REGISTER TODAY: June 20-21, 2018 Teen Conference

Event Date: 
06/20/2018 - 7:00am to 06/21/2018 - 4:00pm
Event Website

Wednesday-Thursday June 20-21, 2018 at Saginaw Valley State University

Do you know a youth in Foster Care or Independent Living or Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care who needs to learn about money management, employment, educational opportunities, health and wellness, or housing? If you do, then help them begin the registration process for the 2018 Michigan Teen Conference.

Youth must be ages 14 to 21 and in Foster Care or Independent Living or Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care. Youth with an open Juvenile Justice case, and no Abuse/Neglect case, are eligible to attend the conference if they are YIT eligible.


2018 Child Welfare In-Service Training Catalog: FREE to private agencies

The MSU School of Social Work is excited to announce upcoming Child Welfare webinars and Child Welfare in-person programs!
For all program details and to register, visit - search course number or title. 
3/19/2018: #213-18 WEBINAR: Ending Zero Tolerance: What Child Welfare Workers Should Know

3/22/2018: #607-18 Building College Success for Youth Exiting the Foster Care System
Location: Saginaw Valley State University

3/27/2018: #214-18 WEBINAR: The Impact of Racial Bias on Traumatized Clients in Child Welfare

4/16/2018: #206-18 WEBINAR: Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: Body-Based Practices to Promote Post traumatic Growth

4/19/2018: #602-18 Leadership: Supervisory Toolkit for Managing Secondary  Trauma and Workplace Stress - Lansing
Location: Lansing

Michigan Federation Member Agency Spotlights

Spaulding for Children has received a five-year $9 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families—Spaulding for Children—in partnership with the ChildTrauma Academy, The Center for Adoption Support and Education, the North American Council on Adoptable Children, the National Council for Adoption and the University of Washington—will develop a state-of-the-art national training program that prepares and provides ongoing development for foster and adoptive families so that they have the skills and tools needed to effectively parent children who have been exposed to trauma. This innovative training program will use technology to promote interactional learning and assess mastery of competencies, provide ongoing training accessible through an app or web-based platform to continue their skill building, and allow flexibility so that participants can guide their own learning.


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