Sign up today for the Annual HR Spring Training sponsored by the Federation, with expertise assembled by Federation Corporate Sponsor Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance Agency! Here are the topics to be covered in this full-day training:
How to Soar with Eagles & Not Flap with Ducks: Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent. We will discuss the differing talent generations and what they are looking for and how to communicate and reward them. We will also invite a panel to share stories and brainstorm ideas.
Dusting Off the Employee Handbook. The work world isn’t static; it changes rapidly. Laws change. Your company changes. Your workforce changes. We will discuss how to revisit and revamp your handbook to keep up with these moving targets.
New Health Care Reform Regulations Help Employers Ease into Pay-or-Play Penalty. This presentation will: explain key transition relief for employers; provide recommendations of what employers should do now and in the upcoming year to address the pay-or-play provision; review measurement/stability period rules; and highlight additional guidance that is expected.
Technology Fuels Efficiencies & Compliance. This session will focus on technology and how good systems help organizations become more efficient, manage compliance, and address HR Department needs.
Michigan's child welfare system is in need of reform. Lawmaking on this issue is crucial to protect Michigan's children and families.
The Legislation Clinic at University of Michigan Law School, along with Senator Rick Jones, invites legislators, staff, and all other interested parties to join us April 24 in State Capitol Building, Room 402/3 at 8:30. Stop by to grab coffee, juice and continental breakfast, and learn how you can support our critical but modest legislative fixes for Michigan's children and families.
Our interactive presentation and discussion will focus on four proposals for statutory amendments that could be passed this session:
—Child Welfare Agency Representation: Legal representation for Michigan's public and private agencies that handle these complex cases in court.
—Sibling Placement and Contact: Improve sibling connections for foster children.
—Restoration of Family for Legal Orphans: Permit reinstatement of parental rights for legal orphans who have not been adopted and whose biological parent is now fit.
—Parenting Time: Protect the bond between a non-custodial parent and a foster child.
The Legislation Clinic at Michigan Law School, comprised of eight law students, a policy fellow, and a supervising professor, provides an educational experience for law students interested in learning how to move a public policy idea from concept to legislation and then to law. For 2013-14, the Clinic specialized in child welfare matters and identified a number of issues in need of attention that seem ripe for legislative action and where there is support and even consensus among the child welfare stakeholders in the state. The Legislation Clinic chose important issues where there seemed to be minimal resistance to needed reforms and where the researching, drafting, energy and enthusiasm of a few law students could help push a project forward.
We hope to see you on April 24:
The complete conference brochure is ready, and new this year is online registration for the June 18-19, 2014, Michigan Teen Conference Take Charge of Your Journey! Please promote this fantastic event with youth ages 14-21 and be proactive in arranging for funding now.
This year’s conference will feature involvement of the nationally based FosterClub All-Stars (including several Michigan All-Stars!) throughout the entire event—opening keynote, workshops, general session, and evening activities. The program will be rounded out with informative, interactive workshops and a Walk through Life, all geared to important life skills and knowledge base for youth aging out of foster care and even more fun and recreational activities.
Check out the brochure! Download attachment below.
Register youth, caregivers and staff! By mail, fax or online.
May 3, 2014 Civil, Criminal and Social Justice Conference
SOCIAL, CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE WHERE HAVE BEEN? – WHERE
SHOULD WE GO?
Judge Timothy Connors, Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Judge Cedric Simpson, Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Allie Maldanado, Chief Judge Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians
Judge Deborah Thomas, Wayne County Circuit Court
Judge William Thorne, Utah Court of Appeals
Deborah Labelle, Attorney
Rodd Monts, ACLU Field Director
Belinda Dulin, Dispute Resolution Center
EMU Student Center Auditorium
900 Oakwood St.
Ypsilanti, MI - United States
Saturday, May 3, 2014
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
For more information, forward your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops offered on a first come/first serve availability basis.
Held at Postma Center in Grand Rapids.
- Promoting Attachment Relationships for Young Children with Understanding Brief Strategic Family Therapy: A Brief Overview
- Family and Children: Trauma Training
- Social Work Ethics: Part I and Part II
- Intersecting Child Welfare and Mental Health Services: Working with Families with Parents or Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances: Part I and Part II
- Unlocking Potential in High-Risk Caregivers of Young Children: Caregivers with Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, Intellectual Impairments, and Teen Mothers: Part I and Part II
- Social Work Pain: Part I and Part II
- What You Need to Know About Drugs of Abuse When Working with Children and Their Families
This day of training is FREE for MHBFSA members—Up to 6 members per agency annual membership of $175. $50.00 non-member fee per person.
Download the flier below! Not a member? Join using the second attachment below.
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.
See attached information regarding the May 2-3, 2014 Michigan Association for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Parents (MAFAK) Spring Training Conference at Best Western Plus Lansing Hotel.
Thursday, Pre-Conference Session Featuring: Dr. Bryan Post of the Post Institute on the topic of Adoption, Attachment and Healing.
Keynote Speaker: Kim Siedel “Become Your Foster/Adoptive Child’s EXPERT”
Session Speaker: Derek Clark “The Spirit of a Child: From Rejection to Connection to Direction”
Attached, please find the registration brochure for the 18th Annual Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Summit. The Summit will be held on May 22nd and 23rd at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, MI.
The summit will feature a session by Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, Dr. Bruce Perry.
Registration information is included on the last page of the attached brochure.
Please contact Kelcy Ensign (email@example.com) at DHS with any registration questions.
There is no registration cost for this event. Please register early as seating is limited and there is a need to allow for geographic and professional diversity. You can expect an e-mail confirmation two weeks prior to the summit. There is no charge for conference attendance. Travel expenses and lodging are to be paid by the attendee.
Federation Board Members and Agency Representatives Only
November 12, 2014
Noon - 3:00 PM
Federation Member CEO's Only
Federation CEO meeting with DHS Director
Annual Senior Management Conference
September 10-12, 2014
Boyne Mountain Resort
Federation Member's Only
Performance/Quality Management MIN Meeting
August 13, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Federation Member's Only!
Federation Board of Director and CEO Retreat, all day, location to be announced.
June 11, 2014
Federation Member's Only!
Performance/Quality Management MIN Meeting
May 14, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Annual Spring HR Training Day
May 5, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM