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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.

  • 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
  • Early Education and Child Welfare Services: Working Together (June 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Country Inn & Suites East by Carlson 3251 Deposit Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    For children in the child welfare system, a disproportionate number of them have little to no exposure to early education services. This training will work with participants to identify the struggles and successes of combining the child welfare system with early education. Additionally, this training will provide tangible and real-world solutions to creating an improved team environment for all involved in a child’s case.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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.

  • Human Development and Family Studies Continuing Education Credit Workshops

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) sponsors programs under the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as  non-credit opportunities for child care workers, administrators, youth workers, teachers, social workers and others to meet licensing requirements and professional development initiatives for staff members in various organizations.

    In 2014, HDFS sponsored over 350 workshops in continuing education opportunities (CEUs) in early childhood education, youth mentoring and training for Extension Educators and Social Workers who will need to understand the needs of returning miliary personnel and their families throughout the State of Michigan.

    A few of the CEU training topics covered are:

    • Basic Child Care Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases
    • Trauma Prevention Workshop
    • Brain Development in Children
    • Building Literacy in Children
    • Caring for School Aged Children
    • Child Care Administrative Training
    • Curriculum Planning for Children
    • Emergency Response Planning for Child Care
    • Expanding Your Child Care Business
    • Exploring Environments and Activities with Children
    • For the Love of Music and Children
  • Intervening with Families Whose Adoptions Are in Jeopardy (May 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    This workshop will examine the issues adoptive families face that influence their decision to disrupt/dissolve their adoption. Information about adoption disruptions and dissolutions will be shared, and participants will be given an opportunity to consider the factors that can lead to a failed adoption. Approaches to intervening to lessen the risk of an adoption failing will be provided, and the typical dynamics of an adoption disruption will be discussed. Ways to help children and families cope with the threat of failed adoptions will be explored.
    CECHs: 3.0

  • Kinship Care Resource Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, Room 254, 655 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Kinship Care Resource Center supports Michigan kinship families by utilizing research to provide education and outreach for communities, agencies, and individuals involved in supporting kinship families.  The KCRC website provides information for caregivers, support agencies, researchers, media, and policy makers.

  • Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect Pamphlets

    Description:

    This pamphlet is for state-wide dissemination to professionals who work with children, to inform of their obligations as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. The Michigan Child Protection Law requires that certain persons report any case of suspected child abuse or child neglect to the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS).

  • Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal

    Description:

    This quarterly Journal is an official publication of the State Bar of Michigan Children's Law Section. It provides timely information on current topics in child welfare and child legal policy.

  • 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.
     

  • Promoting Healing Health and Wellness in Youth Who Have Been Sexually Abused and Experienced Other Trauma (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM - 4:15 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. You will strategize about promoting healing while building upon strengths and enhancing protective factors. This training will utilize small and large group discussions and pre- and post-tests.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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.

  • 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

     

  • Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children Lecture Series (2016 - 2017)

    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.

  • 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

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