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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.

  • Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management (July 2018)

    Dates:

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

    Description:

    The abuse of and addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers is a significant and serious issue that continues to affect the health, social, and economic welfare of all individuals and families across the U.S. In this workshop, you will learn about the importance of an appropriate and comprehensive diagnosis to determine treatment interventions. In addition, you will learn about how pain management, prevention, education, community involvement, family history and trauma experiences impact the client’s ability to participate in their personalized recovery program. Level of care and determination of medication interventions will be addressed.
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Assisting the Social Security Disability Applicant: Strategies and Resources (October 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    In this workshop, you will learn about the best methods and practices necessary for assisting individuals with either an initial application for Social Security Disability benefits or in appealing an initial denial of benefits to the Federal Administrative Law Judge at a formal hearing. You will also learn about the resources necessary in gathering medical records, compiling applications, completing functional forms, and how Social Security has defined disability. You will develop a better understanding of the processes and procedures required in the development of a disability case so the best information can be provided for the hearing date. CECHs: 2.0

  • 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.

  • 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 Train-the Trainer Session (September 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location:

    The MTG Space, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Do you want to kick your trainings up a notch? Join Gary and Rosemary to discuss how to make your trainings interactive and experiential. Learn how to create an environment that actively involves parents in learning and sharing their ideas. Learn how to take storytelling to the next level and use it as a vehicle to get across key concepts and ideas that parents need to be successful. Come to share your ideas and to learn about creating case based activities that will have parents actively engaged in discussion while getting tips on formulating case based question that will elevate the learning process. This event will be an opportunity for trainers from across the state to meet, network, and learn strategies to develop trainings that are designed to interest and engage foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. CECHs: 2.0

  • Child Welfare Webinars

    Dates:

    On-demand courses are offered on a continual basis. For webinar dates, please click on the website link below.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Each course listed on this page is worth 1 social work continuing education credit hour.

    The following DHHS child welfare continuing education online, On-Demand, training modules are available:

    • CW Leadership: Making the Case for Retention-focused Management
    • CW: Teen Parents in Foster Care
    • CW: Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work With Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success
    • CW: Engagement, Readiness for Change, and Transition Planning
    • CW: Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    • CW: Post Adoption Services: Assisting Adoptive Families to Avoid Disruption/Dissolution
    • CW: The Welfare of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families
    • CW: Understanding and Supporting Adoptive Families
    • CW: Accessing Special Education Supports for Children in Foster Care
    • CW: Psychological and Emotional Trauma in Children and Its Impact on Adoption/Foster Care and Family Development
    • CW: Child Welfare Workers: The Ethical Obligation and Opportunities to Advocate for Social Justice
    • CW: Honoring and Empowering Adolescents
    • CW: Having the Tough Conversations About Race with Your Clients
  • 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

  • Early Learning Institute Community Speaker Series (May, June, July 2018)

    Dates:

    May 1, June 7, and July 12, 2018.  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    Location:

    Erickson KIVA, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The series will include speakers:

    May 1st: Parent Expert Panel

    June 7th: Community Mental Health and Real Opportunities for Independence: “Coordination of Care for Children with ASD: Balancing School with Therapy.” Registration now open!

    July 12th: Autism Alliance for Families

    Topics covered include:

    • Parent perspectives about becoming an advocate (including personal stories from families)
    • Care Coordination
    • Services and Supports
    • In-home Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy
    • Individualized Education Plan
    • Navigating Mediation
  • Engaging Ethnically Diverse Families of Children with Disabilities (October 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083

    Description:

    Families of children with disabilities experience greater levels of multilife stressors, and cultural misunderstandings often times contribute to this stress. Designed to increase awareness and skill, this workshop will prepare you to identify personal, professional, organizational, community, and systemic barriers that often restrict the full potential of ethnically diverse families. There will be a special focus on families from a Latin American background. CECHs: 3.0

  • Engaging Older Youth in Permanency Planning: To be Adopted or Not to be Adopted? (Child Welfare Webinar) (September 2018)

    Dates:

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Zoom Webinar

    Description:

    In this webinar, participants will learn to engage older youth in foster care who may be resistant to or have mixed feelings about permanency. Conversations regarding adoption can be quite difficult especially for adolescents looking forward to aging out of the foster care system. We will discuss how to approach older youth, permanency, and methods for involving them in their permanency planning experience. This webinar will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • 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.

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