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  • 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.

  • Stories that Teach: Creating Trainings that Engage and Impact Parents (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location:

    The Leona Group, 2125 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    This event will be an opportunity for trainers from across the state to meet, network, and learn strategies to develop trainings that are designed to interest and engage foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. Emphasis will be on the use of story- telling as a teaching tool for parents.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Strategies and Tools for Responding to Elder Abuse and Neglect (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Saturday, September 16, 2016.  9:00 am - 11:00 am.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will learn strategies and tools that can be applied in the identification, resolution, or modification of elder abuse cases. You will also be able to identify, examine, and explore options relating to ethical and employment conflicts when reporting abuse. Different types of elder abuse collaborative resources and networks will be introduced and compared.
    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Working With Parents Who Have Mental Illness: Helping Children and Families Learn, Understand, and Build Resilience (February 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, February 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS® 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    In this training, you will focus on understanding and working with families with a parent with a mental illness. The “insider” views and experiences of family members will be particularly highlighted, including how to talk to children about parental mental illness. You will also learn about creating a family psychiatric crisis plan as well as emerging programs to support families. This training will include one or more case examples, active discussions, and hands-on activities. This training will utilize exercises, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Your Health Lecture Series Presentations

    Dates:

    Please visit the website listed below for upcoming dates

    Location:

    Please visit the website listed below for upcoming locations

    Description:

    The health lecture series, broadcast from various locations around the state, features experts from MSU medical colleges who will be speaking on issues such as: diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and pediatric health.

  • Youth Sports Publications

    Description:

    MSU's Institute for the Study of Youth Sports in the Department of Kinesiology publishes a newsletter, Spotlight on Youth Sports, that is designed to inform parents, coaches, officials, participants, and administrators about developments on the youth sports scene. The Institute also publishes a collection of coaching handbooks for volunteer coaches, parents, and officials.

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