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  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Human Development and Family Studies Continuing Education Workshops

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) sponsors programs under the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as  non-credit opportunities for child care workers, administrators, youth workers, teachers, social workers and others to meet licensing requirements and professional development initiatives for staff members in various organizations.

    Some of the CEU training topics covered are:

    • Basic Child Care Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases
    • Trauma Prevention Workshop
    • Brain Development in Children
    • Building Literacy in Children
    • Caring for School Aged Children
    • Child Care Administrative Training
    • Curriculum Planning for Children
    • Emergency Response Planning for Child Care
    • Expanding Your Child Care Business
    • Exploring Environments and Activities with Children
    • For the Love of Music and Children
  • 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 Care Resource Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, Room 254, 655 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Kinship Care Resource Center supports Michigan kinship families by utilizing research to provide education and outreach for communities, agencies, and individuals involved in supporting kinship families.  The KCRC website provides information for caregivers, support agencies, researchers, media, and policy makers.

  • Kinship Caregiver: Michigan Children’s Health Access Program (MI-CHAP) Concepts, Statewide Implementation and Practical Connections (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    Through December 31, 2020

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Michigan Children’s Health Access Program (MI-CHAP) is designed to improve the health outcomes of Michigan’s children on Medicaid by connecting families to resources and services to help them access primary care. Staffed with community health workers, social workers, and other staff, CHAP teams assist parents with support to get to doctor’s appointments, education around when to go to a primary care provider, and other services/resources needed to effectively work with their primary care physicians. MI-CHAP also provides services through 2-1-1, called Virtual CHAP, to help make connections to community supports. We encourage you to come and learn more about how MI-CHAP can help Michigan families.
    Available SW CECHs: 0.0

  • Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect Pamphlet

    Description:

    This pamphlet is for state-wide dissemination to professionals who work with children, to inform of their obligations as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. The Michigan Child Protection Law requires that certain persons report any case of suspected child abuse or child neglect to the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS).

  • Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal

    Description:

    This quarterly Journal is an official publication of the State Bar of Michigan Children's Law Section. It provides timely information on current topics in child welfare and child legal policy.

  • 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

  • Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence

    Description:

    The Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence (RCGV) is a multidisciplinary group of faculty at Michigan State University committed to engaging in community-based, collaborative research and evaluation that is highly rigorous while also having significant practice and policy implications at local, state, national, and international levels.

    The purpose of the consortium is to provide a vehicle for MSU faculty and students to effectively collaborate with each other and with community members to engage in a variety of research and outreach activities. These outreach activities include a number of community trainings and workshops.

  • 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)
  • 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

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