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

Save the Dates!!! June 17-18, 2015 Michigan Teen Conference

Event Date: 
06/17/2015 - 8:00am to 06/18/2015 - 4:00pm

New this year.....Saginaw Valley State University will host the 2015 Michigan Teen Conference! This special conference is for youth ages 14-21 preparing to exit foster care, their caregivers and the professionals who work with them. 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:

• Career planning
• College supportive programs 
• Health and well-being
• Housing
• Job search/employment  
• Legal rights of youth in care (101) & as adults (401)
• Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiatives
• Money management—beginner (101) & advanced (401)
• Resources for older youth (ETV, YIT, YAVFC)
• Social media

Save the Date: March 20: Michigan Fatherhood Conference

Event Date: 
03/20/2015 - 9:00am
Event Website

Save the Date: March 20: Michigan Fatherhood Conference—Themed “A Conference for Practitioners & Male Caretakers Alike!” this event is the 13th annual Michigan Fatherhood Conference to be held in Howell, MI. For more information contact Mike Kildee at mpkildee@comcast.net or Pam Jaymes at pjaymes@spectrumhuman.org. Check out Facebook at “Michigan Fatherhood Coalition.”


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


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

Event Date: 
12/02/2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

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.


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