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2016 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey Summary Report available for purchase

The 2016 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey Summary Report was mailed on September 30, 2016, to each Federation member agency representative and HR director, as per Executive Committee policy. It is available for purchase by other interested parties.

Data in this 2016 report was provided by 50 private, nonprofit human service agencies across Michigan. The Salaries section summarizes over 8,600 actual hourly wages reported. All report information is displayed in aggregate and in two subsets to permit a closer comparison among similarly sized organizations—agencies with annual budgets less than $6 million and agencies with annual budgets more than $6 million. When fewer than five data items were reported for a particular survey element, the information is not displayed, in keeping with guidelines of the federal Sherman Antitrust Act.

Questions regarding the survey should be directed to Rose Homa, rose@michfed.org. Many thanks to those who invested their time and energy completing this survey; you’ve made this an especially valuable resource for yourselves and your colleagues!

To purchase the 2016 report, the following prices apply: $150 for Federation Members and Corporate Sponsors; $200 for non-participating non-Federation entities. Send your request and payment to Michigan Federation for Children and Families, 320 N. Washington Square, Suite 100, Lansing, MI 48933. Or e-mail your request to jenny@michfed.org and pay via credit card at this link (a 4% administrative charge will be added to your order): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MichfedPayment

 

The 2018 Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey will open for submissions at the end of January 2018. 

2017 Directory of Residential Treatment Programs for Abused, Neglected and Delinquent Youth

Residential DirectoryThe Michigan Federation for Children and Families presents the 2017 Directory of Residential Treatment Programs for Abused, Neglected and Delinquent Youth, featuring Federation member agencies operating residential treatment programs across the state.

The purpose of this directory is to inform judges, DHHS, CMH and other potential purchasers of service about the many residential treatment programs available to Michigan's youth in their own regions and across the state.

This effort is recognized by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services  and the State Court Administrative Office Child Welfare Services Division as fulfilling a need for this type of resource.

We hope you find this directory helpful as you work to assist youth and families in need of services.

Best regards,
Janet Reynolds Snyder, MBA
Executive Director

MichFed Annual Report to the Membership • September 2011

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The Federation is pleased to present its Annual Report to the Membership • September 2011. Please see the attachment below.

2010 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey Summary Report is in print • Order your copy now!

The 2010 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey Summary Report reflects data current as of January 31, 2010, including a compilation of actual salaries of 4,890 employees across 71 job classifications within 41 Michigan private, nonprofit child and family service agencies, presented geographically: statewide, SE Michigan counties and counties outside of SE Michigan.

This 126-page report includes statewide aggregate data, plus four breakdowns of the General Information, Fringe Benefits, Staff Turnover Report, and Salaries Report by size of agency. This amount of detail allows for a close comparison among similarly sized organizations as agencies consider their own employee compensation packages.

This annual report is one of the many benefits of Full Membership in the Michigan Federation for Children and Families; there is no extra charge for participation and a copy of the summary report.

The 2010 report is available to non-participating non-members for $200 per copy; $150 per copy for Affiliate and Individual Federation members.

Send your request and check to: Michigan Federation for Children and Families, 320 N. Washington Square, Suite 100, Lansing MI 48933. The printed report will be sent directly to you as soon as your payment is received.

Guidelines For Achieving Permanency In Child Protection Proceedings

yellowbook.pngA resource for anyone involved in child protection proceedings, this comprehensive manual walks the reader through every stage from preliminary hearing to post-termination review.

Each chapter includes:
• The purpose of that stage
• Key questions to consider
• A checklist of roles and responsibilities

Excerpts of pertinent state and federal law are included along with an appendix of State Court Administrative Office forms.

This publication was developed by representatives of the courts, Department of Human Services, Michigan Child Welfare Law Resource Center, Michigan Association of Court Appointed Special Advocates, Michigan Foster Care Review Board and Michigan Indian Legal Services.

To see the online version go to: www.childcrt.org. Hard copies are still available for purchase. Go to www.childcrt.org/pub for pricing and order information.

2008 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey Summary Now Available

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The 2008 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey Summary reflects data current as of March 31, 2008, including a compilation of actual salaries of 4,954 employees across 58 job classifications within 40 Michigan private, nonprofit child and family service agencies, presented geographically—statewide, SE Michigan counties and counties outside of SE Michigan.

The biggest change in this year's report as compared to last year is a further breakdown of the General Information, Fringe Benefits and Staff Turnover Report data by size of agency, similar to how the Salary Information has been presented in prior years. This extra breakdown will allow for a closer comparison among similar-sized organizations as agencies consider their own employee compensation packages.

This annual report is one of the many benefits of Full Membership in the Michigan Federation for Children and Families—no extra charge for participation and report. A copy of the 2008 report is available to non-participating non-members for $150; $100 for Affiliate and Individual Federation members. Given the expansion of this report from 28 pages of data in prior years to 120 pages, prices for the 2009 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey participation and report will be adjusted upward. Send your request and check to: Michigan Federation for Children and Families, 320 N. Washington Square, Suite 100, Lansing MI 48933 or click here: credit card information link to relay credit card payment information for a faster turnaround

Summary of governor's proposal for Great Start Full-Day Preschool program is available

On February 21, 2007, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid and Education met to review the Governor's budget recommendations for fiscal year 2007-2008. A written summary of the Governor's proposed Great Start Full-Day Preschool Program was provided to the Subcommittee members by a representative of the Office of the State Budget. You can find a copy of the document here: Great Start Full-Day Preschool Program

Improving the Child Welfare Workforce: Lessons Learned from Class Action Litigation

Children’s Rights releases a new report, Improving the Child Welfare Workforce: Lessons Learned from Class Action Litigation. Please click here to download the report. This report summarizes the findings of a review of efforts to strengthen the child welfare workforce in the context of class action litigation in 12 jurisdictions across the nation. Children's Rights conducted this project in partnership with the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) and with generous support from Cornerstones for Kids. Children's Rights and NCYL interviewed more than 70 key stakeholders - plaintiffs' counsel, current and former defendants (public child welfare agency representatives), current and former court monitors, representatives of foster parent and service provider membership organizations, judges, GALs, consultants, advocates, private providers, mediators, university-agency training partnership staff, and next friends - in these jurisdictions about the provisions related to workforce issues that are included in the court orders in these cases; the progress made; and the barriers that have hindered success. The interviewees provided a high level of detail and rich perspectives on efforts to improve the child welfare workforce in their respective jurisdictions. The report's recommendations provide a useful framework to guide current and future workforce reform efforts, whether they are occurring in or outside of the context of litigation.

Practice Guide Helps Caseworkers Serve African American Families

Through its Children of Color Outreach program, the Minnesota Department of Human Services has published a tool entitled, A Practice Guide for Working with African American Families in the Child Protection System. The publication is meant to help social workers address the systemic overrepresentation of African American children and families involved in child protective services. The Practice Guide does not dwell on the historical aspects of the disparity, but focuses instead on the affect of other systems on the lives of African American families involved in the child protection system, including courts, schools, and law enforcement. The publication focuses on practice and systemic change at the caseworker level by helping caseworkers augment or develop their best-practice skills in client engagement; understand cultural differences between caseworkers and African American clients; appreciate different world views shaped by family tradition, race, culture, and socioeconomic factors; and develop new methods of engagement that can lead to improved child safety and well-being for African American children. Reprinted with permission from the February 7, 2007, edition of WeR4Kdz E-Bulletin. (c) 2007 Child Welfare League of America. To subscribe to WeR4Kdz free, visit www.cwla.org/pubs/epublications.htm.

Click here to download A Practice Guide for Working with African American Families in the Child Protection System

Recruiting Mentors and Recommended Resources

Meeting the Mentoring Challenge: Child Trends' Newest Brief for Out-of-School Time Practitioners Discusses Recruiting Mentors and Recommends Resources—Just in time for National Mentoring Month, Child Trends summarizes the critical steps that program providers should consider when recruiting mentors and recommends resources that can be used in the process. A must-read resource for programs seeking mentors for youth who need adult guidance. Download the 8-page report here: ChildTrendsRecruitMentors.

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