Child Welfare Trainings

The Wayne State University School of Social Work is collaborating on a state-wide effort to support and expand trainings for Michigan's child welfare workforce. Below you will find a list of trainings included in our four-part series. Please be sure to check back frequently as new trainings will continue to be added. 

For questions regarding these events, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 313-577-9348 or ce_ssw@wayne.edu.

Training #1: Embracing wellness and daily selfcare

Thursday, January 27, 2022
1:00 - 4:15 pm EST
Zoom
RSVP Deadline: January 13, 2022  

Attendees will receive the Zoom link and additional details upon completion of the RSVP. 

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The Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education invites child welfare workers, family preservation workers, foster care workers and adoption services to attend the first of four specialized child welfare trainings. This training aims to increase a culture of wellness amongst among practitioners who work in the child and family system. It will examine potential warning signs and risk factors for burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma and equip practitioners in developing a workable self-care plan. As a result of this training, participants will be prepared to identify warning signs of secondary trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue; develop a practical self-care plan; and develop awareness of how to utilize mental health services.

Attendees can obtain 3 CE's upon completion of the training, payment receipt and passing of the post-training quiz. Seating is limited and preference will be given to child welfare workers.  

This training will be led by:

Adijat Ogunyemi

 

Adijat Ogunyemi, DSW, LMSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, adjunct faculty member, WSU alumni board member, and social innovator. With over 13 years of clinical experience, she has worked in the healthcare industry supporting individuals, families, and communities in improving their level of functioning and quality of life through better mental health. In her primary appointment as a therapist in a health center, Ogunyemi provides mental health and substance abuse treatment to individuals in medically underserved communities. She is a professor of sociology at a public community college in the Detroit area. As a social innovator, Ogunyemi works to close healthcare gaps by advocating for mental health promotion, protection, and treatment.

Training #2: Cultural humility and cultural competence

Thursday, February 10, 2022
1:00 - 4:15 pm EST
Zoom
RSVP Deadline: January 31, 2022  

Attendees will receive the Zoom link and additional details upon completion of the RSVP. 

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The Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education invites child welfare workers, family preservation workers, foster care workers and adoption services to attend the second of four specialized child welfare trainings. This training will explore cultural humility and cultural competence. It will examine the basic concepts of cultural competence and cultural humility, the impact each has on the child and family systems of care and the concept of positionality when providing services. As a result of this workshop, participants will be prepared to recognize implicit biases which contribute to discrimination; plan for improved practice related to cultural competence; nurture intrapersonal, interpersonal and system level cultural humility simultaneously; and develop awareness of personal cultural beliefs, while examining perceptions of cultural differences.

Attendees can obtain 3 CE's upon completion of the training, payment receipt and passing of the post-training quiz. Seating is limited and preference will be given to child welfare workers.  

This training will be led by:

Cassandra Bowers

 

Cassandra Bowers, PhD, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and WSU School of Social Work part-time faculty member. Bowers came to the School in 1998 after having worked in human services organizations and served as a full-time faculty member and BSW program coordinator prior to her currently role as part-time faculty. She has worked extensively with abused, neglected and delinquent children between the ages of 12 and 18, having the role of program administrator in several residential treatment facilities. Bowers played an instrumental role in developing an adolescent 'boot camp' for delinquent male adolescents as a 'last chance' prior to incarceration in the adult criminal justice system. She has also provided behind-bars parenting education for adult male prisoners and been a consultant to several child caring and child placing agencies.

Obtain CEs

Three continuing education credit hours will be offered at each training.

Fee:

  • All DHHS workers and DHHS contracted private agency: $0
  • Others: $45
  • Students: $15

Process:

  • Attendees must log into their Zoom account with their full first and last name
  • Attendees must stay for the entire event 
  • Attendees must complete the sign-in sheet via the link posted in the Zoom chat
  • Attendeeds will recieve an email after the event with a link to the online store listing for payment and to complete the post-training quiz

Upon completion of payment and passing of the quiz, attendees will recieve their CE certificate via email within 7 - 10 buisiness days. For questions regarding these events, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 313-577-9348 or ce_ssw@wayne.edu.