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Welcome!

 

The Michigan Child Welfare Training Clearinghouse is designed to provide a central location for child welfare training opportunities across the State of Michigan from the primary training providers. The training providers include: Children’s Trust Fund, DHHS Office of Workforce Development and Training, DHHS University In-Service, Michigan Federation for Children and Families, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan Child Abuse Training Services, and State Court Administrative Office.

 

Training programs are listed by profession.  To register for a training or obtain further information, please click on the registration link specific to each training.

 

Provider Contact Information 

Wish to add a training program?

To inquire about adding a training program to the Training Clearinghouse, please contact Elizabeth Henderson at hendersone@courts.mi.gov or (517)373-2621.

  
  
  
  
  
  
collapse Audience : All Child Welfare Professionals ‎(4)
TitleTransforming Lives Through Innovative Residential Treatment
Event Date2/26/18
LocationLansing
Registrationhttp://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FEB26ConfRegistration
ProviderMichigan Federation for Children and Families
DescriptionGoals of this conference are to offer treatment and practice strategies and tools for residential programs.
 
TitleHelping Families with a Parent with Mental Illness
Event Date3/8/2018
LocationOkemos
Registrationhttp://www.wmich.edu/
ProviderProsecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Child Abuse Training Services
DescriptionThis seminar is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience.  Please contact Julie Knop at knopj@michigan.gov for more information.
 
TitleChild Welfare Essentials & Reasonable Efforts Advocacy
Event Date4/13/18
LocationGaylord
Registrationhttps://041318essentials.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis training will provide participants with an overview of the legal framework governing child protective proceedings in Michigan, including the applicable statutes, court rules, and DHHS policy. 
 
TitleSupervisor and Agency Opportunities: Increase Retention and Decrease Vicarious Trauma and Emotional Pain
Event Date4/20/18
LocationLivonia
Registrationhttp://www.emich.edu/extended/training/professional-development/social-work-ceu.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Eastern Michigan University
DescriptionLearn to recognize risk factors for employees as well as indicators of vicarious trauma and burnout.
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
collapse Audience : Adoption Workers ‎(34)
TitleFamily-based Approaches to Working With Vulnerable Families Struggling With Addiction
Event Date1/26/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/offices/continuing-education
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will focus on family-based preventive interventions.
 
TitleCourtroom Confidence for Child Welfare Caseworkers
Event Date1/30/18
LocationFrankenmuth
Registrationhttp://013018courtroomconfidence.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis training will provide child welfare caseworkers with information and tools to build confidence and navigate the courtroom.
 
TitleWorking With Parents Who Have Mental Illness:
Event Date2/16/2018
LocationLansing
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionYou will focus on understanding and working with families with a parent with a mental illness.
 
TitleSelf-care as Professional Self-investment:
Event Date2/16/2018
LocationLansing
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionYou will learn to define secondary traumatic stress and the conditions that may expose staff to secondary traumatic stress, and begin to assess your exposure to workplace conditions that may impact your mental health and heart-space.
 
TitleNavigating the Michigan Department of Education System for Children With Delays/Disabilities
Event Date2/16/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/offices/continuing-education
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionParticipants will gain a basic understanding of the system set up in Michigan for children birth through 12th grade, who have delays or disabilities.
 
TitleThe Power of Kinship Care: The Challenges of Strengths-based Assessment
Event Date3/2/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionKin caregivers are frequently called upon to care for children after they have been subjected to abuse, neglect, or unsatisfactory living conditions.
 
TitleAssessing the Client and Their Environment To Build Strenghts
Event Date3/9/18
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThe purpose of this training is to teach how to assess a client and family within their environmental context in order to improve the family’s functioning, resourcefulness, and resiliency.
 
TitleParenting Under Siege: The Efects of Domestic Violence on Early Parenting Beginning in Pregnancy
Event Date3/16/2018
LocationClinton Township
Registrationhttp://http://socialwork.wayne.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will describe the normative psychological and social-emotional tasks of pregnancy for expectant mothers and fathers.
 
TitleWorking with Children and Families of Diversity in Home-based Settings
Event Date3/18/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.arbor.edu
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Spring Arbor University
DescriptionThis training will provide an overview of the literature on evidence-based practice, cultural intelligence, and the importance of diversity in home-based work with children and families. Contact Peter.Lauber@arbor.edu
 
TitleWatch Out! It’s Coming: Secondary Trauma and What to Do About It
Event Date3/19/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.arbor.edu
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Spring Arbor University
DescriptionThis training will focus on the charge social workers have to ensure proper self-refection and self-care.  Contact Peter.Lauber@arbor.edu
 
TitleBuilding College Success for Youth Exiting the Foster Care System
Event Date3/22/2018
LocationUniversity Center
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this training, you will learn about the evidence-based research related to youth in transition and the unique needs presented.
 
TitleTestifying in Court for Non-Lawyers (Child Protective Proceedings)
Event Date3/29/18
LocationBay City
Registrationhttps://032918testify.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis full-day training will feature the components of witness testimony and courtroom hearing procedures. Group discussion and mock trial practice exercises will help caseworkers develop and expand their courtroom presentations and improve their ability t
 
TitleInfant Mental Health: The Importance of Attachment
Event Date4/13/2018
LocationLivonia
Registrationhttp://www.emich.edu/extended/training/professional-development/social-work-ceu.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Eastern Michigan University
DescriptionLearn about the importance of developing a secure attachment during infancy/early childhood and the implications of attachment security for all areas of development.
 
TitleThe 3 R’s – Relevance, Responsibility, and Relationships
Event Date4/13/2018
LocationClinton Township
Registrationhttp://socialwork.wayne.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will provide meaning to the ever-changing laws, policies, interventions, and programming that make up the special education system.
 
TitleWhat the Behavior of Our Youth Is Telling Us
Event Date4/20/18
LocationBenton Harbor
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will focus on adolescents whose behaviors are disruptive in multiple domains, potentially disrupting  home or foster care placements and often leading to involvement in the juvenile justice system.
 
TitlePain Reduction Through the Understanding of the Efects of Trauma
Event Date4/20/2018
LocationClinton Township
Registrationhttp://socialwork.wayne.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis session will provide the opportunity of those working in traumatic environments to not only understand but to recognize the impact of trauma on themselves and ultimately their consumers.
 
TitleSecondary Traumatic Stress
Event Date4/20/2018
LocationKalamazoo
Registrationhttp://www.wmich.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Western Michigan University
DescriptionThis interactive training focuses on STS for child welfare professionals and staff.
 
TitleHuman Trafficking for Child Welfare Employees
Event Date4/23/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionDiscussion will include how to assess for human trafcking, including warning signs, and DHHS policies and procedures regarding child victims of human trafficking.
 
TitleSupport Services for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Families
Event Date4/30/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this webinar, you will examine multiple risk factors that impact transgender youth from a solution-focused lens, including attempted suicide rate (40 percent), homelessness, school bullying and harassment, and hate crimes.
 
TitleA Guide to Caring for Muslim Children in Foster Care
Event Date5/1/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis webinar serves as a brief guide to understanding the diverse identity, religion, and culture of Muslim children as it pertains to caring for them.
 
TitleThe Opioid Crisis in America: Identification and Treatment Strategies for Social Workers
Event Date5/11/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis webinar will describe many of the mechanisms that facilitated the opioid epidemic in the United States.
 
TitleBroken…But Fixable: Assessing and Addressing the Cost of Your Work
Event Date5/17/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionCome take a few hours to explore and assess how this work has impacted you and learn new practical strategies to address and transform your vicarious trauma.
 
TitleIntegrating Mindfulness and Wellness for Stress Reduction
Event Date5/17/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis webinar will address mindfulness as a stress reduction technique for helping professionals in child welfare settings.
 
TitleMinimizing Trauma for Children in Care
Event Date5/18/18
LocationKalamazoo
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will build an understanding of the birth family’s perspective, look at strategies to engage them in services, and create an understanding of their child’s trauma behaviors to educate and support them.
 
TitleUnderstanding Emotional and Mental Health Concerns of Youth
Event Date5/18/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/r/conted
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThere is a need to understand the normative development of children and youth as well as how biopsychosocial risk factors that exist in various systems important for development impact the onset of emotional and mental health disorders.
 
TitleTrauma and Substance Use
Event Date5/21/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this course, you will learn introductory skills on how to efectively defne and identify trauma, as well as the biological process of addiction.
 
TitleSecondary Trauma: Witnessing Trauma in the Workplace
Event Date6/1/2018
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://ferris.edu/HTMLS/fsucatlg/homepage.htm
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training is designed to help CPS, foster care, and adoption workers (as well as supervisors) to learn about the symptoms and characteristics of secondary trauma.
 
TitleFrom Stress to Satisfaction: Healing Vicarious Trauma, Building Resilience, and Promoting Growth in the Workplace
Event Date6/14/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/r/conted
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis workshop will cover the recent literature supporting the benefts of building resilience for social work.
 
TitleNavigating Higher Education for Youth Exiting Foster Care or Adopted from Foster Care
Event Date6/22/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionThis training will assist and guide child welfare staf f in identifying resources for youth who are currently in foster care or who were adopted from foster care, for higher education.
 
TitleAssessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management
Event Date7/26/2018
LocationTraverse City
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this training, you will learn about the importance of an appropriate and comprehensive diagnosis to determine treatment interventions.
 
TitleUnderstanding Trauma in Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Children and Youth
Event Date7/26/2018
LocationTraverse City
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this training, you will learn working definitions of terms, including: Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Intersex, Gender Nonconforming, Non-Binary, Intersex, the Continuum of Gender, Gender Transition, and Ally.
 
TitleEnsuring Permanency by Enhancing Secure Attachments
Event Date8/24/18
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will explore how and why attachment is an essential factor in ensuring child safety, security, and trust.
 
TitleEngaging Older Youth in Permanency Planning: To Be Adopted or Not to Be Adopted?
Event Date9/12/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this webinar, you will learn to engage older youth in foster care who may be resistant to or have mixed feelings about permanency.
 
TitleWhy Microaggressions Matter in Child Welfare
Event Date9/21/18
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionIn this training, participants will learn about the effects of microaggressions on vulnerable populations.
 
collapse Audience : Children's Protective Services Specialists ‎(35)
TitleFamily-based Approaches to Working With Vulnerable Families Struggling With Addiction
Event Date1/26/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/offices/continuing-education
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will focus on family-based preventive interventions.
 
TitleCourtroom Confidence for Child Welfare Caseworkers
Event Date1/30/18
LocationState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
Registrationhttp://013018courtroomconfidence.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis training will provide child welfare caseworkers with information and tools to build confidence and navigate the courtroom.
 
TitleForensic Interviewing: The Next Step
Event Date2/7/18
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttps://www.michiganprosecutor.org/training/training-calendar
ProviderProsecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Child Abuse Training Services
DescriptionThe training is designed to increase your understanding of the primary features of forensic interviewing and provide information to enhance your interviewing skills.
 
TitleWorking With Parents Who Have Mental Illness:
Event Date2/16/2018
LocationLansing
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionYou will focus on understanding and working with families with a parent with a mental illness.
 
TitleSelf-care as Professional Self-investment:
Event Date2/16/2018
LocationLansing
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionYou will learn to define secondary traumatic stress and the conditions that may expose staff to secondary traumatic stress, and begin to assess your exposure to workplace conditions that may impact your mental health and heart-space.
 
TitleNavigating the Michigan Department of Education System for Children With Delays/Disabilities
Event Date2/16/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/offices/continuing-education
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionParticipants will gain a basic understanding of the system set up in Michigan for children birth through 12th grade, who have delays or disabilities.
 
TitleForensic Interviewing of Children
Event Date3/1/18
LocationMt. Pleasant
Registrationhttps://www.michiganprosecutor.org/training/training-calendar
ProviderProsecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Child Abuse Training Services
DescriptionThe training is designed to increase your understanding of the primary features of forensic interviewing and provide information to enhance your interviewing skills.
 
TitleThe Power of Kinship Care: The Challenges of Strengths-based Assessment
Event Date3/2/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionKin caregivers are frequently called upon to care for children after they have been subjected to abuse, neglect, or unsatisfactory living conditions.
 
TitleAssessing the Client and Their Environment To Build on Strenghts
Event Date3/9/18
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThe purpose of this training is to teach how to assess a client and family within their environmental context in order to improve the family’s functioning, resourcefulness, and resiliency.
 
TitleParenting Under Siege: The Efects of Domestic Violence on Early Parenting Beginning in Pregnancy
Event Date3/16/2018
LocationClinton Township
Registrationhttp://socialwork.wayne.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will describe the normative psychological and social-emotional tasks of pregnancy for expectant mothers and fathers.
 
TitleWorking with Children and Families of Diversity in Home-based Settings
Event Date3/18/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.arbor.edu
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Spring Arbor University
DescriptionThis training will provide an overview of the literature on evidence-based practice, cultural intelligence, and the importance of diversity in home-based work with children and families. Contact Peter.Lauber@arbor.edu
 
TitleWatch Out! It’s Coming: Secondary Trauma and What to Do About It
Event Date3/19/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.arbor.edu
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Spring Arbor University
DescriptionThis training will focus on the charge social workers have to ensure proper self-refection and self-care. Contact Peter.Lauber@arbor.edu
 
TitleBuilding College Success for Youth Exiting the Foster Care System
Event Date3/22/2018
LocationUniversity Center
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this training, you will learn about the evidence-based research related to youth in transition and the unique needs presented.
 
TitleTestifying in Court for Non-Lawyers (Child Protective Proceedings)
Event Date3/29/2018
LocationBay City
Registrationhttps://032918testify.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis full-day training will feature the components of witness testimony and courtroom hearing procedures. Group discussion and mock trial practice exercises will help caseworkers develop and expand their courtroom presentations and improve their ability t
 
TitleInfant Mental Health: The Importance of Attachment
Event Date4/13/2018
LocationLivonia
Registrationhttp://www.emich.edu/extended/training/professional-development/social-work-ceu.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Eastern Michigan University
DescriptionLearn about the importance of developing a secure attachment during infancy/early childhood and the implications of attachment security for all areas of development.
 
TitleThe 3 R’s – Relevance, Responsibility, and Relationships
Event Date4/13/2018
LocationClinton Township
Registrationhttp://socialwork.wayne.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will provide meaning to the ever-changing laws, policies, interventions, and programming that make up the special education system.
 
TitleChild Welfare Essentials & Reasonable Efforts Advocacy
Event Date4/13/18
LocationGaylord
Registrationhttps://041318essentials.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis training will provide participants with an overview of the legal framework governing child protective proceedings in Michigan, including the applicable statutes, court rules, and DHHS policy. 
 
TitleWhat the Behavior of Our Youth Is Telling Us
Event Date4/20/18
LocationBenton Harbor
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will focus on adolescents whose behaviors are disruptive in multiple domains, potentially disrupting home or foster care placements and often leading to involvement in the juvenile justice system.
 
TitlePain Reduction Through the Understanding of the Efects of Trauma
Event Date4/20/2018
LocationClinton Township
Registrationhttp://socialwork.wayne.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis session will provide the opportunity of those working in traumatic environments to not only understand but to recognize the impact of trauma on themselves and ultimately their consumers.
 
TitleSecondary Traumatic Stress
Event Date4/20/2018
LocationKalamazoo
Registrationhttp://www.wmich.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Western Michigan University
DescriptionThis interactive training focuses on STS for child welfare professionals and staff.
 
TitleHuman Trafficking for Child Welfare Employees
Event Date4/23/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionDiscussion will include how to assess for human trafcking, including warning signs, and DHHS policies and procedures regarding child victims of human trafficking.
 
TitleSupport Services for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Families
Event Date4/30/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this webinar, you will examine multiple risk factors that impact transgender youth from a solution-focused lens, including attempted suicide rate (40 percent), homelessness, school bullying and harassment, and hate crimes.
 
TitleA Guide to Caring for Muslim Children in Foster Care
Event Date5/1/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis webinar serves as a brief guide to understanding the diverse identity, religion, and culture of Muslim children as it pertains to caring for them.
 
TitleThe Opioid Crisis in America: Identification and Treatment Strategies for Social Workers
Event Date5/11/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis webinar will describe many of the mechanisms that facilitated the opioid epidemic in the United States.
 
TitleBroken…But Fixable: Assessing and Addressing the Cost of Your Work
Event Date5/17/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionCome take a few hours to explore and assess how this work has impacted you and learn new practical strategies to address and transform your vicarious trauma.
 
TitleIntegrating Mindfulness and Wellness for Stress Reduction
Event Date5/17/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis webinar will address mindfulness as a stress reduction technique for helping professionals in child welfare settings.
 
TitleMinimizing Trauma for Children in Care
Event Date5/18/2018
LocationKalamazoo
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will build an understanding of the birth family’s perspective, look at strategies to engage them in services, and create an understanding of their child’s trauma behaviors to educate and support them.
 
TitleUnderstanding Emotional and Mental Health Concerns of Youth
Event Date5/18/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/r/conted
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThere is a need to understand the normative development of children and youth as well as how biopsychosocial risk factors that exist in various systems important for development impact the onset of emotional and mental health disorders.
 
TitleTrauma and Substance Use
Event Date5/21/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this course, you will learn introductory skills on how to efectively defne and identify trauma, as well as the biological process of addiction.
 
TitleSecondary Trauma: Witnessing Trauma in the Workplace
Event Date6/1/2018
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://ferris.edu/HTMLS/fsucatlg/homepage.htm
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training is designed to help CPS, foster care, and adoption workers (as well as supervisors) to learn about the symptoms and characteristics of secondary trauma.
 
TitleFrom Stress to Satisfaction: Healing Vicarious Trauma, Building Resilience, and Promoting Growth in the Workplace
Event Date6/14/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/r/conted
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis workshop will cover the recent literature supporting the benefts of building resilience for social work.
 
TitleAssessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management
Event Date7/26/2018
LocationTraverse City
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this training, you will learn about the importance of an appropriate and comprehensive diagnosis to determine treatment interventions.
 
TitleUnderstanding Trauma in Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Children and Youth
Event Date7/26/2018
LocationTraverse City
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this training, you will learn working definitions of terms, including: Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Intersex, Gender Nonconforming, Non-Binary, Intersex, the Continuum of Gender, Gender Transition, and Ally.
 
TitleEnsuring Permanency by Enhancing Secure Attachments
Event Date8/24/18
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will explore how and why attachment is an essential factor in ensuring child safety, security, and trust.
 
TitleWhy Microaggressions Matter in Child Welfare
Event Date9/21/18
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionIn this training, participants will learn about the effects of microaggressions on vulnerable populations.
 
collapse Audience : Foster Care Specialists ‎(39)
TitleFamily-based Approaches to Working With Vulnerable Families Struggling With Addiction
Event Date1/26/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/offices/continuing-education
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will focus on family-based preventive interventions.
 
TitleCourtroom Confidence for Child Welfare Caseworkers
Event Date1/30/18
LocationFrankenmuth
Registrationhttp://013018courtroomconfidence.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis training will provide child welfare caseworkers with information and tools to build confidence and navigate the courtroom.
 
TitleWorking With Parents Who Have Mental Illness:
Event Date2/16/2018
LocationLansing
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionYou will focus on understanding and working with families with a parent with a mental illness.
 
TitleSelf-care as Professional Self-investment:
Event Date2/16/2018
LocationLansing
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionYou will learn to define secondary traumatic stress and the conditions that may expose staff to secondary traumatic stress, and begin to assess your exposure to workplace conditions that may impact your mental health and heart-space.
 
TitleNavigating the Michigan Department of Education System for Children With Delays/Disabilities
Event Date2/16/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/offices/continuing-education
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionParticipants will gain a basic understanding of the system set up in Michigan for children birth through 12th grade, who have delays or disabilities.
 
TitleFoster Children, Behaviors, and Special Education Services
Event Date2/23/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionThis training will assist and guide child welfare staff in having the challenging discussions about needs and behaviors of their clients in the education setting.
 
TitleThe Power of Kinship Care: The Challenges of Strengths-based Assessment
Event Date3/2/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionKin caregivers are frequently called upon to care for children after they have been subjected to abuse, neglect, or unsatisfactory living conditions.
 
TitleAssessing the Client and Their Environment to Build on Strengths
Event Date3/9/18
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThe purpose of this training is to teach how to assess a client and family within their environmental context in order to improve the family’s functioning, resourcefulness, and resiliency
 
TitleSuicide Prevention Among Youth Involved in the Child Welfare System
Event Date3/16/2018
LocationKalamazoo
Registrationhttp://www.wmich.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Western Michigan University
DescriptionThis training will focus on suicide prevention among youth involved in the child welfare system.
 
TitleWorking with Children and Families of Diversity in Home-based Settings
Event Date3/18/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.arbor.edu
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Spring Arbor University
DescriptionThis training will provide an overview of the literature on evidence-based practice, cultural intelligence, and the importance of diversity in home-based work with children and families. Contact Peter.Lauber@arbor.edu
 
TitleWatch Out! It’s Coming: Secondary Trauma and What to Do About It
Event Date3/19/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.arbor.edu
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Spring Arbor University
DescriptionThis training will focus on the charge social workers have to ensure proper self-refection and self-care.  Contact Peter.Lauber@arbor.edu
 
TitleBuilding College Success for Youth Exiting the Foster Care System
Event Date3/22/2018
LocationUniversity Center
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this training, you will learn about the evidence-based research related to youth in transition and the unique needs presented.
 
TitleTestifying in Court for Non-Lawyers (Child Protective Proceedings)
Event Date3/29/2018
LocationBay City
Registrationhttps://032918testify.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis full-day training will feature the components of witness testimony and courtroom hearing procedures. Group discussion and mock trial practice exercises will help caseworkers develop and expand their courtroom presentations and improve their ability t
 
TitleInfant Mental Health: The Importance of Attachment
Event Date4/13/2018
LocationLivonia
Registrationhttp://www.emich.edu/extended/training/professional-development/social-work-ceu.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Eastern Michigan University
DescriptionLearn about the importance of developing a secure attachment during infancy/early childhood and the implications of attachment security for all areas of development.
 
TitleInfant Mental Health: The Importance of Attachment
Event Date4/13/2018
LocationLivonia
Registrationhttp://www.emich.edu/extended/training/professional-development/social-work-ceu.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Eastern Michigan University
DescriptionLearn about the importance of developing a secure attachment during infancy/early childhood and the implications of attachment security for all areas of development.
 
TitleParenting Under Siege: The Efects of Domestic Violence on Early Parenting Beginning in Pregnancy
Event Date4/13/2018
LocationClinton Township
Registrationhttp://socialwork.wayne.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will provide meaning to the ever-changing laws, policies, interventions, and programming that make up the special education system.
 
TitleThe 3 R’s – Relevance, Responsibility, and Relationships
Event Date4/13/2018
LocationClinton Township
Registrationhttp://socialwork.wayne.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will provide meaning to the ever-changing laws, policies, interventions, and programming that make up the special education system.
 
TitleChild Welfare Essentials & Reasonable Efforts Advocacy
Event Date4/13/2018
LocationGaylord
Registrationhttps://041318essentials.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis training will provide participants with an overview of the legal framework governing child protective proceedings in Michigan, including the applicable statutes, court rules, and DHHS policy. 
 
TitleWhat the Behavior of Our Youth Is Telling Us
Event Date4/20/18
LocationBenton Harbor
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will focus on adolescents whose behaviors are disruptive in multiple domains, potentially disrupting  home or foster care placements and often leading to involvement in the juvenile justice system.
 
TitlePain Reduction Through the Understanding of the Efects of Trauma
Event Date4/20/2018
LocationClinton Township
Registrationhttp://socialwork.wayne.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis session will provide the opportunity of those working in traumatic environments to not only understand but to recognize the impact of trauma on themselves and ultimately their consumers.
 
TitleSecondary Traumatic Stress
Event Date4/20/2018
LocationKalamazoo
Registrationhttp://www.wmich.edu/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Western Michigan University
DescriptionThis interactive training focuses on STS for child welfare professionals and staff.
 
TitleMore Than They Signed Up For: Helping Foster Parents Understand and Meet Children’s Attachment Needs
Event Date4/23/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/r/conted
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will consider the ways we can train and support foster parents to decode, understand, and meet the deep need for human connectedness and felt safety that children residing in foster care require.
 
TitleHuman Trafficking for Child Welfare Employees
Event Date4/23/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionDiscussion will include how to assess for human trafficking, including warning signs, and DHHS policies and procedures regarding child victims of human trafficking.
 
TitleSupport Services for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Families
Event Date4/30/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this webinar, you will examine multiple risk factors that impact transgender youth from a solution-focused lens, including attempted suicide rate (40 percent), homelessness, school bullying and harassment, and hate crimes.
 
TitleA Guide to Caring for Muslim Children in Foster Care
Event Date5/1/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis webinar serves as a brief guide to understanding the diverse identity, religion, and culture of Muslim children as it pertains to caring for them.
 
TitleThe Opioid Crisis in America: Identification and Treatment Strategies for Social Workers
Event Date5/11/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis webinar will describe many of the mechanisms that facilitated the opioid epidemic in the United States.
 
TitleBroken…But Fixable: Assessing and Addressing the Cost of Your Work
Event Date5/17/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionCome take a few hours to explore and assess how this work has impacted you and learn new practical strategies to address and transform your vicarious trauma.
 
TitleIntegrating Mindfulness and Wellness for Stress Reduction #
Event Date5/17/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis webinar will address mindfulness as a stress reduction technique for helping professionals in child welfare settings.
 
TitleMinimizing Trauma for Children in Care
Event Date5/18/2018
LocationKalamazoo
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will build an understanding of the birth family’s perspective, look at strategies to engage them in services, and create an understanding of their child’s trauma behaviors to educate and support them.
 
TitleUnderstanding Emotional and Mental Health Concerns of Youth
Event Date5/18/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/r/conted
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThere is a need to understand the normative development of children and youth as well as how biopsychosocial risk factors that exist in various systems important for development impact the onset of emotional and mental health disorders.
 
TitleTrauma and Substance Use
Event Date5/21/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this course, you will learn introductory skills on how to efectively defne and identify trauma, as well as the biological process of addiction.
 
TitleSecondary Trauma: Witnessing Trauma in the Workplace
Event Date6/1/2018
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://ferris.edu/HTMLS/fsucatlg/homepage.htm
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training is designed to help CPS, foster care, and adoption workers (as well as supervisors) to learn about the symptoms and characteristics of secondary trauma.
 
TitleFrom Stress to Satisfaction: Healing Vicarious Trauma, Building Resilience, and Promoting Growth in the Workplace
Event Date6/14/2018
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/r/conted
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis workshop will cover the recent literature supporting the benefts of building resilience for social work.
 
TitleNavigating Higher Education for Youth Exiting Foster Care or Adopted from Foster Care
Event Date6/22/2018
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionThis training will assist and guide child welfare staff in identifying resources for youth who are currently in foster care or who were adopted from foster care, for higher education.
 
TitleAssessment and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Dependence and Pain Management
Event Date7/26/2018
LocationTraverse City
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this training, you will learn about the importance of an appropriate and comprehensive diagnosis to determine treatment interventions.
 
TitleUnderstanding Trauma in Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Children and Youth
Event Date7/26/2018
LocationTraverse City
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this training, you will learn working definitions of terms, including: Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Intersex, Gender Nonconforming, Non-Binary, Intersex, the Continuum of Gender, Gender Transition, and Ally.
 
TitleEnsuring Permanency by Enhancing Secure Attachments
Event Date8/24/18
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will explore how and why attachment is an essential factor in ensuring child safety, security, and trust.
 
TitleEngaging Older Youth in Permanency Planning: To Be Adopted or Not to Be Adopted?
Event Date9/12/2018
LocationWebinar
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionIn this webinar, you will learn to engage older youth in foster care who may be resistant to or have mixed feelings about permanency.
 
TitleWhy Microaggressions Matter in Child Welfare
Event Date9/21/18
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionIn this training, participants will learn about the effects of microaggressions on vulnerable populations.
 
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TitleChild Welfare Essentials & Reasonable Efforts Advocacy
Event Date4/13/18
LocationGaylord
Registrationhttps://041318essentials.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis training will provide participants with an overview of the legal framework governing child protective proceedings in Michigan, including the applicable statutes, court rules, and DHHS policy. 
 
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TitleChild Welfare Essentials & Reasonable Efforts Advocacy
Event Date4/13/18
LocationGaylord
Registrationhttps://041318essentials.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis training will provide participants with an overview of the legal framework governing child protective proceedings in Michigan, including the applicable statutes, court rules, and DHHS policy. 
 
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This project was funded by a federal Children’s Justice Act grant to the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect administered through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, under Section 107(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) (42 U.S.C. 5106c et seq.) as amended by Public Law (P.L.) 111-320 enacted December 20, 2012, and the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10603 et seq.). In addition, this is a project of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse Neglect, chaired by the Hon. John Hohman, ret. Chief Judge, Monroe County Probate Court, and the State Court Administrative Office.

 
 
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