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  • Assessing Risk for Children in Crisis (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, September 7, 2017.  9:00 am - 12:15 pm.

    Location:

    Holiday Inn Flint 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will learn about the complex and nuanced issues involved in assessing risk in youth and adolescents in crisis. A wide range of information will be disseminated and discussed addressing multiple demographic and individual variables, and protective measures as they pertain to suicide risk and risk assessment. You will also learn about the importance of risk awareness and safety and crisis planning in ongoing services. *Trauma Certificate Elective Course*

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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.

  • Brains and Behavior: What You Need to Know to Better Understand Your Child (Caregiver Course) (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Hannah Community Center 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Join Terri to learn about healthy brain development and how that differs from brain development that has been impacted by exposure to substances before birth as well as prenatal/early childhood chronic trauma. Behavioral, emotional, and social concerns for these children will be explored. Interventions that are proven effective for traumatized children will be discussed.

  • 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
  • Ethics in Child Treatment (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, October 26, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Working with children brings with it a number of ethical considerations. In this workshop, you will learn about the importance of a clear ethical framework when working with children, a very vulnerable population. You will also learn about the role of personal values and expectations about children and how that might influence treatment. You will review case studies to enhance the ethical issues discussed. In conclusion, you will discuss different ethical decision-making models. *Meets Ethics Criteria*  *Trauma Certificate Elective Course*

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 24 - 27, 2018

     

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge: 3575 N. US Highway 31 South, Traverse City, MI 49684.

    Description:

    The Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI) is one of the leading statewide annual training events, providing a wide variety of Continuing Education opportunities for Michigan Social Workers and other human service professionals. The goal of GLSI is to offer attendees the most up-to-date, current workshops for professional skill development in both clinical and macro settings.

  • 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
  • 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).

  • Mental Health in the Foster Home: Coaching Foster Parents in Suicide Prevention (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Children in foster care are at a significantly higher risk of suicidal thoughts and action than are the general population, but foster parents typically have little to no training in basic youth mental health issues, prevention, or crisis planning. In this training, you will learn strategies for coaching foster parents on issues of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. You will develop an expanded awareness of the importance of risk factors and safety planning and be better able to coach foster parents on these topics. This training will utilize role playing, exercises, games, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

    *Trauma Certificate Elective Course*
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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.

  • Michigan Indian Day: Native Americans and Sex Trafficking (September 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 22, 2017.  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    Location:

    MSU Credit Union, 4825 East Mt Hope Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    This workshop will present the impact of sex trafficking in Native communities, including the importance of historical trauma and the increased prevalence in tribal communities. In this workshop, you will learn about the signs of sex trafficking in Native communities, the factors that increase vulnerability, best practices when working with survivors, and the current resources that are available for trafficking victims. *Meets Human Trafficking Criteria

    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • Moving Children In Adoption: Minimizing Trauma for Children and Families (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, October 19, 2017.  9:00 am - 12:15 pm.

    Location:

    Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    Making trauma informed decisions around moving children in adoption is the focus of this interactive workshop. You will explore ways to make both planned and unplanned moves that strengthen attachment and minimize the trauma for both children and families. You will gain practical information about how to prepare children for permanency based on their age and stage of development and learn strategies to work with families in preparing them for the impact of moving a child. You will gain tips and tools that can help you facilitate moves for children that are responsive to their needs for attachment and security and help to prepare parents to be responsive to the needs of children during moves- all important in reducing potential trauma. *Trauma Certificate Elective Course*      *Adoption Certificate Elective Course*

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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.
     

  • Personal Values and Beliefs: Building Sensitivity and Responsiveness to Child Welfare Youth and Families (October 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Holiday Inn Gateway Centre 5353 Gateway Centre, Flint, MI 48507

    Description:

    It is increasingly important for child welfare workers to build both cultural self-awareness and sensitivity and responsiveness to the clients they serve. In this training, you will review the historical effects of discrimination and oppression on the populations you serve. You will also explore your own personal values, beliefs, and cultural/racial/ethnic background and identity that impact your interaction with the families you serve. This training uses lecture and didactic and interactive exercises that enable you to learn key terminology, theoretical concepts, and practical applications to build your multicultural competency knowledge and skills. This training will utilize role playing, exercises, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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 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

     

  • 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

  • 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.

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