FYI • April 2, 2010 • No. 7
The next FYI bulletin will be issued April 16, 2010
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Registration is open for the June 22-23, 2010
Michigan Teen Conference "Take Charge of Your Journey!"
This amazing conference is for youth ages 14-21, their caregivers, and professionals who work with teens. It will be held on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant. This conference is also an excellent place for foster parents to earn training credit hours. Registrations and payment are due by May 30 to conference fiduciary Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. Download the full brochure, registration, and release forms from the home page of www.michfed.org. Check it out now! Spread the word!
STATE EXECUTIVE/ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES
• Snyder to accompany O’Grady to Summit on Public-Private Partnership—Sponsored by the Children's Bureau and the National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services, two individuals from each state are invited to attend the fourth (annual) Summit on Public-Private Partnership in September 2010. Representing Michigan’s public sector will be Kathryne O’Grady, Deputy for Children’s Services Administration; representing private agencies will be Federation Executive Director Janet Reynolds Snyder. The purpose of this summit is to facilitate dialogue among leaders in the public child welfare and private provider communities on topics such as (1) maintaining the partnership during times of crisis, (2) bridging the data and technology gap between public and private child welfare systems, and (3) partnering to successfully improve child welfare outcomes. These annual summits focus on sharing rather than simply disseminating information.