The WSSWA Fall Conference is always the second Thursday and Friday in November. 

Upcoming events

    • 11/10/2022
    • 7:30 AM
    • 11/11/2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Heidel House Resort 643 Illinois Avenue Green Lake, WI 54941
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    2022 WSSWA Annual Fall Conference

    November 10-11th, 2022

    Promoting Mental Health Through a Continuum Of Supports


    12.5 CEHs attending the entire event with approval pending from NASW-WI 

    Registration closes after November 1!

    Keynote Presenter:

    Dr. Mindy Brooks-Eaves

    Dr. Mindy Brooks-Eaves is Chair and Program Director of the School of Social Work at Kentucky State University, Kentucky’s only public HBCU, a Whitney M. Young Scholar, Advisory Board Member of Continued, consultant for the Wellness Group ETC, co-editor of The A to Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and other Helping Professionals, (Grise-Owens, Miller, & Eaves, 2016, Eds.) She possesses over 17 years of experience in the areas of ombudsing, leadership, administration, education, child welfare, community mental health, and advocacy.


    1. Review the Conference Brochure

    2. Decide which workshops to attend

    3. Complete online registration before November 1 

    4. Make a room reservation at the Heidel House using this link before October 9th to secure the block rate


    View the Conference Agenda at a Glance Fall 2022 with WSSWA Regional Information.

    Be a Sponsor/Exhibitor! Click here for more information.


    Coming Wednesday night? Join us at 6:00pm for a screening of the documentary "Hiding In Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness" with discussion to follow.  

    Sponsors:
      


    Purpose and Goals of the Conference:

    The Wisconsin School Social Workers Association (WSSWA) invites you to join us at our 2022 Fall Conference, “Promoting Mental Health Through a Continuum of Supports.” This year’s conference aims to highlight the many types of support that school social workers can provide to improve mental health and well-being in the communities they serve. School social workers are vital components of school based mental health frameworks - not only in their roles in connecting families with needed mental health resources in their communities, but also as direct service providers engaging children, youth, and adolescents in mental health services.

    As we know, many of our students depend on school social workers as mental health providers, especially in remote or rural school districts. And as we also know, this work can be draining, tiring, and challenging; leading to burnout. Our keynote presenter, Dr. Mindy Brooks-Eaves, is the author of the book “The A to Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and other Helping Professionals” and will be sharing strategies to care for ourselves so that we are best able to care for others.

    WSSWA is proud to offer a wide variety of sessions at the conference to support the professional growth of school social workers. We will offer important and relevant workshops topics such as: eating disorders in schools; interventions for students experiencing anxiety; supporting students with disabilities and invisible challenges; and creating inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ youth. Our presenters include currently practicing school social workers, university faculty, Department of Public Instruction staff, and community mental health and service providers. 

    Conference attendees are also invited to join us for opportunities to connect, share resources, and unwind through our regional meetings and hospitality cocktail hour. We invite you to join us at the ONLY statewide conference in Wisconsin that specifically addresses the role of school social workers. We can’t wait to see you in November!

    Leah Kutschke, WSSWA Board President – wisconsinssw@gmail.com


    Safety Protocols around COVID-19: We will be following CDC, Green Lake County Public Health, and Heidel House guidelines in accordance with COVID-19 protocols. Registrants will be emailed one week in advance of the conference of what the most current guidelines are.


    Conference Location and Accommodations:

    WSSWA is happy to announce that this year, our conference will return to the NEWLY REMODELED Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, WI. Each room overlooks beautifully landscaped wooded grounds or lake view. Amenities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness center, basketball and tennis courts, fishing and hiking, game room and three on-site restaurants.


    Each room overlooks beautifully landscaped wooded grounds or lake view. Amenities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness center, basketball and tennis courts, fishing and hiking, game room and three on-site restaurants. Check out the video tour here!


    Heidel House Resort & Spa
    643 Illinois Avenue
    Green Lake, WI 54941

    To access the block rate, use this link to make reservations.

    Call Lisa Morris Schilling. Group Sales Manager, at 920-807-0497 if you have any problems making a reservation.

    Approximate driving distances: 

    From Milwaukee – 95 miles
    From Madison - 75 miles
    From Appleton- 50 miles
    From Chicago - 185 miles
    From Minneapolis – 250 miles
    From Rockford - 135 miles

    For directions Click Here (Google Map)


Save the Date: Mark your calendars for the 2022 WSSWA Annual Conference, Promoting Mental Health Through a Continuum of Supports; taking place November 10-11th, 2022 at the newly remodeled Heidel House in Green Lake, Wisconsin!


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