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  • Beyond Breathing: Tools for Teaching Relaxation in Trauma Work (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    One of the most common components across a variety of trauma treatment models is
    the inclusion of relaxation skills. When people think of teaching relaxation techniques, they often think of deep breathing exercises. While those are incredibly important, there are many ways relaxation can be incorporated. This recorded webinar will identify the importance of relaxation for those who have experienced trauma and how to teach it to individuals across the lifespan. A variety of practical application exercises will be demonstrated so you can begin using the interventions immediately in your work.

    *Trauma Certificate Elective Course

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Child Abuse and Neglect: The Signs, Symptoms, and Consequences (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    This course will provide an overview of the signs, symptoms, and effects of child abuse and neglect. The risk factors, signs, and prevalence of abuse and neglect will be discussed. Participants will gain a clear understanding and be able to identify the effects of abuse and neglect on children. This webinar will utilize visual displays and allow time for questions and answers.
    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Child Welfare Workers: The Ethical Obligation and Opportunities to Advocate for Social Justice: Live Webinar (August 2020)

    Dates:

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm.

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    Few CWWs think of advocating for social justice as a part of their daily work. This webinar will explore a conceptual framework that challenges the traditional micro/macro-level practice dichotomy as it relates to the pursuit of social justice. The webinar will also consider how CWWs pursue social justice through their work without even realizing they do so. Finally, this webinar will challenge CWWs to be more thoughtful regarding how they may intentionally seek opportunities to effect social justice in the child welfare field. This webinar will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Beginning skill level.
    Available SW CECHs: 1.0

  • COVID-19 and Black Lives: The Crisis Within the Crisis: ONLINE WEBINAR (May 2020)

    Dates:

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    Over the past few weeks, several states and cities across the nation have started releasing COVID-19 outcomes by race. The prelimary numbers reveal that black people are facing higher risks when it comes to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This session looks at how hundreds of years of racism has delivered poor health and economic outcomes for Black people, making them more vulnerable in the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Intermediate Level Course
    Available SW CECHs: 1.0

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2020)

    Dates:

    July 22 - 24, 2020

     

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Kinship Caregiver: Big Behavior and Trauma: Similarities, Differences and Strategies for Parenting (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    Through December 31, 2020

    Location:

    Online - www.d2l.msu.edu Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    Complexly traumatized children often behave in ways that seem random, unpredictable, withdrawn and extreme, struggling with impulse control and being able to think through consequences (NCTSN, 2017). Research and practice are now opening our eyes to the significant relationship between behavior and Trauma exposure. In this workshop, you will learn about common similarities and differences between typical developmental behaviors and Trauma behavior, as well as, the interrelatedness of each. You will receive strategies for parenting children who are exhibiting big behavior due to trauma exposure. In addition, you will receive tips and resources for further education and tools available to families.
    Available SW CECHs: 0.0

  • Kinship Caregiver: Caring for the Caregiver: Coping with Stress for Your Health and Well-Being (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    Open online until December 31, 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Caregiving can be one of the most rewarding jobs, but also one of the most stressful. It is not unusual for caregivers to neglect their own health and well-being. And yet, maintaining physical and emotional health is key to being able to continue providing care to others. This hour-long webinar will provide information on basic warning signs and preventative techniques to help you deal with common health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis as well as resources where you can learn more.

  • Kinship Caregiver: Effectively Addressing Symptoms of Learning, Attention and Behavior Disorders in Youth within Kinship Settings (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    Through December 31, 2020

    Location:

    Online - www.d2l.msu.edu Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    Kinship families experience unique challenges with youth who often exhibit symptoms associated with disabilities in learning, attention and behavior. This workshop describes how mental health agencies and school settings identify and intervene with these concerns, and how caregivers may effectively collaborate in these processes. How traumatic histories relate to some symptoms will be considered. Positive behavior support strategies to address symptoms of these disorders and resources beneficial to further learning about these issues will be highlighted.

    Available SW CECHs: 0.0

  • Kinship Caregiver: I Don't Have Time for That!: Self-Care and Stress Reduction Techniques for Busy Caregivers (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    The non-interactive, online course is available through December 31, 2020.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This online training will present self-care and stress reduction tools and techniques for caregivers to improve their holistic well being. Self-care is a mindful and intentional practice which includes boundary setting, gratitude for the self, and self-awareness. Exploration of self-needs, self-assessment, and the use of mindfulness will be presented in this webinar. Resources will be focused for busy caregivers on the go.

  • Kinship Caregiver: Michigan Children’s Health Access Program (MI-CHAP) Concepts, Statewide Implementation and Practical Connections (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    Through December 31, 2020

    Location:

    Online - www.d2l.msu.edu Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    The Michigan Children’s Health Access Program (MI-CHAP) is designed to improve the health outcomes of Michigan’s children on Medicaid by connecting families to resources and services to help them access primary care. Staffed with community health workers, social workers, and other staff, CHAP teams assist parents with support to get to doctor’s appointments, education around when to go to a primary care provider, and other services/resources needed to effectively work with their primary care physicians. MI-CHAP also provides services through 2-1-1, called Virtual CHAP, to help make connections to community supports. We encourage you to come and learn more about how MI-CHAP can help Michigan families.
    Available SW CECHs: 0.0

  • Kinship Caregiver: When the problem is Asthma- What Does that Mean? (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    Through December 31, 2020

    Location:

    Online - www.d2l.msu.edu Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    As a result of this course, you will be able to:
    1. State the 3 mechanisms present in asthma.
    2. Discuss the medications used in asthma care both short and long acting, inhaled corticosteroids, and oral.
    3. Discuss the importance of the asthma action plan
    4. Understand the relationship of triggers to the development of an asthma exacerbation.
    5. Uses the resources to help with home management.

  • Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect Pamphlet

    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).

  • Master of Social Work Degree Program (East Lansing, Off Campus, Blended, Weekend, and Dual Degree)

    Location:

    Various locations and formats

    Description:

    Throughout the MSW Program, students take courses in research and practice methods, and benefit from intensive field experience. Whether someone has worked in the field for decades or is just completing a bachelor's degree, the MSW Program at Michigan State University offers a wide variety of formats to educate the social work practitioners of tomorrow. 

    For students who do not have a bachelors degree in Social Work in the last six years from a CSWE accredited program, options include: Study on campus in East Lansing, MI; Study off campus in Flint, MI; Statewide blended face-to-face and online; Weekend program blended face-to-face and online.

    For students who have earned a BASW in the last six years from a CSWE accredited university, options include: Study on campus in East Lansing, MI; Study off campus at Oakland University in Rochester, MI; Study off campus at Mott Community College Northern Tier Center in Clio, MI; Statewide blended face-to-face and online.

    Dual Degree options include: Joint MSW/JD and Joint MSW/MPH

  • 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.

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Model to Reduce Toxic Stress in Young Children: Live Webinar (August 2020)

    Dates:

    August 28, 2020.  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm.

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for young children with conduct problems designed to enhance the parent-child bond, reduce children’s disruptive behaviors, and increase positive parenting. This webinar will provide child welfare workers with an overview of the approach and how high-risk and underserved families benefit from this intervention. This webinar will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Beginning skill level.
    Available SW CECHs: 1.0

  • 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.

  • 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
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