EatPlayGrow Workshops™

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their preschoolers, ages 2 to 6, to 60-minute EatPlayGrow™ classes featuring storytelling, creative art-making, and hands-on fun. Related songs and movement activities are included throughout. Classes are free to attend and highlight a monthly health topic.

These interactive and engaging lessons are completely free of charge and open to the public, no reservations required.

*Spanish speaking instructors are available at each class.

Check back soon for our fall schedule!

Trainings at Cherry Health

The Workforce Development Department at Cherry Health offers many professional trainings available to the public. Please see below for a list of upcoming trainings. To register for any of the trainings listed, please fill out the registration form.

Upcoming Trainings

Diabetes Medications
Diabetes is one of the top 10 chronic health conditions in the U.S. today. This course will explore the different medications for Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. We will discuss the medications, uses, side effects and appropriateness in pregnancy. We will discuss how to determine the most appropriate medication and different combinations and how to insure that you have the most up to date information. Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded 1 hour of nursing continuing education.
Cherry Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91) (OH-456, 6/1/2020).
Tuesday, August 22; 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; Montcalm Area Health Center
Wednesday, September 6; 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.; Barry Community Health Center
Wednesday, September 6; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Eaton Community Health Center
Tuesday, September 26; 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; Grand River conference room; 2nd floor at Heart of the City Health Center
Facilitator: Patrice Conrad, MSN, RN, CDE, Clinical Educator; she has no conflict of interests to disclose.

C220.M – Co-Occurring Disorders in an Integrated Care Model (Intermediate Level for All)
Co-Occurring disorders (COD) refers to co-existing chronic health conditions such as mental health, substance related, and physical health disorders. People are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders (COD) when they have both a Substance Related Disorder and a Mental Health Disorder. People with a Mental Health Disorder are more likely to experience a Substance Use Disorder. Co-occurring disorders can be difficult to diagnose due to the complexity of symptoms. Both disorders have biological, psychological, and social components. Integrated treatment involves coordinating treatment interventions in a collaborative way to treat the whole person more effectively. Successful completion of this elective course will earn 4 Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours and 4 MCBAP specific hours.
Wednesday, August 23; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City - West
Facilitator: Margaret Rose, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ACT

C150 – Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioids and Alcohol (Beginning Level for All)
The opioid abuse epidemic in the United States is causing 91 deaths every day. In Michigan there were 2,335 overdose deaths in 2016, 1,689 were opioid-related, up from 1,275 opioid-related deaths in 2015. Understanding Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is critical in helping patients recover and dispelling the many myths and misconceptions which surround MAT treatment. Successful treatment for alcohol and opioid misuse includes a range of care. Treatment should include both medical and mental health services as needed. Follow-up care may include community or family-based recovery support systems. This training focuses on medications used to treat alcohol and opioid addiction. Medications are used to manage withdrawal symptoms, prevent relapse, and to help re-establish normal brain function and decrease cravings. This course will meet for one and a half hour session for 1.5 Social Work CE’s with 1.5 Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) specific credits. Also, this activity (ONA # 20427) has received ONA approval for 1.5 contact hours Approval valid through 01/01/2019. The faculty and planning committee have declared no conflict of interest.
Thursday, August 31; 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City - West
Facilitators: Margaret Rose, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ACT and Patrice Conrad, MSN, RN, CDE

HS 130.M – Helping Patients Quit Tobacco: The 5 A’s and the Michigan Tobacco Quitline (Beginning Level for All)
Tobacco use is one of the most common forms of substance use and is a leading cause of many health problems. The harm caused by the use of tobacco products crosses all economic and social lines. It also crosses into the outcomes of behavioral and physical health services. Cherry Health is committed to approaching this issue from an integrated perspective. This training will help staff learn and incorporate the 5A’s into our practice which will help support our clients/patients in quitting their tobacco use. Successful completion of this course will earn 2 Social Work Continuing Education Contact hours and 2 MCBAP specific credits.
Wednesday, September 13; 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.; Muskegon Recovery Center
Thursday, September 28; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City - West
Friday, December 8; 9 – 11 a.m.; Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City - West
Facilitators: Sue Bruggink, MA, LLP, CAADC and Patti Warmington, MA, CPC

C207.12M – Motivational Interviewing as a Model of Clinical Practice for Substance Use, Behavioral and Physical Health Practice – Phase 1 (Beginning Level for All)
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client centered, guiding method of communication to elicit and strengthen motivation to change. This course will provide instruction and practice of MI listening skills: open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries (OARS). Along with learning the skills of OARS(Open Ended Questions, Affirmation, Reflection, and Summary), the Spirit of MI, which involves the practice of collaboration, autonomy, respect, and compassion, will be introduced as a “way of being” with a client/patient. Successful completion of this course will earn 12 Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours and 12 MCBAP (specific) hours. You must attend both sessions to qualify for CEUs. This two session class is highly recommended once for all clinical staff and clinical supervisors.
Wednesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 27; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch); Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City - West
Facilitators: Sue Bruggink MA, LLP, CAADC & Margaret Rose LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ACT

C432.M – ASAM Criteria: for Substance Related and Co-occurring Conditions (Beginning Level for All)
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria were developed in 1991 in response to the need to have an organized manner for providers to communicate and treatment plan. Today the ASAM Criteria are viewed as a best practice and is the most common tool used for communication between clinicians, referrals, and treatment planning. This course will offer a review and practice of the ASAM criteria for organizing assessment data to identify immediate & multi-dimensional needs, to aid in determination of treatment needs & level of care for individuals with substance-related & co-occurring conditions. The course is designed to equip the student in how to use the ASAM criteria to formulate appropriate clinical responses to presenting symptoms/issues. Successful completion of this class will earn 3 Social Work CE contact hours and 3 MCBAP (specific) credits.
Wednesday, October 4; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City - West
Facilitator: Kayleen DePue, MA, TLLP, LLPC, CCS, CADC, EMT

*Any patient information you may see or hear, either incidentally or by attending courses, must be kept confidential.

**Cherry Health and programs will strictly adhere to all federal, state, and organizational policies relating to patient, client and employee confidentiality.

***Trainings begin promptly, so please plan your arrival to accommodate parking and sign-in. National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5 minutes late, you forfeit your CEUs for the entire training. Please note that this is a National Rule that will be enforced or we could lose our provider status to offer CEUs in the future. This Rule will be strictly followed.

Cherry Health, #1122, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Cherry Health maintains responsibility for the program.