August 18-20: 16th Annual Wraparound Conference
at Shanty Creek Resort
Hosted by the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, “Wraparound: People, Purpose and Passion” will be held August 18-20, 2014, at Shanty Creek Resort. The purpose of this conference is to build on successes and enhance Wraparound by exploring new resources and innovations. Register along with parents and practitioners from Michigan and national speakers for presentations and workshops that will both enhance Wraparound and emphasize highly effective community efforts.
The SCAO Child Welfare Services is excited to announce the FREE upcoming training program "Child Development and Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Exploring Perspectives and Approaches for Planning, Placement, and Advocacy."
The training will be held on August 21, 2014 at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn, MI.
Attached is the program announcement. The packet includes an agenda, training background, registration information, and other useful information.
The Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD) has been working for over a year on a crucial report: Youth Behind Bars: Exploring the Impact of Prosecuting and Incarcerating Kids in Michigan's Criminal Justice System. The report states that from 2003 through 2013, more than 20,000 Michigan youth were placed on adult probation, detained in jail, or imprisoned for an offense committed when they were younger than 18 years old. Michigan is one of ten states that automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults, accounting for 95 percent of youth in the adult system. The majority of these charges were for non-violent offenses that did not include a weapon.
Take some time to read the report and find out what is happening to kids in our adult system. The report is posted below.. Click here to view all of the report materials prepared by MCCD.
Sign up today for the Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Early Summer Workshop to be held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Attendees are eligible for up to 6 Social Work CECHs (pending approval).