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.

Monday, February 27
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Comstock Park Kent District Library, 3493 West River Dr NE

Thursday, March 9
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wyoming Kent District Library, 3350 Michael Ave SW

Thursday, March 16
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Walker Kent District Library, 4293 Remembrance Rd NW

Friday, March 24
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Walker Kent District Library, 4293 Remembrance Rd NW

Thursday, April 13
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wyoming Kent District Library, 3350 Michael Ave SW

Thursday, April 20
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Walker Kent District Library, 4293 Remembrance Rd NW

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

HS145 – Understanding Diabetes and Behavior Change (Beginning Level for All)
Diabetes is one of the top 10 chronic health conditions in the U.S. today. This course will explore the basic etiology and pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Treatment options for diabetes often includes a list of strongly recommended lifestyle changes. This course will explore how the spirit and strategies of Motivational Interviewing can be useful in hearing the patient’s reasons for change and then exploring their ambivalence; what gets in the way of moving towards healthy change. This course will also include Cognitive Behavioral strategies to identify thoughts and beliefs that serve as barriers toward change. Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded 1.5 hours of Social Work Continuing Education contact hours. This activity (Ohio Nurses Association # 20427) has received ONA approval for 1.5 contact hours approval valid through 01/01/2019.
Tuesday, March 7; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Westside Health Center
Monday, March 13; 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.; Montcalm Area Health Center
Thursday, March 30; 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.; Eaton Community Health Center
Monday, April 3; 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Barry Community Health Center
Facilitators: Margaret Rose, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ACT and Patrice Conrad, MSN, RN, CDE

C275.M – Mindfulness Meditation for Cravings and Relapse Prevention (Beginning Level for All)
This course will examine the phenomenon of physiological and/or psychological cravings which are hard to resist and often lead to a lapse or relapse of addictive behavior. Research suggests that craving originates in the subconscious mind which makes them hard to avoid. Cravings can then lead to romancing the drink or drug and reactive, impulsive sorts of behavior. Mindfulness can be defined as a non-judgmental form of observation. With day to day practice people become aware of what’s happening in their minds and their bodies. With awareness, other choices are possible. Mindfulness can teach people to notice processes unfolding internally, be aware of what’s happening, and ultimately have a little flexibility, choice and freedom from deeply ingrained and often catastrophic habits. This class is ACE approved for 2 Social Work CE’s and 2 MCBAP hours-specific.
Thursday, March 16; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City – West
Facilitator: Margaret Rose, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ACT

C122.M – Ethics in Clinical Practice (Beginning Level for All)
This course reviews the role and practice of ethics in clinical practice. The relationship of values and ethics is explored. Codes of ethics in medicine, nursing and social work are reviewed and compared. The history of social work ethics is presented. A model for ethical decision making is presented and practiced with case studies. Special issues are examined, such as decision making and incapacitated clients, Patient Bills of Rights, HIPAA, and the role of the organizational ethics committee. Successful completion of this course will earn 6 Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours and 6 MCBAP (specific) credits.
Wednesday, March 22; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch); Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City – West
Facilitator: 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 Continuing Education Contact Hours and 3 MCBAP (specific) credits.
Tuesday, March 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City – West
Facilitator: Kayleen DePue, MA, TLLP, LLPC, CCS, CADC, EMT

HS150 – Sleep-Wake & Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders & Integrated Care Treatment (BA)
Persistent sleep disturbances are established risk factors for the development of physical, mental, and substance use conditions. Coexisting clinical conditions are the rule, not the exception. This brief course will examine basic types of sleep disorders and available treatment options. Research has shown that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is also very effective. Cognitive techniques help people identify, challenge and replace negative, inaccurate sleep thoughts with accurate, positive sleep thoughts. This course is ACE approved for 1.5 Social Worker Continuing Education Contact Hours. This course (ONA # 20393) has been approved for 1.5 CNE’s by the Ohio Nurses Association, an approved accrediting approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Monday, April 3; 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Barry Community Health Center
Facilitators: Margaret Rose, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ACT & Patrice Conrad, MSN, RN, Nurse Educator

C500.M – The Complex Landscape of Caregiving in an Integrated Care Environment (Intermediate Level for All)
While unpaid family caregiving is free to healthcare, social services, and society, it comes at a great cost to individuals. Caregivers are more likely to report coping with stress by watching TV more than two hours a day, more likely to report smoking, buying, charging more, and turning to increased use of alcohol and other drugs. Caring for a sick or dying patient exacts a steep mental, emotional and physical toll over time. If unsupported, caregivers face a challenging future where they could become a financial, health, and social burden that will be passed on to a new generation of family and friends. Successful completion of this elective course will earn 4 Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours and 4 MCBAP related hours.
Tuesday, April 4; 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City - West
Facilitator: Margaret Rose, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ACT

*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.


Partnering with Health Net of West Michigan

We have formed a partnership with Health Net of West Michigan to offer FREE patient education classes to our patients. Health Net of West Michigan is offering classes throughout 2017. Topics include:

Patient Empowerment
Designed to help you understand the role you play in maintaining your health and the role of your healthcare team. The class offers strategies on how to prepare for medical and dental visits and how to communicate effectively with your healthcare providers. The class meets once for a two-hour session.

Stress Management
Discusses what stress is, its affects on the body, and tips to reduce stress. The series offers a variety of stress management techniques that can be used in daily life. This is offered as a three part series with each class meeting weekly for an hour.

Eat Right, Be Active!
Follows MyPlate guidelines to provide information on how to read food labels, cook meals using healthier options, portion sizes and tips on shopping on a budget. The class is offered as a six part series that meets for an hour each week.

PATH for Pain
This workshop is offered as a six part series with each class meeting weekly for 2 ½ hours and is designed to help you or someone you live with who has a chronic pain health condition. Topics covered include: techniques to communicate with friends, family and health professionals, techniques to deal with problems connected to your condition and appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance.

El Poder del Paciente
Esta clase de 2 horas le ofrece herramientas para mejorar la comunicación con su equipo de salud, conocer sus derechos como paciente y métodos para prepararse para sus consultas médicas y dentales que le ayudaran a convertirse en un paciente informado. La clase también le da un mejor entendimiento de las funciones de un paciente y su equipo de salud.

Tomando Control de Su Salud
Este taller se ofrece como una serie de seis partes las cuales se reúnen una vez a la semana por 2 horas y media y está diseñada para ayudarle a usted o a alguien que vive con usted que tiene un enfermedad crónica. Temas tratados incluyen: técnicas para comunicarse con sus amistades, familia y profesionales de salud, uso apropiado de medicamentos, manejo de la depresión y ejercicios apropiados para mantener y mejorar su fuerza, flexibilidad y resistencia.

Manejo del Estrés
La serie ofrece una variedad de técnicas para el manejo del estrés que pueden usarse en la vida cotidiana. Esta clase se ofrece como una serie de tres partes las cuales se reúnen una vez a la semana por una hora y se habla acerca de lo que es el estrés, los efectos en el cuerpo y formas de reducir el estrés.

Please visit the Health Net website for more information or to register for classes.

We are excited about this partnership and the ability to provide our patients with free health education.