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  • 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.

  • Breastfeeding Initiative Mother-to-Mother Peer program

    Description:

    The Breastfeeding Initiative Mother-to-Mother Peer program provides mothers with the support and encouragement to provide their babies with the nutritional gold standard that begins their life together.  Mother-to-mother peers are moms who have experienced similar scenarios other mothers have been through. Breastfeeding mothers can receive support from a trained peer in their home, at a local WIC office or over the phone, whether it is simply needing someone to talk to or finding a way to make breastfeeding work for them.

  • Building a Home with Heart Curriculum - Facilitator's Guide

    Description:

    The Building a Home with Heart curriculum was developed and tailored specifically to the needs of couples who are raising children from the foster care system. The curriculum development process is dynamic and integrates findings from research and training experiences. The training is relevant for adoptive, foster and kinship couples and can be adapted for special populations.

    This curriculum is structured so that the trainer/facilitator can give mini-lectures and receive step-by-step guidance in conducting training activities. Nonetheless it is highly recommended that persons who train the program become trainers/facilitators by completing a “Training of Trainers” program.

  • Child Development Laboratories

    Location:

    • East Lansing Campus: 325 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • Haslett Campus: 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840

    Description:

    The MSU Child Development Laboratories (CDL) offers programming to children eighteen months to five years of age. We offer half-day academic year preschool as well as full-day, year-round preschool. 

    The CDL takes an active role in outreach, welcoming practitioners from across the state, country, and world to visit the labs, sharing information about their work in supporting children's development in all domains, and modeling exemplary practice in support of children's social development.  Students and Early Childhood professionals benefit by the exemplary research-driven program within which university students can observe and practice developing skills; being included in a comprehensive Early Childhood educational program, which includes integration of literacy across the domains, the use of anti-bias curriculum, and advocacy for children; being supported in his or her professional development in an emotionally safe environment; and receiving written and oral feedback.  

    Students are supported in their professional development through conference presentations. Staff share their expertise through workshops, publications, and observational tours of their classrooms. Teachers can also complete their required number of hours for their Early Childhood Endorsement (ZS) at the Child Development Laboratories.

  • 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
  • Claiming Shame Resilience and Self Compassion in Adoption and Foster Care (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, November 3, 2017.  9:00 am - 12:15 pm.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    In the world of adoption and foster care, many unique challenges can leave both families and workers with a sense of hopelessness. This workshop is designed to help you understand the relationship of shame resilience and self-compassion and how it can positively impact children, families, and workers. Through experiential learning, you will gain concrete skills to use with families related to self-compassion and shame resilience.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Cooking Matters Program for Child Care Providers (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 1 - 8, 2017.  9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location:

    MSU Extension, 701 S. Norton St., Corunna, MI 48817

    Description:

    Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals is a nutrition program that teaches child care professionals cooking, food safety, and food budgeting. The program is intended to empower providers to deliver nutritious meals and teach healthy eating habits to the children in their care. This program is open to all child care providers. Cooking Matters for Childcare professionals provides 10 hours of education credits for licensing.

  • 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.

  • Inclusion and Intercultural Community Resources Directory

    Location:

    The resources directory is available online at the website below.

    Description:

    The Community Resources Directory is intended to provide information on local businesses, as well as campus and community organizations that assist and serve the diverse members of the Michigan State University community. It includes a database with compiled links to web sites, searchable by keywords and diversity characteristics. Subject areas cover a broad range of categories, such as health, children, families, eldercare, housing, safety, cultural events, disability, education, recreation, entertainment, religion, food, transportation, and travel.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • MSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic

    Location:

    MSU Clinical Center on Service Road between Hagadorn and Farm Lane. Suite A-233.

    Description:

    The MSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic provides services on a sliding fee scale ($10-$50 per session, depending on family income and size). Services are provided by graduate students under the supervision of faculty in the MSU Marriage and Family Therapy program. Supervisors are fully licensed clinicians and Approved Supervisors. Couple and Family Therapy begins with a recognition that individual, couple, and family problems do not exist in a vacuum. There are all kinds of stresses that result in or contribute to these problems. Couple and Family Therapy seeks to help find solutions to problems in the context of personal and relational strengths.

  • Post Adoption Support Services Website

    Location:

    MSU School of Social Work: Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Adoption, fostering, and raising kin are different ways of building a family. Often parents and professionals need to look for outside supports and resources that are sensitive to the unique needs that foster and adoptive children bring to the families that are raising them.

    Michigan State University School of Social Work has a long term commitment to improving child welfare in the state through training social workers and providing programming to families. This website features information that is relevant to the field of adoption in Michigan including sources of information such as links, periodicals, fact sheets, and books, and upcoming training events. Please feel free to browse our site to view the many resources we have available.

  • Project FRESH

    Location:

    Please visit the website below.

    Description:

    Project FRESH is an educational program providing participants with coupons to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmer's markets. 

    Project FRESH can help you learn how to:

    • choose new locally grown produce
    • prepare a fruit or vegetable in a new way
    • store and preserve fresh fruits and vegetables
    • increase fruit and vegetable consumption
    • find other community resources that can benefit your family
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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