Program Information

Grand Valley State University works hard to bring our social workers the continuing education clock hours that are required by the state of Michigan. Our goal is to offer quality courses that are meaningful and applicable to professional social workers. We also provide small, personal, and intellectual environments to optimize your learning experience.

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Scheduled Programs

The below programs have been approved for Michigan social work continuing education clock hours through the School of Social Work of Grand Valley State University. Payment is due upon enrollment.

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2018 Programs:  

FEB 23 - FOSTER CHILDREN, BEHAVIORS AND SPECIAL EDUCATIONView Catalog - FREE to all DHHS and their private agency partner employees. Eligible agency list This program is currently full, and no wait list is available. Sorry for any inconvenience.

MAR 2 - THE POWER OF KINSHIP CARE: THE CHALLENGES OF STRENGTH-BASED ASSESSMENT - View Catalog - FREE to all DHHS and their private agency partner employees. Eligible agency list Dr. Jill Worrall is being sponsored by the Lake Michigan College Foundation.

MAR 16 - THROUGH THEIR LENSES: WHERE DO YOU STAND IN UNACCOMPANIED MINORS' NEGOTIATING OF IDENTITY? - View Flyer

MAR 23 - HOLISTIC PAIN MANAGEMENT - View Flyer - This program meets the pain management requirement for social work license renewal. This program is currently full and the wait list has been closed. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

MAR 27 - HUMAN TRAFFICKING: MODERN DAY SLAVERY - View Flyer - This program meets the human trafficking requirement for licensing. This program is currently full and the wait list has been closed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

APR 20 - ETHICS FROM A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE - View Flyer - This program meets the ethics requirement for social work license renewal. This program is currently full and the wait list has been closed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

MAY 4 - THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA AND AT HOME: NATIONAL AND LOCAL TRENDS FOR OPIOID ABUSE/ADDICTION - View Flyer - This program is pending MCBAP approval. You are not required to take all three programs in this series.

MAY 11 - THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA AND AT HOME: TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER - View Flyer - This program is pending MCBAP approval. You are not required to take all three programs in this series.

MAY 17 - BROKEN...BUT FIXABLE: ASSESSING AND ADDRESSING THE COST OF YOUR WORK - View Catalog - FREE to all DHHS and their private agency partner employees. Eligible agency list 

MAY 18 - THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA AND AT HOME: LIFE AFTER TREATMENT FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER - View Flyer - This program is pending MCBAP approval. You are not required to take all three programs in this series.

JUN 1 - RECOVERY 101: HOW TO SUPPORT CLIENTS IN EARLY RECOVERY - View Flyer - This program has been approved for MCBAP credits.

JUN 15 - WHAT IS THE MENTAL HEALTH MEDICAL CRITERIA FOR INPATIENT HOSPITALIZATION AND CRISIS RESIDENTIAL UNITS? - View Flyer

JUN 22 - NAVIGATING HIGHER EDUCATION FOR YOUTH EXITING FOSTER CARE OR ADOPTED FROM FOSTER CARE - View Catalog - FREE to all DHHS and their private agency partner employees. Eligible agency list 

AUG 4-15 - CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL WORKERS IN IRELAND 2018 This program meets the ethics and pain management requirement for social work license renewal. 

 

Most recent past year's social work programs:

SEP 8 - Social Media: Keeping Our Kids Safe          

SEP 22 - Applying DBT Skills to Clinical Practice

SEP 22 - Step Out of the Box: Apply Ethics on the Micro, Mezzo and Macro Level (Traverse City) 

OCT 13 - Play: Exploring Play for the Healing Child

OCT 20 - Effective Use of Parenting Time: The Impact on Permanence and Family Wellness

NOV 3 - Managing Chronic Pain

DEC 1 - Giving and Receiving Positive and Negative Feedback

DEC 8 - A Place to Belong: An Exploration of Best Practices in Supporting Family Acceptance, Reconciliation and Community for LGBTQ+ Youth

DEC 15 - Understanding Commercial Sexual Exploitation in West Michigan

JAN 5 - Examining Historical Trauma of Indian Country

JAN 12 - Breaking Down the Silos: Providing Integrated Health Care 

JAN 19 - Princesses Don't Deserve to be Hit: How to Successfully Testify, Prepare and Appeal Proof Child Protective Proceedings 

FEB 2 - GRIEF AND TRAUMA: Exploring Elementary Age Youth and Their Needs 

FEB 9 - Yoga: A Therapeutic Tool

FEB 16 - Ethics and the Impaired Professional: What's a Social Worker to Do?

Registration Deadline: Three days prior to each training by 5:00 p.m.

Cancellation Policy: Should your plans change, you may transfer your registration to another person or class at any time. Cancellations must be received in writing (via fax, mail or email) 48 hours prior to class start time. Cancellations received before the deadline will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after the deadline and/or no-shows are not eligible for refunds.

If you have questions, please call our office at (616) 331-7180 or e-mail us at socialworkce@gvsu.edu

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:  If Grand Valley State University closes on Friday due to the weather, this class will also be cancelled. If we are open, but you feel that the weather conditions make it unsafe to attend, we will give you a refund for this class. To check to see if the University is closed, please go to WZZM or WOOD TV either online or on television to see their school closings and cancellations. You may also call the university directly to see if we are open:  616-331-2020.

Special Accommodations: Please contact our office for information regarding special needs accommodations. We will work with you to insure your needs are met. (616) 331-7180 or email socialworkce@gvsu.edu 



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