NEW 2018-19 Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog featuring opportunities that are offered FREE of charge to child welfare workers and supervisors at private agencies that contract with MDHHS

Attached you will find the NEW 2018-19 Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog featuring opportunities that are offered FREE of charge to child welfare workers and supervisors at private agencies that contract with MDHHS, as well as DHHS employees.

The Leadership training opportunities focus on staff engagement and retention. The Webinar training opportunities are geared towards both caseworkers and supervisors. 

Please also help spread the word with families that you work with about the Caregiver training opportunities—accessible by webinar.

All of these trainings are DHHS approved for meeting the in-service training hour requirements set forth by DHHS requiring all caseworkers to receive a minimum of at least 32 hours of in-service training hours annually, and supervisors 16 hours annually. Training participants may also earn CE hours.

Please direct any questions you may have about these courses to the MSU School of Social Work or the university hosting these trainings- and remember to register soon, as courses have limited space and will fill up quickly!

​​​​​​​Welcome to newest Federation member: Fostering Solutions!

Welcome to newest Federation member: Fostering Solutions—The Federation Board of Directors has unanimously approved the Full Member Application of Fostering Solutions, based in Adrian and led by Chief Administrator Jacquelyn Marry. The agency serves Lenawee, Jackson, Monroe, Hillsdale and Branch counties, providing adoption, community-based services, foster care, and domestic violence-specific education and treatment services. Please join us in welcoming Jacque and the Fostering Solutions team to the Federation,

2018 Sr. Management Conference & Annual Membership Meeting

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

Register Now! 

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

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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

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.


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