Monthly In-Services

Monthly in-services are held Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Topics offered are designed to fit the needs of professionals who work through community organizations that offer health and human services.

Benefits of Attending In-services

  • Local, no cost and effective training
  • A wide variety of topics offered
  • Specifically designed for professionals who work with families and children
  • Unique opportunity to network with members of other community organizations

2018-2019 In-service Schedule*

September 11, 2018 (Tuesday)
Caring for the Caregiver - Secondary Traumatic Stress and Resilience

October 10, 2018
Understanding Implicit Bias in the Workplace

November 14, 2018
Fall Resource Café

January 19, 2019
Mealtime Miracles and Children

February 13, 2019
Introduction to Mental Health First Aid. Preventing and Responding to Crisis and Non-crisis Situations

March 13, 2019
Refugees from a Community Building Strength-Based Perspective

April 10, 2019
Media and the Effects on the Brain

May 8, 2019
Family Literacy

June 12, 2019
Reproductive Health / Coercion

*Topics are subject to change.

How Do I Register?

A flier will be distributed each month to verify the in-service topic and location. Online registration instructions are provided in each in-service flier. Online registration is only available two to three weeks prior to each in-service.

If you'd like to be added to our distribution list to receive the monthly fliers, send your name, agency and email address to


All in-services will be held at:
Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church
514 Eastern Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (map)

Note: To show our gratitude to Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church for hosting our free in-services, please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to the in-service for the church's Food Pantry. A basket will be available at registration.


From the North or South
From U.S. 131, exit Wealthy Street east
Turn right (south) on Eastern Avenue SE

From the East or West
From I-196, exit College Avenue south
Turn left (east) on Fulton Street
Bear right on Lake Drive
Turn right (south) on Eastern Avenue SE

Program Support

In-services are presented free of charge by Spectrum Health Healthier Communities with support from:

  • Arbor Circle
  • Camp Fire West Michigan 4C
  • Catholic Charities West Michigan
  • Head Start for Kent County
  • Kent County Health Department
  • Kent ISD-Great Start to Quality
  • Kent ISD Bright Beginnings
  • Literacy Center of West Michigan
  • Spectrum Health Programa Puente/Fit for Life
  • Strong Beginnings – Healthy Start