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  1. Alumni Webinar Series | The Journey to Becoming a Supportive Adult for Students Who Have Experienced Foster Care and Homelessness

    Note: This course is available for free to U-M SSW alumni as part of our Alumni Webinar Series, which features invited alumni speakers. Please know that non-alumni participants are welcome to register as well!

    Nationally, 2% of youth who have experienced foster care graduate with a bachelor's degree despite 80% reporting they have aspirations to attend college. Further, over 60,000 people identify as homeless on the FAFSA each year but are also underrepresented at graduation. Facilitators will share the unique needs of this student population and how family privilege impacts success in college. Participants will learn strategies for being a supportive adult and how to positively impact the campus culture for students from foster care or homelessness.

    Objectives

    • Describe the unique needs and lived experiences of students who have experienced foster care and homelessness. Identify aspects of family privilege and how campuses and education systems often maintain a systematic assumption that students will have some level of stable family support during their time in college. Describe best practices for identifying students who have experienced foster care or homelessness on college campuses for the purpose of providing support and advocating for more inclusive processes. Outline strategies for serving as a supportive adult and positively impacting campus culture for students who have experienced foster care or homelessness.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 3/11/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    • Miriam A. Connolly

    Location

    online
  2. Alumni Webinar Series | Integrating Behavioral Healthcare to Accelerate Management of Chronic Physical Health Conditions in Global Contexts

    Note: This course is available for free to U-M SSW alumni as part of our Alumni Webinar Series, which features invited alumni speakers. Please know that non-alumni participants are welcome to register as well!

    Behavioral healthcare integration essential for chronic disease management. Mental health and substance abuse issues exacerbate global public health issues, including increased mortality and morbidity rates, lack of access to health care and impact on individuals overall functioning.

    This presentation identifies how advancing behavioral health integration into the global response to chronic health conditions can improve health care treatment engagement and retention leading into improved health outcomes. Variables preventing the use of a universal approach for integrated care interventions will be explained. The presenter will explore various reason why treatment gaps exist in integrating effective behavioral health around the world. Lastly, Factors impacting global mental health will be examined from micro and macro level.

    Objectives

    • Identify at least three promising behavioral health practices that support chronic health treatment engagement and retention for improved health outcomes in international contexts.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 4/6/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructor

    Location

    online
  3. Creating Resilient Communities: Your Role

    Note: This training is available for free to MDHHS-affiliated child welfare workers.

    This workshop will introduce participants to the Adverse Childhood Experience study. By highlighting the impact of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress, participants will be able to identify how specific experiences impact the health and social behaviors of individuals.

    Michigan ACE's Initiative seeks to share invaluable information about the implications of ACE's in our communities as well strategies for prevention and healing.

    Toxic stress experiences by members of target groups will be discussed. Resiliency strategies that professionals and community members can utilize to positively improve outcomes for children and families will be explored.

    Objectives

    • Identify three categories of adverse childhood experiences.
    • Describe two ethical considerations and obligations for providing services to individuals that experience toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences.
    • Identify two resiliency strategies to utilize with children and families experiencing toxic stress.
    in-service training webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 4/22/2021 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 ethics synchronous interactive
    • 2 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    Location

    online
  4. Basic Skills for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    DBT is an empirically supported treatment for individuals with severe emotionally regulation problems. Part of the treatment consists of teaching individuals specific skill sets in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance. Participants will learn an overview of these skills and how to integrate these skills into their clinical practice.

    This workshop will present an introduction to DBT theory and skills with use of 2 clinical cases.

    Objectives

    • Name and describe two theories informing DBT practice.
    • Describe the concept and process of a behavior chain analysis.
    • Describe in detail two specific skills within DBT (either within the acceptance or change areas).
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 5/6/2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Location

    online
  5. Evidence-based Parenting Interventions to Help Parents Reduce the Use of Physical Punishment

    Note: This training is available for free to MDHHS-affiliated child welfare workers.

    This course focuses on an issue that many social workers confront in their practice with children and families - the use of discipline and physical punishment in childrearing. This course examines research on the effectiveness of a wide range of parental disciplinary approaches. This course introduces a series of evidence-based parenting interventions, and discusses how these interventions approach parents' beliefs and behaviors related to child discipline. We will discuss how cultural norms and beliefs may influence parents' discipline choices, and how social workers can engage in productive dialogue with parents to help parents achieve their parenting aims. Content of this course is based on the book published by the instructor titled "Ending the physical punishment of children: A guide for clinicians and practitioners."

    Objectives

    • Identify two evidence-based parenting interventions that help parents reduce their physical punishment of children.
    • Describe cognitive training strategies to help parents reframe their children's behavior to reduce parents' use of corporal punishment.
    • Describe brief intervention approaches that work with parents.
    in-service training webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 5/7/2021 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    Location

    online
  6. Sexual Health Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Practice

    The objective of this training is to help mental health professionals develop confidence and a skill set for discussing sexual identity, health/wellness, and intimacy with their clients. Fundamentals of sex therapy from a biopsychosocial approach will be covered to ensure that participants feel well-equipped to incorporate sexual functioning into their core approach to assessment and treatment. The learner will understand the ramifications of relegating this topic to a "specialized" treatment approach and feel skilled and capable in addressing sex therapy topics as a foundational approach to assessment and treatment.

    Objectives

    • Identify at least three reasons to incorporate sexual health assessment into general mental health treatment.
    • Apply common assessment questions in practice to understand history and underlying issues associated with sexual concerns.
    • Describe the relationship between trauma experiences and common difficulties associated with sexual intimacy and health.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 5/7/2021 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 aasect synchronous interactive
    • 1 pain management live interactive online
    • 2 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Location

    online
  7. Building a Social Justice Informed Private Practice | Part 1: Foundation

    This workshop is part one of a four-part series on social justice oriented approaches to offering private behavioral health services in a private practice setting. This section outlines the basic knowledge foundation social workers need to prepare to offer private outpatient behavioral health services. While we encourage participants to complete all four parts, you may also select those that best fit your needs and schedule.

    This series will provide a foundational understanding of private and public behavioral health services so that participants are able to identify the skills needed to deliver outpatient services as a clinician with a social justice orientation. With increased access to behavioral health services through policies such as Health Care Parity and the Affordable Care Act, more community members with mild to moderate need for behavioral health services are seeking care and there is a greater need for non-public behavioral health care providers who deliver culturally-responsive and socially-just services.

    Objectives

    • Define non-public behavioral health services.
    • Define public behavioral health services.
    • Describe the core values of social work and relevance to behavioral health
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 5/20/2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 ethics synchronous interactive
    • 1.75 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructors

    Location

    online
  8. Building a Social Justice Informed Private Practice | Part 2: Skills

    This workshop is part two of a four-part series on social justice oriented approaches to offering private behavioral health services in a private practice setting. This section focuses on skills for outpatient behavioral health services. While we encourage participants to complete all four parts, you may also select those that best fit your needs and schedule.

    This course will provide a foundational understanding of private and public behavioral health services so that participants are able to identify the skills needed to deliver outpatient services as a clinician with a social justice orientation. With increased access to behavioral health services through policies such as Health Care Parity and the Affordable Care Act, more community members with mild to moderate need for behavioral health services are seeking care and there is a greater need for non-public behavioral health care providers who deliver culturally-responsive and socially-just services.

    Objectives

    • Identify skills needed to deliver outpatient behavioral health services in private settings.
    • Describe one's personal philosophy to service delivery.
    • Compare and contrast needs and wants of clients presenting for service delivery.
    • Identify at least one ethical standard relevant to social justice and outpatient behavioral health services.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 5/20/2021 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1.75 ethics synchronous interactive
    • 2 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructors

    Location

    online
  9. Building a Social Justice Informed Private Practice | Part 3: Practice Strategies

    This workshop is part three of a four-part series on social justice oriented approaches to offering private behavioral health services in a private practice setting. This section focuses on practice strategies. While we encourage participants to complete all four parts, you may also select those that best fit your needs and schedule.

    This series will provide a foundational understanding of private and public behavioral health services so that participants are able to identify the skills needed to deliver outpatient services as a clinician with a social justice orientation. With increased access to behavioral health services through policies such as Health Care Parity and the Affordable Care Act, more community members with mild to moderate need for behavioral health services are seeking care and there is a greater need for non-public behavioral health care providers who deliver culturally-responsive and socially-just services.

    Objectives

    • Identify social work core competencies.
    • Describe two tools and strategies to integrate to demonstrate socially just practice.
    • Describe the role of clinician in private outpatient setting as a social worker.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 5/21/2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2.75 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructors

    Location

    online
  10. Building a Social Justice Informed Private Practice | Part 4: Business Strategies

    This workshop is part four of a four-part series on social justice oriented approaches to offering private behavioral health services in a private practice setting. This section focuses on business strategies. While we encourage participants to complete all four parts, you may also select those that best fit your needs and schedule.

    This series will provide a foundational understanding of private and public behavioral health services so that participants are able to identify the skills needed to deliver outpatient services as a clinician with a social justice orientation. With increased access to behavioral health services through policies such as Health Care Parity and the Affordable Care Act, more community members with mild to moderate need for behavioral health services are seeking care and there is a greater need for non-public behavioral health care providers who deliver culturally-responsive and socially-just services.

    Objectives

    • Identify funding sources for private behavioral health services.
    • Describe the credentialing process for Michigan state insurance plans.
    • Identify three strategies for sharing information about services delivered.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 5/21/2021 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructors

    Location

    online

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