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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.

June 20: Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Early Summer Workshop

Sign up today for the Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Early Summer Workshop to be held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Attendees are eligible for up to 6 Social Work CECHs (pending approval).

Sessions include:

  • Addiction to Crime: Games Criminals Play;
  • Toxic Relationships and the Effects on the Beliefs and Actions of Youth;
  • Suicide Prevention Coalition;
  • Recognizing the Signs of Autism;
  • Human Trafficking;
  • Youth Voice: The Importance of Youth Involvement; and
  • Period of Purple Crying: Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Find registration and cost information in the downloadable attachment below.

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.

May & June: Michigan Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV) Training across the State of Michigan

Lutheran Social Services, Department of Human Services, and Fostering Success Michigan will soon be hosting five regional trainings across the State of Michigan. Each training will cover the Michigan Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV), the educational needs and requirements for children and youth in care, and various college resources for Foster Youth.

Registration is now available on JJOLT In-Service Training at: http://www.michiganchildwelfaretraining.com, search for Educational Requirements and College Resources. Attached is a flyer with dates, locations, and times…so mark your calendars now! SPACE IS LIMITED!!

This is a great opportunity for workers to learn about the resources available for foster youth who are aging out and pursuing college, as well as how foster youth can best be served to ensure they make it to post-secondary programs.

Registration is open! 2014 Michigan Teen Conference - Take Charge of Your Journey

Do you know a youth in Foster Care or Independent Living who needs to learn about money management, employment, educational opportunities, healthy relationships, or housing? If you do, then help them pre-register for the 2014 Michigan Teen Conference.

Youth must be ages 14 to 21 and in Foster Care or Independent Living. If attendees are under the age of 18, a chaperone MUST attend the conference with them and accompany them at all times. Caretakers of the youth and professionals who work with teens are also invited. Attendees will sharpen their understanding of what is available and required for foster youth to make the challenging transition to adult life.

Workshops will feature topics such as:

• Budgeting/money management (beginner and advanced)
• College supportive programs (youth panel)
• Funding resources (ETV, YIT)
• Housing
• Job search/employment
• Legal rights of youth in care and as adults
• Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiatives
• Social media
• Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care

In addition, a special Walk through Life will feature numerous life stations to visit and resources to grab at this fun, interactive two-hour session. It is a chance for youth to put into practice many of the life skills they acquired during the conference. Stations will include:
• Education
• Employment
• Finances
• Housing
• Identification
• Transportation

Promote this event with foster youth and be pro-active: secure funding now!
Funding sources: YIT • MYOI • Private fund raising
Use registration form to calculate cost for your funding request.

Find the conference on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/MichiganTeenConference

EARLY CONFERENCE SPONSORS INCLUDE:

Adoption Option Inc.
Bethany Christian Services
Fostering Success Michigan
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan
Michigan Department of Human Services–Youth In Transition
Michigan Federation for Children and Families

Use the Sponsor Form provided to add your name to this list.

Find all the details in the attachment posted below.

April 24: Techniques for Supervisors – Observation, Evaluation and Coaching of Contact Level Staff for Improving and Sustaining Motivational Interviewing Skills

What: Techniques for Supervisors – Observation, Evaluation and Coaching of Contact Level Staff for Improving and Sustaining Motivational Interviewing Skills

When: April 24, 2014
7:30am – 8:30am: Registration & continental breakfast
12:00pm – 1:00pm (lunch provided)
8:30am – 3:30pm (Training)

Where: Shanty Creek Resorts, 5780 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, Michigan 49615

3 Ways to Register: Online - www.macmhb.org;
FAX - 517-374-1053; MAIL - MACMHB, 426 S. Walnut, Lansing, MI 48933

Cost $32/per person (includes continental breakfast, lunch and training materials)

Social Work: The Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB), provider #1140, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. MACMHB maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/10/13-11/10/16. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 Clinical Continuing Education Clock Hours.

MACMHB is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). MACMHB maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance abuse professionals should contact MCBAP to determine course approval. Substance abuse professionals participating in this course will receive 6 contact hours - Specific.

From the desk of:
Annette Pepper, GMS, Training & Meeting Planner
Michigan Association of CMH Boards
426 S Walnut, Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-374-6848
Fax: 517-374-1053
Web: www.macmhb.org

March 12 & April 24 SCAO Trainings

Please see the attached notices for upcoming Child Welfare Services training opportunities.

March 12, 2014 at the Hall of Justice, Lansing, Michigan (Space is still available)
Putting it All Together: Advanced Courtroom Practice and Petition Drafting Workshop
Target Audience: Child Protective Services and Foster Care caseworkers for the Michigan Department of Human Services, tribes, and private agencies.

April 24, 2014 at the Hall of Justice, Lansing, Michigan
Testifying in Court for Nonlawyers
Target Audience: Child Protective Services and Foster Care caseworkers for the Michigan Department of Human Services, tribes, and private agencies.

Heather D. Leidi, Administrative Assistant | Child Welfare Services | State Court Administrative Office
P.O. Box 30048 | Lansing, MI 48989 | 517-373-5322 phone LeidiH@courts.mi.gov

Child Welfare Services Training Division: http://courts.mi.gov/administration/scao/officesprograms/cws/childwelfareservicestraining/pages/default.aspx

April/May/June Michigan Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV) Trainings

Lutheran Social Services and the Department of Human Services will soon be hosting seven regional trainings across the State of Michigan. Each training will cover the Michigan Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV), the educational needs and newest education policy requirements for children and youth in care, and various college resources for Foster Youth.

Registration is now available on JJOLT at: http://www.michiganchildwelfaretraining.com, search forEducation Pl - College Scholarships and Resources. Attached is a flyer with dates, locations, and times…so mark your calendars now! SPACE IS LIMITED!! If you do not have access to JJOLT, please reply to this email to register and specify the preferred location and time.

This is a great opportunity for all workers and supervisors to learn about the resources available for foster youth who are aging out and pursuing college, as well as how foster youth can best be served to ensure they make it to post-secondary programs.

Jennifer Maurer
ETV Coordinator
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan
209 E. Washington Ave. Suite 284, Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: (877) 660-6388 Fax: (517) 789-6809
Serving People As an Expression of the Love of Christ - www.mietv.lssm.org

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