Oct. 30: Testifying in Court for Non-Lawyers

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 or 517-373-5322.

Family Preservation MIN Meeting

Federation Members Only. Meeting details will be sent via email to MIN members. 

Performance/Quality Management MIN Meeting

Federation members only. Meeting details will be sent via email to MIN members. 

Adoption/Licensing/Foster Care/IL MIN Meeting Day

Federation Members Only. More information will be emailed out to MIN group members. 

HR Lunch & Learn and HR MIN Meeting

Federation Members Only: 


Wednesday, OCTOBER 1, 2014, at the Federation office.


11:30 - 12:00    LUNCH compliments of Federation Corporate Sponsor Berends Hendricks Stuit (BHS) Insurance Agency 

                —Order lunch when you RSVP


12:00 - 1:00         HR LEARN session with Denise Neuhaus of BHS Ins. Agency

                   Topic: "Conducting Employment Interviews" 

                We will discuss best practice techniques for developing interview questions. 

                In addition, we will discuss what to include on your employment application….bring yours with you to share (20 copies)!


1:00 - 2:30           HR MIN meeting …. request agenda items when you RSVP.

Sept. 19: Comedy for a Cause

Join Promise Village Home for Children on September 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm for Comedy for a Cause! Comedians will be: John Crist, Bob Stromberg and Greg Hahn! 

For more information, download the attached flyer. 

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!

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 12.5 SWCEUs! 


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


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