January 27, 2023 – Sometimes, the caregivers need care.  That’s why the Social Work Program at Marian University is pleased to host the C.A.R.E. Conference on Friday, February 3.  C.A.R.E. stands for Caregivers, Advocate, Reset, Educate.  This conference will focus on educating local service providers and helping professionals, such as nurses, CNAs, therapists, counselors, teachers, social workers, police officers and correctional officers.  Members of the Fond du Lac community are also encouraged to attend.

“Marian University’s Social Work Program sees a growing need to educate our helping professionals on the growing drug and human trafficking epidemic, said Brenda Stueber, Associate Professor of Social Work at Marian University, “While also reminding helping professionals that our own self care is necessary to help others.”

The morning will be broken into four sessions addressing topics specific to the Fond du Lac County area: drug crisis, human trafficking, self-care/mental health and leadership in the workplace.  The ticket cost is $40.00 and includes four continuing education credits.  Current Marian students’ ticket cost is reduced to $5.00.

  • SESSION 1: Human Trafficking
    Presented by Alexandra Stanley, Task Force Coordinator for the Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and Lindsay Lehr, Special Agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation
  • SESSION 2: Drug Trends in Wisconsin
    Presented by Jeremiah Winscher, Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation Special Agent
  • SESSION 3: Mental Health and You
    Presented by Bethany Lerch, Psychological Associate for the State of Wisconsin
  • SESSION 4: Creating Career Growth and Meaning
    Presented by Dr. Alan Patterson, Author, Executive Leadership Development and Jenny Knuth, Leadership Development Enthusiast. Organize and Prioritize for Increased Productivity

The C.A.R.E. conference will be held in the Stayer Center at Marian University from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm.  Continental breakfast with fresh fruit, assorted bakery items, coffee and tea will be provided.  Included with the ticket purchase is a self-care lab offered throughout the conference and concluding at 1:30 p.m.  Register at http://bit.ly/3H2SoqZ.