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Social Work Seminar Series

Get the CEUs you need through EMU. Located at EMU–Livonia or EMU–Detroit, our seminars run 9 a.m.–4 p.m. or 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Our seminar prices are $109 for six credit hours and $79 from three unless otherwise noted. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health: Engaging Families and Clients (6)
Jeffrey Cape, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC

April 28 | EMU–Livonia
Participate in an interactive forum for identifying signs and symptoms of substance abuse and mental health issues. Discuss common myths and a non-threatening strategy for opening discussion. Explore key components for effective treatment and ways to engage families for support.

Identifying and Treating Survivors of Human Trafficking (6)
David Manville, LMSW

May 5 | EMU–Livonia
Gain an overview of understanding labor and sex trafficking from a national and local perspective. Discuss identification of victims and roadblocks to providing resources and treatment. Learn more about vulnerable populations such as high school girls, the homeless, youth in foster care or LGBTQ youth. Survivors face issues such as PTSD, shame, anxiety and substance abuse issues.

Intro to Motivational Interviewing (6)
Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC

May 12 | EMU–Livonia
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person’s motivation and commitment to change. Get an understanding of the spirit and method of MI and practical experience in trying out this approach.

Screening Safety and Ethics in Domestic Abuse (6/3 ethics)
Ellen Craine, JD, LMSW

May 19 | EMU–Livonia
Learn the importance of screening for domestic abuse. Explore the NASW Code of Ethics as it relates to screening and safety planning. Role plays and case examples from the instructor will help you evaluate appropriate responses.

Supporting African-American Youth in Schools (3)*
Celeste Hawkins, Ph.D.
June 9 | EMU–Livonia
The school-to-prison pipeline represents one of the most pressing issues facing our educational, child-welfare and criminal justice systems today. There’s a critical need for intervention and the implementation of quality programs using a coordinated approach across systems. Explore strategies to support K-12 youth through mentoring. Learn how innovative programming efforts established through education and community partnerships can help create equitable opportunities for all students.

*These child welfare training sessions are free for DHHS, child welfare case workers, principally child protective service, foster care and adoption workers including child welfare case workers working for contracted private agencies; or staff of State-licensed or State approved child care institutions providing care to Title IV-E foster and adoptive children; all others $79.

For More Information
Contact Elena O'Connor at or 734.487.4926.

All CE programs are approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.

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