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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

     

  • Triple Threat: Teenagers, Trauma, and Talking (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    The Conference Centers at WMU, 2333 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will discover and discuss the differences between teenager “trauma behaviors” and teenager “normal behaviors.” You will learn about pros and cons of different behavioral intervention methods. In addition, you will identify ways to talk to and connect with teens in order to build deeper relationships with them and be able to be a more effective professional in their life. You will have the opportunity to network and brainstorm permanency strategies for youth who have experienced trauma and are at risk of out-of-home placements.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

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