Registration is open! February 29, 2016: Fourth Annual Residential Treatment Conference

Registration is open for the 2016 Residential Treatment Conference, themed “Creating Normalcy for Youth in Residential Settings,” which will feature national expert Larry Epstein, PhD. Dr. Epstein is director of training and implementation at Think:Kids; assistant in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Epstein has extensive experience utilizing and teaching Collaborative Problem Solving, a revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children with behavioral challenges.

In addition to Dr. Epstein’s opening keynote and closing session, six workshops will be offered, each providing tools and techniques designed to create normalcy for youth in residential settings.

Sponsorship and marketing opportunities are available (see page 2 of the promotion).

Register early to lock in the lowest prices!

Find details in the attachment/download. 

Register online:

MSU CEU Summer/Fall 2015 Catalog

Michigan State University School of Social Work believes learning is a lifelong endeavor and to that aim, the Michigan State University School of Social Work has served as a leader in delivering learning experiences on emerging, current, and historic topics, theories, and practices from the greatest experts in the field. This summer and fall 2015, we look forward to offering programming that advances your career, introduces you to new skills, strengthens your existing skills, and provides you with opportunities to network with social work and other professionals. We encourage you to grow in your area of professional practice and also to take a risk; attend a program that stretches you.

Always with an eye on the horizon, we are increasing access to subject matter experts worldwide through the delivery of live webinars, which are also recorded and available to watch “On Demand.” See pages 29–30 for more details. 

Click here to download the catalog:

2015 Senior Management Conference

Michigan Federation for Children and Families Senior Management Conference and Annual Membership Meeting will be held on September 16-18, 2015 at Shanty Creek Cedar River Village in Belaire, MI. 


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.

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!

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


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