2018 Sr. Management Conference & Annual Membership Meeting

Event Date: 
09/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 09/21/2018 - 12:30pm
Event Website

Registration is now open! 

You will want to register today to attend the September 19-21, 2018 Senior Management Conference. New marketing and sponsorship opportunities are also available—act fast before they'e gone! Download/view the attached conference brochure and then register online. 

MARKETING/SPONSORSHIP Commitment Form: Click Here

Crystal Mountain Resort

Welcome newest Affiliate Member: Fostering Forward Michigan

The Federation Board has voted to approve the Affiliate Member application of Fostering Forward Michigan (FFM), led by President Lara Bouse. The all-volunteer organization is dedicated to the equal and accurate sharing of important information that can impact the quality of life for foster families and families who have adopted through foster care. FFM has published a number of parent-to-parent tutorials on important topics and strives to disseminate information from other resources and organizations so it is readily available to all families within our communities. https://www.fosteringforwardmi.org 

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.

Nominations Open for 2018 Child Welfare Awards

The Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Child Welfare Awards, which are given every year in the fall to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to Michigan’s foster children.

“The awards program provides a forum for recognition of the excellent work that is performed by child welfare professionals who work diligently to overcome systemic barriers and go above and beyond policy, court rule, and statutory standards to help ensure the safety, well-being, and timely permanency for children and families served by our foster care system,” said FCRB Program Manager James Novell.

One nominee from each of the following categories will be recognized, and nomination criteria can be found in each of the links:

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, visithttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php - 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


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