Michigan Federation for Children and Families marks 50 years!

Special Tribute made to the Michigan Federation for Children and Families by Senator Peter MacGregor 

MICHFED 50 On May 1, 1969, the Michigan Federation of Private Children’s Agencies was incorporated as a 501(c)(4) organization. On May 2, 2019, the Federation hosted an evening of celebration of the rich history of the Federation. Former executive directors of the organization and member agencies came together with current leaders of Federation member agencies and partners in this work to recognize this important milestone by recognizing the unwavering commitment to our communities throughout Michigan and the many outstanding achievements of Federation members over the past 50 years. 

The organization was started by volunteers, and through the member agency executives’ commitment of untold hours of volunteer time and energy, significant advances were made toward making children and families, and the agencies serving them, stronger. In celebration of 50 years of the Federation, Senator Peter MacGregor (R-Rockford) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer made a Special Tribute to the Michigan Federation for Children and Families. The special tribute concludes, “We applaud the community spirit, industriousness and ingenuity that have brought them to this point in their history, and we look forward to seeing those qualities alive and well for generations to come.” Thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve this milestone, and celebrated with us—cheers to the next 50 years!

Click here to view/download the commemorative program from the May 2, 2019 event!

May 23, 2019 Michigan ACE Initiative Conference

Event Date: 
05/23/2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The Michigan ACE Initiative was created just over two years ago and has devoted its energy to provide awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Michigan.  This initial focus on awareness was accomplished through a variety of ways: (1) presentations to various groups, organizations and agencies across the state, (2) supportive training of four cohorts of Master Trainers that we remain in partnership to assist in local grassroots involvement, and (3) the consensus of our State Steering Committee in the development of a Policy agenda. 

2018 Compensation Data Report available for purchase

Data reflected in the 2018 Compensation Data Report was provided by 52 private, nonprofit human service agencies across Michigan, current as of January 31, 2018. The Federation member response rate was 90%...thank you! Copies of the report were distributed were put into the U.S. mail on Wednesday, September 25, addressed to Full Member CEOs and HR Directors

It is available for purchase by other interested parties.

Questions regarding the survey should be directed to Rose Homa, rose@michfed.org. Many thanks to those who invested their time and energy completing this survey; you’ve made this an especially valuable resource for yourselves and your colleagues!

To purchase the 2018 report, the following prices apply: $150 for Federation Members and Corporate Sponsors; $200 for non-participating non-Federation entities. Send your request and payment to Michigan Federation for Children and Families, 620 S Capitol Ave, Suite 325, Lansing, MI 48933. Or e-mail your request to jenny@michfed.org and pay via credit card at this link (a 4% administrative charge will be added to your order): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MichfedPayment

NEW 2019 Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog featuring opportunities that are offered FREE of charge

Attached you will find the NEW 2019 Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog featuring 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 staff engagement and retention. 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 Caregiver training opportunities—accessible by webinar.

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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