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February 29, 2016: Fourth Annual Residential Treatment Conference

Save the date: Monday, February 29, 2016, Fourth Annual Residential Treatment Conference—The 2016 Residential Treatment Conference is themed “Creating Normalcy for Youth in Residential Settings” and will feature national expert Larry Epstein, PhD. Dr. Epstein is director of training and implementation at Think:Kids; assistant in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Epstein has extensive experience utilizing and teaching Collaborative Problem Solving, a revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children with behavioral challenges.

In addition to Dr. Epstein’s opening keynote and closing session, six workshops will be offered, each providing additional tools and techniques designed to create normalcy for youth in residential settings.

Sponsorship and marketing opportunities will be available.

Registration will open November 1!

Mark your calendar now!

Oct. 29/30: Human Trafficking: Strategies for Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 Fall 2015 Training Event

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 & Friday, October 30, 2015
Location: Grand Valley State University, DeVos Center 122E - Loosemore Auditorium

Registration is now available for the October 29-30 training event, "Human Trafficking:  Strategies for Juvenile Justice Professionals"!

Cost to attend is $25 for JJV2020 members, $10 for all students, and $50 for non-members.

In response to your requests for professional development and feedback from previous event participants, Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 is proud to present a full training dedicated to the critical topic of human trafficking as it relates to juvenile justice. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The conference will kick-off on Thursday with Dr. Tonisha Jones, Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Grand Valley State University.  She will set the stage for the conference and lead participants through a variety of topics as the training progresses.

2015 MNYF Annual Conference

Special early registration offer is good through July 31: Buy one, get one half-off! Vendor exhibit space is also available for a modest fee. Download attachments for details.

Four workshop tracks are offered:


  • Transitions to Success
  • Advanced Leadership Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Skills for Managing Workplace Conflict
  • Effective Approaches to Dealing with Unacceptable Employee Behavior
  • Investing in Your Most Valuable Resource...Your Team
  • Community Organizations...Collaborate!


  • Family Preservation for LGBT Youth
  • Scaffolding for Successful Transition to Adulthood for At-risk Youth
  • Treating the Adolescent Sex Offender
  • DBT, Parts I and II
  • Clinical Work with Oppositional Defiant Teens
  • Self Injury

Case Management/Direct Care

  • Journey Through HMS
  • Trauma Informed Care for Case Managers & Direct Care Staff, Parts I and II
  • Homless Youth Education Rights
  • Human Trafficking

Case Managers and Direct Care

  • Tools for Your Toolbox that Work with Youth
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Aggression Replacement Training
  • Crisis Intervention & De-escalation, Parts I and II
  • Ethics Training for Child and Youth Care Workers, Establishing Professional Standards
  • LGBT Youth Culture

Conference registration prices:

Special early registration offer: Buy one, get one half-off! Download attachments for details.

  • MNYF member:  $100 for three days; $60 for one day
  • MNYF affiliate member:  $125 for three days; $75 for one day
  • Non-MNYF member:  $150 for three days; $90 for one day

If you are interested in reserving Vendor Exhibit Space, see the attachment.

MSU CEU Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog

Michigan State University School of Social Work believes learning is a lifelong endeavor and to that aim, the Michigan State University School of Social Work has served as a leader in delivering learning experiences on emerging, current, and historic topics, theories, and practices from the greatest experts in the field. This summer and fall 2015, we look forward to offering programming that advances your career, introduces you to new skills, strengthens your existing skills, and provides you with opportunities to network with social work and other professionals. We encourage you to grow in your area of professional practice and also to take a risk; attend a program that stretches you.

Always with an eye on the horizon, we are increasing access to subject matter experts worldwide through the delivery of live webinars, which are also recorded and available to watch “On Demand.” See pages 29–30 for more details. 

Click here to download the catalog:

2015 Senior Management Conference

Michigan Federation for Children and Families Senior Management Conference and Annual Membership Meeting will be held on September 16-18, 2015 at Shanty Creek Cedar River Village in Belaire, MI. 


Fall 2014 Child Welfare In-Service Training Catalog

Attached you will find the Fall 2014 Child Welfare In-Service Training catalog listing programs that are offered FREE of charge to private agencies that contract with the Department of Human Services to provide child welfare services, as well as child welfare workers employed by DHS. 

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

Registration to attend each course will be handled through the hosting university, and in order to record in-service training hours with the Department, your training facility coordinator must log the training hours into the DHS learning management system. 

Register soon, as courses will fill up quickly!

June 20: Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Early Summer Workshop

Sign up today for the Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Early Summer Workshop to be held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Attendees are eligible for up to 6 Social Work CECHs (pending approval).

Sessions include:

  • Addiction to Crime: Games Criminals Play;
  • Toxic Relationships and the Effects on the Beliefs and Actions of Youth;
  • Suicide Prevention Coalition;
  • Recognizing the Signs of Autism;
  • Human Trafficking;
  • Youth Voice: The Importance of Youth Involvement; and
  • Period of Purple Crying: Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Find registration and cost information in the downloadable attachment below.

Annual Senior Management Conference

Annual Senior Management Conference
September 10-12, 2014
Boyne Mountain Resort

Invitation to join Michigan Home Based Family Services Association

MHBFSA logoFederation Affiliate Member Michigan Home Based Family Services Association invites you to join others who are committed to quality family-centered services throughout Michigan.

New and renewing MHBFSA members benefit from three free trainings annually, discounted pricing for the MHBFSA annual conference (September 27-28, 2012), training hours and free social work CEs at each training, an e-newsletter called Practice, access to the Home Based Standards Guidelines Handbook, listing on and access to the MHBFSA website and more!

Find details about membership and benefits at and in the attachments found below.

Child Welfare In-Service Training: Jan-Aug 2012: FREE

MSU School of Social Work, in conjunction with the other six Michigan graduate Schools of Social Work and the support of the Michigan Department of Human Services, is pleased to announce FREE training opportunities to DHS Child Protective Services, Foster Care, and Adoption Workers and DHS-contracted private agencies’ foster care and adoption workers. The title of this collaborative project is Child Welfare In-Service Training.

Multiple human service, health, and education professionals who also serve the families involved with the child welfare system may find the workshops of interest; many of the workshop topics will have applicability beyond child welfare practice, thus a LIMITED number of FOR CHARGE spaces are available for interested professionals who work outside of DHS and the contracted private agencies. All courses offered are eligible for Social Work CECHs.

Early registration is encouraged. Registrations are nontransferable; if you register but are unable to attend, please contact the appropriate University at your earliest convenience so they might offer your unused space to someone else.

To learn more specifically about the MSU CW In-Service Training programs, you may view descriptions, objectives, faculty information, location, and pricing as well as registration instructions and tools by visiting:

Programs are listed under Child Welfare In-Service trainings.

A catalog of all of the courses available statewide can be downloaded below.


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