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  • An Introduction to Internal Family Systems (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 28 - 29, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm both days.

    Location:

    SpringHill Suites, Auburn Hills/Orion 4919 Interpark Drive, Orion Township, MI 48359

    Description:

    The Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model has evolved over the past twenty years into a comprehensive approach for working with individuals, couples, and families. IFS represents a synthesis of two already-existing paradigms: systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind. This powerful, strength-based model of therapy applies concepts and methods from structural, strategic, narrative, and Bowenian schools of family therapy to the internal world of an individual. This workshop will introduce the model and provide the basic skills necessary to begin integrating it into clinical practice. The workshop includes videotape of clinical work, live IFS demonstrations, and experiential exercises to facilitate learning. CECHs: 12.0

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Michigan Indian Day: Native Americans and Sex Trafficking (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 22, 2017.  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Location:

    MSU Credit Union, 4825 East Mt Hope Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    This workshop will present the impact of sex trafficking in Native communities, including the importance of historical trauma and the increased prevalence in tribal communities. In this workshop, you will learn about the signs of sex trafficking in Native communities, the factors that increase vulnerability, best practices when working with survivors, and the current resources that are available for trafficking victims. *Meets Human Trafficking Criteria

    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • Moving Children Into Adoption: Minimizing Trauma for Children and Families (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, October 19, 2017.  9:00 am - 12:15 pm.

    Location:

    Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    Making trauma informed decisions around moving children in adoption is the focus of this interactive workshop. You will explore ways to make both planned and unplanned moves that strengthen attachment and minimize the trauma for both children and families. You will gain practical information about how to prepare children for permanency based on their age and stage of development and learn strategies to work with families in preparing them for the impact of moving a child. You will gain tips and tools that can help you facilitate moves for children that are responsive to their needs for attachment and security and help to prepare parents to be responsive to the needs of children during moves- all important in reducing potential trauma. *Trauma Certificate Elective Course*      *Adoption Certificate Elective Course*

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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

  • Recognizing the Spiritual Dimension in Aging (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Saturday, October 28, 2017.  9:00 am - 11:00 am.

    Location:

    Michigan State University, Psychology Building 316 Physics Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    According to research, there is a strong correlation between health and spirituality for older adults. In this workshop, you will learn a framework for definitions, concepts, insights, and knowledge of the spiritual dimension. Therapeutic interventions and a variety of evidence-based tools/instruments that can be utilized in practice will be discussed.
    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • 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; 36 Online CECHs

    • 428-School Social Work Assessment: Integrating Psychological & Educational Testing; 36 Online CECHs
    • 430-School Social Work Intervention: Children with Special Needs; 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:

    • How to Develop & Deliver Effective Social Work Continuing Education Webinars for MSU
    • Finding & Utilizing Services for Adoptive Families
    • Hope & Resilience: Moving Past Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Practice
    • Suicide Assessment, Management and Intervention
    • Safety Planning
    • Effective Courtroom Advocacy
    • Children of Parents with a Mental Illness
    • Adolescent Self Harm
    • Working with Transgender People: Creating Spaces that are Safe, Inclusive and Affirming
    • Addressing Boundaries: Ethics in Rural Social Work Practice
    • Clinical Trauma Informed Assessment
    • Parent-Child Attachment Relationships and the Effects of Attachment Disruption
    • Supervision in Child Welfare: Strategies to Engage and Support Workers
    • Detection and Diagnosis of Substance Use Conditions
    • Working with Immigrant Children & Their Families
    • Advance Care Planning
    • The Power of Peer Support for Foster & Adoptive Families
    • Creating Safety for Children
    • The Kinship Conundrum ( & Ways to Address)
    • Psychological Interventions for Pain Management
    • Elder Care: What We Can Learn From Finland
    • Compassion Fatigue in End of Life Care
    • Caregiver - Advocating for My Child in the School System
    • Supporting & Strengthening Early Relationships for Children in the Child Welfare System
    • Intro to Ethics
    • Leadership Principles of a Mobile Workforce
    • Positive Parenting with Very Young Children
    • Transitioning to success: Promoting college access and support for youth in foster care
    • Psychiatric Social Work: Strategies to Improve Access to Care for Psychiatric Patients Boarded in the Emergency Room
    • Leadership as Art
    • Working with Families Affected by Substance Abuse
    • Extending the Welcome Mat to Our Newest Americans
    • Never Too Old: Adoption as an Option for Older Youth
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety in Children
    • School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
    • Caregiver - Understanding the Role of Life Books for Youth in Care
    • Indicators and Trends of Domestic Violence and Intervention Services
    • Being the Voice for the Voiceless: Legislative Advocacy for Child Welfare Workers
    • Building Safety with Youth Through Understanding SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression)
    • Through a Baby’s Eyes: Foster Care, Parenting Time and Transitions
    • The Healing Breath: Practicing Meditation and Self-Care as a Child Welfare Professional
    • Fundamentals of Grant Writing
    • Your Role in Making Medicaid Happen
    • Mindfulness Tools to Combat Secondary Trauma and Build Well-being Among Child Welfare Professionals
    • Dissociative Coping in Traumatized Children
    • Integrated Ethics in the Treatment of Substance Use Conditions
    • Planning Practical and Valuable Program Evaluations in Nonprofit Organizations
    • Decoding Social Emotional Development: Engaging Parents and Caregivers of Young Children
    • Hoarding Disorder: Understanding underlying causes and how we can improve treatment
    • Child Abuse and Neglect: The Signs, Symptoms, and Consequences
    • Becoming Trauma Informed Parents
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder: What You Should Know
    • Involving Fathers to Create Functional Families
    • Promoting Health and Wellness for Foster Youth
    • Improving Child Well-being through Parenting Partnerships: The Value of Birth Parent and Resource Family Teaming and Collaboration
    • Teen Parents in Foster Care
    • Primary Legal Issues Related to Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking
    • Chronic Pain Assessment
    • Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work with Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success!
    • Engagement, Readiness for Change, and Transition Planning
    • Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    • Post Adoption Services: Assisting Adoptive Families to Avoid Disruption/Dissolution
    • The Welfare of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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