2018 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey open for data entry in February

On or about January 31, 2018, the Michigan Federation for Children and Families will open its 2018 Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey for data entry. The summary report developed from this biennial survey is extremely valuable and is the only one of its kind in scope of detail and specific to the private nonprofit human services field in Michigan

Participation by Federation member agencies is included as a member benefit at no extra charge. Member CEOs and/or HR directors will receive the survey as soon as it is issued. 

Private nonprofit human service agencies not currently members of the Federation are invited to participate. Please use the link below to indicate your intent to participate in the data collection and to receive a copy of the 2018 report ($150), to purchase a copy of the 2018 report without participating ($200), and/or to purchase a copy of the 2016 report ($150).


Teen Conference RFPs being accepted until February 28th

The Michigan Teen Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal to present a workshop and/or lead a group activity at the annual teen conference scheduled to take place June 20-21, 2018 at Saginaw Valley State University. Save-the-date information is also attached for your reference.

Please submit all completed RFPs to Ann Rossi rossia@michigan.gov by February 28th! 

Michigan Federation Member Agency Spotlights

Karra VanderWiere, a foster care social worker at D.A. Blodgett–St. John’s, has been awarded the 2017 John P. Steketee Child Welfare Advocate of the Year Award! “Karra is the perfect example of what an effective foster care worker should be. Karra’s passion, positivity, and enthusiasm shine through all of her interactions and are contagious to those around her." 

Christ Child House has again achieved expedited accreditation through the Council on Accreditation! Congratulations to Executive Director John Yablonky and the entire staff at Christ Child House!

Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan has named Jennifer Santer as the agency’s new CEO, replacing interim CEO Mark Holliday. Welcome Jennifer!

NEW 2018 Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog featuring over 45 opportunities that are offered FREE of charge

Attached you will find the NEW 2018 Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog featuring over 45 opportunities that are offered FREE of charge to child welfare workers and supervisors at private agencies that contract with MDHHS, as well as DHHS employees.

The Leadership training opportunities focus on managing secondary trauma. The Webinar training opportunities are geared towards both caseworkers and supervisors. 

Please also help spread the word with families that you work with about the NEW Caregiver training opportunities- both in-person and webinar offerings attached as well.

All of these trainings are DHHS approved for meeting the in-service training hour requirements set forth by DHHS requiring all caseworkers to receive a minimum of at least 32 hours of in-service training hours annually, and supervisors 16 hours annually. Training participants may also earn CE hours.

Please direct any questions you may have about these courses to the MSU School of Social Work or the university hosting these trainings- and remember to register soon, as courses have limited space and will fill up quickly!


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