Education

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.

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

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

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.
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

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, CDE

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.
Thursday, April 20; 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Bellamy Cay conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City – West
Facilitator: Margaret Rose, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ACT

C 207.12M 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.
Friday, April 28 and Thursday May 4; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch); Grand Cayman room; 1st floor at Heart of the City – West
Facilitators: Sue Bruggink, MA, LLP, CAADC & Margaret Rose LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ACT

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 abuse 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 CEU’s and 2 MCBAP specific credits.
Wednesday, April 12; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City – West
Friday, June 9; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City – West
Facilitators: Sue Bruggink, MA, LLP, CAADC & Patti Warmington, MA, CPC

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.
Tuesday, May 2; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Westside Health Center
Facilitators: Margaret Rose LMSW,CAADC, CCS, ACT & Patrice Conrad , MSN, RN, CDE

C145.M Marijuana: Benefits, Drawbacks, Politics (Intermediate Level for All)
The national debate over marijuana’s safety rages on. Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. This year, Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana outright. But is cannabis consumption safe? Studies show conflicting results about lasting cognitive impairments from marijuana use. In light of the current opiate crisis in this country some public health officials and lawmakers struggle with the mixed message legalization sends. This movement comes at a time when so many are working hard at getting treatment to those who need it, expanding drug prevention efforts towards young people, eliminating some of the barriers to substance use treatment, and promoting recovery. States have legalized medical marijuana because of decisions made by voters or legislators—not because of scientific evidence of its benefits and risks. Successful completion of this course will earn 3 Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours and 3 MCBAP (specific) hours.
Thursday, May 11; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Grand Cayman room, 1st floor at Heart of the City – West
Facilitator: Margaret Rose LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ACT

C221.3M Elderly Adults and Substance Related Disorders: An Integrated Care Approach as a Model of Clinical Practice (Intermediate Level for All)
Elderly substance misuse has gone from a non-topic to a hot topic over the past decade. This course will examine the clinical practice of screening, assessment and treatment of the elderly for substance use, mental health and physical health conditions. This course will examine how physical health conditions, mental health conditions, and substance related disorders in the elderly require an integrated treatment approach for multiple chronic conditions. Successful completion of this class will earn 3 Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours and 3 MCBAP (specific) hours.
Tuesday, May 16; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Grand Cayman room; 1st floor at Heart of the City – West
Facilitator: Margaret Rose, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ACT

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.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Bellamy Cay conference room; 3rd 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) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Cherry Health maintains responsibility for the program.

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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.