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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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute in Social Work (July 2019)

    Dates:

    July 23 - 26, 2019

     

    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.

  • Great Lakes Summer Institute: Mental Health in the Foster Home: Coaching Foster Parents in Suicide Prevention (July 2019)

    Dates:

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Location:

    Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684

    Description:

    Children in foster care are at a significantly higher risk of suicidal thoughts and action than are the general population, but foster parents typically have little to no training in basic youth mental health issues, prevention, or crisis planning. In this training, you will learn strategies for coaching foster parents on issues of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. You will develop an expanded awareness of the importance of risk factors and safety planning and be better able to coach foster parents on these topics. This training will utilize role playing, exercises, games, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

    *Trauma Certificate Elective Course*
    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • 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.

  • Making Trauma-Informed Placement Decisions (Child Welfare Webinar) (August 2019)

    Dates:

    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    In this webinar, you will learn how trauma affects children’s placements and how child welfare professionals can make placement decisions that are trauma informed. This webinar will explore the effects of multiple placements on children in foster care and strategies for how child welfare professionals can support children in their current placements and prevent replacements. This webinar will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Skill level: Beginning and Intermediate
    Available SW CECHs: 1.0

  • 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.

  • Mindfulness, Wellness, and Creative Self-care for the Helping Professional (Child Welfare Webinar) (September 2019)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    This webinar seeks to prepare you to understand secondary traumatic stress exposure in the workplace, the conditions that may expose helping professionals to secondary traumatic stress, and allow you the space to assess your exposure to workplace conditions that may impact your mental health, wellness, and self-care practices with mindful awareness. You will be able to identify supports and resources to improve your holistic functioning as well as utilize self-assessment tools for reflection. This webinar seeks to impact the awareness of and need for stress management and focus on self-care. The practice of mindfulness will be explored as a tool to increase the helping professional’s awareness and peace during time of stress. This webinar will utilize visual displays and allow time for questions and answers.

    Beginning and Intermediate Skill Level
    Trauma Certificate Elective
    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

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 12 - 13, 2019.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    The Leona Group, 2123 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a components-based psychosocial treatment model that incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral, attachment, humanistic, empowerment, and family therapy models. TF-CBT is an evidence-based therapy model that supports healing for children, adolescents, and families.

    *Please note the following introductory, online 11-hour course is a recommended prerequisite and has a fee of $35. It is required if you seek national certification in TF-CBT. You can find the pre-requisite course at: www.musc.edu/tfcbt2.


    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Impact on Health and Social Well-being (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 8 - 9, 2019

    Location:

    MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The ACE Study confirms, with scientific evidence, that adversity early in life increases physical, mental, and behavioral problems later in life. As we align a around a common goal of preventing the accumulation of ACEs and moderating their effects, we have a unique opportunity to shift the future of public health and improving health and social outcomes for ourselves, our families, and the individuals with whom we work. This two-day workshop will cover the impact of early adversity on the brain, the ACE Study, resilience, and ways to utilize this information in your life, work, and community. Skill Level: Beginning *Clinical Practice. Trauma Certificate Elective Course

    Recommended for LMSW
    Available SW CECHs: 12.0

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