This month our guest speakers: Ben Kaiser of Arbor Circle and Clay Fey of Kalamazoo County Jail, will be covering the topic of Human Trafficking. Please join us on 3/19/2019, by registering HERE. If you are unable to attend, but want to learn more about Human Trafficking, please see below for information related to current State actions and resources.
On behalf of the National Case Management Society of America, we celebrate March as Professional Social Work Month!
CMSA is fortunate to have many social work case managers as part of our membership and larger community!
This year's Social Work Month theme is "Elevate Social Work!," which seeks to inform the public and legislators about the crucial role social workers have played for more than century in improving our society and empowering others, so they live to their fullest potential.
To our social work case managers: Today and every day we celebrate your skills, passion and dedication. Every part of our society, both inside of health care facilities and out, is impacted positively by your expertise and compassion.
Thank you! CMSA is honored to have you as our esteemed colleagues and members.
Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN-BC,
MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN
President, CMSA National
Kathleen Fraser, MSN, MHA,
RN-BC, CCM, CRRN
Executive Director, CMSA National
CMSA GGRK presents on: Human Trafficking: Signs & Risk Factors
This will be an introductory training to build awareness and provide an understanding of the dynamics of
Human Trafficking. This will highlight risk factors that victims face, making them more vulnerable to
Trafficking. Important signs, how to recognize them and how to respond to youth who are at risk or
experiencing Human Trafficking will be discussed.
Presenter: Benjamin Kaiser Street Outreach Specialist. Chair of Outreach and Education Kent County
Human Trafficking Task Force.
Where: Kalamazoo Country Club 1609 Whites Road Kalamazoo MI 49008
When: Tuesday Evening on March 19, 2019
Cost: CMSA GGRK members $10.00, Non-members $20.00, Students $5.00
5:00 p.m. Registration & Vendor booths
6:00 p.m. Dinner & Business Meeting
6:20 p.m. Introduction and Welcome
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Educational Presentation
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Turn in evaluations and receive certificates
Registration information will be sent to CMSA members. We hope to see you at the event for this important presentation!
CEU Considerations: This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval to award contact
hours. The Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
To receive credit, attendees must attend the full presentation. Certificates will be distributed at the time of
turning in the evaluation at the end of the event.
CMSAGGRK is also applying for contact hours for CCM and SW
Thank you for attending the CMSA GGRK educational event presentation on 1/15/2019, Cannabis: Forging a New Frontier. Presented by Dr. Shafer, Pyschologist.
As a follow up, below are additional sources for your ongoing education and professional development, based on feedback received from members.
You may find the following resources and information helpful when patients inquire on the medicinal use of Cannabis, which is different than the recreational use.
Dr. Daniel Clauw, Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology), and Psychiatry, Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at The University of Michigan provides information on the medicinal use, and gives some guidance on current research of pain management, where Cannabis fits into the effectiveness of treatments, and how to have a conversation with patients when they are considering Cannabis as an option for pain management. The presentation can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97ff4jOMDaE.
IIf you are managing individuals with this diagnosis, you may find Dr. Clauw’s YouTube video titled, “Chronic Pain – It’s All In Their Head” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgCfkA9RLrM helpful. After viewing this video many healthcare professionals have reported this as a game changer in how they previously judged and evaluated patients with chronic pain and fibromyalgia.
We appreciate the feedback on the evaluations and we hope this information addresses the comments provided.
Literature and research article references for your continued learning:
CB, cannabinoid receptor; CNS, central nervous system Lee MC, et al. Pain. 2013;154:124-4.
CB, cannabinoid receptor; CBT, cannabidiol; CNS, central nervous system Pertwee RG. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006 Apr;30 Suppl 1:S13-8
Hall W. Drug Test Analysis 2014:6:39-45 2. Radhakrishnan R. Front Pharmacol. 2014:5:1-6. 3. James A, et al. Psychiatry Res. 2013;214:181-9.