August 30: 2nd annual Michigan Suicide Prevention Conference

The Office of Family Advocate, along with Office of Workforce Development and Training, is hosting the 2nd annual Michigan Suicide Prevention Conference on August 30, 2016.

This year, only child welfare workers and foster parents are invited to the event and every attendee will receive safeTALK suicide alertness certification. For more information about safeTALK, visit

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of workshops specifically related to suicide prevention. Workers can register themselves and/or a foster parent who’s interested through the registration link below.

Cancelations: We are able to provide safeTALK certification for every attendee due to generous funding from Transforming Youth Suicide Prevention in Michigan grant held by MDHHS. If you register and later determine you cannot attend, please email your cancellation as soon as possible to allow their spot to be filled by another worker. On August 23rd, the Conference Committee will provide a list of registered attendees to each agency/department director and instructions for last minute cancellations.

Fiscal Analyst, State Budget Office, Health & Human Services

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The link below is a posting for a financial analyst position within the State Budget Office. Michigan’s State Budget Office is responsible for the development of the Governor’s Executive Budget Recommendation, presentation of the budget to the Michigan Legislature, and implementation of the budget after it is enacted. Analysts are additionally asked to provide support to the Executive Branch on fiscal and policy questions associated with their assigned department or issue area.

The posting below is intended to fill a vacant analyst position in the Office of Health and Human Services. The analyst would be primarily responsible for budget and policy related to children’s services in Michigan. This would include funding for Michigan’s foster care, child protective and adoption services. While a background in finance is helpful for entry-level hires, it is not required.

Successful analysts tend to come to SBO with an interest in public policy, the ability to think analytically, skills in effectively identifying and communicating recommendations, and some basic knowledge of spreadsheet software. If interested in learning more about SBO and what it does, contact Dean Kimmith at or David Fosdick at Find all the details at this link:

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ACMH Youth Opportunities: Youth Advisory Committee, Youth Leadership Camp

The Association for Children’s Mental Health (ACMH) is accepting applications for its Statewide Youth Advisory Committee. Application for a seat on the ACMH Youth Advisory Committee is open to all youth, ages 15-20 in Michigan who have had or are currently experiencing a mental health or behavioral challenge. Involvement is NOT limited to young people with experience in any particular system, such as public mental health, foster care, juvenile justice or special education. All youth ages 15-20 who are passionate about mental health issues and have personal experience will be considered. Applications submitted for this round of recruitment will be reviewed through July 29. Find all the details and how to apply in the attachments posted below.

The ACMH will hold its Youth Leadership Camp this summer on August 13 and 14. Youth ages 15-20 with personal experience with a mental health or behavioral challenge are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is July 29 and space is limited. Participants will be chosen based on capacity and application responses. For more information on how to apply, download the attachment posted below.

Contact ACMH Youth Coordinator Krissy Dristy with questions: 517-643-3314 or

Child & Family Service positions - Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County

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Washtenaw County


Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County is pleased to announce we are expanding our continuum of Child and Family services for Family Preservation.

A full time foster care case management position is available to serve clients in Jackson County and surrounding counties. Responsibilities include case management services provided to children currently in foster care, their birth parents, and foster parents. A working knowledge of Child Welfare licensing requirements, DHHS policies, and State of Michigan laws regarding foster care is necessary.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to recruitment, training, licensing and retention of foster families; case management services provided to neglected/abused children who are currently in foster care, birth parents, and foster parents. This position covers Jackson, Hillsdale, Branch and Washtenaw Counties as well as other nearby counties. Strong communication skills, including writing skills and organizational skills are essential.

Families First: Bachelor’s level position with experience in providing in-home services to families in crisis in Jackson. Must have ability to work with flexible schedule and carry cell phone. Office located in Jackson and requires driving to sites throughout Jackson, mileage reimbursement provided.

To qualify for these positions, you must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the human services field with experience in a child welfare related field. Master’s or Bachelor level internship may be considered towards experience. CWTI training preferred for Foster Care and Licensing positions. Licensure or eligibility for licensure, in the State of Michigan, as related to the specific degree is required. Some evening, weekend and shared on-call work is required.

CSSW offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. We offer a sign on bonus for a qualified applicant who has completed the requisite training!
If interested and qualified, email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to with the subject line HR-CFS-MFCF. No phone or email inquiries. EOE.

Please visit to view this and other employment opportunities with Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County.

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