Health care and helping professionals are partners in the process of disseminating information on options counseling and the adoption option. This professional development opportunity is designed to help health care and helping professionals serving pregnant women and teens discuss adoption as an option with patients and clients who are not sure that they are able to parent the child.
On Thursday, June 12, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Community Mental Health Authority-CEI, Mental Health, Juvenile Justice Screening, Assessment & Diversion Project will present "Parent Management Training - Oregon Model (PMTO)."
PMTO is "an evidence-based, structured intervention program to help parents and caregivers manage the behavior of the children they are responsible for.
As the second training in the summer 2008 series on enhancing parental involvement in child protective proceedings, this training will aim to create a further understanding of these problems and present new techniques for addressing the issues that may arise in interactions with "absent parents" and incarcerated parents. This trainingâ€™s overarching goal will be to help participants increase the likelihood of absent and incarcerated parents being meaningfully involved in their childrenâ€™s lives. Social Work CECHs pending.
On June 3, 2008 the State Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services presents "Summer Series on Enhancing Parental Involvement in Child Protective Proceedings: Legal Issues Regarding Fathers' Involvement" at the Holiday Inn South, Lansing from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This interactive, case-based training will address the legal issues and practice problems confronting attorneys, judges, and caseworkers involved with fathersâ€™ issues in child protective proceedings.
On June 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
On April 30, 2008 Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services presents the Professional Lecture Series "Clinical and Research Update on the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia." This will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Gerald and Jane Ann Postma Center for Worship and Education, on the Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services main campus, 300 68th St, Grand Rapids. Cost is $50 for non-Pine Rest employees.
Nurturing the Fatherhood Commitment: Understanding and Engaging Fathers of Infants and Young Children
2-Day Clinical Intensive Training on April 21 - 22, 2008 at the Okemos Conference Center, Okemos, MI.
This two-day clinical intensive training on men and fatherhood will address numerous key issues and provide training participants with opportunities to build knowledge relative to contemporary understandings of fathering and fatherhood; increase their repertoire of strategies for engaging fathers and families; and increase awareness of their own atti
The undefended childhood conference will focus on the various issues of vulnerable children around the world. Conference tracks include child labor, child education, indigenous education, indigenous childrenâ€™s right, world health, HIV/AIDS, refugee/immigrants, children in conflict, poverty, identity/well-being, and language/culture.
When? April 3-4, 2008 9am-4pm
Where? Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Dr. Judith Mbula Bahemuka (High Commission to Canada from Kenya)
Download the registration form here:Undefended Childhood Registration
The University of Michigan School of Social Work is proud to offer an exciting new two-day mini-course, "Fundamentals of Sustainable Funding," on May 8-9, 2008. The mini-course will be taught by leading national expert, Terry Axelrod, MSW, founder and CEO of Benevon.
Guidelines for Achieving Permanency in Child Protective Proceedings: Using the "Yellow Book" to Improve Practice Program Description and Objectives
This free one-day regional training is designed to improve the skills of private agency and DHS child welfare caseworkers in using the Guidelines for Achieving Permanency in Child Protective Proceedings (Yellow Book).
One-day regional trainings will be held on:
March 13, 2008 at Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids
April 17, 2008 at Michigan Hall of Justice in Lansing
May 2, 2008 at the University Center in Gaylord
Now available: Wedgwood Christian Services Training opportunities for April through June 2008.
CE's are available for many of the trainings.
Download the training brochure below:
Wedgwood Institute 2nd quarter brochure.
The State Court Administrative Office, Family Services Division will hold a Substance-Affected Children program on March 3, 2008 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing. In this programâ€™s opening session, Dr. Mark A. Sloane, Medical Director of the Center for Behavioral Pediatrics in Kalamazoo, and James Henry, MSW, Ph.D.
You can now download the MSU SSE CE Spring 2008 Catalog offerings for February through April 2008 by clicking on the catalog link below. The MSU School of Social Work Continuing Education program offers courses with a focus on Clinical Issues, Leadership, Specialty Programs, Contemporary Issues in Aging, and Supervision Certificate in Child and Family Services. Discounted registration fees apply to the Supervision Certificate courses for any employee of a Federation Full or Affiliate Member!
Michigan Association for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Parents
PRESENTERâ€™S WORKSHOP PROPOSAL
March 13 â€“ 16, 2008
Carefully note the following expectations for all proposals:
All proposals must be submitted using this criteria. Additional information such as a resume, program description brochure, copies of promotional material from previous presentations, etc., may also be attached. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
All proposals must be submitted to the address below, the committee will not consider proposals submitted elsewhere.
Workshop sessions are ninety minutes in length with a limited number extended to two or three time periods. Please indicate if you are willing to repeat your workshop(s).
Indicate the targeted group(s) for whom your presentation is intended. Also include the level of expertise or prior knowledge needed (beginning, intermediate, advanced). All workshops will be labeled in the registration brochure to enable conference registrants to choose appropriate workshops.