Sept. 10-12, 2014 Senior Management Conference

"Excellence by Design"
 
Location: Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MI 
 
New this year: Pre-Conference Institute on Federal Finance Reform Efforts on Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. No extra charge to attend, just sign up in advance. 
 
NEW flyer with session descriptions attached below! Register onlinehttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Sept2014ConfRegistration
Every conference session addresses one of the challenges your agency either faces now or will soon be challenged with adapting to in the near future. Our conference brings to you resources that bridge the gaps in you current experience and knowledge, expand perspectives for addressing daily struggles, and prepare you for what the future will bring. 
 
Conference attendees can earn up to 12.5 SWCEUs! 
 

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Oct. 3: Tour de Fork Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of The Children’s Center

Event Date: 
08/07/2014 - 12:31pm
Event Website

Tour de Fork

Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of The Children’s Center

We are delighted to invite you to Tour de Fork, celebrating the 85th anniversary of The Children’s Center. Enjoy a strolling dinner party featuring local chefs preparing Detroit-grown cuisine and craft cocktails, entertainment showcasing local musicians and awe-inspiring artwork created by community youth.

Since 1929, The Children’s Center has empowered vulnerable children to heal and grow into the amazing people they were born to be. We believe when you heal children, you heal Detroit. Your support of Tour de Fork ensures therapeutic services to children for years to come.

Tickets: $150; First 85 tickets have been sold.

Phone: 
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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!

Youth Behind Bars: Report Exposes High Cost of Kids in Michigan's Adult Criminal Justice System

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. Michigan is one of ten states that automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults, accounting for 95 percent of youth in the adult system. The majority of these charges were for non-violent offenses that did not include a weapon.

Take some time to read the report and find out what is happening to kids in our adult system. The report is posted below.. Click here to view all of the report materials prepared by MCCD.

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