WAFCA Continuing Education & Professional Development Program 2024

 

Upcoming Events:

March 14
10:00am -
2:30pm CT
(30-minute lunch)

via webinar

Adoption Through the Lifespan: Beyond Adoption Day
Presenter: Jaclyn Skalnik, LCSW 

Content to include: how foster care and/or adoption impacts an individual throughout their life, developmental markers, identity exploration; strategies to support a struggling foster/adopted person; how familial separation, multiple placements, trauma, abuse, neglect, and loss can lead to attachment and relationship challenges; grief in foster care and adoption

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April 18
8:30am -
3:30 pm CT*
(1-hour lunch)
*note time change

IN-PERSON in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Build Workplace Cultures of Belonging with Inclusive Leadership
Presenter: Beth Ridley, MBA

Content to include: what belonging at work is and why it matters; what it takes to develop and demonstrate inclusive leadership; behaviors that contribute to a culture of belonging; putting diversity, equity, and inclusion into practice; driving more thoughtful decision and better outcomes in a team; the many benefits of inclusivity and belonging for an organization and its members

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May 16
10:00am -
2:30pm CT
(30-minute lunch)

via webinar

*with funding support from the Great Lakes MHTTC*

Ethics and Boundaries: Adapting Evidence-Based Interventions to Honor Diversity 
Presenter: Chardé Hollins, LCSW

Content to include: effective real-world strategies for culturally adapting Evidence-Based Interventions (EBI) to increase client success and recovery; identifying barriers to treatment progress; implementing specific, practical strategies for advancing racial equity through ethical behavior; the code of ethics, how institutional racism has influenced the implementation of ethics; real-world strategies and cultural adaptations

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June 6
10:00am -
2:30pm CT
(30-minute lunch)

via webinar

*with funding support from the Great Lakes MHTTC*

Harm Reduction in Behavioral Health
Presenter: Myranda Green, LLMSW

Content to include: situations and settings in which a harm reduction lens can be utilized in behavioral health, the spectrum of strategies (from safer use, to managed use, to abstinence), addressing symptoms and diagnoses, how to implement harm reduction strategies, tools to navigate conversations on access to lethal means, the six principles of harm reduction, the role of the clinician

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July 18
9:00am -
4:00pm CT
(1-hour lunch)

IN-PERSON in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Change Starts with You(th): Supporting Teen & Adolescent Mental Health
Presenter: Mary Kate Rowland

Content to include: resources to support teen and adolescent mental health, a basic understanding of mental health and mental illnesses, how to support someone experiencing a mental health crisis, an experiential opportunity to learn what it is like to experience auditory hallucinations

View Event Information. Registration opens in April.

August 23
10:00am - 
2:30pm CT
(30-minute lunch)

via webinar

Eliminate the Stigma: What to Know About Black Women's Mental Health
Presenter: Crystal Carter, MSW, LCSW

Content to include: stigma; historical factors facing Black women in clinical mental health settings (generational trauma, health inequities); tools to foster healing among Black women; cultural humility, intersectionality, and evidence-based therapy; case examples

View Event Information. Registration opens in April.

September 12
10:00am - 
2:30pm CT
(30-minute lunch)

via webinar

Understanding Early Childhood Trauma Through a Developmental and Relational Lens
Presenter: Jess Bernal, LMFT

Content to include: the short- and long-term effects of trauma exposure on the developing brain and body, the importance of relationships on mitigating or exasperating the impacts of trauma, attachment types, factors that impede caregivers’ ability to form secure relational bonds with their children, strategies to cultivate resilience when working with children and families who have a trauma history.   

View Event Information. Registration opens in April.

 

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 A Note on WAFCA Webinars

  • Webinars are live virtual learning opportunities designed to be accessed by individuals. Group participation is not encouraged; post-webinar group discussions are a recommended alternative.
  • In order to offer CE credits for these virtual learning opportunities via NBCC, WAFCA verifies attendance using Zoom. Each registrant receives a unique link that confirms their attendance and email address for CE certificates. Link sharing is not permitted, and CE credits are not available for unregistered participants.

About WAFCA-CE

For more than 25 years, WAFCA has provided quality, timely continuing education for professionals serving children and families in Wisconsin. Each year, we train more than 1,000 participants including social workers, therapists, counselors, case managers, residential care workers, parenting support aides and in-home support workers on topics ranging from family systems to addiction and trauma.

WAFCA-CE is a trusted resource for continuing education for our member agencies and other behavioral health professionals in counties and in private practice. The Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education ProviderTM (ACEP No.6778). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

For all WAFCA-CE in-person and virtual webinar trainings, certificates will be issued within 30 days of the event. Click here for more information on continuing education hours, accommodations, program concerns, and confidentiality of participant information.


Fees & More...

WAFCA Members and CE Subscribers pay $0! (Log in for member/subscriber rates. Contact [email protected] for support.)

Fees for WAFCA-CE webinars are based on the length of the event. Non-members will pay:

• $25 per 2 hours
• $50 per 4 hours
• $75 per 6 hours

 For non-members, all in-person events are $99.

Interested in learning more about WAFCA membership? Contact Kathy Markeland at [email protected].

Cancellations:  A two-week cancellation notice is requested. Participants cancelling no later than one week prior to the event will receive a full refund. Participants may arrange for a substitute but must notify WAFCA regarding substitution. To cancel or arrange for a substitute, please email [email protected] or call 608.257.5939.