Attached please find a copy of the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force report issued by Chair Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley. This report details the Task Force’s findings and recommendations for action. A Subcommittee summary is also attached.

 

2016 Annual Report to the Membership—As you know, the Federation is in the forefront of advocacy and action on behalf of vulnerable children and families in Michigan. Not only is our input and feedback sought out by the state’s leadership, it is well respected and acted upon. Find a summary of the past year’s highlights in our 2016 Annual Report to the Membership, attached below.

The 2016 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey Summary Report was mailed on September 30, 2016, to each Federation member agency representative and HR director, as per Executive Committee policy. It is available for purchase by other interested parties.

The Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD) has been working for over a year on a crucial report: Youth Behind Bars: Exploring the Impact of Prosecuting and Incarcerating Kids in Michigan's Criminal Justice System. The report states that from 2003 through 2013, more than 20,000 Michigan youth were placed on adult probation, detained in jail, or imprisoned for an offense committed when they were younger than 18 years old.

In 2013, Governor Rick Snyder issued an Executive Order to assemble a Mental Health and Wellness Commission and charged it with making recommendations for improving the lives of individuals and families living with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders in our state.

The Foster Care Review Board would like to share with you its 2012 Annual Report

This year's report and recommendations address significant issues related to the use of psychotropic medications and provides an overview of the review board's functions and program activity details from the past year, including data, trend summaries, and observations.

Michigan Child Death State Advisory Team Tenth Annual EXECUTIVE REPORT

Please find the attached report on child deaths in Michigan which provides county specific data as well as statewide recommendations.

The 2012 Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey of Private Agencies Summary Report has been issued and is available for purchase!

See the attached brochure for how to purchase the 2012 report....

The DHS Office of Family Advocates' Stacie Bladen and Seth Persky present a video case review of a child fatality. This month's example involves a 5 month old who died as a result of accidental suffocation. In addition to reviewing areas of interest in this fatality, they reinforce infant safe sleep practices.
To view the video click here.

Teens in foster care face considerable individual and family challenges that place them at an elevated risk of becoming a teen parent. Child Trends has released a new research brief, Teen Parents in Foster Care: Risk Factors and Outcomes for Teens and Their Children, which reviews existing research literature on teens in foster care and examines analyses of primarily regional data to assess the extent to which teens in foster care are at risk of teen pregnancy and parenting.

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