Register Now! Sept. 10-12, 2014 Senior Management Conference

"Excellence by Design"
Location: Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MI 
New this year: Pre-Conference Institute on Federal Finance Reform Efforts on Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. No extra charge to attend, just sign up in advance. 
NEW flyer with session descriptions attached below! Register online
Every conference session addresses one of the challenges your agency either faces now or will soon be challenged with adapting to in the near future. Our conference brings to you resources that bridge the gaps in you current experience and knowledge, expand perspectives for addressing daily struggles, and prepare you for what the future will bring. 
Conference attendees can earn up to 13 SWCEUs! 


August 18-20: 16th Annual Wraparound Conference

Event Date: 
08/18/2014 - 8:00am to 08/20/2014 - 5:00pm

August 18-20: 16th Annual Wraparound Conference 

at Shanty Creek Resort

Hosted by the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, “Wraparound: People, Purpose and Passion” will be held August 18-20, 2014, at Shanty Creek Resort. The purpose of this conference is to build on successes and enhance Wraparound by exploring new resources and innovations. Register along with parents and practitioners from Michigan and national speakers for presentations and workshops that will both enhance Wraparound and emphasize highly effective community efforts. 


August 21: Child Development and Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Exploring Perspectives and Approaches for Planning, Placement, and Advocacy

Event Date: 
08/21/2014 - 8:30am to 4:15pm
Event Website

The SCAO Child Welfare Services is excited to announce the FREE upcoming training program "Child Development and Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Exploring Perspectives and Approaches for Planning, Placement, and Advocacy."

The training will be held on August 21, 2014 at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn, MI. 
Attached is the program announcement.  The packet includes an agenda, training background, registration information, and other useful information.

Youth Behind Bars: Report Exposes High Cost of Kids in Michigan's Adult Criminal Justice System

The Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD) has been working for over a year on a crucial report: Youth Behind Bars: Exploring the Impact of Prosecuting and Incarcerating Kids in Michigan's Criminal Justice System. The report states that from 2003 through 2013, more than 20,000 Michigan youth were placed on adult probation, detained in jail, or imprisoned for an offense committed when they were younger than 18 years old. Michigan is one of ten states that automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults, accounting for 95 percent of youth in the adult system. The majority of these charges were for non-violent offenses that did not include a weapon.

Take some time to read the report and find out what is happening to kids in our adult system. The report is posted below.. Click here to view all of the report materials prepared by MCCD.

June 20: Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Early Summer Workshop

Event Date: 
06/20/2014 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

Sign up today for the Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Early Summer Workshop to be held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Attendees are eligible for up to 6 Social Work CECHs (pending approval).

Sessions include:

Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. 7 Mile Road, Detroit MI 48219
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