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  • CW Leadership: Principles of Supervision with a Mobile Workforce: Webinar (February 2020)

    Dates:

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    Join us for this one-hour webinar that introduces the principles and concepts for supervising a mobile workforce. Learn about the impact of telecommuting on the supervisory experience. Get ideas about how to create a foundation for supervision that supports staff development with an emphasis on staff retention. This webinar will set the stage for further exploration of this topic in a follow-up three-hour face-to-face workshop that you will have the opportunity to register for once you have completed this webinar training. This training will utilize pre- and post-tests and visual displays.

    Beginning and intermediate skill levels.

    Target Audience: Children’s Protective Services Supervisors, Foster Care Supervisors, Adoption Supervisors, Family Preservation Workers
    Available SW CECHs: 1.0

  • 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

  • Case Management Conference (March, April 2020)

    Dates:

    March 19, 2020: Lansing, MI and April 14, 2020: Plymouth, MI

    Location:

    • March 19, 2020: James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910
    • April 14, 2020: Inn at St. John, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170

    Description:

    The 2020 Case Management Conference will focus on two main themes: Chronic Conditions during the perinatal periods and the effect of Homelessness on all populations.

  • 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

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 27 - 28, 2019.  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    MSU Human Ecology Building, 552 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    DBT is a multi-modal treatment. Although skills training is a single mode, it is by far the most popular mode of DBT. Many programs begin implementing this mode in the beginning of learning how to develop their DBT program. Perfect for support staff, those working on the front lines, and for direct care clinicians, this training will primarily focus on the concepts and the foundation of the DBT skills while at the same time helping those clinicians experienced in DBT expand their knowledge in them. Participants can also expect to learn how to structure and format a skills training group, understand the roles and functions of facilitators, begin to teach the concepts of the DBT skills, identify and confront specific therapy-destroying behaviors found in group, lead meaningful mindfulness exercises, and assign specific homework assignments to help strengthen skill generalization.
    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • Doing the Difficult Work: How to Develop Effective Relationships with Birth Families (Child Welfare Caregiver Webinars) (May, June 2019)

    Dates:

    • Part 1: May 31, 2019. 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    • Part 2: June 7, 2019.  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    Part 1: Experienced foster parents will discuss the realities of parenting children not living with their birth families. Learn approaches that help you establish relationships with birth families that are designed to help you and your children maintain healthy connections with birth parents. Learn about cultural humility and how to view birth families through a cultural lens.

    Part 2: Join experienced foster/adoptive parents who will discuss the realities of working with natural parents inside and outside of the foster care system. They will share strategies to enhance parenting partnerships that work for stability and permanency for children. Learn tips to manage these sometimes difficult and delicate relationships.

  • Doing the Right Thing in Times of Uncertainty: Ethical and Transformative Leadership (May 2019)

    Dates:

    Friday, May 31, 2019. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    MSU Human Ecology Building, 552 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Leading social or organizational change with integrity, especially in times of uncertainty such as these, takes a solid set of resources (concepts, skills, and tools) that many social work managers, leaders, and macro-practitioners lack. Drawing on some of the best writing and thinking in the fields of leadership, social and organizational change, and ethics, this workshop provides the participants with the concepts and tools necessary for effective ethical leadership and management, with an emphasis on transformative leadership/change management. These tools include an approach to the resolution of the ethical dilemmas inherent in leadership, change agentry, and a wide variety of macro social work practices. Skill Level: Intermediate. *Clinical and Macro Practice. Meets Ethics criteria. Recommended for LMSW.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Finding Opportunities in Crisis: A Practical Approach to Crisis Intervention Work (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 13 - 14, 2019. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Crisis work can be some of the most challenging and rewarding work in the mental health field. Individuals and families in crisis present professionals with a unique opportunity to have a major impact in a very short amount of time. Crisis intervention also comes with its own notable risks. In this two-day course, you will go through the basics of crisis intervention from the moment of first contact to the aftercare you arrange. You will learn about the importance of how family dynamics can affect crises in addition to the other risk factors that influence crisis work.

    Skill Level: Intermediate
    *Clinical Practice

    Available SW CECHs:
    12.0

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

    Dates:

    July 21 - 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.

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute: Emotional Resilience in Social Work Practice (July 2019)

    Dates:

    July 25 - 26, 2019.  8:00 am - 3:45 pm

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684

    Description:

    Emotional resilience is an often untapped resource in all people. Building capacity for emotional resilience and psychological flexibility is essential for effective social work practice, while also protecting you against the impact of secondary trauma. Resilience training will allow you to do good work at less physical and emotional cost to you. These core skills can easily and effectively transfer to your work and clientele in a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. This trauma informed, research-based workshop will introduce you to a resilience training model that incorporates basic principles of healthy human psychological functioning as well as other theories such as acceptance and commitment theory, shame resilience theory, mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindful self-compassion, and oppression theory. You will be able to recognize common strategies we use to discharge pain and shame, incorporate compassion practices, and implement strategies from various evidence-based resilience models.

    Skill Level: Beginning
    *Clinical Practice

    Available SW CECHs: 12.0

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute: Family Interventions and Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse (July 2019)

    Dates:

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684

    Description:

    Unhealthy adolescent behaviors occur due to past experiences and often have roots in family systems or family dysfunction. This training will discuss different levels of parent and family interaction in different phases of an adolescents treatment. An emphasis will be placed on how to negotiate the disclosure of information between adolescent and parents, ideas to assess and identify parental personal issues that impact the adolescent, an overarching philosophy of adolescent substance abuse therapy and ideas on how to present this to parents as well as techniques for parents and adolescents to engage in productive work once a philosophy and alliance have been built between therapist, adolescent, and parent. This training will utilize role playing, exercises, games, small and large group discussion, and visual displays.

    Skill level: Beginning
    Available SW CECHs: 3.0

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

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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