Continuing Education

The College of Health and Human Services offers continuing education programs on evidence-based practices and emerging health issues relevant to health care and human service professionals.

AHEC Scholars interested in registering for any of the CE programs, contact Lisa Brennan at lisa.brennan@wmich.edu or (616) 771-9497.

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Self-Paced Asynchronous Training

Post-MSW

Taken together, the three post-MSW series School Social Work Training courses meet State of Michigan requirements for the educational component to be approved as a School Social Worker.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging

Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US) is an imaging technique that adds a different and complementary dimension of imaging evaluation to the traditional modalities of plain radiography, computerized tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Besides a diagnostic tool, MSK US has been used in research, teaching and rehabilitation.

These hybrid courses are appropriate for many health care disciplines, such as: PT, OT, MD, etc.

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Live Virtual Training

December 15, 2021

Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds | Confronting Health Misinformation and Building a Healthy Information Environment

Hosted in part by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. Program, this session will discuss the impact of health misinformation and share ways we can confront health misinformation by helping individuals, families, and communities better identify and limit its spread. We will also highlight a number of ways institutions and organizations can approach this issue.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 15
Time: noon to 1:00pm

January 7, 2022

Kinship Navigator Programs: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Services

Kinship Navigator Programs are increasingly popular within the child welfare field as the use of kinship caregivers has gained popularity. Kinship Navigator Programs are designed to provide evidence-based services to kinship caregivers and their families to support their placements to increase the safety, permanency, and well-being of children placed within these families while also increasing the well-being of the kinship caregiver.

Date: Friday, Jan. 7
Time: 10:00am to 2:30pm

February 25, 2022

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The Role of Cultural Humility/Cultural Competence in Social Work

We will cover the definition of racial microaggression, the impact of racism on ethnic-minority populations and how this impacts the mental health of immigrant people in the U.S., especially amid and post-COVID-19. What social and community systems would positively affect their mental health conditions? We will also cover the definition of racial-ethnic identity development as well as the importance of understanding it as social workers; how to help ethnic minority adoptees’ RCID establishment and what information social workers need to provide to adoptive parents for ethnic minority children’s confidence and racial identity.

Date: Friday, Feb. 25
Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm