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  • Advocating for Homeless Youth: Child Welfare Webinar (February 2019)

    Dates:

    Thursday, February 28, 2019.  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    In this webinar you will learn what factors increase a young person’s risk of becoming homeless and who qualifies as “homeless” under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The instructor will share data about the needs of the youth that Ozone House serves and strategies Ozone has used to meet those needs. You will practice strategies for advocacy under McKinney-Vento through the use of hypothetical scenarios. This webinar will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

  • Annual Pediatric Research Day (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 27, 2019

    Location:

    Breslin Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    A collaborative tradition going back nearly two decades, Pediatric Research Day is a one-day research conference open to medical researchers of all levels, from undergraduates to faculty. The topic of the 2019 Pediatric Research Day is Genomic Engineering.

  • Be SAFE Bullying Prevention and Education Program

    Dates:

    Various dates. Please see the website below.

    Location:

    Various locations. Please see the website below.

    Description:

    Designed by Michigan State University Extension, Be SAFE is a bullying prevention and education program that focuses on working with youth and adults involved in out-of-school settings, such as afterschool programs, 4-H clubs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Scouts and faith-based groups. Be SAFE includes a core curriculum of engaging learning activities focused on fostering environments that are physically and emotionally safe. The curriculum explores 10 focus areas, in addition to support material that provides the options for more intensive learning in each of the areas.

  • Beyond “No Means No”: Teaching Families About Body Safety and Consent (Child Welfare Webinar) (June 2019)

    Dates:

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    It is never too early to teach children and teens about body safety and consent as a tool to prevent sexual abuse/assault. This webinar will teach you techniques to talk to families about body safety (appropriate and inappropriate touching, names for body parts, boundaries). Sexual abuse is prevalent with one in 10 children experiencing sexual abuse before the age of 18— let’s work together to reduce this number. Normal sexual development will also be discussed. This webinar will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Sill level: Beginning
    Trauma Certificate Elective
    Available SW CECHs: 1.0

  • Breastfeeding Initiative Mother-to-Mother Peer program

    Description:

    The Breastfeeding Initiative Mother-to-Mother Peer program provides mothers with the support and encouragement to provide their babies with the nutritional gold standard that begins their life together.  Mother-to-mother peers are moms who have experienced similar scenarios other mothers have been through. Breastfeeding mothers can receive support from a trained peer in their home, at a local WIC office or over the phone, whether it is simply needing someone to talk to or finding a way to make breastfeeding work for them.

  • Breslin Student Events Center

    Location:

    534 Birch Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Breslin Student Events Center is a facility for students and the greater MSU community, sponsoring major educational and entertainment events. The Breslin Center is also home to Michigan State Basketball. Hold your next event at the Breslin Center. Find the perfect space among our five private meeting rooms, two auxiliary gymnasiums, concourse and 15,000-seat arena. Whether you’re planning a small meeting or large corporate event, the Breslin Center will make it unique.

  • 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

  • Child Development Laboratories

    Location:

    • East Lansing Campus: 325 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • Haslett Campus: 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840

    Description:

    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.

  • Child Welfare Webinar: Big Behavior & Trauma: Similarities, Differences, and Strategies for Working with Traumatized Youth (June 2019)

    Dates:

    Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    Complexly traumatized children often behave in ways that seem random, unpredictable, withdrawn and extreme, struggling with impulse control and being able to think through consequences (NCTSN, 2017). Research and practice are now opening our eyes to the significant relationship between behavior and trauma exposure. In this webinar, you will learn about common similarities and differences between typical developmental behaviors and trauma behavior as well as the interrelatedness of each. You will receive strategies for working with youth who are exhibiting big behavior due to trauma exposure. In addition, you will receive tips and resources for further education and tools available to families. This webinar will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Recommended for LMSW beginning skill level.
    Trauma Certificate Elective
    Available SW CECHs: 1.0

  • Clinical Strategies for Treating Trauma in Transgender Youth: Webinar (May 2019)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    This webinar will include an overview of terms and definitions that are both current and respectful with regard to working with transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth. This will be followed by a review of risk factors that contribute to trauma in TGNC youth. Strategies to reduce the incidence of trauma by decreasing the prevalence or intensity of risk factors will be reviewed. Gender affirming care will be presented as a best practice model for preventing and treating trauma in TGNC youth.

    Skill Level: Beginning and Intermediate
    *Clinical Practice
    Trauma Certificate Elective Course
    Available SW CECHs:
    1.0

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety in Children (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    The focus of this skill-based online course is on the concepts, theory, principles and procedures appropriate to the assessment and effective cognitive-behavioral therapy for children with social anxiety disorder.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative (CERC)

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, Garden Level, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    CERC acts as a hub for program evaluation activity across Michigan State University and provides training in evaluation and community-based participatory research, and conducts formative (planning) and summative (outcome) evaluations. Across local, state, and national arenas, CERC partners with nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government, health organizations, foundations, and other universities. 

     

  • Community Music School Music Therapy Clinical Services

    Location:

    Community Music School

    Description:

    MSU's Community Music School established the Music Therapy Clinical Services to provide music therapy treatment for special-needs clients in the Greater Lansing community. Special needs that are often effectively treated by music therapy techniques are those typically arising from medical illnesses, handicapping conditions (such as developmental disabilities and physical impairments), specific learning disabilities, and aging. Services are offered in individual or group settings, as appropriate for the client's needs and abilities.

  • D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, Room 560, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice heads up the D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center, which serves as a resource for police officers to bring a clear, comprehensive, and consistent K-12 D.A.R.E. message to kids in Michigan's classrooms to enhance children's development of healthy positive behaviors. Goals of the Center include:

    • Communicating the D.A.R.E. message through elementary, junior high, and senior high curricula;
    • Establishing statewide awareness of the D.A.R.E. program and how it can assist the fight against drugs and violence in schools and communities;
    • Serving as an information resource for the accumulation, interpretation, and dissemination of the D.A.R.E message; and
    • Offering the best training and technical assistance to provide schools and communities with quality D.A.R.E. police officers.

    The Center is also involved in the evaluation of the New D.A.R.E Program curricula, which will be administered to middle school and high schools in six cities across the country.

  • Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training Center

    Location:

    4830 East Jolly Road, Lansing, MI  48910

    Description:

    This 24,000-square-foot, multipurpose facility supports NCAA shooting programs and team sports, the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), and hunter safety and 4-H youth programs. It also houses MSU club shooting sports -- including small-bore, air rifle and archery -- and academic programs in shooting sports, law enforcement and related curricula. It accommodates DNR conservation officer and MSU police officer certification training.

  • Dissociative Coping in Traumatized Children (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

    D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    Description:

    This course will review the underlying risks leading to dissociative coping in children. Children exposed to traumatic events frequently rely on dissociative strategies to manage intolerable fear or pain. Younger children, in particular, may be vulnerable as their skills of managing stress are limited. Dissociative tendencies are easily misinterpreted by caregivers and professionals as intentional or characterological (i.e. “ignoring me” or “lazy”). Implications for assessing and treating traumatized children will be included.
    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • 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.

  • Engineering Design Day (December 2018)

    Dates:

    December 7, 2018

    Location:

    Engineering Building, 428 S. Shaw Lane, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    At the end of each semester, the MSU College of Engineering celebrates the achievements of its students by hosting Design Day, where student teams exhibit their design projects and compete for awards. Design projects are pervasive throughout the engineering curriculum, and all ten of the MSU engineering academic programs are represented at Design Day, including freshmen through senior level classes.

  • Ethics for Social Workers and Substance Use Disorder Providers in the 21st Century (March 2019)

    Dates:

    Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    In this workshop, emphasis will be given to examining personal values and ethical concepts, contrasting those personal beliefs to professional codes of ethics and determining appropriate approaches to clientele. In addition, given the demands within behavioral health, boundary crossings as well as boundary violations receive prominent focus and attention. This workshop will actively engage participants, prioritizing current issues in the field through use of controversial topics and issues. You should come prepared for a thought provoking, emotionally challenging, actively engaged day via a multi-media, multi-sensory format, teaching to all styles of learning. Case study material will be utilized, with video clips presented from various health care disciplines, and didactic material that addresses both the conceptual and practical level.

    Skill Level: Intermediate
    *Clinical and Macro Practice

    Meets Ethics criteria
    Substance Use Specific
    Recommended for LMSW
    Available SW CECHs:
    6.0

  • Gender Affirming Care for Transgender Youth and Their Families (May 2019)

    Dates:

    Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Transgender youth are among the least served, most at-risk members of society due to lack of affirming mental health services as well as the frequency of school and family rejection. The availability of culturally sensitive, evidence-based direct mental health care is life affirming and life saving! Mental health providers need to understand the basic elements of a gender transition—legal, social, and medical as well as the elements of delivering gender-affirming care to transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth and families. In this workshop, language and terminology will be examined, as well as multiple risk factors that impact transgender youth from a solution-focused lens. Family relationship dynamics, along with strategies to increase family support, will be explored with an emphasis on increasing parental capacity to support transgender youth. This workshop will also cover specific concerns that apply to TGNC children younger than age 13, such as understanding gender identify at younger ages, along with specific facts about working within elementary and preschool settings and offering long-term guidance and planning recommendations to parents and children that are developmentally appropriate. Skill Level: Beginning. *Clinical Practice

    Recommended for LMSW
    Available SW CECHs: 6.0

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