACSW
Social isolation is a potent killer! This is a fact as well as a clarion call for social workers to increase our intensity of support needed to eradicate social isolation, one of the 12 social work grand challenges.  This webinar provides an overview of the literature on social isolation, addresses culture, and introduces practice-based solutions.  Webinar participants will be encouraged to know, think and act to eradicate social isolation.

January 31, 2018
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: An Innovative Approach to Addressing Behavioral Problems
Presented by Mary Elizabeth Alvior, LCSW, DCSW
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions is an evidence based intervention for children with challenging behavior. It has been used successfully with parents and in schools to help children with their challenging behavior. It is non-punitive and non-blaming of both parents and children, and enlists the child as a collaborator in solving the problems which give rise to their difficulties.  It is also used in juvenile corrections and in child and adolescent hospital settings to reduce seclusion and restraint.  This webinar will introduce social workers to the CPS approach and how it can be incorporated into their practice.

February 8, 2018
The Crisis & Trauma of Family Violence
Presented by Kathryn Dixon, MSW, LCSW
This webinar will provide a synopsis of manifestations, preventive strategies and interventions applicable to family violence.  Along the family violence crisis intervention continuum, the foremost goal is to return crisis-affected individuals and families to stability. Equally important are to assist in the remediation of the damage caused by crisis, as well as to maximize the efficient allocation of resources and preventing a similar crisis from happening again. While almost all communities in America have some resources to assist with family violence, the type of services provided will depend on the particulars of each situation.  It is important that social workers who respond to a family violence crisis have current local information about specific services available to assist those in need.

February 21, 2018
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic and the Social Impact on Individuals in the Community
Presented by Lisa Bullard-Cawthorne, MS, MPH and Tanya Kraege, CSAC, APSW, MSW
This webinar will examine the extent of the opioid epidemic in Wisconsin and its impact on individuals and families.  It will review current efforts statewide on a multidisciplinary level to address this problem and the role of social workers with this epidemic.  The webinar will also consider how to address stigma with different professionals and how to help clients advocate against stigma.

February 28, 2018
Using Technology to Provide a Helping Hand: Ideas for Caregivers
Presented by Laurie Blackman, PhD, MSW
This webinar will explore how the innovative uses of technology can assist caregivers with their loved-one. Special focus will be given to selecting and integrating assistive technologies for long-distance caregivers who desire to feel connected and involved in the day-to-day care of family members. 

March 7, 2018
Human Trafficking of Children Involved in Child-Welfare
Presented by Areesah Abdus-Shakur, LMSW
Human Trafficking is a “hidden abuse” because it is difficult to recognize or assess. Unfortunately, there are times when children involved in child welfare services become trafficked children while in our care. Literature and research tell us that assessing trafficked children will require a new lens, a new view of reasons that may inform the behavior of a child in our care. Learn about what human trafficking involves, laws to protect trafficked persons, prevalence in general and in child welfare, barriers to assessment, screening tools and assessment.

March 13, 2018
Social Work in the Age of Mass Shootings: Understanding America’s Complex Relationship with Guns
Presented by Christina Reardon, MSW, LSW
During the past several years, Americans have repeatedly experienced the shock and sorrow that comes with each new report of a mass shooting. Each incident brings renewed debates over gun violence, but unlike other countries that have enacted tough gun control measures in the wake of mass shootings, new restrictions on firearms continue to face opposition in the United States. Why is this? Many people point to the influence of groups such as the National Rifle Association, but this is only part of the story. This webinar will examine the historical, political, social and cultural factors that shape Americans’ unique relationship with guns and outline why it is important for social workers to understand these factors. The presentation also will explore how social workers can find creative and effective ways to prevent and respond to gun violence despite the political reality that sweeping gun control measures are unlikely in the near future. 

Register online at: www.eply.com/2018NASWWIWebinars