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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

  • 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

  • Triple Threat: Teenagers, Trauma, and Talking (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will discover and discuss the differences between teenager “trauma behaviors” and teenager “normal behaviors.” You will learn about pros and cons of different behavioral intervention methods. In addition, you will identify ways to talk to and connect with teens in order to build deeper relationships with them and be able to be a more effective professional in their life. You will have the opportunity to network and brainstorm permanency strategies for youth who have experienced trauma and are at risk of out-of-home placements.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

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