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 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.

Obtaining CE's

Continuing education credit hours will be offered at each training.

Fee for trainings offering CE's:

  • All MDHHS workers and MDHHS contracted private agencies: $0
  • Others: $10 for 1 CE courses and $45 for 3 CE courses
  • Students: $5 for 1 CE courses and $15 for 3 CE courses

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
  • Attendees will receive 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 receive their CE certificate via email within 7 - 10 business days. For questions regarding these events, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 313-577-9348 or ce_ssw@wayne.edu.

Upcoming trainings

Training #8: Culturally Responsive Social Service Practices for Cross-Cultural Helping

June 1, 2023 from 1:00 - 4:15 pm EST on Zoom
RSVP Deadline: May 25, 2023
Attendees will receive the campus location via email closer to the event. 
3 Continuing Education Clock Hours available (details above)

Longwood University's Social Work Assistant Professor Erica Brown-Meredith, PhD will lead this training, which will utilize small and large group discussions and visual displays. This training will assist in further developing an approach for child welfare workers that conceptualizes cross-cultural work and promotes culturally relevant social service delivery. Learn more

Training #9: Mindfulness for Child Welfare Workers

February 27, 2023 from 1:00 - 4:15 pm EST on Zoom
RSVP Deadline: February 20, 2023
Attendees will receive the campus location via email closer to the event. 
3 Continuing Education Clock Hours available (details above)

Wayne State University's Cousneling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Associate Director of Afterhours Program Patricia Dixon, LMSW, ACSW will lead this training, which will utilize role playing, exercises, games, small and large group discussions, and visual displays. Participants will learn how the limbic system plays an important part in stress management and when attended to reduces risk of burnout. The training will demonstrate basic and intermediate ways to utilize mindfulness in day-to-day work and home activities to promote work–life balance. Learn more

Training #10: Understanding One's Values and Beliefs and Their Relationship to Cultural Identity and Practice

June 15, 2023 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST on Zoom
RSVP Deadline: June 8, 2023
Attendees will receive the campus location via email closer to the event. 
1 Continuing Education Clock Hour available (details above)

Wayne State University Social Work Part-time faculty member Cassandra Bowers, PhD will be presenting this training, which will utilize large group discussion and visual aids. This webinar 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. Learn more

Previous trainings...coming soon to our online store

  • Training #1: Embracing wellness and daily selfcare with Adijat Ogunyemi, DSW, LMSW 
  • Training #2: Cultural humility and cultural competence with Cassandra Bowers, PhD, LCSW
  • Training #3: Suicide Assessment in the Child Welfare Setting: Identifying Risk in a Sea of Risk with Scott James Smith, PhD, LMSW 
  • Training #4: Child Safety and Family Preservation with Nancy Keller-MacKinnon, LMSW
  • Training #5: Navigating the Special Education System for Children with Disabilities with Karen Weiner, LMSW, ACSW, C-SSWS
  • Training #6: Mindfulness for Child Welfare Workers with Patricia Dixon, LMSW
  • Training #7: Substance Use Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment with Adijat Ogunyemi, DSW, LMSW