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  • 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

  • Human Trafficking Trends in the U.S. and Michigan Webinar (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm.

    Location:

    Synchronous, Interactive, Online, Live Webinar

    Description:

    In this webinar, you will learn about the current federal- and state-level legislation that addresses human trafficking. Trends and prevalence rates of human trafficking globally and in Michigan will also be covered. You will learn what social workers can do to better serve individuals and communities at risk for human trafficking.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Human Trafficking: Identification and Advocacy (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, March 23, 2018.  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Location:

    Clark Conference Center, Sparrow Hospital, St. Lawrence Campus 1210 W. Saginaw Street, Lansing, MI

    Description:

    Also known as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, harboring, or receipt of people for purposes of slavery, forced labor, or servitude. You will learn what human trafficking is and how to identify it. Discussion will include the overlaps between human trafficking and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the scope and diversity of human trafficking in Michigan; and the myths surrounding human trafficking. 

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Identifying and Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking (Online, On-demand, January - June 2018)

    Dates:

    This online, on-demand, non-interactive course is available until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Human trafficking is a crime that impacts vulnerable youth and adults through dynamics of exploitation and abuse in order to obtain financial gain. Social workers and health care providers have the unique opportunity to prevent, identify, and assist victims of this crime and to help its victims move toward lives of empowerment. In this recorded webinar, you will gain knowledge about human trafficking, its intersections with other forms of abuse, the populations affected by trafficking, and indicators to lookout for in everyday practice.

    *Meets Human Trafficking Criteria*

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • 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.

  • Integrating Mindfulness and Wellness for Stress Reduction (Child Welfare Webinar) (May 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, May 17, 2018. 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Online webinar

    Description:

    This webinar will address mindfulness as a stress reduction technique for helping
    professionals in child welfare settings. Participants will be able to identify and practice mindfulness techniques during the training in order to integrate techniques for professional well-being in the field. Professional self-care will also be addressed, and participants will create an individualized self-care plan integrating mindfulness strategies. This webinar will utilize visual displays.

    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

  • Intro to Ethics (Online)

    Dates:

    This course is available 24 hours a day and will be open until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Non-interactive Online Course

    Description:

    This online course will describe the challenges associated with ethical decision making in social work practice. Approaches from philosophy will be examined to find relevant guidelines for professional practice. Principles to apply to practice decisions will be extracted from these philosophical approaches. This examination of philosophical approaches will highlight some key points for making an ethical analysis and leading to ethical decision-making.

    *Meets Ethics Criteria

    CECHs: 1.0

  • Involved in the Business of Death: What Social Workers Should Know About End-of-life Planning, Practices, Policies, and Ethics (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

    Description:

    Facilitating discussions around death and dying can often cause anxiety and discomfort, even for social workers who are trained to navigate complex conversations. The business of death can include planning documents, funerals, rituals, and autopies and carries with it social justice and ethical implications. In addition, you may be faced with ethical challenges when working with families around end-of-life/death care. In this workshop, you will explore issues that make end-of-life planning difficult in an effort to increase your comfort level in conversations with clients and family, become better advocates, and understand how the grief trajectory may be influenced by events that do or do not happen at the time of death.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • 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.

  • Making Your Voice Heard: Strategies for Social Justice (May 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, May 24, 2018.  9:00 am - 12:15 pm

    Location:

    VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Highway, Livonia, MI 48152

    Description:

    This workshop is designed to demonstrate how to impact social justice/advocacy efforts on the larger scale. If you don’t like the system, change it! Learn how to leverage your personal and organizational influence to impact social policy. In this interactive, non-partisan workshop you will practice advocacy right here, right now, and become re-connected to your voice.  Please bring your devices (cell phones, laptops, etc.), because we will be teaching you where to find the most current information about your legislators.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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).

  • Master of Social Work Degree Program (East Lansing, Off Campus, Hybrid, 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

  • Medical Marijuana: Benefits, Risks, and Pain Management (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    Medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan since 2008, however there is still confusion and concern over the role that medical marijuana has in our state. As human service professionals, it is important to develop an awareness and understanding of its benefits to health and pain management. In addition, it is important to understand the role of medical marijuana in substance abuse treatment. In this workshop, you will learn about the benefits and risks of medical marijuana use. You will also define the healing and numbing factors related to use of medical marijuana, especially as they relate to pain management.

    Meets Pain Management Requirement
    Substance Use Specific

    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.

  • Open Dialogue: An Effective New Paradigm for Working with Psychosis (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Open Dialogue family and network therapy is an evidence-based psychosocial approach to helping people experiencing altered mental states known as schizophrenia. In this workshop, you will explore the assumptions, structure, goals, and “sound and feel” of dialogue in practice, as well as the ideal social context for providing dialogue. You will also learn about the research and the outcomes that have established Open Dialogue as an effective approach to helping people in deep psychiatric crisis. You will compare and contrast the differences and similarities between dialogic practice and the typical standard of care. Experiential exercises, film clips, and vignettes will help illustrate the paradigm shift that Open Dialogue represents in clinical work.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Planning Practical and Valuable Program Evaluations in Nonprofit Organizations (Online through June 30, 2018)

    Dates:

    This online course is available 24 hours a day and will be open until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Online, non-interactive

    Description:

    Funding is becoming more competitive and outcomes-driven. It’s becoming increasingly important for nonprofit organizations to evaluate their programs to measure both their effectiveness and impact; however, many people are intimidated by this process and do not know where to begin. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of program evaluation and how to plan a practical program evaluation that will be valuable for your organization. You will also be given tips, resources, examples, and templates to use in your work.

    Available 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.

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