REGISTRATION OPEN: March 2 & 3, 2020 Navigating Change: Fulfilling the Promise of the FFPSA

You may now REGISTER to attend! 

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for the: Monday, MARCH 2, 2020: 8th Annual Residential Treatment Conference • 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for the: Tuesday, MARCH 3, 2020: 1st Annual Family Preservation Conference • 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM

Cost to attend: $110 per person/per conference (Federation member) $155 each (non-member)

Location: Greater Lansing Association of Realators (The MTG Space), 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing. 

Earn as many as 5 social work continuing education credit hours at each conference for an additional $30 per conference! 

Both conferences will feature a keynote by nationally-renowned speaker Amelia Franck Meyer!

Amelia Franck Meyer is CEO of Alia, a national non-profit focused on transforming how child welfare is done in this country. Amelia delivered a very powerful address at this year's Sr. Management Conference. Here's what your colleagues had to say about her presentation: 

  • "This was one of the best presentations I’ve ever attended. Amelia was engaging, informative, honest and her work is noteworthy! I would love to have her train at my agency!"
  • "Exceptional and inspirational." 
  • "Engaging, motivational and inspiring presenter. I wanted to stand up and cheer numerous times during the talk."

Both conferences will also have national speakers from Casey Family Programs focusing on implementing the FFPSA specific to each conference audience.

The Residential Treatment conference will also feature sessions on: 

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Building Awareness of LGBTQ Youth
  • Applying Effective Behavior Management Strategies with Urban Youth

The Family Preservation conference will also feature sessions on: 

  • Welcome address by Jooyeun Chang, Deputy Director, Children's Services Administration, MDHHS. 
  • Panel featuring three evidence-based interventions. 
  • Motivational interviewing. 

CLICK HERE to download/view the CONFERENCE FLYER which includes SPONSORSHIP and MARKETING opportunities. To sign up to SPONSORCLICK HERE

1st Annual Family Preservation Conference

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

1st Annual Family Preservation Conference: Navigating Change, Fulfilling the Promise of the FFPSA

8th Annual Residential Treatment Conference

Monday, March 2, 2020

8th Annual Residential Treatment Conference: Navigating Change, Fulfilling the Promise of the FFPSA. 

RFPs sought for 8th annual Residential Treatment Conference and 1st annual Family Preservation Conference

Scheduled for March 2 and 3, 2020, these back-to-back conferences are themed “Navigating Change: Fulfilling the Promise of the FFPSA.” These programs will feature national and state expertise to help guide Michigan residential treatment providers and family preservation programs toward implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), with a special emphasis on the opportunities the law focuses on to help transform residential treatment and family preservation services through best practices and evidence-based strategies for family engagement. Proposals for presentations are requested by October 25, 2019.

CLICK HERE to download the RFP for Residential Conference March 2. 

CLICK HERE to download the RFP for the Family Preservation Conference March 3. 

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May 23, 2019 Michigan ACE Initiative Conference

The Michigan ACE Initiative was created just over two years ago and has devoted its energy to provide awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Michigan.  This initial focus on awareness was accomplished through a variety of ways: (1) presentations to various groups, organizations and agencies across the state, (2) supportive training of four cohorts of Master Trainers that we remain in partnership to assist in local grassroots involvement, and (3) the consensus of our State Steering Committee in the development of a Policy agenda. 

It is now time to shift the focus of our conversation to the next step—that is, resilience.  In doing so, we need to be clear that the Michigan Ace Initiative is continuing its efforts on awareness as that needs to be sustained. We will also continue to support new cohorts of Master Trainers (our 2019 cohort taking place May 21-22).  All facets of our Initiative have expressed the “need and want” to take the next step, but to do so in a way that is coordinated, based on science and best practices, and one in which local and state synergies are created.

The Michigan ACE Initiative Conference is therefore responding to this need and is dedicated to this “next step.”  Our selection of national speakers, and the facilitation of several panels of experts, are designed exactly with resilience in mind.  Moreover, during the conference we will debut our new Michigan Ace Initiative on Resilience—showcasing vignettes of local interventions. Our intent and overall objective remains the same:  Reduced impact of Adverse Childhood Experience in Michigan.   


Registration Fees 
Master Trainers: You will have received registration instructions. 
Individual Registrations: The fee to attend is $40 and includes the conference program, materials, continental breakfast and lunch. 

Performance/Quality Management MIN

March 6: Performance/Quality Management MIN, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

JOINT MEETING of HR MIN and Staff Training & Development MIN

February 20: JOINT MEETING of HR MIN and Staff Training & Development MIN, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

HR/Staff Training/Development Lunch & Learn

February 20: HR/Staff Training/Development Lunch & Learn, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Business - Finance MIN Meeting

Members Only Business Managers and Finance Directors MIN Meeting. 


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