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Ethical Partnerships and Empowerment: Making a Seat at the Table for All

  • 11/13/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual


  • Registration fee for current members.
  • Registration for members who are retired school social workers or students in a current school social work program. There are a limited number of registrations at this price available.
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Ethical Partnerships and Empowerment:

Making a Seat at the Table for All

Presented for the WSSWA 2020 Fall Conference

A Virtual Workshop Presented by Heather Alden, MSW, LICSW

Engage in a meaningful and poignant dialogue about empowering our clients and their families to find seats at our educational tables. Specifically considering that our students need their parents to be informed to advocate for their rights as students in our schools and we as social workers can be the conduit to make that happen. Considering our ethical responsibility to give voice to all the constituents in education; what role does the social worker play and how can we best meet the need of all our students. This keynote will challenge all of us to step up and make all voices heard, considering it is our ethical responsibility and equity is a cornerstone of our practice. The workshop will detail strategies to make this happen and provide attendees opportunity to create action plans for their schools/districts to empower all members of their school communities (students, parents, community members, staff) to make necessary changes so all students achieve academic and social success.

Members: $20

Retiree and Student members: $10

Non-members: $35


Current members: log in to your account on the homepage to receive the member discount.

View the Conference Brochure here for further details.

Approved by NASW WI for 2 CEHs

Registration Deadline: November 12th at noon

You will receive the Zoom link the day before the workshop.

Purpose and Goals of the Workshop:

1) Attendees will learn how empowerment theory is an equity strategy to help all of our students and their families actively engage in the education system.

2) Attendees will learn concrete strategies to actively engage parents in their children's education and methods to negotiate these relationships with their educational colleagues as well.

3) Using the framework of Project Connection, a School-based mentor program, demonstrate how empowering families impacts their connection to school, engagement in their children's learning and increased trust in school systems.

The workshop will continue this work with a more structured opportunity to develop action plans of how school social workers can empower their parents and students to bring their voice into the educational system and partner with school staff to improve their relationships with the students and their families.

Questions? email: wisconsinssw@gmail.com

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