StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one anotherâ€™s lives through listening, is coming to the Michigan Teen Conference on June 23 and 24, 2009, to capture stories of youth in our foster care community. Youth who do an interview (dialogue and recording session) with StoryCorps will have an opportunity to have their voice heard and tell their story, whatever it may be. See attachment for more information about this effort and how to register.
Michigan State University School of Social Work Continuing Education is launching the inaugural Great Lakes Summer Institute (GLSI), a professional development experience comprised of two-day, one-day and half-day intensive courses.
July 16-18, 2009 at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City.
Click here for more information and to register.
Five of these sessions, which feature the â€œYellow Book,â€ Guidelines for Achieving Permanency in Child Protective Services Proceedings,â€ were held in 2008. The quality and value of this training was of such significance that the funding source, the Governorâ€™s Task Force on Childrenâ€™s Justice, has scheduled repeat sessions for 2009. There is no charge to attend; registrations must be received by May 6 and August 1, respectively.