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  • Supervision Strategies for Managing Secondary Trauma and Workplace Stress (Child Welfare Webinar) (August 2018)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    Exposure to trauma and other stressors is unavoidable in child welfare work. Several interventions at the organizational level are proven to promote resilience and well-being among workers. Supervision has been identified as a primary strategy that supports resiliency in workers and mitigates the impact of these stressors. This webinar will prepare supervisors to identify and assess signs of secondary trauma and other workplace stress as well as identify evidence-based strategies for intervening and supporting workers. CECHs: 1.0

  • 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.

  • The Making of Modern Michigan

    Location:

    Main Library, 100 Library, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving 52 Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials from communities around the state. Michigan's unique heritage is represented through over 4,500 different subjects of photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more.

  • The Quilt Index

    Description:

    The Quilt Index is a central resource that incorporates a wide variety of sources and information on quilts, quiltmakers, and quiltmaking. The Index includes:
    images and information on privately held quilts compiled by over 56 state and regional quilt documentation projects in the United States and internationally;
    images and information on quilts in public museum and library collections;
    bibliographies of secondary materials relevant to quilt study; and
    finding aids developed to assist researchers with locating hard-to-find quilt-related primary and secondary materials in public collections.

    Quilts are searchable or browsable by timeperiod, style or technique, purpose or function, original location, or collection.

  • The Real Work of Creating Families for Adolescent Boys With Trauma Histories and Criminal Justice Involvement (August 2018)

    Dates:

    Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    WMU Beltline Conference Center 2333 E. Beltline Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    Cole Williams will share his experiences as an African American single foster/adoptive parent who has raised male youth who have experienced trauma and the criminal justice system. Cole’s son will be in attendance, and together they will look at how labeling, mental health, trauma, and multiple-system involvement impacted the trajectory of their lives and their work as a father and son team. Join them to learn about the commitment, advocacy, and hard work that is involved in making a difference in the lives of youth who are often ill served by the child welfare system.

  • Tollgate Education Conference Center (Novi, MI)

    Location:

    28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI, 48377. (Northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, MI.)

    Description:

    The MSUE - Tollgate Education Conference Center functions as a full service meeting facility ideal for the business and educational community. Situated on a beautiful 160 acre farm, the gardens and pastures at Tollgate provide a natural and peaceful setting for business meetings, receptions, retreats, conferences, workshops and educational classes. The Center includes the Tollgate Conference room which accommodates up to 140 people; the Activity Center, a more casual setting accommodates up to 60 people; the Americana Boardroom, an executive-style formal meeting room for 12 or less; and the Bassett Boardroom for 10 people. Tollgate’s main site feature is the historic Tollgate Barn which is available for rental for various functions offering it’s unique charm and atmosphere.

    Tollgate offers a complete range of support services to make every event a success:

    Our caterers provide an excellent variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners or outdoor barbecues to suit your budget and tastes.
    All meeting rooms have wireless internet and a complete inventory of audiovisual and communication equipment.
    Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels located within one mile of Tollgate.

    Conveniently located at the northwest corner of 12 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, Michigan near several major freeways: I-275, I-96 and I-696, and within an hour’s drive from Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

  • Trauma and the Brain 2.0 (October 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Science now demonstrates that an understanding of the impact of toxic stress on brain functioning is essential to effectively assess needs and plan interventions. Understanding the neurobiology of trauma from infancy through adulthood is essential to promote optimal development and resiliency for individuals. In this workshop, you will explore the impact of trauma on development, learning, memory, and coping. You will learn strategies to intersect what you see, what science tells you, and what your professional wisdom demonstrates.

    This is a revised format from the initial sessions of Trauma and the Brain. While the description and objectives are much the same, the content will be presented integrating additional sources and revised learning activities.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Understanding Product Counterfeiting Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This graduate course explores the crime of product counterfeiting through a mix of theoretical perspectives from criminology, victimology, and organizational behavior. Product counterfeiting is a global crime that impacts almost every aspect of society. The nature of product counterfeiting reflects a toxic mix of mercenary motivations and cognitive dissonance as individuals within organizations, both legal and illegal, capitalize upon criminal opportunities that are solely focused upon the maximization of illicit gains. Through an analysis of theory, empirical studies, and case histories this course helps students gain a comprehensive understanding of product counterfeiting, and promotes the scientific application of theory and research as a means of developing effective crime prevention solutions.

  • Understanding Trauma (September 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Social workers and other helping professionals inevitably encounter individuals who have experienced trauma. A foundational understanding of the nature of trauma and its impact provides the groundwork for developing the ability to effectively serve people who have experienced trauma. In this workshop, you will explore the general nature and impact of trauma across the lifespan. You will learn the elements of trauma informed care at the individual, family, organizational and community level. *Trauma Certificate Core Course.

    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Understanding Trauma in Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth (July 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Description:

    In this training, you will learn working definitions of terms, including: Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Intersex, Gender Nonconforming, Non-Binary, Intersex, the Continuum of Gender, Gender Transition, and Ally. Language and terminology will be examined with emphasis on using affirming language and avoiding offensive terminology. You will examine multiple risk factors that lead to trauma in transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth from a solution-focused lens and ways these traumatic incidents adversely impact transgender individuals and their families. You will also learn about specific mental health strategies that may be used to address trauma in children and adolescents who are transgender or gender non-conforming. Finally, you will explore specific strategies for advocating for youth within schools, communities and families to improve youth mental health, health, and educational outcomes, and to support familial bonds to reduce the prevalence of bullying, family dissolution, and other traumatic events. This training will utilize exercises, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Vietnam Study Guide for K-12 Educators

    Description:

    Understanding Vietnam: Beyond the War provides resources for the K-12 classroom that are focused on modern Vietnam’s culture, arts, and history in a context that emphasized the country’s contemporary status as a dynamic Southeast Asian society rather than its bitter wartime past. These resources aim to: (1) teach participants about Vietnamese culture, environment, and educational systems, (2) develop a curriculum guide and multimedia material to assist in integrating international studies into the K-12 classroom, and 3) thereby developing critically-needed awareness of human diversity and strengthening cultural competencies of Michigan educators and students.

  • Visiting International Professional Program

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) is a world leader in providing executive education and professional development training. We offer non-degree certificate programs and short-term workshops in any field. We connect you to the expertise of world-class faculty and resources at MSU and you will benefit from the distinct American Higher Education System without enrolling in a full degree program.

  • W.K. Kellogg Manor House Tours, Programs, and Events

    Location:

    3700 East Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060.

    Description:

    The historic Kellogg Manor House, a beautiful example of Tudor Revival architecture, represents an important and fascinating time in Michigan's history. The Manor House offers field trips, tours, programs, and public events throughout the year.

  • When Stress Causes Pain: Innovative Treatments for Mind-Body Disorders (Online, On-demand until June 30, 2018)

    Dates:

    Available online 24 hours a day and open until June 30, 2018.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Clients often present with chronic physical symptoms for which there is no clear medical explanation. New research and clinical practices have been shown to be effective for helping these individuals significantly reduce or eliminate pain. This recorded webinar offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge and learn skills that will be immediately applicable to your practice.

    *Meets 1 hour of Pain Criteria*

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • When Trauma Leads to Psychosis: Healing Begins by Finding the Story (Webinar) (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 19, 2018.  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm.

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    Many studies now provide evidence that psychosis can be an understandable reaction to trauma, abuse, and other difficult experiences, with dissociation usually involved in that reaction. Learn about a science-based yet humanistic conceptualization of extreme human experiences, and discover ways to help people change their relationship with these experiences, by collaborating in building coherent and compassionate self-narratives that set the stage for real recovery. Even when trauma is only part of the story of what led to psychosis, clarifying the story may be very helpful in supporting a return to a meaningful life. CECHs: 1.0

  • Windows on Asia Teaching Materials

    Location:

    Online at http://www.asia.msu.edu/

    Description:

    The Windows on Asia teaching materials for K-12 teachers interested in bringing Asia into the classroom. It provides brief descriptions on important aspects of Asia in general, as well as more detailed information on each individual country in Asia. It features teaching modules and links to important web resources, many of which also contain teaching modules. Students of all ages may find this a useful starting point for their research on Asia. Windows on Asia features:

    • Country fact sheets
    • Essays on history, culture, geography, and religion
    • Teaching modules
    • Links to Asian newspapers
    • Links to quality Asia-related websites
  • Workshop for Teachers of Chinese (August 2018)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018  9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Check-in at 8:30 am with breakfast.

    Location:

    MSU Henry Center, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI  48910

    Description:

    The topic of this workshop is: Building Bridges for Developing Students' Biliteracy: Selecting and Applying the Right Digital Tools for My Class.

  • World View Lecture Series (2018 - 2019)

    Dates:

    • October 1, 2018: Ron Suskind
    • November 5, 2018: Nontombi Naomi Tutu
    • March 18, 2019: Joy-Ann Reid

    Location:

    Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The MSU Wharton Center's World View Lecture Series allows participants to immerse themselves in today’s leading issues, with viewpoints presented by world-renowned experts, at amazingly low prices.​ 

    The 2018-2019 schedule includes:

    • Ron Suskind: ​Ron Suskind’s book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, examines his family’s twenty-year adventure of the heart with his son, Owen.
    • Nontombi Naomi Tutu: The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s life as an activist, consultant, and educator.
    • Joy-Ann Reid: ​Known for her insightful news analysis, Joy-Ann Reid hosts AM JOY on MSNBC, and serves as a national correspondent appearing on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
  • Year of Global Africa: Eye on Africa - Shoonie Hartwig (September 2018)

    Dates:

    September 13, 2018.  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.

    Location:

    Room 201 International Center, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    For more than fifty years, Dr. Hartwig has lived in Minnesota, North Carolina and Tanzania as a teacher, researcher, program facilitator and as a writer. She taught at St. Olaf College and North Carolina Central University. The Lutheran College Consortium for Tanzania, an exchange program between several Lutheran colleges and the University of Dar es Salaam was operative for thirty-three years. Mwangaza Education for Parthership ELCA/ELCT is in its twenty first year. She has published four books, the most recent – EDUCATION OF A STRANGER (2014) and LIVING WITH DYING – A FAMILY VOCATION (2017).

  • Year of Global Africa: The History of African Studies at MSU: Libraries Exhibit (August - December 2018)

    Dates:

    August through December 2018

    Location:

    MSU  Main Library, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This exhibit traces the origins and history of African Studies at Michigan State University, beginning with the founding of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960. Using material from MSU Libraries' Special Collections, it focuses on three key themes in this history: partnership, innovation, and activism.

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