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Social Work and Elder Law Program Offered
By UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education

RELEASED: Aug. 31, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education will present "Social Work and Elder Law: Protecting Rights, Preventing Exploitation, Abuse and Neglect," a program for social workers, health and social services providers, care-givers, and family members. The program is designed to provide those working with older adults the skills and knowledge required to help clients and families understand basic laws relevant to guardianship, protective services and protective placement. Betsy Abramson, well-known elder law attorney and statewide advocate, is the instructor.

Live dates and locations are:

  • Oct. 18 in Wausau
  • Dec. 1 in Eau Claire

The live program fee is $110 per person (early registration is $95 if received ten calendar days prior to the program date) and includes lunch.

Compressed-video distance education dates and locations are:

  • Nov. 8 in Madison (distance learning origination site)
  • Nov. 8 in Milwaukee and Green Bay (distance learning receiving sites)

Distance program fees are $100 per person (early registration is $85 if received ten calendar days prior to the program date.) Lunch is not included.

The program offers .06 CEUs for six hours of instruction and meets Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing requirements for continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists and other professionals for whom licensure is dependent upon continuing education offered by an accredited university.

To register or for more information, contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at (715) 836-3636, (866) 893-2423, or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

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