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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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Human Trafficking: Identification and Advocacy (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, March 23, 2018.  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Location:

    Clark Conference Center, Sparrow Hospital, St. Lawrence Campus 1210 W. Saginaw Street, Lansing, MI

    Description:

    Also known as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of people for purposes of slavery, forced labor, or servitude. You will learn what 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; and the myths surrounding human trafficking. 

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Open Dialogue: An Effective New Paradigm for Working with Psychosis (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Open Dialogue family and network therapy is an evidence-based psychosocial approach to helping people experiencing altered mental states known as schizophrenia. In this workshop, you will explore the assumptions, structure, goals, and “sound and feel” of dialogue in practice, as well as the ideal social context for providing dialogue. You will also learn about the research and the outcomes that have established Open Dialogue as an effective approach to helping people in deep psychiatric crisis. You will compare and contrast the differences and similarities between dialogic practice and the typical standard of care. Experiential exercises, film clips, and vignettes will help illustrate the paradigm shift that Open Dialogue represents in clinical work.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Post Adoption Support Services Website

    Location:

    MSU School of Social Work: Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Adoption, fostering, and raising kin are different ways of building a family. Often parents and professionals need to look for outside supports and resources that are sensitive to the unique needs that foster and adoptive children bring to the families that are raising them.

    Michigan State University School of Social Work has a long term commitment to improving child welfare in the state through training social workers and providing programming to families. This website features information that is relevant to the field of adoption in Michigan including sources of information such as links, periodicals, fact sheets, and books, and upcoming training events. Please feel free to browse our site to view the many resources we have available.

  • Psychological Clinic Therapy and Assessment Services

    Location:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is located in the Psychology Building on the campus of MSU.

    Description:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is staffed by clinicians enrolled in the MSU Clinical Psychology doctoral program and by some MSU Clinical Psychology faculty. All clinicians are individually supervised by experienced Ph.D. psychologists from the University faculty and the Greater Lansing community. The Clinic provides a wide range of services to the general public. Fee for services at the Clinic is set on an income-adjusted basis. Services include:

    • Individual child psychotherapy
    • Individual child play-therapy
    • Adolescent psychotherapy
    • Individual adult psychotherapy
    • Family therapy
    • Couples therapy
    • Group therapy
  • Self-care as Professional Self-investment: Mindful Self-care for the Prevention of Secondary Traumatic Stress (February 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, February 16, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    In this training, you will learn to define secondary traumatic stress and the conditions that may expose staff to secondary traumatic stress, and begin to assess your exposure to workplace conditions that may impact your mental health and heart-space. You will be able to identify supports and resources to improve your self-care as well as utilize self-assessment tools for reflection. You will utilize mindfulness techniques for self-care while addressing the holistic needs of the self. You will also be given an opportunity to learn how to assess your self-needs and will be provided resources on how to take care of yourself as a child welfare team member.This training will utilize exercises, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Social Work Licensure Exam Preparation Course (May, June 2018)

    Location:

    • May 18 - 19, 2018: Grand Rapids, MI
    • June 8 - 9, 2018: Livonia, MI
    • June 15 - 16, 2018: Okemos, MI

    Description:

    The 10-hour MSU School of Social Work course includes the following: Information-packed sessions focused on passing the licensing exam. Comprehensive reviews of social work practice, policy, and theory. • Comprehensive review books with practice questions and practice examinations. Comprehensive lecture outlines to reinforce learning. Practice examinations to sharpen test-taking skills by increasing speed and accuracy.

  • Supervisory Toolkit for Managing Secondary Trauma and Workplace Stress (Child Welfare Leadership Course) (April, May 2018)

    Location:

    • April 19, 2018: Greater Lansing Association of Realtors® 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911
    • May 11, 2018: WMU Beltline Conference Center 2333 E. Beltline Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    • May 31, 2018: VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152

    Description:

    Child welfare supervisors can have significant impact on reducing and mitigating the level of stress their workers experience. A number of strategies and tools have proven effective. This training will explore the application of a range of supervisory interventions and tools that promote resilience and retention in child welfare staff. Strategies for engaging workers, assessing and understanding specific worker stressors, intervening at the organizational, team, and individual worker levels will be disseminated. Supervisor self-assessment and reflection, key ingredients for assuring that these interventions are effective, will be a focus of discussion.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Understanding the Needs of Adopted Children and Families (May 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The MTG Space 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Experiences children and families have before, during, and after adoption impact how they approach treatment. Professionals who want to maximize their effectiveness with adoptive families need to have an understanding of the complexity of the adoption experience for children and families. This course will discuss the impact of the adoption process on children and families, common and lifelong issues that all adoptees and adoptive families face, and the trauma experience that adopted children and their families share. Trauma symptoms and the impact of trauma on the development of adopted children will be the focus as well as trauma-informed treatment strategies. In a case-driven experience, you will complete a trauma assessment and design trauma-informed interventions based on an adoptive family case study designed to present the unique needs and trauma issues that are common to adoptive families.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Use of Fairy Tales in Working with Children of Trauma (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Brothers Grimm recorded original folktales that included incest and abuse of children, resonant themes for traumatized children. Fairy tales speak directly to inner pressures of children’s psychological and emotional sense of self in ways that children unconsciously understand. Fairy tales embrace the serious inner struggles of traumatized children and offer creative solutions to those difficulties. This empowers children, offers them a more secure sense of self, body integrity, and confidence. Understanding the nature of children’s enjoyment and use of fairy tales gives an appreciation for the needs and coping strategies of children to negotiate painful experiences, embrace relationships and find meaning in life. When children are told fairy tales, they are given permission to explore the dark side of their lives and find creative resolutions to their intense anxieties and concerns. Anxieties and their derivatives are often core conflicts addressed in fairy tales. Fairy tales, then, provide children solutions in a reassuring cohesive structure and predictable happy endings not often found simply through play. We will visit fairy tales and utilize discussion to highlight these themes for traumatized children.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

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