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
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
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)
• 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:
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!
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.
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
Presentation handouts from February 25/26, 2013 Enhancing the Effectiveness of Residential Treatment.
Toward Successful Adoption: Your Child, Your Family, Your Community
This FREE training is designed for those who have adopted or who are thinking of adopting a child from the child welfare system. Three important areas will be covered:
- Helping families cope with the stress of transitioning children from foster care to adoption.
- Understanding the unique needs of children who have been traumatized.
- Helpful strategies for finding and using post adoption resources.
Training sessions run Friday evening (6:00 PM–9:00 PM) through Saturday (9:00 AM–4:00 PM) on 12 different dates from March through September in cities across the state. Download the attached flier for the complete listing.
Two New Trainings Added for 2012!
Cross Cultural Adoption: Beyond Race
- Understand the impact of ethnicity and culture on a child’s identity and self-esteem.
- Identify the tools and tasks necessary to successfully raise a child of another race or culture.
- May 5, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM in Grand Rapids; June 2, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM in Lansing
Helping Children Make Successful Transitions in Adoption
- Understand ways to lessen the trauma of moves for children.
- Learn ways to cope with your emotions when helping children move.
- May 5, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM in Grand Rapids; June 2, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM in Lansing
The training is FREE, funded by the Michigan Department of Human Services. Attendees can qualify for a small stipend to assist with child care and mileage costs.
This month's fatality video webcast involves an 11-month-old who died as a result of natural causes from premature birth. No identifying or confidential info. so there are no restrictions on who can view- you can use it in whatever way you think is useful.
Office of Family Advocate
Department of Human Services
235 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 1512
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 335-3475; FAX (517) 241-8125
MSU School of Social Work, in conjunction with the other six Michigan graduate Schools of Social Work and the support of the Michigan Department of Human Services, is pleased to announce FREE training opportunities to DHS Child Protective Services, Foster Care, and Adoption Workers and DHS-contracted private agencies’ foster care and adoption workers. The title of this collaborative project is Child Welfare In-Service Training.
Multiple human service, health, and education professionals who also serve the families involved with the child welfare system may find the workshops of interest; many of the workshop topics will have applicability beyond child welfare practice, thus a LIMITED number of FOR CHARGE spaces are available for interested professionals who work outside of DHS and the contracted private agencies. All courses offered are eligible for Social Work CECHs.
Early registration is encouraged. Registrations are nontransferable; if you register but are unable to attend, please contact the appropriate University at your earliest convenience so they might offer your unused space to someone else.
To learn more specifically about the MSU CW In-Service Training programs, you may view descriptions, objectives, faculty information, location, and pricing as well as registration instructions and tools by visiting: https://socialwork.msu.edu/ceu/catalog.php.
Programs are listed under Child Welfare In-Service trainings.
A catalog of all of the courses available statewide can be downloaded below.
The MSU School of Social Work Continuing Education Spring 2012 Catalog has been issued, featuring courses related to:
- Adoption Certificate Program
- Advocacy/Leadership/Social Justice
- Children, Youth, & Families
- Clinical Practice
- Mental Health
- Pain Management
- Online Programs
- Supervision in Child & Family Services Certificate
- School Social Work Competency Series
We would like to draw your attention to the April 26 session, "Helping the Judge Make the Right Decision: Effective Courtroom Testimony," which will be held in Grand Rapids, led by attorneys Joe Kozakiewicz and Delanie Pope of MSU's Chance at Childhood program.
Also of note, numerous experts from within MichFed member agencies are among the presenters of the 26 in-person course offerings:
- Jean Niemann, national training director at Spaulding for Children, leading "Family Assessment & Preparation for Adoption Professionals"
- Kevin Roach, CEO of Whaley Children's Center, leading "Identifying & Leading Change within Your Organization"
- Sarah Bretz, clinical supervisor at Judson Center, presenting "Understanding Autism: Beyond the Basics"
- Emily Besecker, behavior services supervisor at Judson Center, presenting "Behavioral Supports & Interventions for Individuals with an ASD"
- Michael Reiffer, clinical social worker at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, presents "Motivational Intereviewing with At-Risk Youth & Families & Substance Abuse"
- Sean deFour, COO at Judson Center, leading "Supervision Certificate #6: Recruiting & Selecting the Right Staff"
May-June: Adoption Competency Curriculum Training FREE through National Resource Center for Adoption
The National Resource Center for Adoption is offering training in May and June 2011 on five modules of its Adoption Competency Curriculum:
- May 12: Module 1: Federal Laws Impacting Adoption Placement
- May 25 & 26: Module 2: Child/Youth Assessment & Preparation
- June 8 & 9: Module 3: Family Assessment & Preparation
- June 9: Module 4: Decision Making & Placement Selection
- June 15: Module 5: Post Adoption Services
This series is designed as a comprehensive curriculum for training child welfare practitioners in public and private agencies who provide adoption services for children/youth who have been abused or neglected. Registration for each module is limited to 25 participants. All course materials and lunch are provided free of charge. Social Work CECHs are offered for participants who complete one or more modules. An Adoption Competency Overview booklet is available, along with registration information. See attachments below.
Find full details of Wedgwood Institute’s spring schedule of workshops in the attached brochure. Sessions for spring include:
➢ April 12: Children and Teens with ADHD
➢ April 19: Conflict Resolution
➢ April 26 and June 24: Becoming Trauma Sensitive
➢ May 10: Treating Terrified Children
➢ May 17: Cultural Competence
➢ June 14: Human Trafficking Seminar
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan is hosting six informational trainings across the State of Michigan. Presenters include: ETV Program Staff & YIT Departmental Analyst, Ann Rossi.
Thursday, March 10, 2011: Southfield, MI
Thursday, March 24, 2011: Kalamazoo, MI
Tuesday, April 5, 2011: Flint, MI
Wednesday, April 27, 2011: Lansing, MI
Wednesday, May 25, 2011: Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, June 3, 2011: Mackinaw City, MI
November 17: Webinar "What Parents are Saying about Foster Care Adoptions: Key Findings from the 2007 National Survey of Adoptive Parents"
What Parents are Saying about Foster Care Adoptions: Key Findings from the 2007 National Survey of Adoptive Parents
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Child Trends invites you to join a free webinar to learn about key findings from the National Survey of Adoptive Parents (NSAP) and their implications for federal and state policies. Researchers from Child Trends will present key findings from the national survey, and policy experts will discuss how these findings inform deliberations on adoption policies. Invited guests include adoption experts from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).
The NSAP was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and represents the first ever nationally-representative survey on the characteristics, adoption-related experiences, and well-being of adopted children and their families in the U.S. The webinar will focus on findings involving families with children adopted from foster care. Although more than 57,000 children were adopted from the public foster care system during FFY 2009, 115,000 children in care continued to wait for an adoptive family at the end of the year. The NSAP findings provide invaluable information from the voices of parents themselves about improving adoptive parent recruitment, better preparing prospective adoptive parents, and enhancing support services for adoptive families and their children.
Register below. Space is limited.Reserve your webinar seat now at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer
The Michigan State University School of Social Work Continuing Education Fall 2010 Catalog features courses in adoption, crisis intervention with children, ethics, pain management, psychoeducational groups, self-care, and much more! On November 12-13 is an Art & Play Therapy conference, with renowned art therapist Cathy Malchiodi. Click here to find a downloadable catalog and online registration.
To alleviate travel time and expense pressures, assist workers to comply with required in-service training hours, and to partner with colleagues, CWTI will be sending trainers to three separate regions of the U.P. this summer. CWTI trainers will provide half and full day sessions on a variety of topics. Dates, topics, and locations will be posted on JJOLT. It is recommended that supervisors consult with staff to facilitate registrations and maximize opportunity to attend and accrue in-service hours.
CWTI intends to provide three full days of training in each location. Individual session capacity will be posted on JJOLT with each of the dates and times. Staff may attend just one session or as many as interest and schedules permit.
The initial dates and locations are June 29 – July 1, 2010 at the DHS/OPD training center in Escanaba (Delta County).
Download June 7, 2010 below.