December 1: MIATSA Conference: Trauma-Informed Practice in Correctional and Forensic Settings

Event Date: 
12/01/2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Event Website

While this training is geared more toward people who work with adult offenders, there will be some overlap for those who treat juvenile offenders. Registration is appropriate for professionals working with persons with sexual behavior problems or victims of sexual abuse. Social workers, psychologists, nurses, lawyers, and probation officers from both adult and juvenile treatment arenas are encouraged to attend. 

Banquet & Conference Center of DeWitt
1120 Commerce Park Drive, Suite A

2016 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey Summary Report available for purchase

The 2016 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey Summary Report was mailed on September 30, 2016, to each Federation member agency representative and HR director, as per Executive Committee policy. It is available for purchase by other interested parties.

Data in this 2016 report was provided by 50 private, nonprofit human service agencies across Michigan. The Salaries section summarizes over 8,600 actual hourly wages reported. All report information is displayed in aggregate and in two subsets to permit a closer comparison among similarly sized organizations—agencies with annual budgets less than $6 million and agencies with annual budgets more than $6 million. When fewer than five data items were reported for a particular survey element, the information is not displayed, in keeping with guidelines of the federal Sherman Antitrust Act.

Questions regarding the survey should be directed to Rose Homa, Many thanks to those who invested their time and energy completing this survey; you’ve made this an especially valuable resource for yourselves and your colleagues!

Welcome to newest Federation Full Member: StarrVista, Inc.

The Federation is pleased to announce StarrVista has been approved by the Board of Directors as a Full Member of the Federation. Led by Michelle Rowser, CEO, the COA-accredited agency is a Care Management Organization (CMO) with the capacity to serve the Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness and other governing bodies thoughout the child welfare system. StarrVista is responsible for the youth and families residing in NW Detroit and Dearborn Heights who have had contact with the court system. They provide case management services through referrals to residential and community-based programs, Medicaid enrollment for out of home placements, monitoring of their progress in school and home and representation in court. 

Learn more about the agency at  Welcome, Michelle and staff! 



Deadline November 7 for 2017 Community Health Impact Grant

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund has opened the 2017 Community Health Impact grant round, which may be of interest to members of the Michigan Federation for Children and Families. The RFP has just been released for the fall; these grants are for up to $100,000, and there are several areas that grants may address (see page 2), but their preference in this round is “health-related technology enhancements.”

The application process for these grants has a deadline of November 7. For more information on the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, visit the following website where you will find a page dedicated to their grant-making strategy and frequently asked questions:

If you have questions, contact Megan Murphy at

Nurturing Programs® Facilitation Training

Event Date: 
10/24/2016 - 9:00am to 10/26/2016 - 4:30pm

This special training is for professionals working with children, teens and families through group, home-based and individual services. The presenter will be national trainer/consultant Donald Guernsey, MS, LMFT, FSAC. The training is sponsored by Federation member agencies Hands Across the Water and Eagle Village and will be held at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library’s North Branch in Macomb, MI. Find all the details in the attachment posted below.

Clinton-Macomb Public Library, North Branch; 16800 24 Mile Road, Macomb, MI 48042


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