Children, Youth, & Families
Number of Programs: 9
- East Lansing Campus: 325 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
- Haslett Campus: 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840
The MSU Child Development Laboratories (CDL) offers programming to children eighteen months to five years of age. We offer half-day academic year preschool as well as full-day, year-round preschool.
The CDL takes an active role in outreach, welcoming practitioners from across the state, country, and world to visit the labs, sharing information about their work in supporting children's development in all domains, and modeling exemplary practice in support of children's social development. Students and Early Childhood professionals benefit by the exemplary research-driven program within which university students can observe and practice developing skills; being included in a comprehensive Early Childhood educational program, which includes integration of literacy across the domains, the use of anti-bias curriculum, and advocacy for children; being supported in his or her professional development in an emotionally safe environment; and receiving written and oral feedback.
Students are supported in their professional development through conference presentations. Staff share their expertise through workshops, publications, and observational tours of their classrooms. Teachers can also complete their required number of hours for their Early Childhood Endorsement (ZS) at the Child Development Laboratories.
July 22 - 24, 2020
Great Wolf Lodge: 3575 N. US Highway 31 South, Traverse City, MI 49684.
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.
Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work with Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success! (Online, On-demand Course)
D2l.msu.edu: Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced
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
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Model to Reduce Toxic Stress in Young Children: Live Webinar (August 2020)
August 28, 2020. 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm.
Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar
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
Please see a list of the current dates at the website below.
Programs are provided in various formats, including: video conference, audio conference, or webinar
MCRH offers numerous Grand Round Programs which are telebroadcasted free throughout rural Michigan via Video-conference, Audio-conference & Webinars. Topics include:
- Oral Health
- Social Work
Please see the current schedule at the websites listed below. Courses are offered on a revolving basis and follow a semester long format.
Asynchronous, interactive, online at d2l.msu.edu
The School Social Work Competency Series is an online professional development opportunity for those who are interested in advancing their knowledge in social work intervention in educational settings, assessment, and integration of psychological and educational testing and intervention with children with special needs in educational settings. The Competency Series is designed to meet specific educational requirements set forth by the State of Michigan Department of Education. The Competency Series includes three courses:
- School Social Work Assessment: Integrating Psychological and Educational Testing
- School Social Work Intervention: Children With Special Needs
- School of Social Work in Educational Settings
For current dates, please visit the website listed below.
Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar
Each course listed on this page is worth 1 social work continuing education credit hour:
- Clinical Strategies for Treating Trauma in Transgender Youth
- The Opioid Crisis in Michigan
- Ethics and Health Care Decision Making
- Opportunity in Crisis: Managing Crises of Traumatized Youth
- Using Mindfulness to Prevent Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Helping Professionals
- Human Trafficking for Child Welfare Professionals
- Why It’s Wrong to Assume Infants Are Resilient: Exploring the Effects of Trauma in Pregnancy and Infancy
- Beyond “No Means No”: Teaching Families About Body Safety and Consent
- The Opioid Crisis in America: Identification and Treatment Strategies for Social Workers
- Making Trauma Informed Placement Decisions
- Mindfulness, Wellness, and Creative Self-care for the Helping Professional
- When They Are All Survivors: Child Maltreatment in the Context of Domestic Violence
- Big Behavior & Trauma: Similarities, Differences, and Strategies for Working with Traumatized Youth
- The Transformative Power of Post-Traumatic Growth
- The Matter of Motivation
- Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Please see the Website below for specific dates and locations.
Various locations throughout Michigan
These professional development workshops offer a range of opportunities for professionals who are interested in developing new skills, strengthening existing skills, and seeking opportunities to network with social workers and other human service and healthcare professionals. Social work continuing education contact hours (CECHs) are available by attending any of the programs unless otherwise noted.
Online, non-interactive, and self-paced
The Supervision in Child and Family Services Certificate is designed to promote retention of child and family services workers by increasing the skill sets of current and aspiring task and program supervisors and agency leaders. Courses will provide information on how supervisors can create a positive culture for staff retention, as well as supervisory competencies, tools and methods of supervision and information on how to orient, support, and train new staff during their first six months on the job. Each course includes a recorded presentation, handouts and a required posttest. Each course is a non-interactive, online course utilizing D2L (Desire2Learn).
1 — The Role of Leaders in Staff Retention: 2 CECHs
2 — The Practice of Retention-Focused Supervision: 2 CECHs
3 — The First Six Months: 2 CECHs
4 — Communication Skills: 2 CECHs
5 — Working with Differences: 2 CECHs
6 — Recruiting and Selecting the Right Staff: 2 CECHs
Please see the Website below for additional requirements and current course offerings.