Cheers for Children Oktoberfest
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Cheers for Children Oktoberfest

Join us for an unforgettable evening filled to the brim with great music, mouthwatering food, and delectable beer. The majority of your ticket price is tax-deductible and all of the proceeds from the event go towards funding our child abuse and neglect prevention programs. Click here to get your tickets today!

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Annual Conference: Secondary Trauma - Healing the Healer
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Annual Conference: Secondary Trauma - Healing the Healer

Working with children who have been traumatized can be emotional, stressful, and often draining, leading to secondary trauma for human service professionals. This workshop, presented by Felecia Berry, LMSW deals with the impact of being exposed to stress, distress, and trauma as they affect the resilience of the “helping” professional. Participants will learn about the dynamics of secondary trauma, selfcare strategies, and a framework for helping workers cope with secondary trauma. This includes the monitoring and assessment of burnout, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and hardships in a distressed environment. This workshop will utilize role playing, exercises, games, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

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Luncheon Lecture: Self-Regulation
Mar
14
12:00 PM12:00

Luncheon Lecture: Self-Regulation

Self Control/Self-Regulation Techniques

Amber Lewis, MA, LPC, NCC , Ann Arbor Counseling Associates

Self-control is the foundation for developing other inner strengths that build resilience and plays an important part in developing self-regulation. “Self-regulation” is how we adjust our feelings, behavior, attention, thoughts and bodies so that we can handle different situations effectively without getting overwhelmed. Ms. Lewis will explore methods and interventions that increase self-control and self-regulation with the intent to increase awareness, impact, and strength of resilience in the children and youth with whom we work.

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Luncheon Lecture: Positive Outlooks
Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

Luncheon Lecture: Positive Outlooks

Looking on the Sunny Side of Life: Promoting a Positive Outlook

Michelle Brinsden, LMSW, Transformational Choices/Therapist, Wayne State University/Part Time Faculty

Looking for the positives in life is one of the most important strengths for building resilience. A positive outlook can change a challenging situation into a manageable one. It can build hope and also protects us from depression and poor health. This interactive and hands on training will address how to manage the challenges of building resilience in the children you work with using optimism and hope, as well as addressing how to maintain your own optimism and positive outlook while meeting these challenges.

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Resilience Movie Screening
Jan
23
3:00 PM15:00

Resilience Movie Screening

  • 1335 East Michigan Avenue Saline, MI, 48176 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Reserve your seat here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/washtenaw-resilience-tickets-39561252772

The Michigan ACE Initiative, together with the Exchange Club of Washtenaw County and other local community partners invite you to a screening of this award-winning documentary. RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators & communities who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction & disease. This film is a must-see for anyone who parents or works with disadvantaged youth, or youth who have experienced trauma.

For more information on the documentary visit http://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/

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Luncheon Lecture: SEL
Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

Luncheon Lecture: SEL

SEL—Social, Emotional Learning: A Hands-on Overview

Kirk Lowis, M.A., Director of Youth Programs, Portage Community Center, Portage, MI

This interactive workshop will give a look at the basics of social-emotional learning concepts and practices while modeling SEL integration into successful youth programming. Learn key concepts of social-emotional learning and understand the relevance of these skills to youth development work; while also learning strategies to implement social-emotional learning.

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SafeTALK
Oct
23
4:00 PM16:00

SafeTALK

  • Washtenaw Intermediate School District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. Register here.

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Michigan Statewide Conference: Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention, Assessment & Treatment
Oct
23
to Oct 24

Michigan Statewide Conference: Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention, Assessment & Treatment

  • Inn at St. John's Plymouth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Michigan Medicine Child Protection Team and the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Conference Planning Committee welcome you to the 36th Annual Michigan Statewide Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment on October 23 and 24, 2017 at The Inn at St. John’s Conference Center in Plymouth, MI.

This 2-day conference features noted national and Michigan experts who will address a range of topics in the field of child abuse prevention, assessment, and treatment. In addition to the keynote presentations and plenary session, attendees will have a choice of over 30 workshops focusing on recent advances and best practices in the areas of prevention, medical issues, child advocacy, and law enforcement.

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Luncheon Lecture: Exploring Resilience
Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

Luncheon Lecture: Exploring Resilience

From Zero to Thrive! Promoting Resilience in Children Who Have Experienced Adversity and/or Trauma

 

Kate Rosenblum, Ph.D., PhD, IMH-E IV, Professor, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry

Recent research underscores the impact of trauma and cumulative adversity on children’s brain development and physical, social-emotional and relational health. Promoting resilience can mitigate the effects of these exposures. Drawing from both cutting edge research findings as well as the wealth of practical wisdom, this presentation will provide an overview of resilience, explore factors that promote resilience, and introduce strategies for promoting resilience in children, youth and families.

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SafeTALK
Oct
9
4:00 PM16:00

SafeTALK

  • Washtenaw Intermediate School District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. Register here.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Learning Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: Thursday and Friday from 12:00 – 4:30pm

Location: Learning Resource Center

Cost: $20 per class – includes participant manual

4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
***8 CEU hours available for licensed social workers with a valid license number***
***8 SCECH hours available for those with a valid license***
(For SCECH hours, please include a check for $10 payable to the WISD.)

Contact zandera@ewashtenaw.org to register.

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Adult Mental Health First Aid  
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Adult Mental Health First Aid  

  • Learning Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: Thursday and Friday from 12:00 – 4:30pm

Location: Learning Resource Center

Cost: $20 per class – includes participant manual

4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
***8 CEU hours available for licensed social workers with a valid license number***
***8 SCECH hours available for those with a valid license***
(For SCECH hours, please include a check for $10 payable to the WISD.)

Contact zandera@ewashtenaw.org to register.

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