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Are you interested in presenting for the MSU School of Social Work Continuing Education Program?  If so, complete a program proposal and fax or mail to:

(517) 353-3599 - Fax

Social Work Continuing Education

655 Auditorium Road
Baker Hall Room 212

East Lansing, MI 48824

The new Summer-Fall 2014 CE Catalog is now available! You can register here or download the registration form.

This brochure covers the Great Lakes Summer Institute programs only, held in Traverse City, MI, July 9, 10, and 11, 2014.You can register here or download the registration form.


The new 2014 Winter/Spring/Summer Child Welfare In-service Training Catalog is now available.

Michigan State University 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.

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 contracted private agencies. Early registration is encouraged. Registrations are nontransferable.

MSU School of Social Work Child Welfare In-Service Training programs in this catalog are found on pages 9-15:

  • Working with Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Preventing Adoption Disruption: Strategies to Use Before, During & After Adoption
  • Facilitating Recovery: Child Welfare Professionals & Work with Substance Using Populations
  • The Effects of Sexual Abuse on Children & Adolescents: Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • Exploring Cultural Competent Practice within the Child Welfare System
  • Special Education Advocacy
  • Trauma-Informed Removal & Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Child Welfare Worker’s Role in Helping Children Experience Safety with Others & within Themselves
  • Growing Up in the Care of Strangers
  • When Child Welfare & Mental Health Services Intersect Working with Families with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED)
  • Hope & Resilience: Moving Past Vicarious Trauma in Child Welfare Practice
  • Helping the Judge Make the Right Decision: Effective Courtroom Testimony
  • Assessment Tools for Children Ages 0-3: Development, Attachment, Social-Emotional Skills & the Parent-Infant Relationship
  • Ethics & Personal Values in Child Welfare Practice

Registration for these programs is online only at socialwork.msu.edu/register.php

Also, check out information about the online courses>>

Announcing the Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS) Take the Lead Series, a program of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) funded by the US Children’s Bureau. Through December 2014, four  online modules will be available for FREE. Click here for details!



School Social Work Competency Series

This is a fully online program. A Competency Series of courses for University Credit or Social Work Continuing Education Credits is available, as is a Refresher Course for Social Work Continuing Education Credits. More information>>

>>School Social Work Competency Series course descriptions and information (pdf)

>>Register for the fully online School Social Work Competency Series

Special Programs

6th Annual Great Lakes Summer Institute

July 9-11, 2014
Traverse City MI
Information will be available soon.

The MSU School of Social Work, together with the Association for Children's Mental Health, is now an NIMH Outreach Partner through the National Institute of Mental Health's Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison. The Outreach Partnership Program focuses on training and dissemination. It works to increase the public's access to science-based mental health information and enhance opportunities for the public to benefit from participation in research. More information>>


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