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  • 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

  • Child Development Laboratories

    Location:

    • East Lansing Campus: 325 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • Haslett Campus: 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840

    Description:

    The MSU Child Development Laboratories (CDL) offers programming to children eighteen months to five years of age. We offer half-day academic year preschool as well as full-day, year-round preschool. 

    The CDL takes an active role in outreach, welcoming practitioners from across the state, country, and world to visit the labs, sharing information about their work in supporting children's development in all domains, and modeling exemplary practice in support of children's social development.  Students and Early Childhood professionals benefit by the exemplary research-driven program within which university students can observe and practice developing skills; being included in a comprehensive Early Childhood educational program, which includes integration of literacy across the domains, the use of anti-bias curriculum, and advocacy for children; being supported in his or her professional development in an emotionally safe environment; and receiving written and oral feedback.  

    Students are supported in their professional development through conference presentations. Staff share their expertise through workshops, publications, and observational tours of their classrooms. Teachers can also complete their required number of hours for their Early Childhood Endorsement (ZS) at the Child Development Laboratories.

  • 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
  • Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (Online Course)

    Description:

    This course provides an overview of the EPSDT program in Michigan. EPSDT is Medicaid's comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21. This course will discuss how you can help your provider (physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant) deliver EPSDT services to your patients. Participants will receive 1.2 contact hours upon completion of the program.

  • Early Childhood (ZS) Endorsement Evening, Late Summer, and Condensed Program

    Location:

    14 Human Ecology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Application: Apply either as a Lifelong Education student or as a Master's candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Information about the Lifelong Education program and the application process may be found online: http://admissions.msu.edu/apply.asp

    Description:

    The Early Childhood General and Special Education (ZS- formerly ZA) Endorsement is an authorization to teach in any school program preceding or including kindergarten. The courses taken to meet the requirements are part of a planned program and can be used for continuing certification in Michigan. These revised standards reflect the knowledge and skills to teach children from birth to age 8 in general education settings, as well as significant knowledge and skills for teaching children with special needs.  Teachers may apply as Lifelong Education students or as Master's candidates in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The sequenced courses in the 26 credit ZS program are offered in evening and summer sessions, and can be done in as little as three summers if the prerequisite is done.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Parenting Youth Who Have Been Sexually Abused and Have Experienced Other Trauma (Caregiver) (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Location:

    Houghton/Keweenaw Department of Health and Human Services, Suite 62, 47420 State Highway M26,
    Houghton, MI

    Description:

    A holistic approach and range of supports and resources are essential to promote healing and the health and well-being of children who have been sexually abused and experienced other trauma. This training will explore the unique experience of these youth while exploring their problems and needs. Caregivers will also strategize about promoting healing while building upon strengths and enhancing protective factors. This training will utilize small and large group discussions.  No CECHs available.
     

  • Promoting Healing Health and Wellness in Youth Who Have Been Sexually Abused and Experienced Other Trauma (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

    Location:

    Houghton/Keweenaw Department of Health and Human Services, Suite 62, 47420 State Highway M26,
    Houghton, MI

    Description:

    A holistic approach and range of supports and resources are essential to promote healing and the health and well being of children who have been sexually abused and experienced other trauma. This training will explore the unique experience of these youth while exploring their problems and needs. You will strategize about promoting healing while building upon strengths and enhancing protective factors. This training will utilize small and large group discussions and pre- and post-tests.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Rural Health Grand Rounds

    Dates:

    Offered quarterly.

     

    Location:

    Programs are provided in various formats that may include video conference, teleconference, webinar, or face-to-face participation.

    Description:

    Rural Health Grand Rounds are educational offerings provided to rural healthcare settings and providers as part of the mission of the Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH). The following Grand Rounds are offered: EMS; Geriatric; Nursing; Oral Health; Pharmacy; Psychiatry; Social Work; Legal; and special topics.  Several topics offer continuing education credits.

  • School Social Work Online Competency Series

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the websites listed below.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The School Social Work Competency Series is an online professional development opportunity for those who are interested in advancing their knowledge in social work intervention in educational settings, assessment, and integration of psychological and educational testing and intervention with children with special needs in educational settings. The Competency Series is designed to meet specific educational requirements set forth by the State of Michigan Department of Education. The School Competency Series includes the following courses:

    • 429-Social Work in Educational Settings (formerly SW 873); 36 Online CECHs

    • 428-School Social Work Assessment: Integrating Psychological & Educational Testing (formerly SW 874); 36 Online CECHs
    • 430-School Social Work Intervention: Children with Special Needs (formerly SW 875); 36 Online CECHs

     

  • Social Work Continuing Education Courses and Programs

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for specific dates and locations.

     

    Location:

    Various locations throughout Michigan, including: East Lansing, Flint, Okemos, Bath, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Caro, Detroit, Troy, Waterford, Gaylord, Southfield, and Livonia, MI.

    Description:

    These professional development workshops offer a range of opportunities for professionals who are interested in developing new skills, strengthening existing skills, and seeking opportunities to network with social workers and other human service and healthcare professionals. Social work continuing education contact hours (CECHs) are available by attending any of the programs unless otherwise noted.

  • Social Work Online On-Demand Continuing Education Courses

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    You can now receive social work continuing education credit at your leisure—when it's convenient for you! Save travel time and cost. In Michigan, Social Workers may earn up to one-half of the required continuing education contact hours in person using live, synchronous contact. The remaining continuing education contact hours may be completed in any other approved format. If you live outside of Michigan, check with your state's social work regulatory body.  Current Course Offerings:

    On Demand Courses:

    • Working with Transgender People: Creating spaces that are safe, inclusive and affirming
    • Working with Immigrant Children & Their Families
    • The Practice of Retention-focused Supervision #300-16
    • The Power of Peer Support for Foster & Adoptive Families #327-16
    • TF-CBT Clinical Trauma Informed Assessment
    • Supporting & Strengthening Early Relationships for Children in the Child Welfare System #337-16
    • Supervision in Child Welfare: Strategies to Engage and Support Workers
    • Suicide Assessment, Management and Intervention
    • Safety Planning
    • Psychological Interventions for Pain Management
    • Principles of a Mobile Workforce
    • Parent-Child Attachment Relationships and the Effects of Attachment Disruption
    • Intro to Ethics #338-16
    • Hope & Resilience: Moving Past Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Practice
    • Finding & Utilizing Services for Adoptive Families
    • Elder Care: What We Can Learn from Finland (and What Can They Learn from US) #335-16
    • Effective Courtroom Advocacy
    • Detection and Diagnosis of Substance Use Conditions
    • Creating Safety for Children #328-16
    • Compassion Fatigue in the End of Life Care #334-16
    • Communication Skills in Supervision #301-16
    • Children of Parents with Mental Illness
    • Advocating for My Child in the School System #336-16
    • Advance Care Planning to Reduce Rehospitalizations
    • Adolescent Self-Harm and Suicide Ideation
    • Addressing Boundaries: Ethics in Rural Social Work Practice

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Supervision in Child and Family Services Certificate Series

    Location:

    Online, non-interactive, and self-paced

    Description:

    The Supervision in Child and Family Services Certificate is designed to promote retention of child and family services workers by increasing the skill sets of current and aspiring task and program supervisors and agency leaders. Courses will provide information on how supervisors can create a positive culture for staff retention, as well as supervisory competencies, tools and methods of supervision and information on how to orient, support, and train new staff during their first six months on the job. This course includes a one hour recorded presentation, handouts and a required posttest. This course is a non-interactive, online course utilizing D2L (Desire2Learn). Courses include: 

    1 — The Role of Leaders in Staff Retention: 6 CECHs
    2 — The Practice of Retention-Focused Supervision: 2 CECHs
    3 — The First Six Months: 2 CECHs
    4 — Communication Skills: 2 CECHs
    5 — Working with Differences: 2 CECHs
    6 — Recruiting and Selecting the Right Staff: 2 CECHs

    Please see the Website below for additional requirements and current course offerings.

     

  • Transitioning to Higher Education: Improving Outcomes for Youth from Foster Care (August 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, August 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of Realtors, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Youth who transition out of foster care face many challenges, including lack of support and other educational barriers. They are less likely to graduate from high school than youth who have not experienced out-of-home care, and yet many succeed and are able to go on to higher education programs. This training will explore the resources available to foster care case managers and resource families to support youth transitioning to higher education, including financial aid, career development and planning, and applying to higher education programs that will best meet the youth’s needs. This training will utilize small and large group discussions and visual displays.    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Understanding the Needs of Adopted Children and Families (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    Experiences children and families have before, during, and after adoption impact how they approach treatment. Professionals who want to maximize their effectiveness with adoptive families need to have an understanding of the complexity of the adoption experience for children and families. This course will discuss the impact of the adoption process on children and families, common and lifelong issues that all adoptees and adoptive families face, and the trauma experience that adopted children and their families share. Trauma symptoms and the impact of trauma on the development of adopted children will be the focus as well as trauma-informed treatment strategies. In a case-driven experience, you will complete a trauma assessment and design trauma-informed interventions based on an adoptive family case study designed to present the unique needs and trauma issues that are common to adoptive families.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

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