Ethics, Boundaries & Rural Social Work Practice Resources

Ethics, Boundaries & Rural Social Work Practice

Friday, January 20, 2023 | 8:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Presenter: Kate Kipp


Ethics & Boundaries Presentation (pdf)

Reamers Ethical Decision Making Framework (pdf)

Case Study Ethics & Boundaries (doc)

Highlighted Revisions to the Code of Ethics

The four-hour workshop will discuss the specific challenges and considerations with ethical social work practice in rural settings. As technology connects more people in different ways, maintaining privacy and healthy boundaries can be increasingly challenging. We will discuss healthy boundaries, dual relationships, and use the NASW Code of Ethics and Reamer's Ethical Decision-Making Model to assess the ways technology and rural social practice intersect.  

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ethical challenges specific to rural practice and technology.
  • Define and identify healthy boundaries.
  • Define and know the differences between confidentiality, privacy, and informed consent.
  • Define and discuss dual relationships and challenges of dual relationships in rural social work practice.
  • Utilize the NASW Code of Ethics and Reamer's Ethical Decision-Making model to resolve ethical dilemmas in practice. 

NOTE: Class link will be sent to the email provided with registration 2-3 days prior to class.

National Association of Social Workers


This program has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter.

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Kate Kipp is an assistant professor of social work at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Prior to teaching, Kipp worked for fifteen years in public child welfare, and county criminal justice diversion program design, implementation, and evaluation. As an advanced practice social worker, Kipp continues co-facilitate social skills groups for children and youth in local CCS programs. Kipp is also a proud Girl Scout co-leader to a Daisy troop in the Wausau area. 

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JA Counter Employer Symposium

JA Counter Employer Symposium

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for our 2023 Employer Symposium to learn how dynamic preventive health care plan designs bring savings to employers and employees. Perfect for Human Resources Professionals, CEOs, Administrators, CFOs, Business Managers and Business Owners.


Morning Session (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Self-funding 101 | How to Self-fund Your Health Plan

  • How self-funding a health plan works
  • What you should consider before moving your health plan to a self-funded strategy
  • Learn from a local employer about the financial aspects of self-funding

Afternoon Sessions (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

How Preventive Eye Exams Can Predict Future Health Care Needs

  • Conditions that can be predicted through routine eye exams
  • How early detection can coordinate with wellness and care management programs for improved outcomes
  • Latest concerns in eye health
  • How technology advances may change the way in which we uncover overall health issues

Derailing the Trend for Poor Health and Rising Healthcare Expenses

  • Understand the root cause of less health and the pillars to improve health
  • Importance of clear and objective financial information on the progression of chronic conditions
  • Information on why late diagnosis impacts disease burden and cost of care
  • Strategies to improve health outcomes 

How Genetic Testing is Impacting the Practice of Medicine and Improving Health and Well-being

  • Understand DNA and its importance in new medical advancements
  • How we can prevent disease before it happens
  • How genetic testing is impacting the practice of medicine and improving health and well-being
  • Learn about proactive testing for inherited disease risk, pharmacogenomics for drug response, and biomarker profiling for targeted treatments in cancer


Morning Session: Free

Afternoon Session: $29 (before 12/15)
                                   $39 (after 12/15)

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Phone: 800-334-9252

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Ashland Caregiver Conference

Ashland Caregiver Conference

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Location: In-Person at Ashland Conference Center | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Online Live via Zoom | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Enjoy a full day just for caregivers! The morning theme is Technically Speaking and the afternoon theme is Financially Speaking, all hosted by the Ashland and Bayfield County Dementia and Caregiver Network. This special day will include interactive presentations, a local resource fair, snacks and much more. Register for the full day, just morning or just afternoon session. *Lunch is on your own and not included in the session fee.

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Cosmetology Expo

Cosmetology Expo

Monday, May 1, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Update your cosmetology skills and learn advanced techniques in all aspects of hair, skin and nails. The day will include main stage speakers,
breakout sessions, vendor exhibits, professional networking and more. 

Full agenda coming soon!

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Fee: $65 | 43.48 (62+)
Class#: 25564




Safety Day

Safety Day

Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Safety Day is a conference designed for participants to learn about a wide range of safety and health related topics in a single day long conference, to raise awareness of the importance of personal safety for workers; exploring the risks that workers may encounter during their working day. Sessions are fast paced and provide the most relevant, up-to-date information based on today’s OSHA standards and regulations. Several workshops will give participants practical experience in applying standards and concepts. Lunch and snacks included.

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Fee: $55 | 33.48 (62+)
Class#: 25503

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  • New Richmond | 715.246.6561

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Spring Garden Expo

Spring Garden Expo

Saturday, April 1, 2023  |  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Rice Lake Conference Center

Get ready for gardening season with the Barron County Master Gardener volunteers at this all-day garden expo. Lisa Hinzman Howard will present Cheap Tricks: because you don’t need to spend a fortune for fabulous. Explore using found items in unique, beautiful, funky and whimsical ways in the garden. Learn how to take it a step further and follow the seasons sharing tricks to use in your garden all year round. Lisa will also present everything you need to know about growing clematis. Horticultural Extension Educator Diana Alfuth will talk about garden pests, from Japanese beetles to squash borers, and from powdery mildew to tomato blight. The final presenter is Dora Wood of Home Oasis Farm, Chippewa Falls. Learn to enjoy beauty and bounty from the same space, with edible perennials. Lunch included.

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8:30 - 9 a.m. ....... Registration

9 - 9:15 a.m. ....... Welcome & Announcements

9:15 - 10:15 a.m. ....... Keynote: Cheap Tricks: ‘Cause You Don’t Need to Spend a Fortune to Look Fabulous 

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. ....... Break

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. ....... Keynote: Clematis, Queen of the Vines

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ....... Lunch/Vendors

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ....... Garden Pests 

1:30 - 1:45 p.m. ........ Break

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. ....... Edible Perennials 


Fee: $50 | 35.65 (62+)
Class#: 25498

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  • Rice Lake | 715.234.7082

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This conference is brought to you in part by Barron County Master Gardener.

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