Register Now! 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 online
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 13 SWCEUs! 


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

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.

Friday, October 3, 2014
7:00 – 11:30 p.m.
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center
485 West Milwaukee St. Detroit, MI 48201

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!

August 21: Child Development and Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Exploring Perspectives and Approaches for Planning, Placement, and Advocacy

The SCAO Child Welfare Services is excited to announce the FREE upcoming training program "Child Development and Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Exploring Perspectives and Approaches for Planning, Placement, and Advocacy."

The training will be held on August 21, 2014 at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn, MI. 
Attached is the program announcement.  The packet includes an agenda, training background, registration information, and other useful information.

Adoption, Licensing, Foster Care & Independent Living MINs Meet

Federation member's only
July 16, 2014
Adoption MIN
Licensing MIN
Foster Care MIN
Independent Living/Homeless Youth MIN

The Center for Positive Living Support upcoming trainings

The Center for Positive Living Support is offering Mental Health First Aid trainings free of charge to people in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. These trainings are free of charge due to a grant from MDCMH facilitated through Training and Treatment Innovations.

Adult Mental health First Aid training is May 20th at MORC Inc. in Auburn Hills 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Youth Mental Health First Aid for adults who support youth (12-25) will be offered at MORC in Clinton Township on May 28 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

They are also offering two other trainings:

Parenting in a Culture of Gentleness
May 9th from 9am-4 pm at MORC Auburn Hills.
May 15th from 9 am -4pm at Traverse City
June 6th 9am-4pm MORC Clinton Twp.
June 16th 9am-4pm Northeast CMH Alpena
June 30th 9 am -4pm North Country CMH, Gaylord

Managing and Leading a Culture of Gentleness
June 13 from 9am-4pm at MORC Auburn Hills
June 30 from 9 am to 4pm at North Country CMH Gaylord

Individuals can register for all of these trainings on our website at

Support the 2014 Michigan Teen Conference through Sponsorship!

So many options! One to fit every budget!

Please consider supporting the 2014 Michigan Teen Conference and the dozens of youth who are preparing to transition to adulthood. Play a role in their success!

You may sign on as a Sponsor using the form posted below, or you may click here to SIGN UP ONLINE.

Federation Board of Directors Meeting

Federation Board Members and Agency Representatives Only

November 12, 2014
Noon - 3:00 PM

Federation Member CEO meeting with DHS Director

Federation Member CEO's Only

Federation CEO meeting with DHS Director

Annual Senior Management Conference

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


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