Oct. 27/28: Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards 2014 Annual Fall Conference

Event Date: 
10/27/2014 - 8:00am to 10/28/2014 - 5:00pm
Event Website

Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards 2014 Annual Fall Conference “Power of the Past – Force of the Future”

October 27 & 28, 2014
Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, Michigan

For full conference agenda and registration form see attached or click here:  https://www.macmhb.org/training/fall-conference

Grand Traverse Resort:
100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard
Acme, MI 49610-0404

To make reservations via phone, call 1‐800‐968‐7352 and use group “MI Association of Community Mental Health Boards” to receive the discount.

To make online reservations, visit:  http://www.grandtraverseresort.com/promocode-en.html?promocode=CMB2014


Oct. 30: Testifying in Court for Non-Lawyers

Event Date: 
10/30/2014 - 8:02am

SCAO-Child Welfare Services is hosting a FREE live training program, Testifying in Court for Non-Lawyers, at the Hall of Justice in Lansing, Michigan on Thursday, October 30, 2014.  As a past training participant, SCAO-CWS will be delighted to see you again.


Attached is the program announcement. The document includes an agenda, background information, registration details, and other useful information. 


The target audience is Child Protective Services and Foster Care caseworkers for the Michigan Department of Human Services, tribes, private agencies, and service providers.


If you have any questions please contact Kate McPherson, CWS Administrative Assistant, at McphersonK@courts.mi.gov or 517-373-5322.


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!

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! 


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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