REGISTER NOW! August 8 TRAINING: Successfully Engaging and Partnering with Families: Challenges and Strategies for Success; plus three WEBINARS: July 10, August 14, September 12

Event Date: 
08/08/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

If your organization is interested in improving its practices and staff skills toward becoming a family-driven organization and engaging families, it is recommended that your organization send teams of leaders to the August 8 training, as well as participate in each of the three webinars. The webinars move from foundational to advanced family engagement strategies, and each of these events will feature faculty from different residential programs across the country who have extensive experience in moving their organizations to becoming family-driven and engaging families with complex challenges.

2018 Sr. Management Conference & Annual Membership Meeting

Event Date: 
09/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 09/21/2018 - 12:30pm
Event Website

Registration is now open! 

You will want to register today to attend the September 19-21, 2018 Senior Management Conference. New marketing and sponsorship opportunities are also available—act fast before they'e gone! Download/view the attached conference brochure and then register online. 

MARKETING/SPONSORSHIP Commitment Form: Click Here

Crystal Mountain Resort

Minority Professional Leadership Development: FREE opportunity!

Minority Professional Leadership Development: FREE opportunity!—Spaulding for Children is a sub-awardee on a federal grant (AdoptUSKids) and responsible for the implementation of the Minority Professional Leadership Development program, an 8-month program designed to enhance the leadership skills of emerging minority leaders in the field of adoption across the nation and hopefully, address the over representation of minority families in the child welfare system. The new Minority Professional Leadership Development (MPLD) program at AdoptUSKids is accepting applications from candidates now through September 3. This eight-month fellowship is designed for emerging leaders working in child welfare. It includes hands-on experience, exposure to national experts, and mentorship opportunities. It will begin with a 3-day kick-off celebration in the Washington, DC, area in January 2019. To learn more about the MPLD program and to get an application, go to

Welcome newest Affiliate Member: Fostering Forward Michigan

The Federation Board has voted to approve the Affiliate Member application of Fostering Forward Michigan (FFM), led by President Lara Bouse. The all-volunteer organization is dedicated to the equal and accurate sharing of important information that can impact the quality of life for foster families and families who have adopted through foster care. FFM has published a number of parent-to-parent tutorials on important topics and strives to disseminate information from other resources and organizations so it is readily available to all families within our communities. 

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.


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