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  1. Positive, Problematic, and Productive Social Media Use

    Technology and social media shape the identities and worldviews of today’s teens. Adolescent sexuality and relationships are interwoven with cell phones and social media. Many caregivers and professionals are left wondering: what does it all mean? This workshop will start from the ground up, beginning with definitions and a roadmap of technology commonly used by young people. From there, we will examine how technology influences teen sexuality and relationships – for better or for worse. We will discuss teen relationship abuse and technology, as well as the way teen relationships and identity can be strengthened by technology. Finally, the class will focus on how to work with and relate to teens through the lens of technology.

    Instructor

    • Kaleigh Cornelison
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 6/7/2024 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 regular live interactive online

    Location

    online
  2. Animal Assisted Therapy Introduction Experiential

    This workshop will start with an orientation webinar on Friday June 14 from 2-5pm provided over Zoom. The remainder of the course, which is primarily experiential, will meet at the instructor's farm in Dexter, Michigan on Saturday, June 15. Participants must attend both days to receive CE credit.

    Course Description:
    This course provides an experiential opportunity for participants to explore animal-assisted therapeutic activities specifically designed to further a wide range of therapeutic goals with children, adolescents, families and adult clients. Like play therapy and art therapy, animal-assisted interventions, when integrated with evidence-based methods including (but not limited to) CBT and mindfulness, trauma recovery, family systems, cultural-relational and psychodynamic approaches, offer opportunities for people to work through a variety of issues and insecurities related to attachment, trauma, self-esteem and identity concerns, dysregulation, behavioral difficulties, mental illness, developmental disabilities, and family and relational problems. With selected animals as therapy partners, the therapeutic team helps people of all ages and positions foster new alliances, understand more fully existing problems and build practical life-skills to enhance confidence, effectiveness and joy. Presently, animal-assisted therapy is gaining acclaim in the field of mental health intervention and there is a growing body of evidence supporting its efficacy and standards in the field to be explored. This course introduces the theoretical foundations, standards, ethics, evidence, certifications, integration of methods, case examples, evaluation and practical skills involved in partnering with a variety of animals, in particular dogs, cats, goats, pigs, horses and chickens (yes, chickens!)- to provide engaging and effective interventions.

    Instructor

    hybrid course

    Sessions

    • 6/14/2024 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 6/15/2024 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 ethics live interactive online
    • 7 regular in-person
    • 2 regular live interactive online

    Location

    online
  3. Are You an Anti-Racist Practitioner?

    This webinar will challenge practitioners to reflect on their current practices and identify opportunities to incorporate anti-racist practices. Participants will learn important definitions and strategies to identify one's own biases and how bias impacts those whom we serve. Social work standards concerning diversity will be examined, along with one's professional obligations and responsibilities.

    Instructor

    • Candace N. Ziglor
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 6/14/2024 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 implicit bias live interactive online

    Location

    online
  4. Certificate in Sport Social Work | Combined Lifespan Track

    Understanding and supporting athletes and their overall health and welfare has been a prominent specialty service area that social workers have formally and informally navigated for decades. And today, the need for sports social workers with advanced training has never been more requested across sport settings (youth, collegiate, professional, and geriatric). Research currently suggests that: (1) athletes engage in sport across the lifespan to foster a greater sense of belonging and social connection; (2) athlete mental health needs are increasing and licensed, mental health providers are needed to meet this growing demand; and (3) athletes are using their platform to address social injustices and bring awareness to longstanding disparities across our country. As established agents of change, social workers uphold the profession's mission and core values, while having an expansive scope of practice to improve outcomes for individuals, communities, and the larger society.

    In addition to the live schedule, program includes 30 hours of recorded lectures:

    - Overview: History of Sport Social Work
    - Impact of Current Culture on Adolescent Mental Health
    - Adjustment/Transition into College Athletics
    - Integrated Health in Sports Settings
    - Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness
    - Sports & Body Image: Identifying Risks and Recommendations for Clinical Intervention
    - Subclinical Eating Disorders
    - Body Image and Perfectionism
    - Grief and Loss Support
    - Psychopharmacology and Navigating USADA & WADA, Drug Testing
    - Multidisciplinary Eating Disorders Team
    - Impact of Sport Specialization on Development and Injury
    - Parent-Coach-Player Dynamics
    - Safe Sport
    - Conflict Resolution and Mediation
    - Bullying and Harassment Prevention
    - Understanding Racial Diversity and Social Justice in Sports
    - Team Building and Leadership Development
    - Injury: Loss of Identity
    - Ensuring Healthy Development for Youth through Sport and Recreation
    - Behavior Activation
    - Intro to Sport Psychology
    - Sport Psychology: Basic Skills, Preparatory Skills, Performance Skills
    - ADHD vs. Anxiety: Neuropsychology and Attentional Interference in Athletics
    - Sleep and Sport
    - Differences Between Coaching and Support
    - Performance Anxiety
    - LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Sports
    - Athletes Connected: Developing Community-Based Programming
    - Everybody Gets an Opportunity: Ability
    - Critical Research Perspectives for Contemporary Sport Culture
    - Post Concussion Care
    - Transitioning Out of Sport
    - Sports in Older Adults: Once an Athlete, Always an Athlete
    - Navigating the Media's Response to an Athlete's Game
    - Macro Social Work Practice in Collegiate Sport
    hybrid certificate program

    Sessions

    • 6/26/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/10/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/17/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/24/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/31/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 8/7/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 30 regular asynchronous online
    • 12 regular live interactive online

    Location

    online
  5. Certificate in Sport Social Work | Elite Collegiate & Professional Sport Track

    Understanding and supporting athletes and their overall health and welfare has been a prominent specialty service area that social workers have formally and informally navigated for decades. And today, the need for sports social workers with advanced training has never been more requested across sport settings (youth, collegiate, professional, and geriatric). Research currently suggests that: (1) athletes engage in sport across the lifespan to foster a greater sense of belonging and social connection; (2) athlete mental health needs are increasing and licensed, mental health providers are needed to meet this growing demand; and (3) athletes are using their platform to address social injustices and bring awareness to longstanding disparities across our country. As established agents of change, social workers uphold the profession's mission and core values, while having an expansive scope of practice to improve outcomes for individuals, communities, and the larger society.

    Sport social workers play multiple roles in the lives of collegiate and professional athletes by addressing various aspects of their well-being, with a particular emphasis on providing mental health and high performance services, leading organizations as sport administrators, and helping consult on brand management and social justice initiatives. These professionals recognize the unique challenges faced by athletes within the competitive sports environment and strive to create a supportive atmosphere. By prioritizing mental health and high performance goals, these social workers contribute to the holistic development of athletes, fostering not only their physical skills but also their mental resilience and well-being, ultimately promoting a healthier and more sustainable athletic culture. Participants in this track will:
    - Develop a functional working knowledge of the roles that sport social workers play across all levels of social work practice;
    - Promote healthy relationships, encourage help-seeking behaviors, and establish and implement strategies for mental health programming that aligns with the mission and structure of an organization;
    - Understand the role sport plays in athletes' identities across the lifespan, embracing the "Once an Athlete, Always an Athlete" approach; and
    - Apply evidence-informed practices in clinical settings, research and social justice advocacy.

    In addition to the live schedule, program includes 26 hours of recorded lectures:

    - Overview: History of Sport Social Work
    - Adjustment/Transition into College Athletics
    - Integrated Health in Sports Settings
    - Sports & Body Image: Identifying Risks and Recommendations for Clinical Intervention
    - Subclinical Eating Disorders
    - Body Image and Perfectionism
    - Grief and Loss Support
    - Psychopharmacology and Navigating USADA & WADA, Drug testing
    - Multidisciplinary Eating Disorders Team
    - Parent-Coach-Player Dynamics
    - Safe Sport
    - Conflict Resolution and Mediation
    - Understanding Racial Diversity and Social Justice in Sports
    - Injury: Loss of Identity
    - Behavior Activation
    - Intro to Sport Psychology
    - Sport Psychology: Basic Skills, Preparatory Skills, Performance Skills
    - ADHD vs. Anxiety: Neuropsychology and Attentional Interference in Athletics
    - Sleep and Sport
    - Performance Anxiety
    - LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Sports
    - Athletes Connected: Developing Community-Based Programming
    - Everybody Gets an Opportunity: Ability
    - Critical Research Perspectives for Contemporary Sport Culture
    - Post Concussion Care
    - Transitioning Out of Sport
    - Sports in Older Adults: Once an Athlete, Always an Athlete
    - Navigating the Media's Response to an Athlete's Game
    - Macro Social Work Practice in Collegiate Sport
    hybrid certificate program

    Sessions

    • 6/26/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/10/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/17/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/24/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/31/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 8/7/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 26 regular asynchronous online
    • 12 regular live interactive online

    Location

    online
  6. Certificate in Sport Social Work | Youth Recreation & Club Sport Track

    Understanding and supporting athletes and their overall health and welfare has been a prominent specialty service area that social workers have formally and informally navigated for decades. And today, the need for sports social workers with advanced training has never been more requested across sport settings (youth, collegiate, professional, and geriatric). Research currently suggests that: (1) athletes engage in sport across the lifespan to foster a greater sense of belonging and social connection; (2) athlete mental health needs are increasing and licensed, mental health providers are needed to meet this growing demand; and (3) athletes are using their platform to address social injustices and bring awareness to longstanding disparities across our country. As established agents of change, social workers uphold the profession's mission and core values, while having an expansive scope of practice to improve outcomes for individuals, communities, and the larger society.

    Sport social workers play a crucial role in the holistic development of youth athletes. These dedicated professionals provide a supportive and empathetic environment for young athletes, helping them navigate the challenges that come with intense training, competition, and personal growth. Sport social workers collaborate with athletes, coaches, and families to address the unique psychological aspects of sports participation, fostering resilience, coping skills, and emotional well-being. They work to create a safe space where youth athletes can openly discuss their concerns, pressures, and aspirations. Participants will learn:
    - Ethical and logistical needs in working with youth and adolescent populations; enhanced understanding of the Safe Sport program, how to address bullying and harassment, as well as current adolescent culture of the impact social media has on our youth in sports.
    - Promote healthy relationships between caregivers, coaches and athletes through enhanced communication, problem solving, and conflict management.
    - Encourage help-seeking behaviors for both mental health needs and mental performance needs that are different from collegiate, professional and adult athletes.
    - Establish and implement strategies for mental health programming that aligns with the mission and structure of an organization, keeping in mind DEI and LGBTQ+ needs.
    - Continued knowledge and education on how eating disorders, substance use, and grief are unique to athlete populations, increasing awareness in signs and symptoms among youth athletes.

    In addition to the live schedule, program includes 26 hours of recorded lectures:

    - Overview: History of Sport Social Work
    - Impact of Current Culture on Adolescent Mental Health
    - Integrated Health in Sports Settings
    - Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness
    - Sports & Body Image: Identifying Risks and Recommendations for Clinical Intervention
    - Subclinical Eating Disorders
    - Body Image and Perfectionism
    - Grief and Loss Support
    - Psychopharmacology and Navigating USADA & WADA, Drug testing
    - Impact of Sport Specialization on development and injury
    - Parent-Coach-Player Dynamics
    - Safe Sport
    - Conflict Resolution and Mediation
    - Bullying and Harassment Prevention
    - Understanding Racial Diversity and Social Justice in Sports
    - Team Building and Leadership Development
    - Injury: Loss of Identity
    - Ensuring Healthy Development for Youth through Sport and Recreation
    - Behavior Activation
    - Intro to Sport Psychology
    - Sport Psychology: Basic Skills, Preparatory Skills, Performance Skills
    - ADHD vs. Anxiety: Neuropsychology and Attentional Interference in Athletics
    - Sleep and Sport
    - Differences Between Coaching and Support
    - Performance Anxiety
    - LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Sports
    - Athletes Connected: Developing Community-Based Programming
    - Everybody Gets an Opportunity: Ability
    - Critical Research Perspectives for Contemporary Sport Culture
    - Post Concussion Care
    - Navigating the Media's Response to an Athlete's Game
    hybrid certificate program

    Sessions

    • 6/26/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/10/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/17/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/24/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 7/31/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • 8/7/2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 26 regular asynchronous online
    • 12 regular live interactive online

    Location

    online
  7. Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management: Best Practices for K-12 Schools

    This workshop will focus on the process and procedures needed to establish a consistent school/district-wide approach to behavioral threat assessment and management. The roles and responsibilities of a multidisciplinary team following best practices established by the United States Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center and United States Department of Education will be taught. In addition, current statistics, legal cases, post-incident reviews, early identification of warning signs, primary prevention strategies to "break the code of silence”; screening and assessment procedures; and strategies for interventions, postventions, and working with difficult parents will be integrated. Case study examples and forms will also be shared to illustrate the process. This workshop accompanies the book authored by Dr. Reeves titled Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management: K-12 Schools. https://ncyi.org/shop/landingpages/15-minute-focus-series/

    Instructor

    • Melissa Reeves
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 7/12/2024 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET

    CE Contact Hours

    • 7 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Location

    online
  8. Certificate in Dismantling Oppression

    Working towards social justice requires the intentional development of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture by intervening at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. The Certificate in Dismantling Oppression is designed for individuals in all areas of practice. Individuals and organizations that have a commitment to challenging social injustices will apply core concepts and strategies to disrupt oppression at interpersonal and institutional levels. Participants will learn how oppression interferes with achieving social justice within the United States, increase knowledge of anti-oppressive practices, and obtain tools to dismantle oppression using common agreements.

    Power and Oppression - Foundation: This module supports participants in engaging with a structural framework of oppression, as well as the NASW Code of Ethics obligation to challenge social injustices. After a self-assessment of personal biases, common agreements will be introduced to be utilized while discussing dynamics of power and oppression.

    Power and Oppression - Tools of Oppression: This module introduces four common tools, discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes, and generalizations, used to support the perpetuation of systemic oppression.

    Tools of Oppression - Knowledge: This module will expand terms and definitions to increase knowledge and understanding of the "tools of oppression" as they relate to implicit and explicit bias and the impact on historically marginalized individuals and groups.

    Anti-Oppression as a Strategy: This module provides information on policies, procedures, and practices that are recommended to mitigate the harmful impacts of oppression at the individual and institutional level.

    Commitment to Action: This module is designed to support participants in creating a plan of action to actively engage in dismantling racism within their sphere of influence.

    Practice Implications: This module identifies potential challenges and barriers to implementing anti-oppressive actions. Methods of implementation and advocacy of increasing access to resources in practice will be reviewed.
    hybrid certificate program

    Sessions

    • 9/10/2024 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 9/17/2024 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 9/24/2024 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 10/1/2024 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 10/8/2024 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 10/15/2024 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 ethics live interactive online
    • 3 implicit bias synchronous interactive
    • 6 regular asynchronous online
    • 8 regular live interactive online

    Location

    online
  9. 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.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 9/13/2024 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 pain management live interactive online
    • 2 regular live interactive online

    Location

    online
  10. Advocacy through Storytelling: Skill Building for Social Workers at All Levels of Practice

    The field of social work require education and professional competencies for social workers to be equipped to promote and advocate for equity and justice in their practice. Story-telling is an uniquely powerful way to engage in advocacy. As social workers, our professional experience at any level (micro, mezzo, and macro) can help guide decision-makers (within institutions, organizations, and in policy-making) to make informed decisions based on best practices and social work values and ethics. Join us for an interactive workshop to learn more about what makes storytelling an effective method for advocacy and tips for telling your own story.

    Instructor

    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 9/20/2024 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 regular live interactive online

    Location

    online

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