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 this form to fax (616) 356-5779.
Questions about registration: email MichiganTeenConference@samaritas.org or call Kristy Watson at (616) 356-1934, (800) 886-5776.
Questions about the conference: contact Diana Ripley, firstname.lastname@example.org, (517) 395-2338.
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:
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!
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!