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  • Advanced Group Therapy Workshop (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, October 13, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    Western Michigan University, Fetzer Center, 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5239

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will explore the value of groups, advantages and disadvantages of group work, the function of a group facilitator and the different types of groups. You will learn the components of how to start up a group, beginning with the curriculum planning, group selection, full value contract development, and first group session activities. You will discuss the stages of groups and how to manage difficult group members. You will explore the value of utilizing experiential techniques and activities in groups, pairing practice of these activities through the training.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • An Introduction to Internal Family Systems (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 28 - 29, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm both days.

    Location:

    SpringHill Suites, Auburn Hills/Orion 4919 Interpark Drive, Orion Township, MI 48359

    Description:

    The Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model has evolved over the past twenty years into a comprehensive approach for working with individuals, couples, and families. IFS represents a synthesis of two already-existing paradigms: systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind. This powerful, strength-based model of therapy applies concepts and methods from structural, strategic, narrative, and Bowenian schools of family therapy to the internal world of an individual. This workshop will introduce the model and provide the basic skills necessary to begin integrating it into clinical practice. The workshop includes videotape of clinical work, live IFS demonstrations, and experiential exercises to facilitate learning. CECHs: 12.0

  • Assessing Risk for Children in Crisis (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, September 7, 2017.  9:00 am - 12:15 pm.

    Location:

    Holiday Inn Flint 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will learn about the complex and nuanced issues involved in assessing risk in youth and adolescents in crisis. A wide range of information will be disseminated and discussed addressing multiple demographic and individual variables, and protective measures as they pertain to suicide risk and risk assessment. You will also learn about the importance of risk awareness and safety and crisis planning in ongoing services. *Trauma Certificate Elective Course*

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management (March, April 2017)

    Dates:

    • Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Highway, Livonia, MI 48152

    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

  • 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.

  • Busting Barriers for Clients: Increase Collaboration and Access to Resources (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, October 27, 2017.  1:00 pm - 4:15 pm.

    Location:

    MSU Federal Credit Union, 4825 Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Have you run into “brick walls” when trying to help your clients access services? Does it seem like the system is working against your client preventing them from getting the services they need? In the current climate of uncertainty and reduced funding across most support sectors, it is even more important for service workers to look to each other for shared resources, cross-referrals, and networking forums to build capacity for the needs of clients. Establishing communities of practice, increasing the use of technologically driven tools, and sharing resources that mutually benefit clients and the agencies that serve them is necessary now more than ever. This workshop will teach you how to think creatively about existing resources, how to bust barriers through simple communication, and build a network of allies in serving clients using real-life examples and successes.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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
  • Ethics in Child Treatment (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, October 26, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of Realtors®, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Working with children brings with it a number of ethical considerations. In this workshop, you will learn about the importance of a clear ethical framework when working with children, a very vulnerable population. You will also learn about the role of personal values and expectations about children and how that might influence treatment. You will review case studies to enhance the ethical issues discussed. In conclusion, you will discuss different ethical decision-making models. *Meets Ethics Criteria*  *Trauma Certificate Elective Course*

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 12 - 14, 2017

     

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This annual summer institute is a professional development experience comprised of two-day, one-day, and half-day intensive courses on a variety of current topics taught by experts in their fields. Earn as many as 18 social work continuing education credits in such topics as: Play Therapy; Supporting Adoptive Families; Ethics in Child Welfare; Motivational Interviewing; Emotional Resilience; Theoretical Models for Affair Recovery;  the DSM 5; Strength-Based Leadership; Ethical Dilemmas in End of Life Care; and more.

  • Health and Mental Health Disparities in Aging (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Saturday, November 18, 2017.  9:00 am - 11:00 am.

    Location:

    Michigan State University, Psychology Building 316 Physics Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    In the United States, those from ethnic minority backgrounds have rapidly increased in population size. You will be presented with an overview of current research and knowledge on health and mental health as well as service delivery disparities in older people of ethnic-minority background in the United States. Special focus will be given to disparities pertaining to the Hispanic/Latino population, which currently is the largest minority population.
    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • Human Trafficking: Identification and Advocacy (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Highway, Livonia, MI 48152

    Description:

    Also known as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of people for purposes of slavery, forced labor, and servitude. You will learn what precisely human trafficking is and how to identify it. Discussion will include the overlaps between human trafficking and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the scope and diversity of human trafficking in Michigan; the myths surrounding human trafficking; survivor and perpetrator case studies; and legal remedies available to survivors.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Ingham County Adolescent Project (MSUAP)

    Location:

    The program takes place in the youth family's home and neighborhood.

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Adolescent Project (in collaboration with Ingham County Circuit Court) has provided quality advocacy services to youth in Ingham County since 1976. Michigan State University trains undergraduate students as advocates to provide a strength-based intervention to youth who are referred by the Ingham County Circuit Court. The primary goal of MSUAP is to help youth avoid future involvement with the juvenile justice system. Advocates design intervention programs tailored to each youth's strengths, skills/abilities and unmet needs. The goals are accomplished by providing the youth with an oppurtunity to gain access to community resources, partake in civic engagement, etc.

  • Interventions for People Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Description:

    You will learn information on the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, as well as evidence based approaches that support persons for life in the community. Information regarding the barriers of supporting persons with autism and their families across the lifespan will be discussed, as well as the statewide Michigan systems in place which support independence, employment and the self-determination (MRS, DHHS) of persons with ASD. Person-centered planning as a tool towards the self-determination of individuals on the spectrum will also be discussed.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Kinship Care Resource Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, Room 254, 655 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Kinship Care Resource Center supports Michigan kinship families by utilizing research to provide education and outreach for communities, agencies, and individuals involved in supporting kinship families.  The KCRC website provides information for caregivers, support agencies, researchers, media, and policy makers.

  • Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect Pamphlets

    Description:

    This pamphlet is for state-wide dissemination to professionals who work with children, to inform of their obligations as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. The Michigan Child Protection Law requires that certain persons report any case of suspected child abuse or child neglect to the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS).

  • Master of Social Work Degree Program, Flint Campus

    Location:

    Mott Community College, 1401 E. Court St, Flint, MI, 48503.

    Description:

    The MSU School of Social Work MSW program in Flint, Michigan, is fully accredited by CSWE. All courses required for clinical social work, the most popular concentration within the field, will be offered in Flint on the Mott Community College (MCC) campus and additional electives and choices are available in Flint and in East Lansing.

    This is a part-time 3-year program. You will need to attend some classes in East Lansing if you select the Organization and Community Leadership concentration.

  • Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal

    Description:

    This quarterly Journal is an official publication of the State Bar of Michigan Children's Law Section. It provides timely information on current topics in child welfare and child legal policy.

  • Michigan Indian Day: Native Americans and Sex Trafficking (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 22, 2017.  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Location:

    MSU Credit Union, 4825 East Mt Hope Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    This workshop will present the impact of sex trafficking in Native communities, including the importance of historical trauma and the increased prevalence in tribal communities. In this workshop, you will learn about the signs of sex trafficking in Native communities, the factors that increase vulnerability, best practices when working with survivors, and the current resources that are available for trafficking victims. *Meets Human Trafficking Criteria

    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • Motivational Interviewing: Theory and Practice (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 8, 2017. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    Western Michigan University, Fetzer Center, 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5239

    Description:

    Motivational Interviewing is an Evidence Based Practice that is an extremely engaging and respectful intervention. You will learn the major components involved in Motivational Interviewing, including how these theories work together to create a thought process that draws people to deal with the problem of motivation and ambivalence in their lives. You will learn about how to respond as a clinician, and how these responses work together to create a strong therapeutic relationship, and how to assist clients to increase their motivation to change and its relationship to fear in the change process. You will also learn about traditional roadblocks that clinicians often have that prevent hearing clients well. You will practice motivational interviewing skills and experience a live demonstration of the skills in practice.  *Qualifies as Substance Use Specific*

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Moving Children Into Adoption: Minimizing Trauma for Children and Families (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, October 19, 2017.  9:00 am - 12:15 pm.

    Location:

    Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    Making trauma informed decisions around moving children in adoption is the focus of this interactive workshop. You will explore ways to make both planned and unplanned moves that strengthen attachment and minimize the trauma for both children and families. You will gain practical information about how to prepare children for permanency based on their age and stage of development and learn strategies to work with families in preparing them for the impact of moving a child. You will gain tips and tools that can help you facilitate moves for children that are responsive to their needs for attachment and security and help to prepare parents to be responsive to the needs of children during moves- all important in reducing potential trauma. *Trauma Certificate Elective Course*      *Adoption Certificate Elective Course*

    Available CECHs: 3.0

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