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Department of Social Work Offering Virtual Training

This fall, Spring Arbor University’s School of Humanities is offering two virtual trainings available to the public: Human Trafficking Training and Implicit Bias Training. Each course earns 2 CEs through the Michigan Continuing Education Collaborative. Cost for the training is $50 per participant or a reduced rate of $35 per participant for SAU students, adjunct faculty, alumni, field instructors, or agencies registering three or more participants. Each training is limited to 60 participants. Online registration is required.

Human Trafficking Training | September 29 – 9:30-11:30am

In Human Trafficking: Moving from Awareness to Action, Dr. Jeremy Norwood will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon of human trafficking and what it may look like in their local communities. Drawing on his extensive research on the subject as well as his efforts working at the grassroots level in southern Michigan, Dr. Norwood will help attendees understand how to identify potential cases of human trafficking, what steps to take to respond to these cases, and how to think differently about serving at-risk populations as a result of this knowledge. By attending this training, social service professionals will not only satisfy their CE requirement on human trafficking, but more importantly, will be empowered to take action against human trafficking in their communities, at the state level, and nationally. 

Register before September 28.

Implicit Bias Training | October 13 – 9:30-11:30am

Understanding and addressing implicit bias on the individual and institutional levels are critical for social work practitioners. In Implicit Bias Training, Dr. Sarah Bartzen will define implicit bias and examples of bias will be discussed to illustrate how bias impacts individuals, groups, communities, and organizations. There will be an emphasis on how to identify bias individually and how self-reflection is necessary to understand and address this bias. Individual and systemic interventions to identify, recognize, and address bias will be shared for attendees to use in practice. This training will use exercises and small and large group discussions.

Register before October 9.