Professional Development Course Offerings

Effective Therapeutic Yoga Practices When Working with Older Adults (2-Day Training)

Ethics and Boundaries in a World of Technology

Leadership & Supervision in Human Service Organizations - Tools & Strategies

Resilience: Strengths and Mental Well-Being as we Age

Owning your Power: Interfacing with the Legal System on Behalf of Older Adults

Color of Child Welfare Conference - "Against All Odds: From Foster Care to Success" Sponsored by Fresh Start Family Services

Loneliness: An Invisible Epidemic

Effective Therapeutic Yoga Practices When Working with Older Adults (2-Day Training)

Effective Therapeutic Yoga Practices When Working with Older Adults (2-Day Training)

February 18, 2016 and March 10, 2016

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

St. John's On The Lake, Cultural Arts Center, 1840 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

10.0 CEH's

Registration Fee: $270.00

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SPONSORED BY: UWM’s Center for Aging and Translational Research. There is a growing body of research documenting yoga's benefits. In Dr. Tim McCall's groundbreaking book, Yoga as Medicine, Dr. McCall identifies 40 ways that yoga heals, from increased flexibility to improved psychological health and everything in-between. With regular yoga practice amazing things will happen.


Whether you are sick or weak, young, old, or even very old, you can succeed in yoga if you practice diligently
-- Hatha Yoga Pradipika

In the first of two sessions, participants will discover what yoga "is" beyond the physical postures. In addition to the postures, participants will learn and practice proven yoga techniques, including:
- Creating a Safe Container
- Centering and Tuning- In
- Awareness - Establishing Intention - Breathing - Mudra
- Meditation
- Passive Progressive Relaxation

The second session will be held approximately 3 weeks later. In the second session, students will focus on deepening skills and applying the skills to actual case scenarios. During the interim students will have an opportunity to practice the skills taught during the first workshop, develop a sense of confidence with the skills, and gage how they might employ the skills in a clinical setting. The instructor will be available between sessions via email for consultation and to assist students in refining their skills.

In the second session, students will focus on deepening skills and applying the skills to actual case scenarios. Both workshops will be a blend of didactic material and experiential activities.

No prior yoga experience is necessary in order to take part in this workshop. All are welcome. This will be a judgment free experience - be prepared to learn, relax and have fun.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of Part 1, participants will:

- Develop a basic understanding of yoga therapy and how the application of yoga practices contributes to the well-being of the provider and the older adult.
- Practice actual yogic intervention skills and develop a basic level of proficiency
in these skills during the course of the two workshops and the 3-week interim period.
- Experiment with and develop confidence in yogic techniques that are intended increase the older adult’s sense of well-being.

At the end of Part 2, participants will:
- Practice and refine (with partner) the yogic intervention skills learned during the first workshop and during the 3-week interim period.
- Develop a clear sense of how to safely and appropriately employ yogic intervention skills in settings where they will be working with older adults.
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Students will have a greater understanding of the mind/body connection and how yogic practices are central to this understanding.

Agenda

Day One

8:30 Registration
9:00 Introductions
9:15 Key concepts, Experiential Practices involving Awareness 10:15 Break
10:30 Key considerations in Working with Older Adults

11:30 Lunch (on your own)

12:30 Breathing Techniques Appropriate for Older Adults

1:15 Break

1:30 Putting it all together: Applying yogic practices in clinical settings
3:00 Adjournment

Day Two
9:00 Welcome and Feedback
9:15 Establish Safe Container and Being Present
10:15 Break

10:30 Refining Practice: Application in a Clinical Setting.

11:30 Lunch (on your own)
12:30 Demonstrating and refining yogic practices
1:30 Break
1:45 Refining Skills: Creating a safe container, centering, posture, breath and energetic flow
3:00 Adjournment

Target Audience: Social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, MDs, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers, case managers, family and professional caregivers

Instructor: Joesph Walters, LCSW, RYT

Mr. Walters is a graduate of St. Norbert's College and earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a practicing licensed psychotherapist with over 25 year of experience. In recent years, he has specialized in working with individuals who are experiencing persistent depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. His personal recovery from depression was made possible as he developed a regular yoga practice grounded in the principles of LifeForce Yoga and led to the founding of Mindful Breath Yoga Therapy. He is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance and a Level I & II LifeForce Yoga Practitioner. He has studied extensively with Amy Weintraub E-500, creator of LifeForce Yoga and the founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute.

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Required Course Materials
- Dress in loose fitting clothes
- Bring a yoga mat or large towel

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Customer Service Number:
Rachelle Alioto,
Center for Aging and Translational Research - Director of Education and Programming 414-229-7316
email ralioto@uwm.edu

CEH's: Social Workers residing in other states should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Fee: Additional $25 fee will be assessed at a later time for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and related fields in order to receive the 12 Clock Hours for those professions. Questions? Please call 414-229-7316- Rachelle Alioto, Director of Education and Programming, CATR or email ralioto@uwm.edu

Cancellations and refunds: If you need to cancel for any reason, please contact program manager. Cancellation must be received no later than one week prior to the program to receive a refund of the registration fee. Requests for refunds after the cancellation deadline cannot be honored, however, a substitute may attend the program or tuition may be applied to another workshop. The school may cancel workshops that are under subscribed; registrants will be notified and may apply tuition to another workshop or request a full refund.

Location and Directions: Map & Directions can be found at: http://www.saintjohnsmilw.org/contact-us/map-directions/
Parking: Available on both sides of St. John's On the Lake property at no charge. Street parking is also available

Special Accommodations: If a special accommodation is needed for a disability, please make request two weeks in advance of program date by calling 414-229-7316.

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Ethics and Boundaries in a World of Technology

Jeanne Wagner

February 26, 2016

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Zilber Building 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53201 Room TBA

4.0 CEH's

Registration Fee: $115.00

UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $86.25

Group Fee: $92.00 (5 or more from same agency)

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The management of ethics, boundaries, and confidentiality in a world of constantly emerging technology and social media is especially challenging for human service professionals. This updated workshop will address the technology challenges encountered during the provision of human services. Strategies will be discussed utilizing the NASW Code of Ethics, best practices, and current literature.

Objectives:

Participants will gain an enhanced awareness of the complicated nature of technology and social media as it interfaces with the provision of services within human service organizations. Participants will learn techniques for ethical decision making in situations where technology or social media is utilized. This program is designed to be interactive as participants share challenging ethical issues encountered in their practice. Internet-based services including counseling, education, therapy groups and other social services utilizing technology will be addressed. The establishment of professional boundaries while using social media and providing services in a virtual world will be discussed. The content will also cover the use and cautions when developing an agency website, and in the use of online investigation resources. HIPPA and confidentiality will be addressed in the context of using technology in practice. Participants will also learn about the importance of using the NASW Ethics audit in programs that cover both client services and personnel management.

Methodology:

The presenter will utilize a PowerPoint presentation as the primary format for the workshop; however, the program is intended
to be very interactive with the audience. Recent research in the area of ethics, boundaries and technology will be discussed. Examples from practice will be shared to deliver the content and
scenarios will be solicited from the participants for large group discussion. Handouts will be included in the participants’ packets, including the PowerPoint presentation.

Learning Goals:

Identify the range of ethical dilemmas and professional boundaries with the use of technology and social media.

Learn models for the ethical decision making process
Increase awareness of the complicated nature of professional boundaries and ethics with the explosion of social media and technology.

Identify new age risks that may affect professional liability.

Identify what policies, procedures, and protocols are recommended to address these complicated technology issues in a variety of contexts.

FOR SOCIAL WORK CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS ONLY -This program fulfills the Department of Regulation and Licensing requirement for four (4) hours of Boundaries and Ethics.

Instructor: Jeanne Wagner MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Ms. Wagner is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of Field Education Programs at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, UW-Milwaukee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive clinical, management and administrative experience. She has addressed issues related to conflict within programs including staff complaints, legal matters and conflict with community collaterals. She also served on a Quality Assurance Committee for 10 years

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We respect your privacy. Any and all the information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned. Any information you provide will be held with the utmost care and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

Customer Service Number:
Mary Heller,
Program Coordinator 414-229-4895
email mheller@uwm.edu

CEH's: 4.0 CEHs Social Workers residing in other states should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Fee: Tuition covers the workshop, all materials, certificates of attendance, CEHs, refreshments and parking. Questions? Please call 414-229-4895 - Mary Heller, Program Coordinator or email mheller@uwm.edu

Cancellations and refunds: Please call 414-229-4895 or email mheller@uwm.edu regarding canceling a registration. Cancellation must be received no later than one week prior to the program to receive a refund of the registration fee minus a $20 administrative processing fee. Requests for refunds after the cancellation deadline cannot be honored, however, a substitute may attend the program or tuition may be applied to another workshop. The school may cancel workshops that are under subscribed; registrants will be notified and may apply tuition to another workshop or request a full refund.

Discounts: Only ONE discount can be applied to each program. UWM Alumn Discount: In the comment section of the registration form, please indicate the year you graduated and your last name (if changed) and program. Student Rate: A copy of a student ID must be submitted for verification of student status. Group Rate: Five or more attendees from the same organization must register for the group rate.

Location and Directions: Free parking is available in Interstate’s “The Brewery” parking structure, located at 1213 North 9th Street. It has big yellow PARK letters on the east side. Their NW door is just across from east entrance of Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. You will receive a yellow parking ticket as you enter the parking structure and a blue voucher at the training. To ensure free parking when exiting the structure: insert the yellow, then blue tickets.

Special Accommodations: If a special accommodation is needed for a disability, please make request two weeks in advance of program date by calling 414-229-6329.

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Leadership & Supervision in Human Service Organizations - Tools & Strategies

Leadership & Supervision in Human Service Organizations - Tools & Strategies

March 25, 2016

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Zilber Building 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53201 Room TBA

6.0 CEH's

Registration Fee: $140.00

UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $110.00

Group Fee: $112.00 (5 or more from same agency)

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Supervision in human services requires a certain level of skill & knowledge to be a successful experience. The competency required for this challenging position is seldom learned in basic management trainings. This workshop will explore the aspects of emotional intelligence which are critical in human service supervisory positions. The presentation will consist of a blend between models, theories, and principles related to leadership and practical techniques for successful supervision.

Participants will learn techniques and strategies for successful leadership in a supervisory capacity. This training will include the role of the supervisor in human service settings, interviewing strategies and successful hiring practices, team building techniques, disciplinary interventions and termination of employment. In addition, ethical issues in supervision, development of a positive work culture, techniques for addressing staff accountability and performance, staff training needs, and suggestions for burn-out prevention will be discussed. This training is very appropriate for new supervisors and those considering supervision, as well as a refresher for seasoned supervisors.

Learning Goals:

  1. Identify the components and characteristics of emotional intelligence.
  2. Develop techniques for team building and other strategies to enhance the organizational culture and optimize job satisfaction for the employees.
  3. Learn approaches for successful recruitment and hiring of staff, performance evaluation protocols, a progressive discipline process, and termination.
  4. Orientation to ethical principles of leadership.
  5. Learn the components of a participatory model of leadership.
  6. Learn techniques for thriving, rather than surviving the supervisory experience.

Instructor: Jeanne Wagner MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Ms. Wagner is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of Field Education Programs at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, UW-Milwaukee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive clinical, management and administrative experience. She has addressed issues related to conflict within programs including staff complaints, legal matters and conflict with community collaterals. She also served on a Quality Assurance Committee for 10 years

Note: There will be a 30 minute lunch break. Lunch is on your own.

Privacy Policy:
We respect your privacy. Any and all the information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned. Any information you provide will be held with the utmost care and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

Customer Service Number:
Mary Heller,
Program Coordinator 414-229-4895
email mheller@uwm.edu

CEH's: 6.0 CEHs Social Workers residing in other states should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Fee: Tuition covers the workshop, all materials, certificates of attendance, CEHs, and parking. Questions? Please call 414-229-4895 - Mary Heller, Program Coordinator or email mheller@uwm.edu

Cancellations and refunds: Please call 414-229-4895 or email mheller@uwm.edu regarding canceling a registration. Cancellation must be received no later than one week prior to the program to receive a refund of the registration fee minus a $20 administrative processing fee. Requests for refunds after the cancellation deadline cannot be honored, however, a substitute may attend the program or tuition may be applied to another workshop. The school may cancel workshops that are under subscribed; registrants will be notified and may apply tuition to another workshop or request a full refund.

Discounts: Only ONE discount can be applied to each program. UWM Alumn Discount: In the comment section of the registration form, please indicate the year you graduated and your last name (if changed) and program. Student Rate: A copy of a student ID must be submitted for verification of student status. Group Rate: Five or more attendees from the same organization must register for the group rate.

Location and Directions: Free parking is available in Interstate’s “The Brewery” parking structure, located at 1213 North 9th Street. It has big yellow PARK letters on the east side. Their NW door is just across from east entrance of Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. You will receive a yellow parking ticket as you enter the parking structure and a blue voucher at the training. To ensure free parking when exiting the structure: insert the yellow, then blue tickets.

Special Accommodations: If a special accommodation is needed for a disability, please make request two weeks in advance of program date by calling 414-229-4895.

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Resilience: Strengths and Mental Well-Being as we Age

Resilience:  Strengths and Mental Well-Being as we Age

April 5, 2016

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jewish Home and Care Center, 1414 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee

3.0 CEH's

Registration Fee: $65.00

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SPONSORED BY: UWM’s Center for Aging and Translational Research In this introductory workshop, Dr. Bonjean will examine the role of resilience and its impact on emotional well-being, particularly in the face of threatened or actual loss in cognition, health status, and well-being with increasing age.

“The first myth is that old age is a disease, a terrible disease that you never admit that you’ve got, so you lie about your age. Well, it’s not a disease. It’s a triumph, because you survived failure, disappointment, sickness, loss, you’re still here.”
- Maggie Kuhn, founder of the Gray Panthers


Resilience is a hot topic in the field of gerontology. We need resilience to negotiate hardship and adversity over the course of our life. And, as the years accumulate, so do adversities and age-related losses requiring us to hang tough and bounce back again and again.

Why is it that some people, when faced with a setback, spiral into hopelessness while others triumph after a brief period of malaise? How can you tell who will take which route? And, can those who become paralyzed in the face of hardship learn strategies that build their resilience?


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the presentation, participants will:
- Define resilience and its significance in the aging process
- Determine the core elements and determinants of resilience in the face of loss
- Explore the concept of post traumatic growth
- Develop strategies in resilience to support older adults who are experiencing adversity

Agenda:
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Introductions
9:15 AM What Is Resilience And How Does It Impact Aging?
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM The Upside: Post Traumatic Growth
12:00 PM Adjournment

Target Audience:
Social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, MDs, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers, case managers, family and professional caregivers

Instructor: Marilyn Bonjean, Ed.D., MS, LMFT, President and Co-founder of ICF Consultants, Inc..

Dr. Bonjean is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and an approved supervisor of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She utilizes a strength-based and solution-focused approach to help people of all ages experiencing depression, anxiety, couple communication problems and family relationship issues. Dr. Bonjean has numerous publications related to medical illness and caregiving. An area of particular expertise is her work with the emotional aspects of physical illness, the impact of being a patient in the health care system and the stress of caregiving families. She assists individuals after invasive medical treatment, violent episodes or other traumatizing experiences, and provides supervision and training regarding complex cases, often speaking as an advocate for the chronically ill and their families. Dr. Bonjean is certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and is a member of the EMDR International Association. Over the past thirty years, Dr. Bonjean has developed internationally utilized educational modules for individuals, couples and families to improve counseling services, and has received the "Therapist of the Year" award from Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

CEH's: Social Workers residing in other states should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Cancellations and refunds: If you need to cancel for any reason, please contact program manager. Cancellation must be received no later than one week prior to the program to receive a refund of the registration fee. Requests for refunds after the cancellation deadline cannot be honored, however, a substitute may attend the program or tuition may be applied to another workshop. The school may cancel workshops that are under subscribed; registrants will be notified and may apply tuition to another workshop or request a full refund.

Location and Directions: Limited on-site parking. Street parking also available.

Special Accommodations: If a special accommodation is needed for a disability, please make request two weeks in advance of program date by calling 414-229-7316.

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Owning your Power: Interfacing with the Legal System on Behalf of Older Adults

Owning your Power:  Interfacing with the Legal System on Behalf of Older Adults

May 13, 2016

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Milwaukee Catholic Home, 2462 North Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

4.0 CEH's

Registration Fee: $75.00

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SPONSORED BY: UWM’s Center for Aging and Translational Research. Informed consent. Elder abuse. Guardianship. Advance care planning. These are all legal issues that affect older adults and their caregivers. This workshop will focus on the ethical and boundary-related challenges that exist when working with older adults and the legal system. How can we, as professional caregivers, navigate the legal system in a way that is powerful and of service to both ourselves and those we care for? Learn how to access your personal power to advocate for older adults and influence legal and care outcomes that are ethical, compassionate and person-centered. The topic will be addressed through lecture and a series of case-based discussions and vignettes.

The difference between the way we operate in this world when we know we count and when we don't know we count is staggering. ~ Susan Jeffers

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify ethics and boundary-related issues related to older adults in the legal system
- Define advocacy and identify factors that act as barriers or facilitators to patient/client advocacy
- Examine their current level of po
wer and the extent you are using your power to ethically and compassionately advocate for clients/patients in the legal system
- Develop powerful professional practices for advocating for clients/patients.

Agenda

8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Introductions

8:45 AM Issues and Barriers - Ethics. Boundaries. Older Adults. Legal System

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM Power: How does it impact
12:30pm Adjournment


Target Audience Social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, MDs, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers, case managers, family and professional caregivers

FOR SOCIAL WORKERS, PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS:
This program fulfills the ethics and boundaries licensing requirements for licensure.

Instructor: Robert (Rock) Pledl, JD

Attorney Pledl is a partner at Pledl & Cohn, SC., in Milwaukee. He graduated from the UW-Milwaukee social work program in 1976 and from the John Marshall Law School in 1980. His state-wide practice focuses on serving individuals with disabilities and their families in a variety of settings. Mr. Pledl handles civil commitment, guardianship, and protective placement cases as either counsel or guardian ad litem. He also practices special education law and has a particular interest in school-to-adult transition issues and supported employment. Mr. Pledl was lead class counsel in a Federal ADA case that addressed systemic problems in the Wisconsin Family Care program. He also represents disability service providers in NIMBY zoning cases.

Mr. Pledl is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Professionals in Supported Employment. He received the John W. Reynolds Community Building Award in 2008 from the Eastern District Bar Association.

CEH's: Social Workers residing in other states should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Cancellations and refunds: If you need to cancel for any reason, please contact program manager. Cancellation must be received no later than one week prior to the program to receive a refund of the registration fee. Requests for refunds after the cancellation deadline cannot be honored, however, a substitute may attend the program or tuition may be applied to another workshop. The school may cancel workshops that are under subscribed; registrants will be notified and may apply tuition to another workshop or request a full refund.

Location and Directions: When you approach on Farwell Avenue, enter at the second driveway marked as 2462 N. Prospect Avenue. Parking is in the rear/east parking lot and spaces that do not say reserved are available. There is also limited parking available on the street.

Special Accommodations: If a special accommodation is needed for a disability, please make request two weeks in advance of program date by calling 414-229-7316.

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Color of Child Welfare Conference - "Against All Odds: From Foster Care to Success" Sponsored by Fresh Start Family Services

Color of Child Welfare Conference -

May 17, 2016

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Crown Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 S. 13th St, Milwaukee, WI

7.0 CEH's

Registration Fee: $175.00


Registration Fee
without Keynote Luncheon
: $120.00

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The Color of Child Welfare is the only conference in the state that convenes to solely address the needs of minority children in foster care. Our celebrated theme is "Against All Odds: From Foster Care to Success." We are excited to have successful individuals who were once in foster care present at this conference: judges, nurses, politicians, lawyers, authors and educators.

The presenters will offer vigorous dialogue about best practices, current research, advocacy efforts, policy implications and testimonials. As in the past, we anticipate the conference will bring together nearly 300 cross-systems participants, each sharing the goal of improving service delivery and outcomes for minority children and families in Wisconsin's child welfare system.



Fees:


Early Registration Discounts AVAILABLE UNTIL 4/10/16.
$175.00 Early Registration INCLUDING Luncheon Keynote
$120.00 Early Registration without Luncheon Keynote (lunch on own)

Registration Fee from 4/11/16 - 5/10/16
$190.00 Registration INCLUDING Luncheon Keynote
$135.00 Registration without Luncheon Keynote

Online Registration Closed After 5/10/16

On-site Registration
$150.00 Registration without Luncheon Keynote available only

Group Registrations:
10% Discount for 4 or more registrations. Must be made at the same time. Contact Fresh Start to take advantage of this discount.
Phone: (414) 351-1100

Hotel Rooms: You can reserve a hotel room by calling the Crown Plaza directly @ 414-764-5300 and request the "Fresh Start Milwaukee" room block by April 16, 2016. Hotel Room Rate: $99.00

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Conference Schedule:


May 17, 2016


7:30am-2:00pm . . . . . . . . Registration

7:30am-8:15am . . . . . . . . Continental Breakfast & Networking

8:15am-9:00am . . . . . . . . Welcome & Opening Plenary
Keynote Address
– Superior Court Honorable Judge S. Pamela Gray
“Raising the Bar: Foster Children Are Exceptional Children”

9:00am-9:15am . . . . . . . . Refreshment Break

9:15am-10:30am . . . . . . . . A Series Workshops
A1:
The Journey of Black Children In Foster Care: From Total Exclusion to Over Inclusion
A2:
Improving Educational Outcomes for Children In Foster Care
A3: Cultural Considerations In Assessing Trauma In Urban Communities: A Look at the Philadelphia ACE Study
A4:
Black Single Mothers and The Child Welfare System

10:30am-10:45am . . . . . . . . Break

10:45am-12:00pm . . . . . . . . B Series Workshops
B1:
Wisconsin Foster Children and Psychotropic Medication Usage Oversight-Panel Discussion
B2:
Rules of Engagement: How to Use Family Engagement Program to Improve Outcomes for Black Families Involved in CPS
B3: Succeeding As A Foster Child
B4:
A Safe Baby Court Team Model for Healing from the Historical Trauma of Slavery

12:00pm-1:15pm . . . . . . . . Luncheon Keynote - Dr. Stacey Patton
“Historical Roots of Corporal Punishment in Black Families”

1:15pm-2:45pm . . . . . . . . C Series Workshops
C1:
Helping Foster and Adoptive Children Deal with Grief, Separation, and Loss Issues
C2: Dispelling the Jezebel Myth: Understanding the Historical Roots of Systematic Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Girls and Women of Color
C3: Succeeding As A Foster Child
C4: Black Single Mothers and The Child Welfare System

2:45pm-3:00pm . . . . . . . . Break

3:00pm-4:30pm . . . . . . . . D Series Workshops & Panel
D1: Role of Kinship Care In Preserving African-American Families-Panel Discussion
D2:
A Safe Baby Court Team Model for Healing from the Historical Trauma of Slavery
D3: Beneath The Mask: An Introspective Look At The Impact of Racism In Our Personal and Professional Lives*
* This workshop is designed to be a "within-group" sanctuary for healing internalized racism. This therapeutic environment provides an optimally safe space for minority participants to freely express themselves.

4:30-5:00pm . . . . . . . . Closing Plenary & Next Steps

Session Descriptions:

Descriptions of the Keynote Addresses, Workshops and Panel Discussion can be found in the conference catalog. CLICK on "Course Brochure" in the blue box above OR download at -
http://bit.ly/1PwyrLg

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Privacy Policy:
We respect your privacy. Any and all the information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned. Any information you provide will be held with the utmost care and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.

Customer Service Number:
Mary Heller,
Program Coordinator 414-229-4895
email mheller@uwm.edu

CEH's: This program has been approved for 7.0 CEHs by the NASW Wisconsin State Chapter.

Cancellations and refunds: Written request for refund must be no later than April 16, 2016. A $50.00 service fee will be charged on all cancellations. Email mheller@uwm.edu.

Location and Directions: Crown Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 S. 13th St, Milwaukee, WI.
Go to: http://www.crowneplazamilwaukee.com/location.php for Directions.
You can reserve a hotel room by calling the Crown Plaza directly @ 414-764-5300 and request the "Fresh Start Milwaukee" room block by April 16, 2016. Hotel Room Rate: $99.00

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Loneliness: An Invisible Epidemic

Loneliness:  An Invisible Epidemic

May 24, 2016

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jewish Home and Care Center, 1414 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee

3.0 CEH's

Registration Fee: $65.00

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SPONSORED BY: UWM's Center for Aging and Translational Research. What can be done to help older adults stay connected and reduce persistent feelings of loneliness? In this introductory workshop on the topic, Dr. Bonjean will explore the impact of loneliness and social isolation on our physical and mental health as we age. Strategies will also be discussed to tackle the epidemic of loneliness in our older adult population.


“As you get older, you see the world writing you off, so you tend to become passive and think, ‘I don’t want to bother anybody.’ You lose contact with your own kind, your tribe. And before you know it, you’re feeling bad. It’s kind of like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Your eyes start to fasten on the sunset, and you start walking toward it.”
- Barbara Dane, an 85-year-old jazz and blues singer who lives in Oakland, CA

Loneliness is a sense of not having meaningful contact with others, resulting in feelings of isolation, not belonging, or lacking companionship. In a large-scale study conducted in 2012, researchers found that loneliness in older people can have serious health consequences, raising the risk of an earlier-than-expected death and the loss of physical functioning. Of the 1,604 adults age 60 and older interviewed for the study, a disturbing 43% reported feeling lonely, (Perissinotto, Cenzer, and Covinsky, 2012).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the presentation, participants will:

- Understand the prevalence and reasons for social isolation and loneliness in older adults

- Understand the impact that social isolation has on mental and physical health

- Develop strategies for assessing and reducing social isolation and loneliness in older adults

Agenda
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Introductions
9:15 AM Social Connections, Social Isolation and Well-Being
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Strategies for Working with Isolated Older Adults
12:00 PM Adjournment


Target Audience
Social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, MDs, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers, case managers, family and professional caregivers.

Instructor: Marilyn Bonjean, Ed.D., MS, LMFT, President and Co-founder of ICF Consultants, Inc..

Dr. Bonjean is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and an approved supervisor of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She utilizes a strength-based and solution-focused approach to help people of all ages experiencing depression, anxiety, couple communication problems and family relationship issues. Dr. Bonjean has numerous publications related to medical illness and caregiving. An area of particular expertise is her work with the emotional aspects of physical illness, the impact of being a patient in the health care system and the stress of caregiving families. She assists individuals after invasive medical treatment, violent episodes or other traumatizing experiences, and provides supervision and training regarding complex cases, often speaking as an advocate for the chronically ill and their families.

Dr. Bonjean is certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and is a member of the EMDR International Association. Over the past thirty years, Dr. Bonjean has developed internationally utilized educational modules for individuals, couples and families to improve counseling services, and has received the "Therapist of the Year" award from Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

CEH's: Social Workers residing in other states should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Fee: Additional $25 fee will be assessed at a later time for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and related fields in order to receive the 12 Clock Hours for those professions. Questions? Please call 414-229-7316- Rachelle Alioto, Director of Education and Programming, CATR or email ralioto@uwm.edu

Cancellations and refunds: If you need to cancel for any reason, please contact program manager. Cancellation must be received no later than one week prior to the program to receive a refund of the registration fee. Requests for refunds after the cancellation deadline cannot be honored, however, a substitute may attend the program or tuition may be applied to another workshop. The school may cancel workshops that are under subscribed; registrants will be notified and may apply tuition to another workshop or request a full refund.

Location and Directions: Limited on-site parking available. Metered street parking also available.

Special Accommodations: If a special accommodation is needed for a disability, please make request two weeks in advance of program date by calling 414-229-7316.

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