The soon-to-be federal court-sanctioned settlement agreement (October 2008) brings focus to a historic moment in the State of Michigan when a slow means of child welfare change is simply no longer acceptable and where public and private sectors must work together aggressively in order to meet the demands of the agreement. Most importantly, the agreement is a blueprint for meaningful child welfare system improvements that will result in better lives for children in Michigan.
The federal Child and Family Services Review findings and requirements are a major source of the guiding principles on which the settlement agreement has been based.
Kimberly Kerns, the CFSR Coordinator for DHS, is responsible for assuring that all child welfare agencies are up to speed on the CFSR requirements. Kim has asked for the opportunity to meet with members of the Federation, and we are happy to assist with this effort.
What:CFSR Presentation by Kimberly Kerns, CFSR Coordinator, DHS
When: Monday, October 6, 2008, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Michigan Federation for Children and Families
309 N. Washington Square, Lansing
Who should attend: Child welfare agency CEOs, Adoption Program Directors, Foster Care Program Directors, Licensing Supervisors, and Directors of Abuse/Neglect Residential Treatment
Cost: No charge; but pre-registration is required.
RSVP by 9/25/08 to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the names, titles and email addresses of individuals who will attend from your agency
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