Events

In addition to our online course offerings, we invite you to join us at one of our upcoming live interactive online courses. These sessions fall under the 22.5 CE requirement for live sessions, which includes in-person meetings, live webinars and multi-day conferences.

For a full listing of events visit the WSU Event Calendar

Upcoming events

Suicide Assessment - Confidence to Make the Call
Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm on Zoom

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – a time set aside to come together to raise awareness and discuss suicide prevention. Join the Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education as Scott James Smith, Ph.D., LMSW discusses the most up-to-date research on the risk factors for suicide, how to assess for risk, and how to develop a plan of action. 

Smith is Associate Professor of Social Work at Oakland University. Additionally, he is a lecturer at the Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine and is on staff at William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak's Emergency Center where he provides psychiatric assessments and support. He also serves as a contributing member of the Wayne State School of Social Work Center for Behavioral Health and Justice. During his career as a social worker he has worked in a variety of crisis mental health roles and worked closely with law enforcement. Seeing the importance of his mental health experience in the law enforcement community, Scott became a reserve police officer with the city of Ferndale. He provides a wide range of trainings and psychological services to police agencies, fire departments, and EMS companies to both prepare them to interact with individuals experiencing mental health and substance abuse challenges as well as to address their own mental health needs. Learn more

2 Social Work CE's will be available to attendees for a cost of $15 at this event. To participate:

  • Before the EventRSVP to attend 
  • Day of the Event: Log in to the Zoom event using your full first and last name AND complete the sign-in sheet link posted in the chat.
  • After the Event: Check your email and complete the $15 payment for 2 CE's and complete the online post-event quiz. Once completed you will receive your online CE certificate in 10-14 business days.

Disability Justice Fireside Chat with Judith Heumann
Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 3 - 5 pm on wayne.edu/live

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For 86 years the Wayne State University School of Social Work has invested in, and committed to, the rights of those with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. As an urban school located in the heart of Detroit, we have worked hand-in-hand with our neighbors to build a just community for all, however, there is still work to be done. This academic year we are proud to host an open, honest and powerful three-part series focused on disability justice. The series will allow us to take an in-depth look at the student disability experience (October 7, 2021), hear lessons from world-renowned disability justice advocate Judith Heumann (October 21, 2021) and explore the disability justice climate in our own backyard of Detroit (March 2022). Learn more about the Disability Justice Series

The second event in this series will feature an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community, Judith (Judy) Heumann. Heumann has revolutionized disability legislation, fought social stigma, and been an integral part of cultivating an active disability community in the United States and around the world. From local communities to the global stage, Heumann seeks to empower disabled people to demand their own rights and inclusion. This intimate fireside discussion will explore Heumann's feelings as a young woman of 18 years and her courage to launch a journey of activism, the link between the disability justice and civil rights justice movement, the disability justice movement connection with the Black Panthers, the importance of inclusive laws and much more. This event will be facilitated by Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit Founder and CEO Lisa Franklin and will also feature clips from the award-winning documentary film, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

We request that attendees please submit questions for the Q&A portion of the program via the RSVP form

2 Social Work CE's will be available to attendees for a cost of $10 at this event. To participate:

  • Before the EventRSVP to attend 
  • Day of the Event: Log in to the wayne.edu/live chat feature using your full legal first and last name and email address
  • After the Event: Check your email and complete the $10 payment for 2 CE's and complete the online post-event quiz. Once completed you will receive your online CE certificate in 10-14 business days.

The Detroit Disability Justice Movement
Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 3 - 5 pm on Zoom

RSVP and submit Q&A questions

For 86 years the Wayne State University School of Social Work has invested in, and committed to, the rights of those with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. As an urban school located in the heart of Detroit, we have worked hand-in-hand with our neighbors to build a just community for all, however, there is still work to be done. This academic year we are proud to host an open, honest and powerful three-part series focused on disability justice. The series will allow us to take an in-depth look at the student disability experience (October 7, 2021), hear lessons from world-renowned disability justice advocate Judith Heumann (October 21, 2021) and explore the disability justice climate in our own backyard of Detroit (March 2022). Learn more about the Disability Justice Series

The third event in our Disability Justice Series will host a panel discussion exploring the disability justice movement in our own backyard. Local panelists will discuss the history of the disability justice movement in Detroit, where we are at now and where we need to go. Attendees will leave with tangible ways in which they can advocate for disability justice in their community. 

We request that attendees please submit questions for the Q&A portion of the program via the RSVP form

2 Social Work CE's will be available to attendees for a cost of $10 at this event. To participate:

  • Before the EventRSVP to attend 
  • Day of the Event: Log in to the wayne.edu/live chat feature using your full legal first and last name and email address
  • After the Event: Check your email and complete the $10 payment for 2 CE's and complete the online post-event quiz. Once completed you will receive your online CE certificate in 10-14 business days.

 

Have you missed a live CE event? Visit our WSU Social Work YouTube channel for previous event recordings. For additional questions regarding CE events contact ce_ssw@wayne.edu or 313-577-9348.