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  • Be SAFE Bullying Prevention and Education Program

    Dates:

    Various dates. Please see the website below.

    Location:

    Various locations. Please see the website below.

    Description:

    Designed by Michigan State University Extension, Be SAFE is a bullying prevention and education program that focuses on working with youth and adults involved in out-of-school settings, such as afterschool programs, 4-H clubs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Scouts and faith-based groups. Be SAFE includes a core curriculum of engaging learning activities focused on fostering environments that are physically and emotionally safe. The curriculum explores 10 focus areas, in addition to support material that provides the options for more intensive learning in each of the areas.

  • Breslin Student Events Center

    Location:

    534 Birch Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Breslin Student Events Center is a facility for students and the greater MSU community, sponsoring major educational and entertainment events. The Breslin Center is also home to Michigan State Basketball.  Hold Your Next Event at the Breslin Center. Find the perfect space among our five private meeting rooms, two auxiliary gymnasiums, concourse and 15,000-seat arena. Whether you’re planning a small meeting or large corporate event, the Breslin Center will make it unique.

  • 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
  • College Ambition Program (CAP)

    Location:

    620 Farm Lane, 516 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Michigan State University researchers are working in partnership with two mid-Michigan high schools to develop an effective school-wide model for preparing students for careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) areas. The College Ambition Program (CAP) focuses on helping students gain interest and realistic expectations about the types of education and experiences needed to pursue technical occupations. 

    CAP is a research study funded by the National Science Foundation and the Michigan Department of Education designed to promote a college-going culture within high schools. The CAP program provides support and resources to students and high schools through a variety of different avenues:

    • Course Counseling and Advising
    • Tutoring and Mentoring
    • Financial Aid Planning
    • College Visits
  • D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, Room 560, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice heads up the D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center, which serves as a resource for police officers to bring a clear, comprehensive, and consistent K-12 D.A.R.E. message to kids in Michigan's classrooms to enhance children's development of healthy positive behaviors. Goals of the Center include:

    • Communicating the D.A.R.E. message through elementary, junior high, and senior high curricula;
    • Establishing statewide awareness of the D.A.R.E. program and how it can assist the fight against drugs and violence in schools and communities;
    • Serving as an information resource for the accumulation, interpretation, and dissemination of the D.A.R.E message; and
    • Offering the best training and technical assistance to provide schools and communities with quality D.A.R.E. police officers.

    The Center is also involved in the evaluation of the New D.A.R.E Program curricula, which will be administered to middle school and high schools in six cities across the country.

  • Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training Center

    Location:

    4830 East Jolly Road, Lansing, MI  48910

    Description:

    This 24,000-square-foot, multipurpose facility supports NCAA shooting programs and team sports, the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), and hunter safety and 4-H youth programs. It also houses MSU club shooting sports -- including small-bore, air rifle and archery -- and academic programs in shooting sports, law enforcement and related curricula. It accommodates DNR conservation officer and MSU police officer certification training.

  • 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.

  • Ingham County Adolescent Project (MSUAP)

    Location:

    The program takes place in the youth family's home and neighborhood.

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Adolescent Project (in collaboration with Ingham County Circuit Court) has provided quality advocacy services to youth in Ingham County since 1976. Michigan State University trains undergraduate students as advocates to provide a strength-based intervention to youth who are referred by the Ingham County Circuit Court. The primary goal of MSUAP is to help youth avoid future involvement with the juvenile justice system. Advocates design intervention programs tailored to each youth's strengths, skills/abilities and unmet needs. The goals are accomplished by providing the youth with an oppurtunity to gain access to community resources, partake in civic engagement, etc.

  • Junior Citizen Planner Program

    Location:

    Activities are posted at the Website below. They are in PDF format and include: an overview, objectives, subject, skills, duration, materials, background information, step-by-step procedure, assessment options, adaptations/extensions, additional resources, as well as the pertinent Michigan Curriculum Framework Content Standards and Benchmarks and Kent County Core Curriculum. (Activities are not specific to Kent County.)

    Description:

    This fun, hands-on curriculum helps youth understand the connection between civics, the environment, and our community. The Junior Citizen Planner program develops participants' skills in becoming good citizens and responsible decision-makers, and will develop community pride. The primary subject areas covered in the program are:

    • Social Studies, Civics, and Community
    • Geography
    • Environmental Science and Land Use Planning
    • Land Use Technology (GIS, GPS)
  • 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.
     

  • 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
  • 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 (formerly SW 873); 36 Online CECHs

    • 428-School Social Work Assessment: Integrating Psychological & Educational Testing (formerly SW 874); 36 Online CECHs
    • 430-School Social Work Intervention: Children with Special Needs (formerly SW 875); 36 Online CECHs

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Transitioning to Higher Education: Improving Outcomes for Youth from Foster Care (August 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, August 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of Realtors, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Youth who transition out of foster care face many challenges, including lack of support and other educational barriers. They are less likely to graduate from high school than youth who have not experienced out-of-home care, and yet many succeed and are able to go on to higher education programs. This training will explore the resources available to foster care case managers and resource families to support youth transitioning to higher education, including financial aid, career development and planning, and applying to higher education programs that will best meet the youth’s needs. This training will utilize small and large group discussions and visual displays.    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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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