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A Three-Part Series-Tough Decisions, Tough Conversations - Session 2: Advance Care Planning with Diverse Ethnic Groups
April 24, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. John's On The Lake 1840 N. Prospect Avenue Cultural Arts Center Milwaukee, WI 53202
3.0 CEH's
Registration Fee: $60.00
UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $50.00
Early Fee: $50.00 (6/30 - 3/27)
Group Fee: $45.00 (For Community Members - NO CEHS/CEUs)

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A THREE-PART SERIES-TOUGH DECISIONS, TOUGH CONVERSATIONS - SESSION 2: ADVANCE CARE PLANNING WITH DIVERSE ETHNIC GROUPS

Sponsored by the Center for Aging and Translational Research

Helping Families Choose the Best End-of-life Care


OVERVIEW:

End-of-life care is the term often used to describe the support and care given during the last days, weeks, months, or years of a person’s life. Beginning a conversation about end-of-life care can create anxiety or confusion for older adults, their families and even the most seasoned of professionals. Given the primal fear of death and dying that affects us all, it is not surprising that many of our clients do not want to touch the topic. However, research has found that helping older adults and their families talk about their values, beliefs and preferences about medical care can improve their well-being and the experience of end-of-life care. And, the quality of life and the health care received near end of life significantly influences the well-being of the older adult’s survivors.

Session 2: Advance Care Planning with Diverse Ethnic Groups

Cultural factors can strongly influence reactions to serious illness, end-of-life care and death. As our society becomes increasingly diverse, professionals are challenged with understanding the importance of a patient’s world view, values, spirituality, and relationship dynamics in developing rapport and providing the best care possible, particularly at the end-of-life. Dr. Kwak will discuss the dimensions of end-of-life decision-making that may vary culturally including views about death and dying, communicating “bad news,” locus of decision making, and attitudes toward advanced directives and end-of-life care. In addition, she will provide concrete tools for having culturally sensitive discussions about advanced planning.

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Know various cultural transitions, norms and values and how they relate to end-of-life issues
  • Have culturally sensitive strategies for guiding decisions about advance planning
  • Have resources appropriate for various ethnic groups to aid in the process of advanced planning


  • Jung Kwak, PhD Dr. Jung Kwak is Associate Professor of Social Work in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before joining UWM, Dr. Kwak received her doctorate in aging studies from the University of South Florida and completed her post-doctoral training as a fellow at the Center on Age and Community, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Dr. Kwak’s primary research areas focus on long-term care policy, caregiver support, and cultural diversity and family decision-making at the end of life. In 2010, she was selected as a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar. Her recent funded research projects include a study on decision-support needs among caregivers of people with advanced dementia or Parkinson’s disease, a pilot study on a decision-support coaching program for family caregivers, and a study of the effects of personalized music listening on nursing home residents with advanced dementia. For Dr. Kwak's bio go to: http://www4.uwm.edu/hbssw/Faculty_Staff/kwak.cfm

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

    Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Misuse Training
    April 24, 2015
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Zilber Building 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53201 TriPlex Rooms 109,119 and 129
    4.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: FREE

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    SCREENING, BRIEF INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT (SBIRT) FOR SUBSTANCE MISUSE TRAINING


    Priority registration will be given to: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Professional Counselors, Physicians, and Physician Assistants.

    NOTE: NON-LICENSED PRACTITIONERS WISHING TO REGISTER SHOULD CONTACT STACEY GRANT-SAVELA, PhD at 229-2365 or email sdgrant@uwm.edu.



    OVERVIEW:

    SBIRT is a comprehensive and integrated approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for substance misuse.

    In addition to learning the main components of SBIRT along with trauma screening and referral, participants will practice through role-plays the four brief intervention and referral to treatment process steps involved in this brief intervention: asking permission, providing feedback, enhancing motivation, and negotiating a goal.

    Learning objectives. Upon training completion, participants will be able to: (1) Describe SBIRT and explain why it should be used; (2) Perform screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for substance misuse; and (3) Apply essential Motivational Interviewing skills within a SBIRT session.

    Upon completion of this training workshop, licensed professionals will earn state-certification to provide SBIRT services in the State of Wisconsin, which are Medicaid and other insurance-billable. 4.0 CEHs for social workers will be provided.

    This training workshop is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Training is provided by Dr. Lisa Berger, Principal Investigator, SBIRT grant, and offered at no cost to enrolled participants.

    Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


    ACCME Accreditation Statement:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and UWM‐ Milwaukee (Helen Bader School of Social Welfare). The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement:

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    When registering, please click on "Register Now". Once in the site, under "Payment Information" Use the option: "On-line Credit Card" - Since there is no fee for the training, additional credit card information will not be needed.


    Dr. Lisa Berger Associate Professor and Core Scientist with the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research

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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:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu

    Essentials of Case Management Online Training
    May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

    Desire 2 Learn (D2L) Website
    4.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $50.00
    UWM Alumni/Faculty/Students: $40.00

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    ESSENTIALS OF CASE MANAGEMENT ONLINE TRAINING
    Case Management is a widely practiced function across multiple disciplines including child welfare, gerontology, mental and behavioral health services, corrections, poverty programs, disabilities, vocational training, etc. Due to diminished organizational resources many first time case managers lack the appropriate training to effectively engage with challenging clients.

    This training is designed to provide content that will assist case managers who work with a variety of client groups improve and/or enhance their effectiveness in the provision of client services.

    Objective:
    The purpose of this module is to explore the unique dynamics of case management as it relates to vulnerable populations, and mandated clients. Participants will learn how the impact of poverty, disabilities, and diminished resources affects clients. Strategies to successfully engage with mandated clients will be explored, with a focus on communication skills. Participants will learn creative ways to address intake, assessment, goal setting, monitoring, and assessment using a strength’s-based perspective and culturally competent best practices. Advocacy strategies will be addressed as well as intra-agency collaboration, resource and referral. Lastly, burn-out prevention will be discussed including ideas for staying passionate in the field.

    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. 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.

    I. Understanding The Dynamics Of Vulnerable Clients
    a. Poverty Dynamics
    b. The Nature of Disabilities
    c. Exploration into the Developmental Status of Non-Disabled Clients (E.G. Teen Parents, Clients with A Borderline I.Q., Etc.)
    II. Voluntary Vs. Mandated Clients
    a. Understanding The Dynamics of Mandated Services for Clients
    b. Examining Attitudes and Perspectives
    c. Understanding Resistance
    d. Strategies for Working Effectively with Mandated Clients
    III. Intake, Assessment and Goal Setting Using a Strengths-Based Model
    a. Practice Guidelines for the Intake Process
    b. Engaging Clients in Establishing Short-Term Goals and Long-Term Objectives
    c. Understanding and Problem Solving Limitations and Barriers Experienced by Clients
    d. Culturally Competent Practice Considerations and Guidelines
    IV. Resource Identification and Intervention Planning
    a. Linking Clients to Informal Support Networks
    b. Linking Clients to Formal Resources V. Practice Guidelines for Client Advocacy
    VI. Monitoring, Reassessment, and Outcome Evaluation
    VII. Staying Passionate in The Workplace and Burn-Out Prevention for Case Managers

    Learning goals:
    Participants in this workshop will learn:
  • strategies for client assessment and engagement
  • effective approaches to engage with mandated clients
  • a model for goal setting with clients using a strength’s based perspective
  • ethical considerations in case management
  • assessment strategies for challenging and diverse client groups
  • the impact of poverty and social problems on client progress
  • the importance of addressing soft skill deficits with clients
  • considerations in the referral process
  • types and varied approaches to advocacy on several levels
  • the importance of outcome data, evaluation, and evidenced-based services
  • strategies for burn-out professional
  • The course content generally takes 2 1/2 hours long and requires a post test with 70% passing rate (3 attempts) and completion of an evaluation. The course can be started and completed anytime during the month of May.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 04/25/2015.

    Access to Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and materials will be available on UWM's website May 1, 2015. The deadline date for completion of the course is May 31, 2015.
    This on-line workshop can be applied towards the 16 hours of accepted continuing education hours for social workers through the Wisconsin Department of Professional Services and Safety
    Out-of-state professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education hours.


    Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW 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:
    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:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: Web Browsers recommended for D2L: PC-compatible computer - Internet Explorer or Firefox. Apple (Mac) computer - Safari or Firefox.

    Exploring Safety Issues Present in Human Service Settings
    May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

    Desire 2 Learn (D2L) Website
    2.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $25.00
    UWM Alumni/Faculty/Students: $20.00

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    EXPLORING SAFETY ISSUES PRESENT IN HUMAN SERVICE SETTINGS

    Content Overview:


    Personal safety in human services has historically been a topic minimally addressed within many social service organizations but has gained the attention of NASW; The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the US Department of Labor. A survey by NASW’s Committee for the Study and Prevention of Violence against Social Workers revealed that 51.3% of the sample reported feeling unsafe in their jobs. Additionally, 14.7% had experienced physical assault perpetrated by clients in the past year, with 30.2% having experienced this at some point in their career. This online training will discuss the importance of safety awareness, case scenarios where worker safety was compromised, legislative responses, causes of client violence toward helping professionals, predictive factors associated with violence, risky practice settings, office safety strategies, strategies for safer in-home services; appropriate worker responses to client violence, de-escalation techniques, strategies for addressing teen violence, and incident reporting. Participants will develop an increased awareness regarding safety in the field while learning risk factors associated with potential client violence and strategies for successful violence prevention. Safety is an important concern in human service work and without proper training and implementation of safety prevention strategies workers are at risk as they work with very difficult populations. Feeling unsafe contributes to professional burnout and rapid turnover in human service organizations, which ultimately affects the clients as continuity in service provision is compromised.
    Session Style: Online

    Intended Audience:
    agency staff; supervisors, administrators, students

    Learning Objectives:
  • Become knowledgeable about predictive factors and causes of client violence
  • Will gain an understanding of the national data related to worker safety and the legislative responses
  • Will learn safety tips for both home visits and while working in the office
  • Will learn de-escalation techniques to prevent client violence
  • Will understand special factors related to adolescents
  • Will understand the special considerations in cases of domestic violence.

  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 04/25/2015.

    Access to Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and materials will be available on UWM's website May 1, 2015. The deadline date for completion of the course is May 31, 2015.
    This on-line workshop can be applied towards the 16 hours of accepted continuing education hours for social workers through the Wisconsin Department of Professional Services and Safety
    Out-of-state professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education hours.


    Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW 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:
    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:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: Web Browsers recommended for D2L: PC-compatible computer - Internet Explorer or Firefox. Apple (Mac) computer - Safari or Firefox.

    Supervisory Training - Tools and Strategies On-line Course
    May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

    Desire 2 Learn (D2L) Website
    4.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $50.00
    UWM Alumni/Faculty/Students: $40.00

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    SUPERVISORY TRAINING - TOOLS AND STRATEGIES ON-LINE COURSE
    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.
    The course content generally takes 2 1/2 hours long and requires a post test with 70% passing rate (3 attempts) and completion of an evaluation. The course can be started and completed anytime during the month of May.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 04/25/2015.

    Access to Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and materials will be available on UWM's website May 1, 2015. The deadline date for completion of the course is May 31, 2015.

    This on-line workshop can be applied towards the 16 hours of accepted continuing education hours for social workers through the Wisconsin Department of Professional Services and Safety.

    Out-of-state professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education hours.


    Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW is a Clinical Assistant 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:
    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:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: Web Browsers recommended for D2L: PC-compatible computer - Internet Explorer or Firefox. Apple (Mac) computer - Safari or Firefox.

    Yoga and Meditation in the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression - Level 2 Training
    May 7, 2015
    8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    St. John's On The Lake 1840 N. Prospect Avenue Cultural Arts Center Milwaukee, WI 53202
    6.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $120.00
    UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $90.00
    Early Fee: $100.00 (6/30 - 4/15)
    Group Fee: $100.00 (OR COMMUNITY MEMBERS (NO CEH'S NEEDED))

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    YOGA AND MEDITATION IN THE TREATMENT OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION - LEVEL 2 TRAINING


    This workshop is a follow-up to the (2) part workshop offered in the Spring and Fall of 2014 and is open to participants who took part in the level (1) training.

    Students w/ previous therapeutic yoga experience are also welcome to attend the workshop.

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:


    In this one day workshop we will explore in greater depth yogic techniques that have proven to be useful in working with individuals who are suffering with persistent anxiety and/or depression. In addition to deepening your understanding of how to create a safe container, establish intention, help clients develop witness consciousness, therapeutic breath work and meditation; you will also be introduced to the use of therapeutic sound (mantra), visualization (bhavana), and the use of ritual (mudra). The workshop will be largely experiential, both with a partner and the larger group. I encourage participants to come to the workshop prepared to share real life case situations as a way of creating opportunities to demonstrate how you might use these techniques in your practice with clients.

    COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


    1. Participants will broaden their understanding of therapeutic yoga beyond the basic level and will become more skilled in using the techniques with clients.

    2. Participants will learn and practice new yogic techniques (sound, visualization, ritual) and will develop an understanding of how to use these techniques with clients.

    3. Participants will experiment with and develop an understanding of how to work with the clients energetic flow. Deepening the understanding of how to effectively "meet the mood".



    Joseph Walter, MSW, RYT is a graduate of St. Norbert's College and earned his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a practicing licensed psychotherapist with over 25 years 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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    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:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: Dress in loose fitting clothes, bring a yoga mat or large towel and prepare to learn, relax and have fun. Healthy AM and PM snacks included in training. Lunch is available for purchase in St. John's Bistro or feel free to bring your lunch.

    A Three-Part Series-Tough Decisions, Tough Conversations - Session 3:  End-of-Life Decision Making Guide for Persons with Dementia
    May 22, 2015
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    St. John's On The Lake 1840 N. Prospect Avenue Cultural Arts Center Milwaukee, WI 53202
    3.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: $60.00
    UWM Faculty/Staff/Student/Alum(s) Indicate grad year, program & last name (if changed) in comments: $50.00
    Early Fee: $50.00 (6/30 - 4/27)
    Group Fee: $45.00 (For Community Members - NO CEHS/CEUs)

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    A THREE-PART SERIES-TOUGH DECISIONS, TOUGH CONVERSATIONS - SESSION 3: END-OF-LIFE DECISION MAKING GUIDE FOR PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA

    Sponsored by the Center for Aging and Translational Research



    Helping Families Choose the Best End-of-life Care


    OVERVIEW:

    End-of-life care is the term often used to describe the support and care given during the last days, weeks, months, or years of a person’s life. Beginning a conversation about end-of-life care can create anxiety or confusion for older adults, their families and even the most seasoned of professionals. Given the primal fear of death and dying that affects us all, it is not surprising that many of our clients do not want to touch the topic. However, research has found that helping older adults and their families talk about their values, beliefs and preferences about medical carecan improve their well-being and the experience of end-of-life care. And, the quality of life and the health care received near end of life significantly influences the well-being of the older adult’s survivors.

    Session 3: End-of-Life Decision Making Guide for Persons with Dementia

    People with dementia make up a high proportion of all those needing quality end of life care each year. Unfortunately, there are many barriers that impact the quality of end-of-life care for those with dementia. Many die with feeding tubes in place or die at hospitals despite research suggesting little or no benefit. Those with dementia also have an increased risk of inadequate pain treatment. Dr. Kwak will discuss the most important and persistent challenges to providing excellent care for patients with dementia and how to ensure that the wishes of persons with dementia are clear and respected.

    At the end of this session, participants will:


  • Have knowledge about key decisions that families and professionals will be faced to make on behalf of the person with dementia at the end of life
  • Have knowledge about issues to consider in making decisions about the end-of-life care
  • Know an effective process for making decisions


  • Jung Kwak, PhD Dr. Jung Kwak is Associate Professor of Social Work in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before joining UWM, Dr. Kwak received her doctorate in aging studies from the University of South Florida and completed her post-doctoral training as a fellow at the Center on Age and Community, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Dr. Kwak’s primary research areas focus on long-term care policy, caregiver support, and cultural diversity and family decision-making at the end of life. In 2010, she was selected as a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar. Her recent funded research projects include a study on decision-support needs among caregivers of people with advanced dementia or Parkinson’s disease, a pilot study on a decision-support coaching program for family caregivers, and a study of the effects of personalized music listening on nursing home residents with advanced dementia. For Dr. Kwak's complete bio go to: http://www4.uwm.edu/hbssw/Faculty_Staff/kwak.cfm

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

    Social Work Field Instructor Orientation & Training Seminar
    May 29, 2015
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    UW-Milwaukee, Enderis Hall 2400 E. Hartford Avenue Room TBD Milwaukee, WI
    3.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: FREE

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    SOCIAL WORK FIELD INSTRUCTOR ORIENTATION & TRAINING SEMINAR

    This three hour seminar will cover the following objectives:

    Orientation to the HBSSW Social Work Field Program.
    Interviewing Prospective Field Students.
    Preparation for the Student's Arrival.
    Overview of the field course objectives, learning plan, field assignments and the midterm/final Evaluation Process
    Role of the SW Field Instructor, teaching, and supervision during the field practicum.
    Addressing issues arising during the field practicum.


    The Field Supervision Seminar is offered immediately prior to the beginning of the Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters and can be attended by Field Instructors working with field students and persons interested in working with field students as Field Instructors in either the Undergraduate or Graduate Social Work Programs.

    There are no registration costs for this seminar. A Certificate of Attendance for 3 CEU’s will be issued to attendees after completion of the seminar.

    You must be in attendance for the entire three hours to receive a certificate of completion and continuing education hours. Please register by Tuesday – May 26, 2015.

    ONLINE REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Click on "Register Now". Under "Payment Information" Use the option: "On-line Credit Card". Your credit card will NOT be charged.



    Roberta Hanus, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Associate Professor As a Clinical Associate Professor, Ms. Hanus has taught courses in case management, conflict resolution and death and dying. Ms. Hanus also has a private practice and is an active member of Process Work International, an organization involved in the training of individual, group and community conflict resolution skills throughout the world.

    Jerry Rousseau, MSSW, LCSW, Clinical Associate Professor joined the staff of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare in March of 2004 as a Clinical Associate Professor / Field Liaison. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts (1970) and a Master of Science in Social Work Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (1981). He is an ardent believer in the necessity of developing skills to mindfully engage the disturbances and differences of life as opportunities for learning and growth rather than threats to be avoided. He led a weekly clinical supervision group at the Counseling Center of Milwaukee from 1984 – 1996. Jerry's interests include practicing the ancient art of conversation, the warmth of closeness with family and friends including furry four-legged ones, and the balance that a good sense of humor brings to life.

    Note:
    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:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu.

    Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Misuse Training
    June 12, 2015
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center 5000 W. National Avenue Matousek Auditorium Milwaukee, WI
    4.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: FREE

    Register now
    SCREENING, BRIEF INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT (SBIRT) FOR SUBSTANCE MISUSE TRAINING


    Priority registration will be given to: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Professional Counselors, Physicians, and Physician Assistants.

    NOTE: NON-LICENSED PRACTITIONERS WISHING TO REGISTER SHOULD CONTACT STACEY GRANT-SAVELA, PhD at 229-2365 or email sdgrant@uwm.edu.


    OVERVIEW:

    SBIRT is a comprehensive and integrated approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for substance misuse.

    In addition to learning the main components of SBIRT along with trauma screening and referral, participants will practice through role-plays the four brief intervention and referral to treatment process steps involved in this brief intervention: asking permission, providing feedback, enhancing motivation, and negotiating a goal.

    Learning objectives. Upon training completion, participants will be able to: (1) Describe SBIRT and explain why it should be used; (2) Perform screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for substance misuse; and (3) Apply essential Motivational Interviewing skills within a SBIRT session.

    Upon completion of this training workshop, licensed professionals will earn state-certification to provide SBIRT services in the State of Wisconsin, which are Medicaid and other insurance-billable. 4.0 CEHs for social workers will be provided.


    This training workshop is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Training is provided by Dr. Lisa Berger, Principal Investigator, SBIRT grant, and offered at no cost to enrolled participants.


    Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.



    ACCME Accreditation Statement:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and UWM‐ Milwaukee (Helen Bader School of Social Welfare). The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement:

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    When registering, please click on "Register Now". Once in the site, under "Payment Information" Use the option: "On-line Credit Card" - Since there is no fee for the training, additional credit card information will not be needed.



    Dr. Lisa Berger Associate Professor and Core Scientist with the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research.

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    Linda Czernicki,
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    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: None

    June 12, 2015
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center 5000 W. National Avenue Matousek Auditorium Milwaukee, WI
    2.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: FREE

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    TRAINING - MY BABY AND ME - PART OF UW-MILWAUKEE SBIRT PROJECT

    OVERVIEW:


    Alcohol use can be a highly sensitive topic to discuss with pregnant women. On one hand, alcohol is a socially accepted drug that is deeply embedded in the Wisconsin culture, while on the other hand it is currently the leading known cause of birth defects. The CDC estimates that 1 in 13 pregnant women drank alcohol in the past 30 days and a SAHMSA study concluded that 1 in 10 women used alcohol during the first trimester of their pregnancy.
    Communication with women is further complicated by sensationalized headlines and the stigma associated with this issue. Fortunately, FASDs are 100% preventable. As a prenatal care provider, you are in a unique position to help women stop or significantly reduce their alcohol consumption during pregnancy, resulting in healthier women and healthier children. This session will explore the issue of alcohol use during pregnancy, as well as recommendations for addressing this issue with pregnant patients. This session will also introduce one program to assist providers in addressing this issue, My Baby & Me. My Baby & Me, a program of the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, seeks to help Wisconsin women have healthy, alcohol free pregnancies. This screening, referral and education program provides women with consistent messaging, support and counseling around the issue of alcohol use during pregnancy. Participating agencies receive training on FASD prevention strategies, educational materials and small incentives for women participating as well as access to additional counseling for interested patients.

    OBJECTIVES:

    The purpose of this session is to explore the topic of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and how this issue is discussed with pregnant women. Participants will learn how social and environmental factors influence their patients’ risk of an alcohol exposed pregnancy. Participants will learn about recommended messages and strategies for communicating the risk of FASDs with their patients. Participants will also learn about the My Baby & Me program, and how it can assist them in helping their patients to have a healthy, alcohol free pregnancy.

    GENERAL AGENDA:

    1. Alcohol and pregnancy - FASD basics
    2. Key challenges around this topic
    3. My Baby & Me Implementation
    4. Alcohol Education & FASD Prevention Strategies
    5. My Baby & Me Tools and Resources

    When registering, please click on "Register Now". Once in the site, under "Payment Information" Use the option: "On-line Credit Card" - Since there is no fee for the training, additional credit card information will not be needed.


    Carl Oliver CEHS Program Coordinator- First Breath/My Baby & Me Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

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    Customer Service Number:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: None

    Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Misuse Training
    November 20, 2015
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health Zilber Building 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53201 TriPlex Rooms 109,119 and 129
    4.0 CEH's
    Registration Fee: FREE

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    SCREENING, BRIEF INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT (SBIRT) FOR SUBSTANCE MISUSE TRAINING


    Priority registration will be given to: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Professional Counselors, Physicians, and Physician Assistants.

    NOTE: NON-LICENSED PRACTITIONERS WISHING TO REGISTER SHOULD CONTACT STACEY GRANT-SAVELA, PhD at 229-2365 or email sdgrant@uwm.edu.


    OVERVIEW:

    SBIRT is a comprehensive and integrated approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for substance misuse.

    In addition to learning the main components of SBIRT along with trauma screening and referral, participants will practice through role-plays the four brief intervention and referral to treatment process steps involved in this brief intervention: asking permission, providing feedback, enhancing motivation, and negotiating a goal.

    Learning objectives. Upon training completion, participants will be able to: (1) Describe SBIRT and explain why it should be used; (2) Perform screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for substance misuse; and (3) Apply essential Motivational Interviewing skills within a SBIRT session.

    Upon completion of this training workshop, licensed professionals will earn state-certification to provide SBIRT services in the State of Wisconsin, which are Medicaid and other insurance-billable. 4.0 CEHs for social workers will be provided.

    This training workshop is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Training is provided by Dr. Lisa Berger, Principal Investigator, SBIRT grant, and offered at no cost to enrolled participants.

    Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


    ACCME Accreditation Statement:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and UWM‐ Milwaukee (Helen Bader School of Social Welfare). The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement:

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    When registering, please click on "Register Now". Once in the site, under "Payment Information" Use the option: "On-line Credit Card" - Since there is no fee for the training, additional credit card information will not be needed.


    Dr. Lisa Berger Associate Professor and Core Scientist with the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research.

    Note:
    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:
    Linda Czernicki,
    Program Manager 414-229-6329
    email czernick@uwm.edu
    Prerequisites: None