REGISTER TODAY: June 20-21, 2018 Teen Conference

Event Date: 
06/20/2018 - 7:00am to 06/21/2018 - 4:00pm
Event Website

Wednesday-Thursday June 20-21, 2018 at Saginaw Valley State University

Do you know a youth in Foster Care or Independent Living or Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care who needs to learn about money management, employment, educational opportunities, health and wellness, or housing? If you do, then help them begin the registration process for the 2018 Michigan Teen Conference.

Youth must be ages 14 to 21 and in Foster Care or Independent Living or Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care. Youth with an open Juvenile Justice case, and no Abuse/Neglect case, are eligible to attend the conference if they are YIT eligible.


2018 Child Welfare In-Service Training Catalog: FREE to private agencies

The MSU School of Social Work is excited to announce upcoming Child Welfare webinars and Child Welfare in-person programs!
For all program details and to register, visit - search course number or title. 
3/19/2018: #213-18 WEBINAR: Ending Zero Tolerance: What Child Welfare Workers Should Know

3/22/2018: #607-18 Building College Success for Youth Exiting the Foster Care System
Location: Saginaw Valley State University

3/27/2018: #214-18 WEBINAR: The Impact of Racial Bias on Traumatized Clients in Child Welfare

4/16/2018: #206-18 WEBINAR: Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: Body-Based Practices to Promote Post traumatic Growth

4/19/2018: #602-18 Leadership: Supervisory Toolkit for Managing Secondary  Trauma and Workplace Stress - Lansing
Location: Lansing

Michigan Federation Member Agency Spotlights

Spaulding for Children has received a five-year $9 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families—Spaulding for Children—in partnership with the ChildTrauma Academy, The Center for Adoption Support and Education, the North American Council on Adoptable Children, the National Council for Adoption and the University of Washington—will develop a state-of-the-art national training program that prepares and provides ongoing development for foster and adoptive families so that they have the skills and tools needed to effectively parent children who have been exposed to trauma. This innovative training program will use technology to promote interactional learning and assess mastery of competencies, provide ongoing training accessible through an app or web-based platform to continue their skill building, and allow flexibility so that participants can guide their own learning.

2018 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey open for data entry in February

On or about January 31, 2018, the Michigan Federation for Children and Families will open its 2018 Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey for data entry. The summary report developed from this biennial survey is extremely valuable and is the only one of its kind in scope of detail and specific to the private nonprofit human services field in Michigan

Participation by Federation member agencies is included as a member benefit at no extra charge. Member CEOs and/or HR directors will receive the survey as soon as it is issued. 

Private nonprofit human service agencies not currently members of the Federation are invited to participate. Please use the link below to indicate your intent to participate in the data collection and to receive a copy of the 2018 report ($150), to purchase a copy of the 2018 report without participating ($200), and/or to purchase a copy of the 2016 report ($150).

REGISTER - Michigan Federation for Children and Families 6th Annual Residential Treatment Conference

REGISTER for the Michigan Federation for Children and Families 6th Annual Residential Treatment Conference


COST: Federation members: $115 EACH; Non-members: $170 EACH

Date:    Monday, February 26, 2018

Time:    Registration 8:30 AM • Program 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Location:    The MTG Space, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

2018 Residential Treatment Conference will feature national and state expertise in the areas of: 

  • Residential transformation efforts across the U.S.
  • Aligning residential practices with desired outcomes
  • Incorporating youth-guided family-driven principles of care
  • Working through adolescent trauma
  • Engaging and supporting families with complex challenges 

The conference will be held Monday, February 26, 2018 at The MTG Space in Lansing, MI. Presenters are: 


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