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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

  • Anti-Counterfeit and Product Protection Criminology Graduate Certificate (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The certificate is an expanded, interdisciplinary program to assist working professionals and graduate students seeking a well-rounded foundation in anti-counterfeiting and product protection. The topics extend from intellectual infringement counterfeiting to focus on the underlying criminology theories, but also cover the broad product protection field including diversion, tamper-resistance, child-resistance, cargo theft, shoplifting, return and warranty fraud.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cartography Online Course (2017-2018)

    Dates:

    There are six convenient entry points for our certificate courses (or program), with sessions beginning six times a year:

    • 15 May 2017 (session 35)
    • 10 July 2017 (session 36)
    • 28 August 2017 (session 37)
    • 23 October 2017 (session 38)
    • January 2018 (session 39)
    • March 2018 (session 40)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    In this online course, students will learn techniques for creating well-designed maps for a variety of output media. Maps can provide important visual explanations of complex geographic information. This course introduces students to topics essential to good map design, including graphic design principles, typography, and visual variables. Lab exercises provide multiple opportunities for hands-on experience with map-making and web design software programs.

    This 7-week course is eligible for Michigan State University Continuing Education Units (MSU CEUs), as well as Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

  • 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
  • Conservation Criminology Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Conservation Criminology certificate program prepares scholars and practitioners to improve efforts to reduce environmental problems. The certificate consists of three online courses that introduce key environmental risks and crimes, including wildlife poaching, illegal wildlife and hazardous waste trade, corporate environmental harms, environmental justice, eco-terrorism, climate change, and environmental security. The three courses are Environmental Risk Perception and Decision-Making; Corporate Environmental Crime and Risk; and Global Risks, Conservation, and Criminology. Course materials draw on theories, methods, and interventions from criminology and criminal justice, natural resources management, and risk and decision sciences. Students who complete the certificate will have improved capacity to work with individuals from multiple disciplines and professionals working in the field to address real world environmental problems.

  • Corrections School of Staff and Command (September 2017 - March 2018)

    Dates:

    September 25, 2017 - March 9, 2018.  Applications must be postmarked by July 14, 2017.

    Location:

    This program combines classroom learning with distance learning.

    Description:

    Michigan State University will be hosting its Corrections School of Staff and Command in September 2017.  This class is designed specifically for individuals that serve as leaders or managers in a correctional facility.   The 400-hour problem-based course utilizes a blend of classroom facilitated learning and cutting edge distance learning technologies.

    Problem-based learning (PBL) represents the next generation in criminal justice training by fostering critical thinking, and employing learning philosophies appropriate in today’s correctional environment.

  • 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

  • Food Fraud Business: Executive Education Short Course (February, July, September 2017)

    Dates:

    • February 7 - 9, 2017
    • July 18 - 20, 2017
    • September 26 - 28, 2017

    Location:

    MSU Henry Center, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI, 48910

    Description:

    The course is based on the graduate course Anti‐Counterfeit Strategy and Product Protection. We examine Food Fraud prevention strategy building upon Food Science authentication to Situational Crime Prevention and Routine Activity Theory including the Crime Triangle:  
    the fraud opportunity defined by the victim, fraudster, and guardian or hurdle gaps. We also address 
    business decision‐making concepts of Enterprise Risk Management and COSO Accounting Principles. 
    The format is very interactive and we keep the class sizes smaller for more one‐on‐one 
    engagement.  We incorporate many real‐world applications and problem‐solving exercises that will 
    provide you with an effective framework for addressing your organization’s product protection needs.  In 
    addition, there are presentations by industry and agency experts, determined by the topics covered.  

  • Geographic Information Systems Online Course (2017-2018)

    Dates:

    There are six convenient entry points for our certificate courses (or program), with sessions beginning six times a year:

    • 15 May 2017 (session 35)
    • 10 July 2017 (session 36)
    • 28 August 2017 (session 37)
    • 23 October 2017 (session 38)
    • January 2018 (session 39)
    • March 2018 (session 40)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    In this online GIS course, students will explore the technical and theoretical issues in the design, implementation, and use of geographic information systems (GIS) for a variety of practical applications and research topics. Students will learn the structure of a GIS, the theoretical background for how spatial analysis is performed using GIS, where to obtain geographic data sets, and the many applications of GIS in diverse professional and academic fields. Lab exercises provide students with hands-on opportunities to develop proficiency with ArcGIS, the industry-standard GIS software, and to apply GIS analysis to a variety of real-world scenarios.

    This 7-week course is eligible for Michigan State University Continuing Education Units (MSU CEUs), as well as Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

  • Geography Online Professional Development Certificate Courses: onGEO@MSU

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Online Geography at Michigan State University (onGEO@MSU) was created in 1999 as the online branch of the Department of Geography at Michigan State University.  onGEO offers both credit courses for students attending MSU and professional development courses for those seeking career training and advancement.

  • Graduate Certificate Program in Criminal Justice: International Focus (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Globalization is creating profound and fast-moving changes in the field of criminal justice. The three-course (nine-credit) Certificate in International Focus offers relevant, career-oriented courses and research projects focused on such issues as organized crime, money laundering, international fraud, and drug trafficking. This flexible program enables participants to enhance their knowledge and skills in this increasingly important field of law enforcement while continuing their regular employment.

    Participants can use the certificate program as the first step towards a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Those who complete the certificate program and meet the School of Criminal Justice’s admission criteria for the master’s degree may transfer the certificate courses to their master’s degree program.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Dates:

     

     

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Online Homeland Security Certificate program is a three-course program that allows working professionals and graduate students to add a specialization in homeland security to their career or academic plans. The three courses are: Foundations in Homeland Security; Issues in Criminal Justice: Public/Private Partnerships; and Terrorism.

     

  • Introduction to ArcGIS Course (2017 -2018)

    Dates:

    Please current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Geography Building, 673 Auditorium Road, Room 219, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This two-day course demonstrates the complex capabilities of the ArcGIS software. Through conceptual overview and hands-on applications, participants will learn how to perform powerful queries and map displays. Participants will become familiar with the ArcGIS graphical user interface (GUI) and explore methods for creating, editing, displaying, querying, and analyzing geographic and tabular data in this software. Course textbook is included in the fee.

  • Introduction to Geospatial Technologies Online Course (2017-2018)

    Dates:

    There are six convenient entry points for our certificate courses (or program), with sessions beginning six times a year:

    • 15 May 2017 (session 35)
    • 10 July 2017 (session 36)
    • 28 August 2017 (session 37)
    • 23 October 2017 (session 38)
    • January 2018 (session 39)
    • March 2018 (session 40)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This online geography course is designed to introduce students to the nature of geographic information, as well as the tools and technologies that geospatial professionals use to access, manipulate, and display geographic information. It is a combined introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), global positioning systems (GPS), and cartography (the science and art of map-making), as well as topics such as geospatial ethics and crowd-sourcing geographic information. Students should emerge from this course with a greater understanding of the practical application of GIS and other geospatial technologies, and will be able to create maps using a variety of publicly available mapping programs. Introduction to Geospatial Technologies serves as a foundation for the three remaining courses in the Geospatial Tools and Technology Certificate.

    This 7-week course is eligible for Michigan State University Continuing Education Units (MSU CEUs), as well as Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

  • Introduction to Product Counterfeiting Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This 3-credit undergraduate course is an introductory examination of product counterfeiting, a global crime that affects people of every socio-economic class, race, gender and culture. The problem is explored through a review of popular literature (e.g., newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, social media), empirical studies, case histories, and criminological theory. Attention is given to understanding the following themes and concepts: the social and economic impacts of product counterfeiting, the transnational nature of counterfeiting organizations, offender motivation, consumer behavior, and the application of crime prevention techniques and theory. The materials presented in this course provide a global understanding of product counterfeiting including the role of brand owners, law enforcement, governments, legitimate businesses, criminal enterprises, and individual consumers.

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