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  • Having the Tough Conversations About Race with Your Clients (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The Conference Centers at WMU, 2333 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    This workshop is intended to assist and guide professionals in having the challenging discussions about race and current events with their clients. The training itself may cause discomfort for participants due to the nature of the discussion; however, it will be provided in a safe environment. This training will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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.

     

  • Honoring and Empowering Adolescents (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    Adolescence is a time of developmental transition involving many internal and external changes. You will learn about “normal” adolescent development, identify current issues teens face, as well as how trauma and environmental factors impact this developmental transition time. From a trauma-informed lens, learn strategies to honor and empower the teens you serve

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Human Trafficking Trends in the U.S. and Michigan Webinar (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm.

    Location:

    Synchronous, Interactive, Online, Live Webinar

    Description:

    In this webinar, you will learn about the current federal- and state-level legislation that addresses human trafficking. Trends and prevalence rates of human trafficking globally and in Michigan will also be covered. You will learn what social workers can do to better serve individuals and communities at risk for human trafficking.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • 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

  • Human Trafficking: Introduction for Healthcare Providers Online Module

    Dates:

    Self paced

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced continuing nursing education (CNE) offering is developed to raise awareness of human trafficking- a form of modern day slavery becoming increasingly prevalent in Michigan, in the United States and globally. The aim of the module is to educate nurses and provide tools and strategies to assist in the care of victims of human trafficking. The content of the module complies with the standards of training of human trafficking as required by the Michigan Board of Nursing (MBON) that became effective January 6, 2017.

  • Identifying and Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking (Online, On-demand, January - June 2018)

    Dates:

    This online, on-demand, non-interactive course is available until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Human trafficking is a crime that impacts vulnerable youth and adults through dynamics of exploitation and abuse in order to obtain financial gain. Social workers and health care providers have the unique opportunity to prevent, identify, and assist victims of this crime and to help its victims move toward lives of empowerment. In this recorded webinar, you will gain knowledge about human trafficking, its intersections with other forms of abuse, the populations affected by trafficking, and indicators to lookout for in everyday practice.

    *Meets Human Trafficking Criteria*

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Identifying and Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking (Online, On-demand, January - June 2018)

    Dates:

    This online, on-demand, non-interactive course is available until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Human trafficking is a crime that impacts vulnerable youth and adults through dynamics of exploitation and abuse in order to obtain financial gain. Social workers and health care providers have the unique opportunity to prevent, identify, and assist victims of this crime and to help its victims move toward lives of empowerment. In this recorded webinar, you will gain knowledge about human trafficking, its intersections with other forms of abuse, the populations affected by trafficking, and indicators to lookout for in everyday practice.

    *Meets Human Trafficking Criteria*

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work with Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success! (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    The reality for many of our families is that generation after generation, children are exposed to interpersonal trauma in the home/family setting. Understanding how patterns of intergenerational trauma occur, how this affects parenting and life management, as well as how best to interpret our parents’ behavior to then engage with them and help them create safety and stability for their children is critical to their success and relationship with their child(ren). This online course will begin by discussing the need for screening for adult trauma exposure.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Judicial Administration Online Master of Science Degree

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice offers an online, 30-credit Master of Science in Judicial Administration. Courses address emerging issues and trends in judicial administration in the United States and globally, as well as the theories, methods, and practices deemed to be critically important for the administration of courts.  Students can complete this master of science degree program in 24 months.

  • Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU is a national leader in the development and delivery of training, technical assistance, and education in intelligence. The online Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Certificate Program allows students to gain expertise that is policy-based and taught by experienced faculty who have also worked in the field. Students choose three of the four possible courses to complete this three-course (9 credit) certificate program:

    • Proseminar in Law Enforcement Intelligence operations
    • Issues in CJ: Public/Private Partnership
    • Counterterrorism and Intelligence
    • Terrorism
  • 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

  • Master of Science Degree Programs in Criminal Justice (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The program is designed to add new dimensions to the skills of career people in various areas of criminal justice and security. A number of online support services are available to assist students as they progress through the program.

    Students enrolled in the program may choose to follow the general requirements for the Masters in Criminal Justice, specialize in Security Management or Judicial Administration, or follow an international focus. Please see Program Requirements for more information.

    Courses are offered entirely online, and are taught by the same faculty members who are involved in the on-campus program. Many students complete the program within a year and a half to two years; however, it is also common for students to take three years to complete the program due to work and personal commitments.

     

     

  • Master of Social Work Degree Program (East Lansing, Off Campus, Hybrid, Dual Degree)

    Location:

    Various locations and formats

    Description:

    Throughout the MSW Program, students take courses in research and practice methods, and benefit from intensive field experience. Whether someone has worked in the field for decades or is just completing a bachelor's degree, the MSW Program at Michigan State University offers a wide variety of formats to educate the social work practitioners of tomorrow. 

    For students who do not have a bachelors degree in Social Work in the last six years from a CSWE accredited program, options include: Study on campus in East Lansing, MI; Study off campus in Flint, MI; Statewide blended face-to-face and online; Weekend program blended face-to-face and online.

    For students who have earned a BASW in the last six years from a CSWE accredited university, options include: Study on campus in East Lansing, MI; Study off campus at Oakland University in Rochester, MI; Study off campus at Mott Community College Northern Tier Center in Clio, MI; Statewide blended face-to-face and online.

    Dual Degree options include: Joint MSW/JD and Joint MSW/MPH

  • 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

  • Primary Legal Issues Related to Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking (Online, On-demand, January - June 2018)

    Dates:

    This online, on-demand, non-interactive course is available until June 30, 2018

    Location:

    Online

    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 legal remedies exist for survivors of trafficking and how to determine eligibility for such remedies. Discussion will include immigration, criminal, and victim rights law. You will leave with a knowledge of how to connect survivors to legal resources. This course includes a one hour recorded presentation, handouts and a required posttest. This course is a non-interactive, online course utilizing D2L (Desire2Learn).

    Available CECHs: 1.0

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