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  • Advanced Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 17 - 18, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Effective adolescent substance abuse treatment requires different and unique perspectives than adult substance abuse treatment. Adolescent treatment requires that the clinician or program understands what creates change in adolescents, the unique challenges and strengths of adolescents, understanding of philosophies of adolescent substance abuse treatment, and understanding the best practice interventions that can be tailored to an adolescent client. These topics and more will be discussed throughout this course. This course will use a variety of engagement techniques for learning, including small group, visual aids, and practical techniques.

    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • Assessment and Monitoring of the Opioid-dependent Patient (February 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location:

    Sparrow Hospital St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915

    Description:

    Opioid use and dependence is continuing to challenge social work and nursing professionals nationwide. In this workshop, you will be introduced to assessment and monitoring of the opioid dependent patient. Discussion will include the importance of assessment in this patient population, monitoring patients who are prescribed opioids to treat chronic pain, and your professional role in the care of the opioid-dependent patient. Monitoring information will include Michigan Automated Prescription System Reports, urine drug screening, and opioid agreements.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management (July 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Description:

    The abuse of and addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers is a significant and serious issue that continues to affect the health, social, and economic welfare of all individuals and families across the U.S. In this workshop, you will learn about the importance of an appropriate and comprehensive diagnosis to determine treatment interventions. In addition, you will learn about how pain management, prevention, education, community involvement, family history and trauma experiences impact the client’s ability to participate in their personalized recovery program. Level of care and determination of medication interventions will be addressed.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Beyond Breathing: Tools for Teaching Relaxation in Trauma Work (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    One of the most common components across a variety of trauma treatment models is
    the inclusion of relaxation skills. When people think of teaching relaxation techniques, they often think of deep breathing exercises. While those are incredibly important, there are many ways relaxation can be incorporated. This recorded webinar will identify the importance of relaxation for those who have experienced trauma and how to teach it to individuals across the lifespan. A variety of practical application exercises will be demonstrated so you can begin using the interventions immediately in your work.

    *Trauma Certificate Elective Course

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Brains and Behavior: What You Need to Know to Better Understand Your Child (Caregiver Course) (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Hannah Community Center 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Join Terri to learn about healthy brain development and how that differs from brain development that has been impacted by exposure to substances before birth as well as prenatal/early childhood chronic trauma. Behavioral, emotional, and social concerns for these children will be explored. Interventions that are proven effective for traumatized children will be discussed.

  • Building a Home with Heart Curriculum - Facilitator's Guide

    Description:

    The Building a Home with Heart curriculum was developed and tailored specifically to the needs of couples who are raising children from the foster care system. The curriculum development process is dynamic and integrates findings from research and training experiences. The training is relevant for adoptive, foster and kinship couples and can be adapted for special populations.

    This curriculum is structured so that the trainer/facilitator can give mini-lectures and receive step-by-step guidance in conducting training activities. Nonetheless it is highly recommended that persons who train the program become trainers/facilitators by completing a “Training of Trainers” program.

  • Child Abuse and Neglect: The Signs, Symptoms, and Consequences (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    This course will provide an overview of the signs, symptoms, and effects of child abuse and neglect. The risk factors, signs, and prevalence of abuse and neglect will be discussed. Participants will gain a clear understanding and be able to identify the effects of abuse and neglect on children. This webinar will utilize visual displays and allow time for questions and answers.
    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Child Welfare Webinars

    Dates:

    On-demand courses are offered on a continual basis. For webinar dates, please click on the website link below.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Each course listed on this page is worth 1 social work continuing education credit hour.

    The following DHHS child welfare continuing education online, On-Demand, training modules are available:

    • CW Leadership: Making the Case for Retention-focused Management
    • CW: Teen Parents in Foster Care
    • CW: Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work With Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success
    • CW: Engagement, Readiness for Change, and Transition Planning
    • CW: Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    • CW: Post Adoption Services: Assisting Adoptive Families to Avoid Disruption/Dissolution
    • CW: The Welfare of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families
    • CW: Understanding and Supporting Adoptive Families
    • CW: Accessing Special Education Supports for Children in Foster Care
    • CW: Psychological and Emotional Trauma in Children and Its Impact on Adoption/Foster Care and Family Development
    • CW: Child Welfare Workers: The Ethical Obligation and Opportunities to Advocate for Social Justice
    • CW: Honoring and Empowering Adolescents
    • CW: Having the Tough Conversations About Race with Your Clients
  • Chronic Pain Assessment (Online)

    Dates:

    This course is available 24 hours a day and will be open until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Non-interactive Online Course

    Description:

    Pain affects more than 100 million U.S. residents and most social workers will work with clients and families whose lives have been touched by chronic pain. This online course will review the biopsychosocial components of comprehensive pain assessment and integrative treatment approaches. Three pain assessment and management interventions appropriate for use by social workers will be emphasized.

    *Meets Pain Criteria

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety in Children (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    The focus of this skill-based online course is on the concepts, theory, principles and procedures appropriate to the assessment and effective cognitive-behavioral therapy for children with social anxiety disorder.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Common Childhood Diagnoses and Directive Play Therapy Techniques That Help Treat Them (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will gain knowledge on common childhood mental health disorders and experientially explore ways to treat these disorders in play therapy. You will explore symptoms typically seen in common diagnoses of attention deficit disorder (ADHD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and adjustment issues. You will examine the overlapping themes such as lack of self-regulation, anger management issues, inattention, social skill problems, and coping skills. You will learn play therapy activities to explicate ways to help treat these common issues through play therapy. This workshop will utilize active learning, including strategies for feeling awareness and identification, projective projects for assessment and to increase self-awareness, anger management activities, teaching social skills, and relaxation techniques.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Current Trends in Medicare and Medicaid: A Crisis for Our Aging Adults (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 23, 2018. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location:

    MSU Federal Credit Union, 4825 E. Mount Hope Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will discuss the current status of Medicare and Medicaid for the aging population. In addition, you will learn about the current changes in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how they affect care for our aging consumers, including access to care and challenges in procuring direct care providers. You will also learn strategies for advocating for care and coverage for your clientele. This workshop will utilize large group discussion and visual displays for learning.

    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • Demystifying End-of-life Conversations (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, March 23, 2018.  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location:

    Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Talking about death often provokes discomfort, anxiety, and fear. This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore issues surrounding one’s own death, including the business of death, funerals and rituals, and end-of-life conversations with family and friends. You will exam these components of death, enabling you to increase your comfort level in conversations with clients, to become better advocates, and to understand how the grief trajectory may be influenced by events that do or do not happen at the time of death.

    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • Dissociative Coping in Traumatized Children (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    This course will review the underlying risks leading to dissociative coping in children. Children exposed to traumatic events frequently rely on dissociative strategies to manage intolerable fear or pain. Younger children, in particular, may be vulnerable as their skills of managing stress are limited. Dissociative tendencies are easily misinterpreted by caregivers and professionals as intentional or characterological (i.e. “ignoring me” or “lazy”). Implications for assessing and treating traumatized children will be included.
    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Doing the Right Thing in Times of Uncertainty: Ethical and Transformative Leadership (June 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Leading social or organizational change with integrity, especially in times of uncertainty such as these, takes a solid set of resources (concepts, skills, and tools) that many social work managers, leaders, and macro-practitioners lack. Drawing on some of the best writing and thinking in the fields of leadership, social and organizational change, and ethics, this workshop provides the participants with the concepts and tools necessary for effective ethical leadership and management, with an emphasis on transformative leadership/change management. These tools include an approach to the resolution of the ethical dilemmas inherent in leadership, change agentry, and a wide variety of macro social work practices.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Ending Zero Tolerance: The Pipeline to Student Success (February 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Over the past 25 years, the nature and culture of discipline in schools has changed significantly. Disciplinary policy is much more formal, with broad-based punishments affecting many students. Instead of looking at student behavior individually, taking into account circumstances of an event, the students involved, and the safety implications for the school, many have chosen “zero tolerance” policies that limit the ability to look at situations on a case-by-case basis and according to individual needs. “Zero tolerance” policy adoption has led to increased involvement of law enforcement, suspension, and expulsion rather than strategies for helping students succeed(Center on Youth Justice, 2013). In this workshop, you will explore the history and impacts of the zero tolerance policies in K-12 in Michigan, including prevention programs, interventions, and the implications of the new bill, HB 5618, adopted in 2017.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Families in Crisis: Putting Out the Fire (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The Leona Group, 2123 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will learn about the core concepts in working with families in crisis: the common precipitants, the assessment process, and the focus of opening sessions. Additionally, you will explore strategies and techniques that enable you to hit the ground running. Through role plays, videos, demonstrations, and lectures, you will leave feeling energized and confident in working with these often challenging families.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Finding Opportunities in Crisis: A Practical Approach to Crisis Intervention Work (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 7 - 8 2018. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Crisis work can be some of the most challenging and rewarding work in the mental health field. Individuals and families in crisis present professionals with a unique opportunity to have a major impact in a very short amount of time. Crisis intervention also comes with its own notable risks. In this two-day course, you will go through the basics of crisis intervention from the moment of first contact to the aftercare you arrange. You will learn about the importance of how family dynamics can affect crises in addition to the other risk factors that influence crisis work.

    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 24 - 27, 2018

     

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge: 3575 N. US Highway 31 South, Traverse City, MI 49684.

    Description:

    The Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI) is one of the leading statewide annual training events, providing a wide variety of Continuing Education opportunities for Michigan Social Workers and other human service professionals. The goal of GLSI is to offer attendees the most up-to-date, current workshops for professional skill development in both clinical and macro settings.

  • Having the Tough Conversations About Race with Your Clients (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The Conference Centers at WMU, 2333 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    This workshop is intended to assist and guide professionals in having the challenging discussions about race and current events with their clients. The training itself may cause discomfort for participants due to the nature of the discussion; however, it will be provided in a safe environment. This training will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

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