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  • Accident Investigation Training Courses

    Dates:

    Please click on the link below for the current schedule.

    Description:

    These courses cover such topics as accident photography, perspective grid mapping of evidence, technical accident investigation, accident reconstruction, computer-assisted traffic accident reconstruction, and other topics. Modified versions of the above training programs are available for insurance investigation, fleet safety personnel, traffic engineers, and attorneys. Training is also available for police officers and civilians in motorcycle operation. For police officers, a 10-day certified skill course is available, along with a three-day recertification and a two-day advanced course. A four-day basic and advanced course is also available for non-police personnel. All of the courses identified above are offered on-campus and other locations throughout the State of Michigan.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Cartography Online Course

    Dates:

    This course is available in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters

    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.

    Approval is pending for Michigan State University Continuing Education Units (MSU CEUs), as well as Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

  • 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

  • Corrections School of Staff and Command (January - June 2017)

    Dates:

    January 23 - June 9, 2017.  Applications must be postmarked by November 18, 2016.

    Location:

    This program combines classroom learning with distance learning.

    Description:

    Michigan State University will be hosting its first ever Corrections School of Staff and Command starting in January, 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.

  • 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

  • Geographic Information Systems Online Course

    Dates:

    This course is offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters

    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.

  • GIS Applications in Natural Resources Summer Course (July, August 2017)

    Dates:

    July 3 - August 4, 2017.  Class meets all day Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

    Location:

    Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI

    Description:

    Application of geographic information systems, remote sensing, and global positioning systems to integrated planning and management for fish, wildlife, and related natural resources.  3 credits.  No prerequisites.

  • 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

  • International Short Course: Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property Management, Technology Commercialization, and Product Stewardship (August - September 2017)

    Dates:

    August 20 - September 1, 2017.  Application deadline: July 21, 2017.

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI,  USA

    Description:

    This program is designed to enhance knowledge and skills of scientists and research managers in various aspects of agricultural research management, technology transfer, and commercialization. The program will share best practices in research management and partnerships, technology transfer, and delivery systems. Interactions with local farmers as well as field visits to agricultural research stations and extension services will be a key component of this program to demonstrate research-extension-farmer linkages.

  • 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

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