Training

Supporting College Success of Youth from Foster Care

Ann Rossi and Tanya Maki are hosting several upcoming trainings for child welfare workers with a goal of increasing college outcomes for youth from foster care. Each session will provide updated education state Policy, ETV, Fostering Success Michigan, various scholarships, and campus support programs. This is information IL, foster care, and residential treatment that caseworkers can take back to their older youth in care.

This is a terrific opportunity to gain valuable information to share with the youth in your care! Don't miss out!

Register on JJOLT In-Service Training at: http://www.michiganchildwelfaretraining.com/

Class title: Increasing College Outcomes for Foster Youth - 2015

  • April 14 in Clinton Twp
  • April 22 in Grand Rapids 
  • May 19 in Lansing
  • June 12 in Mackinaw City

Questions? contact Tanya Maki at 1-877-660-6388 or email at tmaki@lssm.org 

 

May 5, 2015, Annual Spring HR Training Day

Registration is open for this full-day training developed by Federation Corporate Sponsor Berends Hendricks Stuit and is especially relevant to: CEOs & COOs • Business Managers • Administrative Coordinators • HR Directors • HR Coordinators • HR Specialists • HR Generalists. 

A Championship Team

8:30 AM – 8:55 AM • Registration

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM • Chemistry and competency of a championship team—Gregory Heeres, Berends Hendricks Stuit

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM • Break and Networking 

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM • Knowing the rules helps you win the game…a complex legal environment and changes to the laws influencing employee rights and employer legal compliance—Jeff Fraser, partner at Miller Johnson Law Firm

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM • Lunch and Networking

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM • Scouting report on the talent, competition, marketplace trends and how and where we can win—Lorraine Medici, Express Employment

REGISTER and PAY ONLINE by APRIL 24 at: ​https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HRTrainingDay2015

The registration fee per person includes all materials, lunch and refreshments:

  • $50  Employee of Federation Fulll or Affiliate Member
  • $60  Federation Individual Member
  • $75  General admission

Payment by check or credit card is due by April 24. Confirmations will be sent via email on or about April 24. 

 

May 1-2: MAFAK Spring Training Conference at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City (pre-conference full-day session on April 30)

The Thursday, April 30, pre-conference session will feature Heather Forbes and "Beyond Consequences, Helping Families Heal."

On Friday, May 1, 12 conference workshops are scheduled, followed by the Awards Banquet and evening entertainment. On the morning of Saturday, May 2, Dr. Jim Henry will present "Beyond Therapy: What Do Kinds in Foster Care/Adoption/Kinship Need to be Successful." On Saturday afternoon, George Duvall will present "No Reason to Fail."

Special conference rates are offered for couples and MAFAK members (MAFAK Membership can be submitted with your registration form to qualify for the lower fees).

Exhibit space/Vendor tables and Ad Sponsor opportunities are offered. Non-commercial ads from child welfare agencies/partners, foster, adoptive and kinship parent support groups are FREE.

A discounted MAFAK conference room rate is offered by Great Wolf Lodge for reservations made by March 29, 2015.

Find all of the details in the attached MAFAK Conference Book 2015. Online registration will be available soon at mafak.co.

 

April 23-24 & June 25-26 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) 101 Training

Michigan Associtation of CMH Boards & Michigan Department of Community Mental Health

Present:  Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) 101

ACT 101 is a two day Medicaid required training for all ACT Workers in Michigan.

2 Dates and Locations to choose from!:

8:30am Registration; 9:00am Training Begins;
12:00-1:00 Lunch; 4:00pm Adjourn

April 23-24, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dearborn/Novi

June 25-26, 2015
Holiday Inn Kalamazoo West, Kalamazoo

Fee:  $70 includes 2 day training, materials, continental breakfast, lunch and all breaks.

12 CEUs for social workers and substance abuse professionals are available.

For additional information, see attached or visit our website at www.macmhb.org/education
 

In-Service Training Opportunities- free!

Attached you will find the Winter/Spring 2015 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. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions about these courses- and remember to register soon, as courses will fill up quickly!

 

 

Kadi Prout

kadi@michfed.org

December 2: Forging Strategic Alliances: Creating Value through Effective Partnership

This event is the second in a series of Leadership Forums hosted by the Michigan Federation for Children and Families to assist its member agencies in meeting the newest challenges of the child welfare system and services to vulnerable families. Presenter Elizabeth (Beth) Skidmore, who received great reviews for the first session in June — National Trends in Child Welfare: A Leadership Discussion of Trends, Challenges and Strategies for the Future — returns to Michigan to bring to Federation members Forging Strategic Alliances: Creating Value through Effective Partnership.

During periods of uncertainty and constant change in the field of child welfare, what approaches and tools should leaders employ to sustain their organizational vision and priorities? Shrinking and/or flat revenues and supports for human service agencies and altered contracting models indicate the critical importance of building and sustaining partnerships with a wide variety of community constituencies. 

The value of developing relationships with traditional and non-traditional partners that enhance services and supports for clients and their families, and strengthens an agency’s ability to expand/diversify services in conjunction with their partners has never been more essential. 

This special leadership forum will help Federation member agencies to consider specific strategies they can employ to identify, sustain and add value to strategic alliances and partnerships.

Date/time:      December 2, 2014 • Registration 9:30 AM • Program 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM    

Location:     James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd., Lansing, MI 48910 

Who should attend:     CEOs, Senior Management Teams and Agency Board Leaders

Cost:    $85 per person, includes lunch and refreshments

Social Work CECHs:    Approval pending for 5 CECHs; cost $50 per person

Registration:    ONLINE ONLY; click here • Space is limited, so register early!

 

October 14 and 30, November 13 and 18: Juvenile Justice Reentry Webinar Series

The DHS Juvenile Justice Programs office is pleased to announce a series of webinars to train juvenile justice reentry policy and procedures. This webinar series is designed especially for juvenile justice specialists and supervisors and public and private juvenile justice facility social workers and supervisors. Additional interested participants may include Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) juvenile justice reentry vocational rehabilitation counselors, community mental health juvenile justice reentry contacts and Professional Consulting Services staff. The series of four webinars will include:

Reentry Webinar #1: DHS Juvenile Justice Specialist Guide to Seamless Reentry Services for Youth
Date: October 14, 2014, 2:00pm-3:30pm • Register on or before: October 7, 2014
This session will provide an overview of the reentry policies (JJ4 430). It will review the timeframes, forms, procedures and protocols to ensure a youth has a seamless reentry process with the maximum chance for successful community placement after release from residential placement. An overview of in reach facility services and community resources available post release will be provided that serves as an introduction to the rest of the webinar series, which will focus in on specific statewide services available to juvenile justice youth.  

Reentry Webinar #2: Mental Health Services for Juvenile Justice Youth and Young Adults
Date: October 30, 2014, 2:00pm-3:30pm • Register by: October 23, 2014 
This session will focus on the available Medicaid mental health services for juvenile justice youth and young adults. There will be a review of the access process, eligibility criteria and services offered by Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs)/Community Mental Health Service Program (CMHSP) providers. As a result of the training, juvenile justice specialists and facility staff will have a better understanding of community based mental health services offered by PIHPs/CMHSPs for youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), young adults with Serious Mental Illness, youth/young adults with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD). The newly developed reentry process will be shared as well as a list of key contacts or point persons at the CMHSP level to assist in system navigation. 

Reentry Webinar #3: Michigan Rehabilitation Services Vocational Rehabilitation for Juvenile Justice Youth and Young Adults
Date: November 13, 2014, 2:00pm-3:30pm • Register by: November 6, 2014
This session will entail an overview of MRS vision and values, our definition of disability, along with a review of the steps that are taken for a juvenile justice youth within the rehabilitation process. We will review the referral and application process, as well as services that are available to complete the rehabilitation process and the partnerships that are involved. Participants will understand the roles of the juvenile justice Specialist, the facility staff and MRS counselor throughout the seamless reentry process.

Reentry Webinar #4: Michigan Youth Reentry Initiative – Reentry Care Coordination Services for Juvenile Justice Youth and Young Adults
Date: November 18, 2014, 2:00pm-3:30pm • Register by: November 11, 2014
This session will provide information on the statewide reentry care coordination program funded by DHS that is available to DHS-supervised juvenile justice youth in public or private facilities and court-supervised youth in public facilities. The contracted care coordination agency, Professional Consulting Services, will describe eligibility criteria and priority population, referral and assessment process, pre-release planning, ongoing coordination provided post release and services provided and coordinated. Upon completion, participants will understand reentry care coordination and the collaborative cross systems approach to successfully transition youth into the community, reduce recidivism, increase youth functioning levels, and engage youth in family and community supports.

Training Registration: There is no registration fee for this webinar series. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and must be requested for each webinar by the date noted. Detailed information regarding how to connect to the webinar will be sent to participants via email once registration has closed for each particular session. Register for sessions by sending the following information via email to Donetta Hobart at HobartD2@michigan.gov:

First and last name
Email address
Phone number
Job title
Name of the agency or organization or facility of employment
County in which employed
Webinar number for which registration is requested (1,2,3,4)

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!

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.

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