Make a Dream Come True
Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:30 - 9:30 PM
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
Dinner Tickets $100 each
Attached you will find the NEW 2017-18 Child Welfare In-Service Training Opportunities catalog listing trainings that are offered FREE of charge to private agencies that contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide child welfare services, as well as child welfare workers employed by DHHS.
In addition is a catalog of training opportunities for foster, adoptive, kinship and birth parents. Please help spread the word with families that you work with about the NEW Caregiver training opportunities- both in-person and webinar offerings.
All of these trainings are DHHS approved for meeting the in-service training hour requirements set forth by DHHS requiring all caseworkers to receive a minimum of at least 32 hours of in-service training hours annually, and supervisors 16 hours annually. Training participants may also earn CE hours.
The Federation Board of Directors has voted to approve the Full Member application of Covenant House Michigan submitted by their Executive Director Gerald Piro. Covenant House Michigan is a faith-based nonprofit organization located in Detroit that provides hope to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 18-24. They provide shelter, educational and vocational programs, as well as other support services, to help overcome hurdles such as homelessness, unemployment, inadequate education, violence, drugs and gangs. Their goal is to redirect them onto a path toward meaningful and successful adulthood. CHM has come to be known by Detroit area young people as a place they can go to build a better future and be treated with respect and unconditional love. Over 60,000 youths have been served by CHM since its inception in September, 1997. Visit them on the web at: https://covenanthousemi.org Welcome Gerald and staff!
Welcome newest Federation member West Michigan Partnership for Children—The Federation Board of Directors has voted to approve the Full Member application of West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC) submitted by their CEO Kristyn Peck. WMPC is the consortium model pilot for performance based contracting in Kent County. This performance-based child welfare system seeks to further improve safety, quality and consistency of services and outcomes for children and families throughout the state. The Kent County child welfare service providers (Bethany Christian Services, Catholic Charities of West Michigan, D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s, Samaritas, and Wellspring Lutheran Services, form the West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC), which will contract directly with MDHHS and with the individual service providers. Welcome Kristyn and staff!