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 upcoming 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

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

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; 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

C290.M Integrating 12 Step Principles & Clinical Practice (Beginning Level for All)
Integrated treatment for addictions, mental health, and physical health conditions often includes behavioral and cognitive change. In managing chronic conditions, treatment is expected to be brief, less expensive, and aftercare is harder to find or fund. This course will include an overview of 12 Step principles, a panel presentation of recovering individuals working in the field of treatment, and specific strategies for the integration of treatment working with a 12 Step program. Successful completion of this elective course will earn 6 Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours and 6 MCBAP specific credits.
Wednesday, June 7; 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1 hour lunch); Grand Cayman room; 1st floor at Heart of the City – West
Facilitator: Margaret Rose, LMSW, CAAC, 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.
Friday, June 9; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Grand Cayman conference room; 1st floor at Heart of the City – West
Monday, June 19; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ; Connection conference room; Westside Health Center
Facilitators: Sue Bruggink, MA, LLP, CAADC & Patti Warmington, MA, CPC

*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.