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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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 24 - 27, 2018

     

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge: 3575 N. US Highway 31 South, Traverse City, MI 49684.

    Description:

    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.

  • Honoring and Empowering Adolescents (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Adolescence is a time of developmental transition involving many internal and external changes. You will learn about “normal” adolescent development, identify current issues teens face, as well as how trauma and environmental factors impact this developmental transition time. From a trauma-informed lens, learn strategies to honor and empower the teens you serve

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work with Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success! (Online, On-demand Course)

    Location:

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

    Description:

    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

  • Legal and Ethical Considerations in Domestic Abuse Screening (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 19, 2018.  9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    This workshop is an overview of the more subtle forms of domestic abuse. It takes a look at women who abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse. You will be introduced to a screening tool for you to use. You will discuss the importance of safety planning and how to work through a potentially dangerous assessment. In addition, you will discuss the specific ethical dilemmas and how the revised NASW Code of Ethics can help guide you when working with domestic abuse.  CECHs: 5.0

  • Rural Health Grand Rounds

    Dates:

    Please see a list of the current dates at the website below.

     

    Location:

    Programs are provided in various formats, including: video conference, audio conference, or webinar

    Description:

    MCRH offers numerous Grand Round Programs which are telebroadcasted free throughout rural Michigan via Video-conference, Audio-conference & Webinars. Topics include:

    • Geriatric
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacy
    • Oral Health
    • Psychiatry
    • Social Work
    • Legal
  • School Social Work Competency Series (Online)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the websites listed below.  Courses are offered on a revolving basis and follow a semester long format.

    Location:

    Asynchronous, interactive, online d2l.msu.edu

    Description:

    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. 

     

  • Small Changes, Big Differences: Aging in Place with a Disability (September 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Explore the effectiveness of assistive technology in helping older adults and people with disabilities maintain or obtain their independence. During this interactive workshop, you will have the ability to use and see many different low-tech devices that can impact independence and address bathing, grooming, cooking, eating, safety, hearing, memory, vision, mobility, recreation and more. You will also learn about the programs offered across the state through the Michigan Assistive Technology Program. CECHs: 2.0

  • Social Work Continuing Education Courses (Online, On-Demand)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    You can now receive social work continuing education credit at your leisure—when it's convenient for you! Save travel time and cost. In Michigan, Social Workers may earn up to one-half of the required continuing education contact hours in person using live, synchronous contact. The remaining continuing education contact hours may be completed in any other approved format. If you live outside of Michigan, check with your state's social work regulatory body. There are many current offerings. Please see the website below.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Social Work Continuing Education Courses and Programs

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for specific dates and locations.

     

    Location:

    Various locations throughout Michigan

    Description:

    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.

  • Supervision in Child and Family Services Certificate Series (Online)

    Location:

    Online, non-interactive, and self-paced

    Description:

    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).

    Courses include:

        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.

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