9 APR 2019/ 4:30pm-6:30pm

CEU: Helping Children and Families Talk About Death

Presented by: Susan Sefanksy, MSW, LMSW, ACSW

LMSW’s in attendance earn 2 CEU’s

When a death is experienced by a child, the reaction of the adults around them will have a profound effect on how the child makes sense of the event.

Talking about death often provokes discomfort, anxiety and fear. This training will provide the opportunity to explore issues surrounding children and death in hopes of increasing our professional comfort level to hold these conversations and to understand how the grief trajectory may be influenced by events that do or do not happen at that time.

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13 Feb 2019/ 4:30pm-6:30pm

CEU: Intro to Motivational Interviewing

 Presented by Chamisa MacKenzie, LMSW, MPH

LMSW’s in attendance earn 2 CEU’s

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based, client-centered, directive communication style that aims to elicit a client’s own motivation for change by paying detailed attention to client language. It can be used in a multitude of healthcare environments and situations to promote progress toward improved outcomes.

29 Nov 2018/ 4:30pm-6:30pm

CEU: Helping Kids and Parents Cope with Divorce

Presented by Dr. Joshua Ehrlich

LMSW’s in attendance earn 2 CEU’s

Divorce is always stressful, but it doesn’t have to be traumatic. This course will frame divorce in terms of the losses it entails for family members. It will illuminate how therapists can help parents assist their children mourn the losses of divorce, and help parents with their own mourning processes.


29 Oct 2018/ 9am-11am

Identifying and Serving Victims of Human Traffickking

Presented by Mira Sussman, LMSW

LMSW’s in attendance earn 2CEU’s

Victims of trafficking are some of the most vulnerable populations social workers can serve; they can be young people, immigrants, women, minorities, and come from all variety of backgrounds–but they have in common their extreme subjugation, disenfranchisement and victimization.

This training will offer definition and parameters of human trafficking and tools to identify and help victims, along with addressing the ethical issues inherent in the process.

This course meets licensing requirements found in the R.338.2929. Rule 29: ” All Social Workers seeking licensure (including a limited license) shall complete training in identifying victims of human trafficking.”

26 Sep 2018/ 6pm-8pm

Crucial Conversations: Experts Discuss How to Talk to Your Kids About the Serious Stuff of Today

@Liberty Schools in Saline (free child care offered)
Dr. Sonya Lewis, Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence
Brianne  Twombly, Manager of Trauma Informed Care at Starfish Family Services
Cynthia Ewell Foster, The Director of The University Center for Child and Family and member of the Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Team
Amy Stern, U of M Professor and expert on adolescent development and mental health.
Kristen Harrison, U of M media psychologist who studies mass media effects on children and adolescents

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