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  • 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.

  • Changing the World, Your Community, Your Organization: The Power of Focused Passion (June 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The concepts that tie together societal and organizational change and the role that a leader plays in both are the subjects of this course. This course is designed for anyone who finds himself or herself in a leadership role or aspiring to develop leadership skills related to change management. It will cover the conceptual base, step-by-step approach, and skill set needed to foster and manage change within an organization, a community, or a society. In this interactive setting, you will be able to apply what you learn to your own case examples.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • 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
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders (May 2017)

    Dates:

    May 22 - 23, 2017.  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    East Fee Hall, 965 Fee Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Anxiety disorders are extremely prevalent; however, finding access to evidence-based treatment remains a challenge. The focus of this skill-based mini course is on the concepts, theory, principles, and procedures appropriate to the assessment and effective cognitive-behavioral therapy of adults with anxiety disorders. In addition, the diagnostic changes in the anxiety disorders spectrum that occurred in DSM-5 will be addressed. The course content reflects advanced material of current relevance for effective clinical practice and issues associated with effective assessment and implementation of a variety of anxiety disorders.
    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • Creative Art Techniques that Inspire Healing: Adolescents to Young Adults (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Art has been used to help with healing for many years. In this experiential workshop you will learn specific play and creative art techniques that you can begin utilizing in your practice immediately. This will include both individual, group, and family techniques. This experiential workshop will teach you specific techniques that utilize various creative art techniques. Each of the techniques covers a wide range of uses so that you may adapt it for many different areas of practice. Throughout the workshop, there will be demonstrations on how to process each activity. The history and advantages of incorporating creative art techniques into your counseling practice will also be discussed.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Cyber Social Work: Technology and the Impact on Our Profession (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 23 - 24, 2017.  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    You will be exposed to the history of electronic social work, the use of technology and social media in micro, mezzo, and macro settings, technology as a tool for community action and social change, professional liability/risks associated with online practice, and the importance of understanding the NASW Code of Ethics and the Association of Social Work Boards’ Model Regulatory Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice.
    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • Disability Is NOT a Diagnosis: Shifting Our Framework (May 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, May 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    It’s essential for practitioners to understand that disability is not a diagnosis, but rather it’s an identity that one can take pride in and also experience oppression because of. This requires philosophical shift in the way we view disability (medical model) to one that is in line with the core values of social work (disability justice model). Through discussion, group activities, personal stories, and a short video, we will explore this philosophical shift, identify ways social workers can help people with disabilities develop a sense of pride, and learn how we can make our own practices and environments more inclusive of people with disabilities.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Early Education and Child Welfare Services: Working Together (June 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Country Inn & Suites East by Carlson 3251 Deposit Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    For children in the child welfare system, a disproportionate number of them have little to no exposure to early education services. This training will work with participants to identify the struggles and successes of combining the child welfare system with early education. Additionally, this training will provide tangible and real-world solutions to creating an improved team environment for all involved in a child’s case.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Intervening with Families Whose Adoptions Are in Jeopardy (May 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    This workshop will examine the issues adoptive families face that influence their decision to disrupt/dissolve their adoption. Information about adoption disruptions and dissolutions will be shared, and participants will be given an opportunity to consider the factors that can lead to a failed adoption. Approaches to intervening to lessen the risk of an adoption failing will be provided, and the typical dynamics of an adoption disruption will be discussed. Ways to help children and families cope with the threat of failed adoptions will be explored.
    CECHs: 3.0

  • 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.

  • Music Therapy: An Innovative Treatment Approach (May 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    You will be introduced to the field of music therapy. In general studies of this treatment, it is universally found that music therapy helps increase positive mood, inspire motivation, and increase success in rehabilitation treatment, while reducing stress reactions and elevated heart rates. This workshop will include information on the history of music therapy, research supporting music therapy with clients throughout the lifespan, music therapy funding opportunities, and the training required of a board-certified music therapist. You will engage in active music-making experiences and gain ideas for incorporating therapeutic music activities within your practice.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Operationalizing Retention-focused Management (Child Welfare In-Service Training) (April, July 2017)

    Dates:

    • Troy: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Traverse City: Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    • April 28, 2017: Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083
    • July 14, 2017: Great Wold Lodge, 3575 US-31 South, Traverse City, MI 49684

    Description:

    If you are interested in reducing the turnover rate of staff you supervise you will want to join us for this experiential workshop that focuses on what you can do to retain your staff. This workshop will give you tips and tools to use with your staff as well as ideas that you can employ to strengthen your skills. The emphasis will be on strategies to retain staff during the first year of employment, which studies indicate is when most staff make the decision to leave an agency. By learning about the developmental phases of new staff in the first six months of employment you will learn how to manage changing emotional and confidence levels of new staff and inspire commitment to the agency mission and vision.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

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