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  • Post Adoption Support Services Website

    Location:

    MSU School of Social Work: Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Adoption, fostering, and raising kin are different ways of building a family. Often parents and professionals need to look for outside supports and resources that are sensitive to the unique needs that foster and adoptive children bring to the families that are raising them.

    Michigan State University School of Social Work has a long term commitment to improving child welfare in the state through training social workers and providing programming to families. This website features information that is relevant to the field of adoption in Michigan including sources of information such as links, periodicals, fact sheets, and books, and upcoming training events. Please feel free to browse our site to view the many resources we have available.

  • Project FRESH

    Location:

    Please visit the website below.

    Description:

    Project FRESH is an educational program providing participants with coupons to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmer's markets. 

    Project FRESH can help you learn how to:

    • choose new locally grown produce
    • prepare a fruit or vegetable in a new way
    • store and preserve fresh fruits and vegetables
    • increase fruit and vegetable consumption
    • find other community resources that can benefit your family
  • Psychological Clinic Therapy and Assessment Services

    Location:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is located in the Psychology Building on the campus of MSU.

    Description:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is staffed by clinicians enrolled in the MSU Clinical Psychology doctoral program and by some MSU Clinical Psychology faculty. All clinicians are individually supervised by experienced Ph.D. psychologists from the University faculty and the Greater Lansing community. The Clinic provides a wide range of services to the general public. Fee for services at the Clinic is set on an income-adjusted basis. Services include:

    • Individual child psychotherapy
    • Individual child play-therapy
    • Adolescent psychotherapy
    • Individual adult psychotherapy
    • Family therapy
    • Couples therapy
    • Group therapy
  • Regulating Medical Marijuana Facilities Workshop for Local Governement (September 2017)

    Dates:

    September 18, 2017.  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    Location:

    Galien American Legion Post 344, 402 N. Main Street, Galien, MI 49113

    Description:

    MSU Extension, in affiliation with the Planning & Zoning Center at MSU, is hosting a workshop that provides an opportunity for local government officials to learn about options in prohibiting or accepting and regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, growing facilities, processing, product testing, and transport facilities. The workshop will cover:

    • The Overall Regulatory Framework.
    • Introduction to the new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.
    • Applications to Planning and Zoning.
    • Enforcement Issues.
    • State Authority on the Topic.
    • Options for how to Proceed.
  • Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence

    Description:

    The Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence (RCGV) is a multidisciplinary group of faculty at Michigan State University committed to engaging in community-based, collaborative research and evaluation that is highly rigorous while also having significant practice and policy implications at local, state, national, and international levels.

    The purpose of the consortium is to provide a vehicle for MSU faculty and students to effectively collaborate with each other and with community members to engage in a variety of research and outreach activities. These outreach activities include a number of community trainings and workshops.

  • 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

     

  • Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Forums (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    MSU Union, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This lecture series offers students, faculty, staff and the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to grapple with important issues or questions in a trans-disciplinary format. The faculty panel will bring their unique research, teaching and writing experiences from a wide range of disciplines to explore contemporary and historical issues. Refreshments are provided.

     

  • 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.

  • Spartan Child Development Center (SCDC)

    Location:

    730 Cresent Road, E. Lansing

    Description:

    The Spartan Child Development Center (SCDC) is equipped with heated sidewalks, a separate playground for toddlers, child-friendly windows in the infant rooms, heated floors in both infant and toddler rooms, safety surfacing in outdoor playrooms and in infant rooms, child-sized furniture, and hands-on gardening units for children to use. The SCDC, formerly called "Married Students Activity Day Care Center," has been a part of the MSU community since 1971. After 1980, it separated from the University and became Spartan Kid Care, Inc. Parents, both on and off campus, appreciate the exposure their children receive at the SCDC to art, science, music, drama, language development, and large and small motor play. Teachers are professionals, with education and training in child development and related fields.

  • Spartan Youth Programs Website

    Description:

    The Spartan Youth Programs Website is a catalog of the programs and activities MSU offers to preK through 12th graders on a variety of topics, including: agriculture; animal care; art, drama, and music; business; college preparation; computers; engineering; leadership skills; math and science; social studies; sports and fitness; and writing and language.

  • 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

  • Supplimental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-ED)

    Dates:

    Various. Please see the website below.

    Location:

    The series of classes are presented in group settings throughout Michigan

    Description:

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Snap-Ed) is a free nutrition education program to reduce hunger and food insecurity and promote healthy eating habits. MSU Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition instructors teach youth, teens, adults and seniors how to make health a priority through an instructional series. The goal of the SNAP-Ed program is to increase the likelihood that those eligible for SNAP benefits will establish healthy eating habits and increase their time spent involved in physical activity, while staying within their limited food budget.

  • Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children Lecture Series (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule.

    Location:

    MSU Law Building, Castle Board Room, 648 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children is dedicated to bringing to the MSU Law campus a range of speakers who are experts in international human rights or humanitarian law, or who are particularly knowledgeable about one of the ongoing crises engendered by violations of such law.

  • The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports

    Location:

    210 IM Circle at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's Institute for the Study of Youth Sports in the College of Education researches the benefits and detriments of participation in youth sports. It produces educational materials and provides educational programs for parents, coaches, officials, and administrators.

  • The Real Work of Creating Families for Adolescent Boys With Trauma Histories and Criminal Justice Involvement (August 2018)

    Dates:

    Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    WMU Beltline Conference Center 2333 E. Beltline Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    Cole Williams will share his experiences as an African American single foster/adoptive parent who has raised male youth who have experienced trauma and the criminal justice system. Cole’s son will be in attendance, and together they will look at how labeling, mental health, trauma, and multiple-system involvement impacted the trajectory of their lives and their work as a father and son team. Join them to learn about the commitment, advocacy, and hard work that is involved in making a difference in the lives of youth who are often ill served by the child welfare system.

  • Tollgate Education Conference Center (Novi, MI)

    Location:

    28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI, 48377. (Northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, MI.)

    Description:

    The MSUE - Tollgate Education Conference Center functions as a full service meeting facility ideal for the business and educational community. Situated on a beautiful 160 acre farm, the gardens and pastures at Tollgate provide a natural and peaceful setting for business meetings, receptions, retreats, conferences, workshops and educational classes. The Center includes the Tollgate Conference room which accommodates up to 140 people; the Activity Center, a more casual setting accommodates up to 60 people; the Americana Boardroom, an executive-style formal meeting room for 12 or less; and the Bassett Boardroom for 10 people. Tollgate’s main site feature is the historic Tollgate Barn which is available for rental for various functions offering it’s unique charm and atmosphere.

    Tollgate offers a complete range of support services to make every event a success:

    Our caterers provide an excellent variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners or outdoor barbecues to suit your budget and tastes.
    All meeting rooms have wireless internet and a complete inventory of audiovisual and communication equipment.
    Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels located within one mile of Tollgate.

    Conveniently located at the northwest corner of 12 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, Michigan near several major freeways: I-275, I-96 and I-696, and within an hour’s drive from Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

  • Using Play and Expressive Arts Therapies to Work with Traumatized Children (December 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, December 1, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This Ruth Koehler Endowed workshop will introduce Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy, a developmentally sensitive trauma model that translates evidence informed trauma interventions into fun, playful, and clinically sound play-based techniques. The model shows how to develop a bedrock of safety and nurture through the play environment that mitigates the family’s approach to hard content. Treatment goals will target enhancing safety and security, assessing and augmenting coping, soothing the physiology, creating trauma narratives through play and other expressive arts, and addressing cognitive distortions. You will leave with a better understanding of how to weave directive and non-directive approaches together while practically expanding their toolkits by dozens of interventions. *Trauma Certificate Elective Course* Lunch is included.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

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