The State of Michigan requires licensed social workers to complete 45 hours of CEUs every three years. Conveniently complete your requirements through EMU's non-credit seminars. Seminars meet at EMU–Livonia from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. All seminars are $99. Other non-credit, social work courses are also available.
Health care organizations are challenged by the complex, changing needs of people with dementia and their families. These non-credit seminars offer health care professionals a chance to learn about new developments in dementia research and practice. Become a leader in transforming the culture of care at your organization so the individuality, strengths and special needs of persons with dementia are recognized and honored. Recommended for nursing home employees, family caregivers as well as social workers.
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Accessing and Applying Community Resources
Through the use of video vignettes, lecture and small group activities, this one-day seminar provides health care professionals with an array of appropriate resources to share with their clients. Learn about resources to help support people with dementia and their caregivers and families in such settings as hospitals, long-term care facilities and community mental health centers.
Dementia: An Introduction
As our global population continues to age, the epidemic of dementia disease processes are of grave concern. Learn about the symptoms of dementia, the diseases leading to dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, and the progression of these symptoms. Discuss the impact on caregivers and the development of person-centered planning. The person with dementia is an individual who is impacted by culture, ethnicity and factors of social justice. You'll be able to articulate the essence of being an empowered care partner to the person with dementia.
Elder Abuse and the Law
Gain a greater understanding of elder abuse including the types, prevalence, risk factors and “red flags”. Learn about the relevant federal and state laws, as well as the personal experience and emotional impact. Review professional responsibilities related to reporting requirements; how to intervene in cases of suspected abuse; and possible steps to prevent further abuse. We’ll cover other related legal issues including capacity, consent and undue influence.
Understanding Difficult Behaviors
Through the use of small group activities, lecture, cooperative teaching and video vignettes, learners will understand why behaviors occur and how to problem solve in this one-day seminar. Learners will also understand the importance of developing effective communication skills and coping strategies, as well as how to unravel challenging behaviors and access resources.
Eastern Michigan University of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative-Provider MICEC-0031