Welcome to newest Federation Corporate Sponsor: Global Vision Technologies!

Welcome to newest Federation Corporate Sponsor: Global Vision Technologies!—The Federation is pleased to announce Global Vision Technologies, Inc. as its newest Corporate Sponsor! Watch the home page at  www.michfed.org for the GVT logo to appear, with a direct link to the company’s contact information. GVT representatives will also participate in the Federation’s Senior Management Conference; be sure to introduce yourself!

GVT is the creator of innovative software solutions for health and human services agencies. FAMCare (www.famcare.net) is a high performance case management software solution that helps human services agencies achieve better results. FAMCare improves caseworker productivity, data management and client outcomes. ClinicalPURSUIT (www.patientregistrysoftware.com) is patient registry software that helps medical researchers and pharmaceutical companies better understand how their patients respond to therapies and medications over time in a real-time, HIPAA compliant system. To learn more about Global Vision Technologies, Inc. contact:

George Ritacco | 877.791.4367 Ext. 85 | george.ritacco@globalvisiontech.com | www.globalvisiontech.com

Welcome to newest Federation member Lakeside for Children!

Welcome to newest Federation member Lakeside for Children!—The Federation Board of Directors has approved the membership application of Lakeside for Children, located in Kalamazoo. The 501(c)(3) organization is led by Donald Nitz, Executive Director, and accredited by the Joint Commission. Lakeside for Children's programs—education, family services, residential treatment, and substance abuse services—feature evidence-based practices and are operated by Sequel Youth & Family Services, serving children and families statewide. Learn more about the agency at http://lakesideforchildren.org. Welcome, Don and staff!

In-Service Training Opportunities- free!

Attached you will find the Winter/Spring/Summer 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

Gateway Community Services merges with Child & Family Charities

Child and Family Charities announced October 1, 2014, that Child and Family Charities and Gateway Community Services in Lansing have merged. Under the merger agreement, Gateway will become a division of Child and Family Charities. Gateway was established in 1970 and provides street outreach, counseling, shelter, independent living skills instruction, crisis intervention, and advocacy services to runaway and homeless youth and their families throughout Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. Core programs are housed at the Kevin J. Moody Youth Home located in southwest Lansing. Gateway joins an array of divisions and services at Child and Family Charities, including foster care, adoption, independent living, child abuse prevention, parenting education, early childhood education, juvenile diversion, truancy, mental health, substance abuse, and a shelter for teen parents.

“We reached out to Child and Family Charities because of their long and successful history serving vulnerable populations in our community and the synergies this merger facilitates,” said Gateway Board President Amber Beard. “Our staff, board, and funding sources are very supportive of this development.” Beard will serve on the Child and Family Charities Board of Directors.

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!

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