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Pain Management Online Course (1 CEU)
October 21 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)
October 21 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.  
B.S.W. Welcome Days
October 24 2016 at 3:30 PM
Schoolcraft Center - Educational Outreach
We strongly encourage all prospective students to attend an informational meeting.  At the meetings, we cover in detail about the B.S.W. program, careers, application process, curriculum, tuition cost, and much more... The traditional B.S.W. program begins in the fall semester with a priority processing date of February 1st and deadline date of April 1st.  All applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as admissions will close once program capacity has been reached. Applications may be submitted up to one year prior to the start of the beginning term of the selected program. If available, please bring an unofficial copy of your student transcripts to the meeting.
Grand Challenges in Social Work Brown Bag
October 25 2016 at 12:00 PM
5447 Woodward
In an effort to strengthen our connections to the Grand Challenges in Social Work - The School of Social Work Center for Social Work Research will hold a Brown Bag on Tuesday October 25th from noon-1pm in room 101 of the School of Social Work (Media Center on the 1st floor).  Please plan to join us as we explore how our research, teaching and service connects (and can connect) with the Grand Challenges.   Please bring your lunch.  Light refreshments will be provided.   For more on the Grand Challenges - visit: http://aaswsw.org/grand-challenges-initiative/
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