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  • 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 Workers: The Ethical Obligation and Opportunities to Advocate for Social Justice: Live Webinar (August 2020)

    Dates:

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm.

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    Few CWWs think of advocating for social justice as a part of their daily work. This webinar will explore a conceptual framework that challenges the traditional micro/macro-level practice dichotomy as it relates to the pursuit of social justice. The webinar will also consider how CWWs pursue social justice through their work without even realizing they do so. Finally, this webinar will challenge CWWs to be more thoughtful regarding how they may intentionally seek opportunities to effect social justice in the child welfare field. This webinar will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Beginning skill level.
    Available SW CECHs: 1.0

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2020)

    Dates:

    July 22 - 24, 2020

     

    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

  • Kinship Caregiver: Big Behavior and Trauma: Similarities, Differences and Strategies for Parenting (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    Through December 31, 2020

    Location:

    Online - www.d2l.msu.edu Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced

    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 workshop, 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 parenting children 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.
    Available SW CECHs: 0.0

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Model to Reduce Toxic Stress in Young Children: Live Webinar (August 2020)

    Dates:

    August 28, 2020.  12:00 pm - 1:15 pm.

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    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

  • 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 at 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. 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
  • Social Work and Child Welfare Continuing Education Webinars

    Dates:

    For current dates, please visit the website listed below.

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    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)
  • 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.

  • The Matter of Motivation (Child Welfare Webinar) (August 2019)

    Dates:

    Monday, August 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    This webinar will take an in-depth look into human motivation. It will review the sequence of human behavior change. Issues of reluctance to change and non-traditional understanding of client resistance will be discussed. Several important elements of Motivational Interviewing for child welfare application will be reviewed. This webinar will utilize visual displays and allow time for questions and answers.

    Recommended for LMSW intermediate skill level.
    Available SW CECHs: 1.0

  • The Opioid Crisis in America: Identification and Treatment Strategies for Social Workers (Child Welfare Webinar) (August 2019)

    Dates:

    Friday, August 2, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    This webinar will describe many of the mechanisms that facilitated the opioid epidemic in the United States. It will also provide basic information on identification and assessment strategies for social workers. Finally, evidence-based treatment approaches will be covered. This webinar will utilize visual displays.

    Skill level: Beginning
    Substance Use Specific
    Available SW CECHs: 1.0

  • Trauma and Substance Use: Toward a Trauma-Informed Recovery Model for Substance Use Disorders: Webinar (January 2020)

    Dates:

    Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    This webinar will utilize research and clinical experience/expertise to outline the importance of a trauma-informed recovery model of care for substance use disorders. You will gain an understanding of the importance of assessing and treating these disorders with an integrated approach. This webinar will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Beginning skill level.
    *Substance Use Specific
    Trauma Certificate Elective
    Available SW CECHs: 1.0

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