Training

Nurturing Programs® Facilitation Training

This special training is for professionals working with children, teens and families through group, home-based and individual services. The presenter will be national trainer/consultant Donald Guernsey, MS, LMFT, FSAC. The training is sponsored by Federation member agencies Hands Across the Water and Eagle Village and will be held at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library’s North Branch in Macomb, MI. Find all the details in the attachment posted below.

Save the date • RFPs sought for February 27, 2017, 5th Annual Residential Treatment Conference

Proposals are being sought for presentations at the Federation’s 5th Annual 2017 Residential Treatment Conference, themed “Residential Treatment: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities,” which will be held at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing, MI, on Monday, February 27, 2017. Professionals and academics are invited to submit proposals to present at the conference, related to the overall conference theme and goals. All proposals must be submitted by September 30, 2016, at noon to rose@michfed.org. Individuals who submit RFPs will be made aware of the Planning Committee’s session selection decisions on or before December 1, 2016. Find the RFP form posted below.

Conference purpose and goals:
To provide treatment and guidance to youth in residential foster care and residential juvenile justice programs presents a multitude of challenges. Youth enter care due to traumatic circumstances, emotional and educational struggles, risky and/or dangerous behaviors. Whether youth are in a short-term assessment or detention facility or a longer-term treatment program, personnel have the responsibility to assure safety and security for those youth. Personnel also have the opportunity to assist youth in ways that will positively impact the trajectory of their lives. The goals of this conference are to:

  • Understand and address the trauma underlying troublesome behaviors
  • Minimize the risk of harm to youth, program personnel and facilities
  • Offer treatment options and tools to best address youth trauma
  • Guide youth toward belief in themselves and their ability to manage and overcome their circumstances 

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Substance use/abuse 
  • Depression and suicide risk
  • Violence and aggression
  • Bullying, gender identity and orientation issues, sexual acting out (PREA guidelines)
  • Creative and effective AWOL and truancy prevention
  • Understanding and managing medications
  • Recognizing and managing vicarious trauma/self-care
  • Importance of supervision, support, guidance and teamwork
  • Upholding standards of ethics, professionalism and respect for clients and each other (Recipient Rights)
  • Motivational interviewing: overview, tools, how to train in-house
  • Educational achievement

Estimated audience size: 300
Invited audience:  Child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, court, school workers, supervisors, program managers and CEOs
 

Sept. 16: Confidential Intermediary Training

Confidential Intermediary Training
Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc., is hosting a one-day training, endorsed by The Michigan Probate Judges Association, to provide interested individuals an overview of the skills and information necessary to function as a confidential intermediary.

The 1995 Adoption Legislation
The role of a confidential intermediary was formalized in Michigan with the passage of legislation that took effect on January 1, 1995. The legislation (P.A. 202 of 1994) allows a court to appoint a confidential intermediary to search for and make contact with a former family member. If the search efforts are successful, then the confidential intermediary is responsible to, “… discreetly and confidentially contact the individual to ascertain whether the individual is willing to release information to the petitioner or to meet or communicate with the petitioner.”

The legislation responds to a concern of many people throughout Michigan who would like to make contact with a person(s) with whom they have a connection. Confidential Intermediaries can play an instrumental role in these reunions, but there are important skills and information necessary to be competent.

In addition, there are sensitivity issues which confidential intermediaries must recognize to assure that the issues and concerns of the persons involved are handled with respect. For these reasons, the legislation requires confidential intermediaries to file an oath of confidentiality and to complete training.

Each County Court in Michigan will make their own determination as to how they will proceed with providing confidential intermediary services. Participants should be aware that C.I. approval by one court does not constitute approval by any other court in Michigan.

Registration fee: $100.00
Payable to: Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc.
Please return your registration form and fee by: September 1, 2015
Space is limited. Fee is non-refundable.

Registration form: Download the attachment!

2015 MNYF Annual Conference

Special early registration offer is good through July 31: Buy one, get one half-off! Vendor exhibit space is also available for a modest fee. Download attachments for details.

Four workshop tracks are offered:

Administrative

  • Transitions to Success
  • Advanced Leadership Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Skills for Managing Workplace Conflict
  • Effective Approaches to Dealing with Unacceptable Employee Behavior
  • Investing in Your Most Valuable Resource...Your Team
  • Community Organizations...Collaborate!

Clinical

  • Family Preservation for LGBT Youth
  • Scaffolding for Successful Transition to Adulthood for At-risk Youth
  • Treating the Adolescent Sex Offender
  • DBT, Parts I and II
  • Clinical Work with Oppositional Defiant Teens
  • Self Injury

Case Management/Direct Care

  • Journey Through HMS
  • Trauma Informed Care for Case Managers & Direct Care Staff, Parts I and II
  • Homless Youth Education Rights
  • Human Trafficking

Case Managers and Direct Care

  • Tools for Your Toolbox that Work with Youth
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Aggression Replacement Training
  • Crisis Intervention & De-escalation, Parts I and II
  • Ethics Training for Child and Youth Care Workers, Establishing Professional Standards
  • LGBT Youth Culture

Conference registration prices:

Special early registration offer: Buy one, get one half-off! Download attachments for details.

  • MNYF member:  $100 for three days; $60 for one day
  • MNYF affiliate member:  $125 for three days; $75 for one day
  • Non-MNYF member:  $150 for three days; $90 for one day

If you are interested in reserving Vendor Exhibit Space, see the attachment.

MSU CEU Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog

Michigan State University School of Social Work believes learning is a lifelong endeavor and to that aim, the Michigan State University School of Social Work has served as a leader in delivering learning experiences on emerging, current, and historic topics, theories, and practices from the greatest experts in the field. This summer and fall 2015, we look forward to offering programming that advances your career, introduces you to new skills, strengthens your existing skills, and provides you with opportunities to network with social work and other professionals. We encourage you to grow in your area of professional practice and also to take a risk; attend a program that stretches you.

Always with an eye on the horizon, we are increasing access to subject matter experts worldwide through the delivery of live webinars, which are also recorded and available to watch “On Demand.” See pages 29–30 for more details. 

Click here to download the catalog: http://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/docs/CurrentCE.pdf

In-Service Training Opportunities- free!

Attached you will find the Winter/Spring/Summer 2015 Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog listing programs that are offered FREE of charge to private agencies that contract with the Department of Human Services to provide child welfare services, as well as child welfare workers employed by DHS. 

 

All of these trainings are DHS approved for meeting the in-service training hour requirements set forth in the MSA requiring all caseworkers to receive a minimum of at least 32 hours of in-service training hours annually. Training participants may also earn CE hours.

 

Registration to attend each course will be handled through the hosting university, and in order to record in-service training hours with the Department, your training facility coordinator must log the training hours into the DHS learning management system. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions about these courses- and remember to register soon, as courses will fill up quickly!

 

 

Kadi Prout

kadi@michfed.org

Fall 2014 Child Welfare In-Service Training Catalog

Attached you will find the Fall 2014 Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog listing programs that are offered FREE of charge to private agencies that contract with the Department of Human Services to provide child welfare services, as well as child welfare workers employed by DHS. 

All of these trainings are DHS approved for meeting the in-service training hour requirements set forth in the MSA requiring all caseworkers to receive a minimum of at least 32 hours of in-service training hours annually. Training participants may also earn CE hours.

Registration to attend each course will be handled through the hosting university, and in order to record in-service training hours with the Department, your training facility coordinator must log the training hours into the DHS learning management system. 

Register soon, as courses will fill up quickly!

June 20: Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Early Summer Workshop

Sign up today for the Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Early Summer Workshop to be held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Attendees are eligible for up to 6 Social Work CECHs (pending approval).

Sessions include:

  • Addiction to Crime: Games Criminals Play;
  • Toxic Relationships and the Effects on the Beliefs and Actions of Youth;
  • Suicide Prevention Coalition;
  • Recognizing the Signs of Autism;
  • Human Trafficking;
  • Youth Voice: The Importance of Youth Involvement; and
  • Period of Purple Crying: Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Find registration and cost information in the downloadable attachment below.

Support the 2014 Michigan Teen Conference through Sponsorship!

So many options! One to fit every budget!

Please consider supporting the 2014 Michigan Teen Conference and the dozens of youth who are preparing to transition to adulthood. Play a role in their success!

You may sign on as a Sponsor using the form posted below, or you may click here to SIGN UP ONLINE.

May & June: Michigan Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV) Training across the State of Michigan

Lutheran Social Services, Department of Human Services, and Fostering Success Michigan will soon be hosting five regional trainings across the State of Michigan. Each training will cover the Michigan Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV), the educational needs and requirements for children and youth in care, and various college resources for Foster Youth.

Registration is now available on JJOLT In-Service Training at: http://www.michiganchildwelfaretraining.com, search for Educational Requirements and College Resources. Attached is a flyer with dates, locations, and times…so mark your calendars now! SPACE IS LIMITED!!

This is a great opportunity for workers to learn about the resources available for foster youth who are aging out and pursuing college, as well as how foster youth can best be served to ensure they make it to post-secondary programs.

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