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  1. Eportfolio Series: Introductory Session »

    May 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    What is an eportfolio? How is the Seelio platform utilized to support eportfolios? Have you been interested in developing an eportfolio but would like more support with this effort? The SSW Career Services Office has organized a series of sessions this summer to help students develop eportfolios. This session (Part 1) will provide an overview of eportfolios, integrative learning, Seelio and how to get started. Students participating in the project/club will be offered technical support from the SSW Career Services Office throughout the summer.

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  2. Lunch 'N' Learn: Data Visualization »

    May 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Presenting data effectively leads to people actually reading our data and reports.  When we can engage people with intentional reporting, our audience will be more engaged and able to take informed action.  In my presentation, I will cover some of the research behind presenting data intentionally.  We will review before and after transformations and dive into the steps taken to create deliverables rooted in data visualization technique.  This process includes choosing the best chart type and correctly using of color, arrangement, text, and chart design.  These are steps that you can immediately apply to your work.  You will walk away knowing the anatomy of a good visualization, and will have more tools to better design your PowerPoint presentations, reports, fact sheets, dashboards, and conference posters. 

    Learning Objectives:

    Students will be able to apply graphic design best practices to enhance data visualizations with simple, implementable steps

    Students will be better equipped to present data that tells a story, leading to increased audience engagement and data-driven decision making

    Lunch will be provided!

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  3. Theory and Practice of Infant Mental Health »

    May 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This introductory course will examine the principles of Infant Mental Health intervention with families of infants and young children. Using attachment theory as a foundation, we will examine best practices in supporting early developing relationships between infants and young children and their caregivers. Special attention will be given to understanding the processes through which practitioners can promote infant well-being and expand parenting capacity to nurture and protect their children.

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  4. Living Well with Pain: The ACT Approach (Webinar) »

    May 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    In this webinar, participants will learn the fundamental principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidence-based practice. After gaining this foundation, participants will learn applications of ACT to the understanding and treatment of chronic pain.

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  5. Memorial Day Holiday »

    May 29, 2017

  6. Addressing Suicide: A Culturally Responsive Approach to Prevention and Intervention »

    June 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:15pm

    This workshop will help participants gain a deeper understanding of suicide prevention and interventions in clinical practice. With the goal to become more comfortable and confident identifying and helping address suicidal ideation, plan(s) and intent in communities, this training will offer opportunities to engage in role-plays and review case examples.

    Ethical and legal responsibilities as social workers exist when working with consumers. It is essential to understand the complexity of responses in clinical practice when suicide is present and needs to be addressed. This workshop will allow participants they opportunity to explore their beliefs regarding suicide at different stages of the lifespan and how one's beliefs do and do not influence our practice.

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  7. Working with Individuals with Dementia and Their Families »

    June 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This course introduces students to the world of dementia care for older adults and family caregivers. Demographic data regarding increased incidence of dementia in all ethnic/racial and socioeconomic groups will frame examination of intervention research with individuals with dementia and family caregivers.

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  8. Animal Assisted Therapy Introduction Experiential »

    June 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    This mini-course will start with an orientation webinar on Friday June 2 from 2-5pm. Webinar attendance is required to attend the in-person portion on Saturday.

    The remainder of the course, which is primarily experiential, will meet at the instructor's farm in Dexter, Michigan on Saturday, June 3 from 9am to 5pm with ah hour break for lunch. Please bring your lunch and come prepared to be outdoors interacting with animals. Course Description: This course provides an experiential opportunity for students 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.

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  9. Social Work Practice in Rural Settings »

    June 2, 2017 - 9:00pm

    This minicourse will examine practice theory and techniques relevant to social work in a rural setting. There are many definitions of what might be considered a rural community. For the purposes of this course, we will define communities as rural that have a population size of 2,500 to 20,000 with no major metropolitan area within hour of the community. Rural communities are often plagued with similar problems as vast metropolitan areas such as high poverty rates, inadequate housing, and inadequate access to health care. However, the scarcity of resources and professionals including medical providers, socioeconomic underdevelopment, and physical distance from services and lack of public transportation are frequently identified as compounding factors of living in a rural community. The impact of differences in the key diversity dimensions such as ability, age, class, color, culture, ethnicity, family structure, gender (including gender identity and gender expression) marital status, national origin, race, religion or spirituality, sex, and sexual orientation will be examined, within the context of practicing in a rural community. This course will also emphasize issues of ethical practice as defined by the social worker code of ethics within a rural community.

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  10. Job Search Strategies Workshop »

    June 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Michelle Woods, Director of the Office of Career Services, will discuss tips to conducting a strategic and targeted job search. Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing and Salary Negotiation tips will be discussed. 

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