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The School of Social Work at Wayne State University is among the nation's leaders in preparing students for professional practice. Our graduates are highly sought after by local and statewide agencies. We invite you to find out how we can help you meet your career goals in the rewarding field of social work.

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Pain Management Online Course (1 CEU)
April 29 2016
Online Programs
One out of three Americans suffer from chronic pain. Think about that for a minute. You, me, your partner, your friends, your family, your colleagues, your clients. We are all at risk and many are already suffering. Advances in medicine, longer life spans and an aging population only make the challenges all the more important. Chronic pain can be disabling, detrimental to functioning and at the very least, distracting.  How do we treat it? Do opiates help? Why would the Michigan Legislature pass a law establishing a “right to adequate pain relief”? This one hour course will begin to answer these questions. Research will be cited to help wade through the myriad of “treatments”. Traditional medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, psycho- social methods and other approaches will be presented. Specific techniques will be reviewed. Participants will be encouraged to apply the concepts both personally and professionally. And finally, not only will this course meet the requirement for “one hour of pain management education every three years”, but it will also help you understand where the requirement came from. Pending a passing post-test score, a certificate will be e-mailed to you. Visit our website to complete this online course http://socialwork.wayne.edu/continuing-education/pain_management_online_course.php Instructor: Dennis Muzzi, L.M.S.W.
Ethics Online Course (5 CEUs)
April 29 2016
Online Programs
This course is comprised of two modules with the first focusing on Ethical Social Work Practice and second on The Regulatory Process.  The course is also divided into 14 parts designed to assist participants in managing completion of the course at an individual pace. Module one focuses on licensure, the Public Health Code, and the code of ethics, exploring causes of ethical violations, describing the slippery slope model, and following with the challenges that social workers face.  Development of the social worker is then identified in Module two, followed by risk factors and examples of excuses often voiced by social workers who have been sanctioned for violating the Public Health Code. This is an online continuing education credit hour course that can be completed at your leisure in the comfort of your own home! It is as simple as watching the presentation, completing a post-test followed by an evaluation and paying the fee. Pending a passing post-test score, a certificate will be e-mailed to you.  Visit our website to complete this online course http://socialwork.wayne.edu/continuing-education/ Instructor: Anwar Najor-Durack, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.  
Understanding Youth Violence and Victimization: Implications for Social Work Practice Online Course (2CEUs)
May 2 2016
Online Programs
THIS ONLINE CEU COURSE IS AVAILABLE ANY TIME & ANY DAY!!!!! Youth violence is a serious social and public health concern, and numerous studies have documented risk factors associated with youth’s exposure to and experiences in violence occurring in multiple contexts. The aim of this online CEU class is to enhance social work practitioners’ understanding of youth violence and how various type of violence impact children and adolescents. The major focus will be on child maltreatment, school bullying and victimization, and juvenile justice involvement. We will explore the associated risk factors and outcomes, particularly among diverse children and adolescents (i.e., racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ, special education, etc.) and the strengths and drawbacks of the current programs and policies.This is an online continuing education credit hour course that can be completed at your leisure in the comfort of your own home! It is as simple as reading the 3 articles provided, completing a post-test followed by an evaluation and paying the fee. Pending a passing post-test score, a certificate will be e-mailed to you. Visit our website to complete this online course http://socialwork.wayne.edu/continuing-education/online-courses.php Pay Here
The School of Social Work Dean's Luncheon honoring our Graduating Class of 2016
May 4 2016 at 11:30 AM
The Student Center Building, 2nd Floor Ballroom, 5221 Gullen Mall
The School of Social Work will be honoring our Graduating Class of 2016 with our Dean's annual luncheon. 
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