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Registration is Open for the February 23, 2015, Third Annual Residential Treatment Conference

February 23, 2015, Third Annual Residential Treatment Conference "Getting It Right, From the Start: Assessment & Treatment in Residential Settings"at Lansing Community College West Campus

 

PURPOSE: The Michigan Federation for Children and Families is hosting this conference in response to the need for education for appropriately assessing the needs of youth in residential settings, understanding their trauma histories, and providing effective tools and strategies for treatment and healing of these youth.

This conference is a must-attend, only-one-of-its-kind in Michigan. Don’t miss out! Early registration is encouraged, as seating is limited. Sponsorships, advertising and exhibit booths are also available to promote your services to a statewide audience of child welfare and juvenile justice professionals (see brochure for the order form).

 

Featured speakers/presentations:

Dr. Lisa Boesky, Psychologist, National Speaker, Author & Consultant: 

• Big Problem, Tragic Results: Over, Under & Mis-Diagnosis: What You and Your Agency Can Do to Help

• Preventing Youth Suicide & Self-Injury in Residential Care: How Your Facility Can & Must Do It Better

Dr. John Lyons, developer of the outcomes management approach for human services called Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) and the most commonly used tool, the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS): 

• The Use of CANS as a Performance Management Tool in Michigan

Workshop presenters/topics:

Phillip D. Hamberg: The Roots of Rage: What Can We Do?

John Micsak: The New School Epidemic: Addressing “Dysregulation”

Michael J. Reiffer: Cultivating Resiliency: Growing Hope After Tragedy

 

Ask the Experts feature at the end of the day allows one-on-one time with conference experts.

 

Register early to lock in the best pricing! Use the registration form in the conference brochure or go online at: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Feb23ResidentialConferenceRegistration

December 2: Forging Strategic Alliances: Creating Value through Effective Partnership

This event is the second in a series of Leadership Forums hosted by the Michigan Federation for Children and Families to assist its member agencies in meeting the newest challenges of the child welfare system and services to vulnerable families. Presenter Elizabeth (Beth) Skidmore, who received great reviews for the first session in June — National Trends in Child Welfare: A Leadership Discussion of Trends, Challenges and Strategies for the Future — returns to Michigan to bring to Federation members Forging Strategic Alliances: Creating Value through Effective Partnership.

During periods of uncertainty and constant change in the field of child welfare, what approaches and tools should leaders employ to sustain their organizational vision and priorities? Shrinking and/or flat revenues and supports for human service agencies and altered contracting models indicate the critical importance of building and sustaining partnerships with a wide variety of community constituencies. 

The value of developing relationships with traditional and non-traditional partners that enhance services and supports for clients and their families, and strengthens an agency’s ability to expand/diversify services in conjunction with their partners has never been more essential. 

This special leadership forum will help Federation member agencies to consider specific strategies they can employ to identify, sustain and add value to strategic alliances and partnerships.

Date/time:      December 2, 2014 • Registration 9:30 AM • Program 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM    

Location:     James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd., Lansing, MI 48910 

Who should attend:     CEOs, Senior Management Teams and Agency Board Leaders

Cost:    $85 per person, includes lunch and refreshments

Social Work CECHs:    Approval pending for 5 CECHs; cost $50 per person

Registration:    ONLINE ONLY; click here • Space is limited, so register early!

 

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! 
 

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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 www.mihomebased.com 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: https://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php.

Programs are listed under Child Welfare In-Service trainings.

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

MSU SSW CE Spring 2012 Catalog available

The MSU School of Social Work Continuing Education Spring 2012 Catalog has been issued, featuring courses related to:

  • Adoption Certificate Program
  • Advocacy/Leadership/Social Justice
  • Aging
  • Children, Youth, & Families
  • Clinical Practice
  • Ethics
  • Mental Health
  • Pain Management
  • Online Programs
  • Supervision in Child & Family Services Certificate
  • School Social Work Competency Series

We would like to draw your attention to the April 26 session, "Helping the Judge Make the Right Decision: Effective Courtroom Testimony," which will be held in Grand Rapids, led by attorneys Joe Kozakiewicz and Delanie Pope of MSU's Chance at Childhood program.

Also of note, numerous experts from within MichFed member agencies are among the presenters of the 26 in-person course offerings:

  • Jean Niemann, national training director at Spaulding for Children, leading "Family Assessment & Preparation for Adoption Professionals"
  • Kevin Roach, CEO of Whaley Children's Center, leading "Identifying & Leading Change within Your Organization"
  • Sarah Bretz, clinical supervisor at Judson Center, presenting "Understanding Autism: Beyond the Basics"
  • Emily Besecker, behavior services supervisor at Judson Center, presenting "Behavioral Supports & Interventions for Individuals with an ASD"
  • Michael Reiffer, clinical social worker at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, presents "Motivational Intereviewing with At-Risk Youth & Families & Substance Abuse"
  • Sean deFour, COO at Judson Center, leading "Supervision Certificate #6: Recruiting & Selecting the Right Staff"

Download the Spring CE catalog below or visit https://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php#c_10 to scroll through the courses offered and to register. 

 

 

 

 

 

May-June: Adoption Competency Curriculum Training FREE through National Resource Center for Adoption

The National Resource Center for Adoption is offering training in May and June 2011 on five modules of its Adoption Competency Curriculum:

  • May 12: Module 1: Federal Laws Impacting Adoption Placement
  • May 25 & 26: Module 2: Child/Youth Assessment & Preparation
  • June 8 & 9: Module 3: Family Assessment & Preparation
  • June 9: Module 4: Decision Making & Placement Selection
  • June 15: Module 5: Post Adoption Services

This series is designed as a comprehensive curriculum for training child welfare practitioners in public and private agencies who provide adoption services for children/youth who have been abused or neglected. Registration for each module is limited to 25 participants. All course materials and lunch are provided free of charge. Social Work CECHs are offered for participants who complete one or more modules. An Adoption Competency Overview booklet is available, along with registration information. See attachments below.

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