Registration is open for the Federation’s 5th Annual 2017 Residential Treatment Conference, “Residential Treatment: Minimizing Risks, Maximizing Opportunities,” at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing, MI, on Monday, February 27, 2017. Program details coming soon.
Register now! Group registrations are encouraged; lock in lowest price now, submit names later. Price goes up $25 each after January 31, 2017.
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Target audience: Child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, court, and school workers, supervisors, program managers and CEOs. Others who could benefit: judges referees and court administrators; prosecutors/assistant attorneys general; parents' attorneys and lawyer-guardians ad litem; probation officers; tribal court judges, attorneys and related staff; and school social workers and administrators.
Conference purpose and goals: To provide treatment and guidance to youth in residential foster care and residential juvenile justice programs presents a multitude of challenges. Youth enter care due to traumatic circumstances, emotional and educational struggles, risky and/or dangerous behaviors. Whether youth are in a short-term assessment or detention facility or a longer-term treatment program, personnel have the responsibility to assure safety and security for those youth. Personnel also have the opportunity to assist youth in ways that will positively impact the trajectory of their lives. The goals of this conference are to:
- Understand and address the trauma underlying troublesome behaviors
- Minimize the risk of harm to youth, program personnel and facilities
- Offer treatment options and tools to best address youth trauma
- Guide youth toward belief in themselves and their ability to manage and overcome their circumstances