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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Inclusion and Intercultural Community Resources Directory

    Location:

    The resources directory is available online at the website below.

    Description:

    The Community Resources Directory is intended to provide information on local businesses, as well as campus and community organizations that assist and serve the diverse members of the Michigan State University community. It includes a database with compiled links to web sites, searchable by keywords and diversity characteristics. Subject areas cover a broad range of categories, such as health, children, families, eldercare, housing, safety, cultural events, disability, education, recreation, entertainment, religion, food, transportation, and travel.

  • Ingham County Adolescent Project (MSUAP)

    Location:

    The program takes place in the youth family's home and neighborhood.

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Adolescent Project (in collaboration with Ingham County Circuit Court) has provided quality advocacy services to youth in Ingham County since 1976. Michigan State University trains undergraduate students as advocates to provide a strength-based intervention to youth who are referred by the Ingham County Circuit Court. The primary goal of MSUAP is to help youth avoid future involvement with the juvenile justice system. Advocates design intervention programs tailored to each youth's strengths, skills/abilities and unmet needs. The goals are accomplished by providing the youth with an oppurtunity to gain access to community resources, partake in civic engagement, etc.

  • 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: Caring for the Caregiver: Coping with Stress for Your Health and Well-Being (Online)

    Dates:

    Open online until December 31, 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Caregiving can be one of the most rewarding jobs, but also one of the most stressful. It is not unusual for caregivers to neglect their own health and well-being. And yet, maintaining physical and emotional health is key to being able to continue providing care to others. This hour-long webinar will provide information on basic warning signs and preventative techniques to help you deal with common health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis as well as resources where you can learn more.

  • Kinship Caregiver: I Don't Have Time for That!: Self-Care and Stress Reduction Techniques for Busy Caregivers (Online)

    Dates:

    The non-interactive, online course is available through December 31, 2020.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This online training will present self-care and stress reduction tools and techniques for caregivers to improve their holistic well being. Self-care is a mindful and intentional practice which includes boundary setting, gratitude for the self, and self-awareness. Exploration of self-needs, self-assessment, and the use of mindfulness will be presented in this webinar. Resources will be focused for busy caregivers on the go.

  • MSU Autism Family-Professional Day (July 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, July 19th: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, speakers begin at 9:00 AM. Please RSVP by July 16.

    Location:

    MSU Henry Center, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI  48910

    Description:

    This third annual event has the theme: Across the Lifespan.  The event features panel discussions on infants, teens, young adults, and older adults, as well as a general resource panel.

  • MSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic

    Location:

    MSU Clinical Center on Service Road between Hagadorn and Farm Lane. Suite A-233.

    Description:

    The MSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic provides services on a sliding fee scale ($10-$50 per session, depending on family income and size). Services are provided by graduate students under the supervision of faculty in the MSU Marriage and Family Therapy program. Supervisors are fully licensed clinicians and Approved Supervisors. Couple and Family Therapy begins with a recognition that individual, couple, and family problems do not exist in a vacuum. There are all kinds of stresses that result in or contribute to these problems. Couple and Family Therapy seeks to help find solutions to problems in the context of personal and relational strengths.

  • Post Adoption Support Services Website

    Location:

    MSU School of Social Work: Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Adoption, fostering, and raising kin are different ways of building a family. Often parents and professionals need to look for outside supports and resources that are sensitive to the unique needs that foster and adoptive children bring to the families that are raising them.

    Michigan State University School of Social Work has a long term commitment to improving child welfare in the state through training social workers and providing programming to families. This website features information that is relevant to the field of adoption in Michigan including sources of information such as links, periodicals, fact sheets, and books, and upcoming training events. Please feel free to browse our site to view the many resources we have available.

  • Project FRESH

    Location:

    Please visit the website below.

    Description:

    Project FRESH is an educational program providing participants with coupons to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmer's markets. 

    Project FRESH can help you learn how to:

    • choose new locally grown produce
    • prepare a fruit or vegetable in a new way
    • store and preserve fresh fruits and vegetables
    • increase fruit and vegetable consumption
    • find other community resources that can benefit your family
  • Psychological Clinic Therapy and Assessment Services

    Location:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is located in the Psychology Building on the campus of MSU.

    Description:

    The MSU Psychological Clinic is staffed by clinicians enrolled in the MSU Clinical Psychology doctoral program and by some MSU Clinical Psychology faculty. All clinicians are individually supervised by experienced Ph.D. psychologists from the University faculty and the Greater Lansing community. The Clinic provides a wide range of services to the general public. Fee for services at the Clinic is set on an income-adjusted basis. Services include:

    • Individual child psychotherapy
    • Individual child play-therapy
    • Adolescent psychotherapy
    • Individual adult psychotherapy
    • Family therapy
    • Couples therapy
    • Group therapy
  • 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 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.

  • Supplimental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-ED)

    Dates:

    Various. Please see the website below.

    Location:

    The series of classes are presented in group settings throughout Michigan

    Description:

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Snap-Ed) is a free nutrition education program to reduce hunger and food insecurity and promote healthy eating habits. MSU Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition instructors teach youth, teens, adults and seniors how to make health a priority through an instructional series. The goal of the SNAP-Ed program is to increase the likelihood that those eligible for SNAP benefits will establish healthy eating habits and increase their time spent involved in physical activity, while staying within their limited food budget.

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