Continuing Education Workshops

Community Partners' Training

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Registration Closed (Registration closed 9/08/17)

UW-Whitewater - Social Work Department


September 15th, 2017 

University Center, Room 275: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Check-in will take place from 8:00 - 8:30 am.
Only $55.  Due to already discounted rate of this training, the fee is $55 whether you attend the full day or just session one.
Lunch included: 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Self-Care: At the Center of Ethics and Boundaries*

Session One (8:30am - 12:30pm)

Joan Groessl, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor, Social Work at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Joan Groessl earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from UW-Milwaukee and PhD from Marian University in Fond du Lac, WI. Joan’s research interests center around social work ethics and ethical decision-making. Joan has been faculty at University of Wisconsin Green Bay since 2008 teaching a range of courses including Ethical Issues in Contemporary Social Work. Joan has extensive experience training in ethics and boundaries for a range of providers. Joan spent twenty years in the County Mental Health Services as both direct and administrative staff prior to her position with UW-Green Bay. Joan has been an active member of NASW-Wisconsin and is Chair of the Continuing Education Committee. She was selected as a 2017 Path to Licensure scholar through the Association of Social Work Boards.

Training Objectives

  • Understand the connection between self-care and ethical practice.
  • Examine personal and environmental factors that influence self-awareness and self-care in practice.
  • Review boundaries as a primary component of self-care.
  • Examine ethical imperative and licensure requirements for effective self-care.
  • Apply concepts to common situations occurring in practice settings.
  • Develop a plan for enhancing self-care.

*Fulfills the WI Department of Safety and Professional Services’ social work requirement for 4 hours of Ethics and Professional Boundaries training.

Human Trafficking

Session 2 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

Pilar Meyer Dunning, MSW, LCSW
Program Consultant for Children and At-Risk Youth for The Salvation Army Central Territory

Pilar Meyer Dunning is the Program Consultant for Children and At-Risk Youth for The Salvation Army Central Territory. In this capacity, Ms. Dunning supports diverse programs across 11 Midwest states that provide services to youth and families. In addition to this, Ms. Dunning also leads The Salvation Army’s anti-trafficking initiative across this region. Prior to her current role, Ms. Dunning served as the Program Manager for The Salvation Army’s STOP-IT Program, Initiative Against Human Trafficking in Chicago, Illinois. In this capacity, she led and supervised the program which provides comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking in northern Illinois. Ms. Dunning provided professional training and technical assistance to diverse organizations including law enforcement, social service, and healthcare providers in order to enhance their understanding of human trafficking. Ms. Dunning was instrumental in starting STOP-IT’s work with trafficking survivors in 2007. Ms. Dunning obtained a Master’s in Social Work from Dominican University and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Training Objectives

  • Educate professionals on how to identify human trafficking in all forms: sex, labor, and commercial sexual exploitation of children.
  • Understand the dynamics of human trafficking, including risk factors and recruitment.
  • Understand potential warning signs of human trafficking and effective strategies for engagement. 

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Parking Information

Permits are required to park in campus lots. You can pick up your complimentary parking permit from the Visitor Center drive through window by mentioning to attendant your are registered for the Community Partner's Training.    More information on parking can be found on the Visitor Center website.


Cancellations made 7 days prior to the training will receive payment back minus 6%. NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows.

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