The Wayne State Social Work CE Advantage

The Wayne State University School of Social Work, known for its excellence in social work practice, is the premier provider of continuing education in the metro Detroit area, integrating both intellectually challenging and practice-relevant courses. Our continuing education programs are distinguished by quality instruction provided by highly experienced social work practitioners on substantive issues encountered in today's practice environment. Our online courses are intended to inform practitioners on theoretical advances and best practices in the profession as well as challenge practitioners to integrate current knowledge from social science research in their professional work. All programs meet the criteria for approval by the State of Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. 

Our continuing education programs are characterized by;

  • Consistently high ratings by participants
  • Low cost
  • Convenient online programming to fit your schedule 

As the call to end racial inequity rang loud across the nation and world last summer, we organized a series of community discussions that highlighted the rich history of activism in social work and the Metro Detroit community. The response to these events was robust and positive. We selected to expand on these conversations with a three-part series focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. Each virtual event will be hosted and Zoom and offer 2 social work CEU's:

  1. The first in this series, "Stepping Up for Social Justice Activism: How you can create change", was an online forum hosted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 highlighting the experience of local advocates working to advance social justice.
  2. The second in this series, "Show Me the Money: Why Financial Capability Matters for Social Workers and the Communities They Serve", will occur on Monday, January 25, 2021 and will discuss the principles of asset building and how knowledge of these principles will facilitate social work knowledge and practice.
  3. The third and final event in this series, "Do Black Men deserve the American dream? The Impact of Gendered Deservingness on economic security for marginalized families", will occur on Thursday, March 25, 2021 and will discuss how Black men are affected by the social welfare system and the challenges that impede their ability to attain economic security.