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2018 Sr. Management Conference & Annual Membership Meeting

Registration is now open! 

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. 

CONFERENCE online REGISTRATIONClick Here
MARKETING/SPONSORSHIP Commitment Form: Click Here

REGISTER TODAY: June 20-21, 2018 Teen Conference

Wednesday-Thursday June 20-21, 2018 at Saginaw Valley State University

Do you know a youth in Foster Care or Independent Living or Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care who needs to learn about money management, employment, educational opportunities, health and wellness, or housing? If you do, then help them begin the registration process for the 2018 Michigan Teen Conference.

Youth must be ages 14 to 21 and in Foster Care or Independent Living or Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care. Youth with an open Juvenile Justice case, and no Abuse/Neglect case, are eligible to attend the conference if they are YIT eligible.

In order to be YIT eligible, the youth has to be placed in an eligible placement under the supervision of MDHHS (see FOM 950 for further details). 

If attendees are under the age of 18, a chaperone MUST attend the conference with them and accompany them at all times. Caretakers of the youth and professionals who work with teens are also invited. Attendees will sharpen their understanding of what is available and required for foster youth to make the challenging transition to adult life. 

PREFERRED REGISTRATION METHOD: Scan/email completed form and attachments to MichiganTeenConference@samaritas.org.

TO REGISTER BY MAIL, complete and send this form to Samaritas, 207 E. Fulton, 4th Floor, Grand Rapids MI 49503.

TO REGISTER BY FAX, complete and fax the forms to fax (616) 356-5779.

Questions about registration: email MichiganTeenConference@samaritas.org or call Kristy Watson at (800) 886-5776.

Questions about the conference: contact Diana Ripley, dripl@samaritas.org, (517) 395-2338. 

2018 Child Welfare In-Service Training Catalog: FREE to private agencies
The MSU School of Social Work is excited to announce upcoming Child Welfare webinars and Child Welfare in-person programs!
 
For all program details and to register, visithttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php - search course number or title. 
 
3/19/2018: #213-18 WEBINAR: Ending Zero Tolerance: What Child Welfare Workers Should Know

3/22/2018: #607-18 Building College Success for Youth Exiting the Foster Care System
Location: Saginaw Valley State University

3/27/2018: #214-18 WEBINAR: The Impact of Racial Bias on Traumatized Clients in Child Welfare

4/16/2018: #206-18 WEBINAR: Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: Body-Based Practices to Promote Post traumatic Growth

4/19/2018: #602-18 Leadership: Supervisory Toolkit for Managing Secondary  Trauma and Workplace Stress - Lansing
Location: Lansing

4/23/2018: #207-18 WEBINAR: Human Trafficking for Child Welfare Employees

4/28/2018: #603-18 Caregiver: Brains and Behavior: What You Need to Know to Better Understand Your Child
Location: East Lansing

4/30/2018: #208-18 WEBINAR: Support Services for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Families

5/1/2018: #209-18 WEBINAR: A Guide to Caring for Muslim Children in Foster Care

5/11/2018: #210-18 WEBINAR: The Opioid Crisis in America: Identification and Treatment Strategies for Social Workers

5/11/2018: #604-18 Leadership: Supervisory Toolkit for Managing Secondary Trauma and Workplace Stress - Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids

5/17/2018: #211-18 WEBINAR: Integrating Mindfulness and Wellness for Stress Reduction

5/21/2018: #215-18 WEBINAR: Trauma and Substance Use

5/31/2018: #605-18 Leadership: Supervisory Toolkit for Managing Secondary Trauma and Workplace Stress
Location: Livonia

7/26/2018: #609-18 Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Opiod Dependent and Pain Management
Location: Traverse City

7/26/2018: #610-18 Understanding Trauma in Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth
Location: Traverse City

8/11/2018: #606-18 Caregiver: The Real Work of Creating Familie sfor Adolescent Boys with Trauma Histories and Criminal Justice Involvement
Location: Grand Rapids

9/12/2018: #212-18 WEBINAR: Engaging Older Youth in Permanency Planning: To be Adopted or Not to be Adopted?

2017–2018 Child Welfare In-Service Training Catalog: FREE to private agencies—Posted at www.michfed.org is the newest Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog, listing trainings that are offered FREE to workers, supervisors and foster, adoptive, kinship and birth parents associated with private agencies that contract with MDHHS to provide child welfare services, as well as MDHHS workers, supervisors and caregivers. All in-person and webinar trainings are approved for meeting the in-service training hour requirements set forth by MDHHS requiring all caseworkers to receive a minimum of 32 hours of in- service training annually and supervisors 16 hours annually. Training participants may also earn CECHs. In addition to the listing below, pages 21 and 22 in the catalog list 51 previously recorded live webinars, accessible on-demand online: 4 for caregivers; 2 for leaders/supervisors (Principles of a Mobile Workforce and Making the Case for Retention-focused Management); and 45 trainings for child welfare workers. Register early; sessions fill quickly! November–December offerings include:

NEW 2018 Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog featuring over 45 opportunities that are offered FREE of charge

Attached you will find the NEW 2018 Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog featuring over 45 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 managing secondary trauma. 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 NEW Caregiver training opportunities- both in-person and webinar offerings attached as well.

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!

6th Annual Residential Treatment Conference

ANNOUNCING the Michigan Federation for Children and Families 

6th Annual Residential Treatment Conference

Transforming Lives Through Innovative Residential Treatment

REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Feb26ConfRegistration

Date:    Monday, February 26, 2018

Time:    Registration 8:30 AM • Program 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Location:    The MTG Space, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Federation member agencies are eligible for group discounts for 6+ registrations.

Eligible for 5 Social Work CECHs (cost $30.00 extra).

Sponsor, exhibit and advertising opportunities will be available.

 

Full details are in the attached brochure!

REGISTER TODAY!

National Organization of State Association for Children (NOSAC) Fall Meeting, Boston, MA
Federation member Staff Training MIN Meeting
Federation member Residential Treatment MIN Meeting
Sr. Management Conference: Come Together: Partners in Excellence
2015 Senior Management Conference

Michigan Federation for Children and Families Senior Management Conference and Annual Membership Meeting will be held on September 16-18, 2015 at Shanty Creek Cedar River Village in Belaire, MI. 

 

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