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  • Involved in the Business of Death: What Social Workers Should Know About End-of-life Planning, Practices, Policies, and Ethics (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

    Description:

    Facilitating discussions around death and dying can often cause anxiety and discomfort, even for social workers who are trained to navigate complex conversations. The business of death can include planning documents, funerals, rituals, and autopies and carries with it social justice and ethical implications. In addition, you may be faced with ethical challenges when working with families around end-of-life/death care. In this workshop, you will explore issues that make end-of-life planning difficult in an effort to increase your comfort level in conversations with clients and family, become better advocates, and understand how the grief trajectory may be influenced by events that do or do not happen at the time of death.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Making Your Voice Heard: Strategies for Social Justice (May 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, May 24, 2018.  9:00 am - 12:15 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This workshop is designed to demonstrate how to impact social justice/advocacy efforts on the larger scale. If you don’t like the system, change it! Learn how to leverage your personal and organizational influence to impact social policy. In this interactive, non-partisan workshop you will practice advocacy right here, right now, and become re-connected to your voice.  Please bring your devices (cell phones, laptops, etc.), because we will be teaching you where to find the most current information about your legislators.

    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

  • Working Together to Facilitate Pain Management and Comfort with All Ages and Stages! (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

    Description:

    Pain management and comfort are often key components in client care and well-being. In this workshop, you will be provided an opportunity to gain perspective on pain and comfort theories and how to apply the science in your clinical practice. Opportunity to learn and practice strategies and comfort techniques for both children and adult populations will be included in this interactive session.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

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