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  1. Relationship-Focused Play Therapy

    December 3, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    This virtual training will focus on relationship-focused play therapy with children and their caregivers. We will review the primacy of play in children's overall development as well as the developmental stages of play in order to provide a framework for understanding our observations of children's play and help inform our assessments of areas of strength and challenge. We will consider how critical it is to be mindful of how our own personal experiences of play color our observations, as well as how gender and racial biases can distort how we see the play of children, particularly black children.

    We will review the tenets of non-directive play therapy, how play therapy impacts the brain, and how to integrate our understanding of attachment, neuroscience, and play therapy within the context of relationships.

    Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.

    Room: online
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  2. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee

    December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  3. Effective Strategies for Father Engagement

    December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    This is a highly interactive in-service training for social service providers that will use breakout rooms and discussion with fatherhood experts to illustrate effective strategies to increase father engagement in social service settings, especially focused on maternal child health, home visitation, and early childhood education settings. Participants will be expected to have their cameras on during this virtual Zoom training.

    In this webinar, Dr. Shawna J. Lee will describe the importance of working with fathers and engaging them in community based practice settings. We will discuss how to engage fathers within community based settings such as Healthy Start home visitation programs. Shon Hart will discuss barriers to father engagement. Shawna Lee, Shon Hart, and two fatherhood community health workers (Terrance Blanchard and Derek Miller) will lead breakout room discussions about effective strategies to engage fathers.

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    Learning Objectives

    Describe the importance of father involvement.

    Describe the benefits of father involvement in their children's lives.

    Describe the Healthy Start father engagement home visitation program intervention components.

    Identify barriers to father involvement.

    Identify barriers to engaging fathers in community based practice settings.

    Identify effective strategies for engaging fathers in home visitation.

    Agenda

    12:00 - 12:30pm | An introduction to the importance of father involvement

    12:30 - 1:00pm | Barriers to effective father engagement

    1:00 - 1:30pm | Strategies to engage fathers in home visitation and other social service practice settings

    1:30 - 2:00pm | Problem solving and discussion for strategies to engage fathers in community-based practice settings

    CE Approval Statement

    The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 synchronous online continuing education contact hours.

    Please see the CE Policies page for more information about continuing education.

    Address: Online

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