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  • Advanced Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 17 - 18, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Effective adolescent substance abuse treatment requires different and unique perspectives than adult substance abuse treatment. Adolescent treatment requires that the clinician or program understands what creates change in adolescents, the unique challenges and strengths of adolescents, understanding of philosophies of adolescent substance abuse treatment, and understanding the best practice interventions that can be tailored to an adolescent client. These topics and more will be discussed throughout this course. This course will use a variety of engagement techniques for learning, including small group, visual aids, and practical techniques.

    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • Child Abuse and Neglect: The Signs, Symptoms, and Consequences (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This course will provide an overview of the signs, symptoms, and effects of child abuse and neglect. The risk factors, signs, and prevalence of abuse and neglect will be discussed. Participants will gain a clear understanding and be able to identify the effects of abuse and neglect on children. This webinar will utilize visual displays and allow time for questions and answers.
    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • 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
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety in Children (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The focus of this skill-based online course is on the concepts, theory, principles and procedures appropriate to the assessment and effective cognitive-behavioral therapy for children with social anxiety disorder.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Common Childhood Diagnoses and Directive Play Therapy Techniques That Help Treat Them (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will gain knowledge on common childhood mental health disorders and experientially explore ways to treat these disorders in play therapy. You will explore symptoms typically seen in common diagnoses of attention deficit disorder (ADHD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and adjustment issues. You will examine the overlapping themes such as lack of self-regulation, anger management issues, inattention, social skill problems, and coping skills. You will learn play therapy activities to explicate ways to help treat these common issues through play therapy. This workshop will utilize active learning, including strategies for feeling awareness and identification, projective projects for assessment and to increase self-awareness, anger management activities, teaching social skills, and relaxation techniques.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Current Trends in Medicare and Medicaid: A Crisis for Our Aging Adults (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 23, 2018. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location:

    MSU Federal Credit Union, 4825 E. Mount Hope Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will discuss the current status of Medicare and Medicaid for the aging population. In addition, you will learn about the current changes in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how they affect care for our aging consumers, including access to care and challenges in procuring direct care providers. You will also learn strategies for advocating for care and coverage for your clientele. This workshop will utilize large group discussion and visual displays for learning.

    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • Dissociative Coping in Traumatized Children (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This course will review the underlying risks leading to dissociative coping in children. Children exposed to traumatic events frequently rely on dissociative strategies to manage intolerable fear or pain. Younger children, in particular, may be vulnerable as their skills of managing stress are limited. Dissociative tendencies are easily misinterpreted by caregivers and professionals as intentional or characterological (i.e. “ignoring me” or “lazy”). Implications for assessing and treating traumatized children will be included.
    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Ending Zero Tolerance: The Pipeline to Student Success (February 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Over the past 25 years, the nature and culture of discipline in schools has changed significantly. Disciplinary policy is much more formal, with broad-based punishments affecting many students. Instead of looking at student behavior individually, taking into account circumstances of an event, the students involved, and the safety implications for the school, many have chosen “zero tolerance” policies that limit the ability to look at situations on a case-by-case basis and according to individual needs. “Zero tolerance” policy adoption has led to increased involvement of law enforcement, suspension, and expulsion rather than strategies for helping students succeed(Center on Youth Justice, 2013). In this workshop, you will explore the history and impacts of the zero tolerance policies in K-12 in Michigan, including prevention programs, interventions, and the implications of the new bill, HB 5618, adopted in 2017.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Families in Crisis: Putting Out the Fire (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The Leona Group, 2123 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will learn about the core concepts in working with families in crisis: the common precipitants, the assessment process, and the focus of opening sessions. Additionally, you will explore strategies and techniques that enable you to hit the ground running. Through role plays, videos, demonstrations, and lectures, you will leave feeling energized and confident in working with these often challenging families.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 24 - 27, 2018

     

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge: 3575 N. US Highway 31 South, Traverse City, MI 49684.

    Description:

    The Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI) is one of the leading statewide annual training events, providing a wide variety of Continuing Education opportunities for Michigan Social Workers and other human service professionals. The goal of GLSI is to offer attendees the most up-to-date, current workshops for professional skill development in both clinical and macro settings.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rural Health Grand Rounds

    Dates:

    Please see a list of the current dates at the website below.

     

    Location:

    Programs are provided in various formats, including: video conference, audio conference, or webinar

    Description:

    MCRH offers numerous Grand Round Programs which are telebroadcasted free throughout rural Michigan via Video-conference, Audio-conference & Webinars. Topics include:

    • Geriatric
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacy
    • Oral Health
    • Psychiatry
    • Social Work
    • Legal
  • School Social Work Competency Series (Online)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the websites listed below.  Courses are offered on a revolving basis and follow a semester long format.

    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 (Online, On-Demand)

    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. There are many current offerings. Please see the website below.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Social Work Continuing Education Courses and Programs

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for specific dates and locations.

     

    Location:

    Various locations throughout Michigan

    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.

  • Supervision in Child and Family Services Certificate Series (Online)

    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.

     

  • 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

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