May 30: MI-ATSA Conference “Internet Child Pornography Offenders: Best Practices for Assessment and Testimony Based on the Empirical Literature”
MI-ATSA Conference “Internet Child Pornography Offenders: Best Practices for Assessment and Testimony Based on the Empirical Literature”
This workshop will provide the attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate Internet child pornography offenders and effectively communicate recidivism risk information and recommendations for appropriate treatment and management for this unique population of sexual offenders. Through an overview of the current literature, participants will develop an understanding of relevant clinical and legal issues and the various roles the expert can serve. Psychological assessment techniques including personality assessment instruments, measure of sexual arousal/interest, and polygraph assessment will be reviewed and their applicability discussed. Differential diagnosis, how to defend the use of these instruments in court, and methods for effective testimony of assessment results for sentencing mitigation will be discussed using examples from actual cases.
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TLC Childhood Trauma Practitioner's Assesmbly
July 9-12, 2013
8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Macomb ISD Education Center
Register by May 11th. Continuing Education credits included.
• Children of Trauma
• Advanced Structured Sensory Interventions & Mind-Body Skills
• FEI Crisis Training
• Trauma-Informed workshops
• Structured Sensory Interventions
• Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy
• Trauma-Informed workshops
• Trauma Assessment
• Best Practices for Improving the School Climate
• Trauma-Informed workshops
• Putting It All Together: Practice Points & Tough Topics
• What If...Crisis Team Protocols for Schools
• Trauma-Informed workshops
Michigan Fatherhood Conference seeks proposals for Feb. 22, 2013 "The Father Factor...fulfilling the father thirst" conference
Request for Proposals deadline: November 9, 2012
The Michigan Fatherhood Coalition has issued a call for proposals for this one-day dual track conference that will provide information to both male caretakers of children and service providers alike. The conference will be held in Howell, MI; audience capacity is 300. To ensure conference quality, presentation consideration will be given only to those who complete the 2013 Request for Proposal Form, downloadable below and at the www.michiganfatherhood.org website.
In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE of February 22, 2013, for this valuable event!
Register today for the fifth annual Systems of Care Conference, Oct. 24-25, 2012
Michigan: Building and Supporting Systems that Care
October 24-25, 2012
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 N. Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48824
Registration opens July 16, 2012
Registration fee: $75
Family scholarships available
Social Work CEs available
Participate in workshops related to Child Welfare; Mental Health; Juvenile Justice; Education; Building a System of Care; Youth and Family Involvement in Systems of Care and much more!
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 N. Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48824
$65/night plus tax for October 23-24, 2012.
To receive discounted group rate, use Promotional Code: ISC102312
Reservations may also be made on the website at: www.kelloggcenter.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sincerely, SOC Conference Co-sponsors:
Saginaw System of Care
Impact: Ingham County System of Care
State Court Administrative Office (SCAO)
Connections: Wayne County Systems of Care
Michigan League for Human Services (MLHS)
Association for Children’s Mental Health (ACMH)
Michigan Department of Human Services (MDHS)
Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)
Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD)
Kalamazoo Wraps: Kalamazoo County System of Care
Community Family Partnership: Kent Co. System of Care
Federation Affiliate Member Michigan Home Based Family Services Association invites you to join others who are committed to quality family-centered services throughout Michigan.
New and renewing MHBFSA members benefit from three free trainings annually, discounted pricing for the MHBFSA annual conference (September 27-28, 2012), training hours and free social work CEs at each training, an e-newsletter called Practice, access to the Home Based Standards Guidelines Handbook, listing on and access to the MHBFSA website and more!
Find details about membership and benefits at www.mihomebased.com and in the attachments found below.
MSU School of Social Work, in conjunction with the other six Michigan graduate Schools of Social Work and the support of the Michigan Department of Human Services, is pleased to announce FREE training opportunities to DHS Child Protective Services, Foster Care, and Adoption Workers and DHS-contracted private agencies’ foster care and adoption workers. The title of this collaborative project is Child Welfare In-Service Training.
Multiple human service, health, and education professionals who also serve the families involved with the child welfare system may find the workshops of interest; many of the workshop topics will have applicability beyond child welfare practice, thus a LIMITED number of FOR CHARGE spaces are available for interested professionals who work outside of DHS and the contracted private agencies. All courses offered are eligible for Social Work CECHs.
Early registration is encouraged. Registrations are nontransferable; if you register but are unable to attend, please contact the appropriate University at your earliest convenience so they might offer your unused space to someone else.
To learn more specifically about the MSU CW In-Service Training programs, you may view descriptions, objectives, faculty information, location, and pricing as well as registration instructions and tools by visiting: https://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php.
Programs are listed under Child Welfare In-Service trainings.
A catalog of all of the courses available statewide can be downloaded below.
The MSU School of Social Work Continuing Education Spring 2012 Catalog has been issued, featuring courses related to:
- Adoption Certificate Program
- Advocacy/Leadership/Social Justice
- Children, Youth, & Families
- Clinical Practice
- Mental Health
- Pain Management
- Online Programs
- Supervision in Child & Family Services Certificate
- School Social Work Competency Series
We would like to draw your attention to the April 26 session, "Helping the Judge Make the Right Decision: Effective Courtroom Testimony," which will be held in Grand Rapids, led by attorneys Joe Kozakiewicz and Delanie Pope of MSU's Chance at Childhood program.
Also of note, numerous experts from within MichFed member agencies are among the presenters of the 26 in-person course offerings:
- Jean Niemann, national training director at Spaulding for Children, leading "Family Assessment & Preparation for Adoption Professionals"
- Kevin Roach, CEO of Whaley Children's Center, leading "Identifying & Leading Change within Your Organization"
- Sarah Bretz, clinical supervisor at Judson Center, presenting "Understanding Autism: Beyond the Basics"
- Emily Besecker, behavior services supervisor at Judson Center, presenting "Behavioral Supports & Interventions for Individuals with an ASD"
- Michael Reiffer, clinical social worker at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, presents "Motivational Intereviewing with At-Risk Youth & Families & Substance Abuse"
- Sean deFour, COO at Judson Center, leading "Supervision Certificate #6: Recruiting & Selecting the Right Staff"
May-June: Adoption Competency Curriculum Training FREE through National Resource Center for Adoption
The National Resource Center for Adoption is offering training in May and June 2011 on five modules of its Adoption Competency Curriculum:
- May 12: Module 1: Federal Laws Impacting Adoption Placement
- May 25 & 26: Module 2: Child/Youth Assessment & Preparation
- June 8 & 9: Module 3: Family Assessment & Preparation
- June 9: Module 4: Decision Making & Placement Selection
- June 15: Module 5: Post Adoption Services
This series is designed as a comprehensive curriculum for training child welfare practitioners in public and private agencies who provide adoption services for children/youth who have been abused or neglected. Registration for each module is limited to 25 participants. All course materials and lunch are provided free of charge. Social Work CECHs are offered for participants who complete one or more modules. An Adoption Competency Overview booklet is available, along with registration information. See attachments below.
Find full details of Wedgwood Institute’s spring schedule of workshops in the attached brochure. Sessions for spring include:
➢ April 12: Children and Teens with ADHD
➢ April 19: Conflict Resolution
➢ April 26 and June 24: Becoming Trauma Sensitive
➢ May 10: Treating Terrified Children
➢ May 17: Cultural Competence
➢ June 14: Human Trafficking Seminar
The Michigan State University School of Social Work Continuing Education Fall 2010 Catalog features courses in adoption, crisis intervention with children, ethics, pain management, psychoeducational groups, self-care, and much more! On November 12-13 is an Art & Play Therapy conference, with renowned art therapist Cathy Malchiodi. Click here to find a downloadable catalog and online registration.
Back by popular demand, MSU School of Social Work is holding on July 14–16 the second annual Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI), a professional development experience comprised of two-day, one-day, and half-day intensive courses on a variety of current topics taught by experts in their fields. Designed to blend meaningful learning with maximum relaxation, the GLSI is held at the Great Wolf Lodge in beautiful Traverse City. A special room rate is available to GLSI attendees until June 15, 2010, so register today! Find details about the GLSI and the entire CE Summer 2010 Catalog at the School’s website: http://www.socialwork.msu.edu/ and/or download the full summer catalog below.
TLC Ongoing Online Courses:
Art, Play, Music, Drama, Bibliotherapy
Bullying and Cyber Bullying
Eating Disorders and Trauma
Psychophysiology of Trauma
Reaching and Teaching Stressed and Anxious Students
Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth
Trauma Informed Schools
Working Through an Ethical Lens
Zero to Three: Trauma Interventions
It is not too late to renew your TLC Certification Status. Even if you were certified in previous years, but did not renew, your status can be updated and benefits reinstated. We have made it easy for you to keep your Certification current! No more annual fees are required, just take one TLC online course or attend a one-day TLC training every year. Register for a TLC course today and maintain your Certification!
To renew or maintain your Certification call 877-306-5256 or visit the TLC website to register for an online course or training.
Additional TLC Certification Status Benefits Include:
• 15% discount on all TLC programs and resource materials
• $25 dollar/per day savings on all TLC trainings
• Consultation as needed with Dr. William Steele and/or Caelan Kuban, TLC Program Director
• Inclusion in and access to TLC’s online referral directory
TLC website: http://www.starrtraining.org/tlc
TLC blog: http://tlcinstitute.wordpress.com
TLC twitter: http://twitter.com/TLCchildtrauma
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Just issued, this special in-service training catalog is the product of a dynamic partnership among seven Michigan schools of social work with MSW programs and the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS). Questions about individual workshops should be directed to the sponsoring school. With the support of DHS, these sessions are free of charge for Children’s Protective Services (CPS), foster care, and adoption workers of both DHS and DHS-contracted private agencies. Many of the workshop topics have applicability beyond child welfare practice. Each workshop is or will be approved for Social Work Continuing Education Credit Hours.
Individuals can earn Social Work CECHs at all of Wedgwood Institute’s lifelong learning opportunities and “Tuesday Training Breaks.” Offerings for January–March include:
• January 12: The Psychology of Eating
• January 21: What’s Your Story?
• February 11: Music Therapy: Reaching Adolescents with Emotional Impairments
• March 9: Understanding and Interacting Effectively with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
• March 17: Basic Challenges of Adoptive Development
Full details and registration information can be found in the attached brochures (see link below).
The Michigan Department of Community Health & The Michigan Association of CMH Boards Present:
ANNUAL HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED WAIVER CONFERENCE
September 9 & 10, 2009
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, MSU, East Lansing
3 Featured Waivers:
Children€™s Waiver Program (CWP)
Habilitation Supports Waiver (HSW)
Serious Emotional Disturbance Waiver (SEDW)