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Monthly In-Services

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

2016-2017 In-service Schedule*

September 14 
Resource Fair Café

October 12
Promoting Health by Assuring Housing Quality

November 9
Supporting Children Who Live With Mentally Ill/Depressed Parents

January 11
Opiate Epidemic

February 8
Working with Challenging Children

March 8
Cultural Intelligence

April 12
Brain and Social Media

May 10
Homelessness and Housing

June 14
#Stop This Traffic: A Necessary Understanding of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

*Topics are subject to change. In-services will be canceled any time the Grand Rapids Public Schools are closed due to bad weather.

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
  • Family Futures
  • Head Start for Kent County
  • Kent County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kent County Health Department
  • Kent ISD-Great Start to Quality
  • Kent ISD Bright Beginnings
  • Literacy Center of West Michigan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Spectrum Health Programa Puente
  • Strong Beginnings (federal Healthy Start)