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 www.livingworks.net/programs/safetalk.
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 toMDHHS-OFA@michigan.gov 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.