Oct. 27/28: Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards 2014 Annual Fall Conference

Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards 2014 Annual Fall Conference “Power of the Past – Force of the Future”

October 27 & 28, 2014
Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, Michigan

For full conference agenda and registration form see attached or click here:

Grand Traverse Resort:
100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard
Acme, MI 49610-0404

To make reservations via phone, call 1‐800‐968‐7352 and use group “MI Association of Community Mental Health Boards” to receive the discount.

To make online reservations, visit:

2014 Room Rates:   Rates below do not include 6% state tax, 5% city assessment, or $9.95 nightly resort fee

Hotel Guest room:  $136    
Tower Guest Room:  $156
Studio Condo:    $136    
1 Bedroom Condo:  $171
2 Bedroom Condo: $201    
3 Bedroom Condo: $241

*Cancellations or changes must be made at least 7 days prior to arrival to avoid a penalty equal to one night’s room charge.

Deadline for Reduced Rate:  September 26, 2014

Christina Ward, Administrative Executive
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards
426 S. Walnut Street, Lansing, MI  48933
(517) 374-6848 phone
(517) 374-1053 fax

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.

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

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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