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  • 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

  • Triple Threat: Teenagers, Trauma, and Talking (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    The Conference Centers at WMU, 2333 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will discover and discuss the differences between teenager “trauma behaviors” and teenager “normal behaviors.” You will learn about pros and cons of different behavioral intervention methods. In addition, you will identify ways to talk to and connect with teens in order to build deeper relationships with them and be able to be a more effective professional in their life. You will have the opportunity to network and brainstorm permanency strategies for youth who have experienced trauma and are at risk of out-of-home placements.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Understanding Emotional and Mental Health Concerns of Youth (May 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Eastern Michigan University, McKenny Hall 878 West Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Description:

    At any time in your professional or personal life, you may encounter a child or adolescent who has an emotional and/or mental health concern. In order to help such children, it is necessary to understand the typical development of children and youth as well as the impact of an emotional and mental health disorder on typical development. In this workshop, you will learn strategies that will help you engage and support youth and their natural support systems. You will discuss various emotional and mental health challenges that affect youth development.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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 the Needs of Adopted Children and Families (May 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The MTG Space 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Experiences children and families have before, during, and after adoption impact how they approach treatment. Professionals who want to maximize their effectiveness with adoptive families need to have an understanding of the complexity of the adoption experience for children and families. This course will discuss the impact of the adoption process on children and families, common and lifelong issues that all adoptees and adoptive families face, and the trauma experience that adopted children and their families share. Trauma symptoms and the impact of trauma on the development of adopted children will be the focus as well as trauma-informed treatment strategies. In a case-driven experience, you will complete a trauma assessment and design trauma-informed interventions based on an adoptive family case study designed to present the unique needs and trauma issues that are common to adoptive families.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • 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

  • Use of Fairy Tales in Working with Children of Trauma (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The Leona Group, 2123 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    The Brothers Grimm recorded original folktales that included incest and abuse of children, resonant themes for traumatized children. Fairy tales speak directly to inner pressures of children’s psychological and emotional sense of self in ways that children unconsciously understand. Fairy tales embrace the serious inner struggles of traumatized children and offer creative solutions to those difficulties. This empowers children, offers them a more secure sense of self, body integrity, and confidence. Understanding the nature of children’s enjoyment and use of fairy tales gives an appreciation for the needs and coping strategies of children to negotiate painful experiences, embrace relationships and find meaning in life. When children are told fairy tales, they are given permission to explore the dark side of their lives and find creative resolutions to their intense anxieties and concerns. Anxieties and their derivatives are often core conflicts addressed in fairy tales. Fairy tales, then, provide children solutions in a reassuring cohesive structure and predictable happy endings not often found simply through play. We will visit fairy tales and utilize discussion to highlight these themes for traumatized children.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • 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
  • Working Together to Facilitate Pain Management and Comfort with All Ages and Stages! (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Pain management and comfort are often key components in client care and well-being. In this workshop, you will be provided an opportunity to gain perspective on pain and comfort theories and how to apply the science in your clinical practice. Opportunity to learn and practice strategies and comfort techniques for both children and adult populations will be included in this interactive session.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Working with Aging Transgender Individuals in Healthcare Settings (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 20, 2018.  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location:

    MSU Federal Credit Union 4825 E. Mount Hope Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Transgender individuals face numerous barriers to receiving sensitive, high quality healthcare services. In particular, elderly or aging transgender individuals may have unique health concerns and may be vulnerable to bias, discrimination, and other negative experiences in inpatient, long term care, or other healthcare settings. This workshop will highlight common concerns for aging transgender individuals seeking healthcare, as well as, what social workers can do to promote culturally sensitive practices in both clinical care and through improving organizational policies and procedures.

    Available CECHs: 2.0

  • Workshop for Teachers of Japanese (May 2018)

    Dates:

    Saturday, May 12, 2018.  8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

     

    Location:

    Room 303 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    This one-day workshop for teachers of Japanese will provide information about best practices, methodology and pedagogy, assessment, materials, and more. The workshop is free, though participant registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

  • 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).

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