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The Michigan Child Welfare Training Clearinghouse is designed to provide a central location for child welfare training opportunities across the State of Michigan from the primary training providers. The training providers include: Children’s Trust Fund, DHHS Office of Workforce Development and Training, DHHS University In-Service, Michigan Federation for Children and Families, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan Child Abuse Training Services, and State Court Administrative Office.

 

Training programs are listed by profession.  To register for a training or obtain further information, please click on the registration link specific to each training.

 

Provider Contact Information

 

Wish to add a training program?

To inquire about adding a training program to the Training Clearinghouse, please contact Elizabeth Henderson at hendersone@courts.mi.gov or (517)373-2621.

  
  
  
  
  
  
collapse Audience : All Child Welfare Professionals ‎(1)
TitleChild Welfare Essentials and Reasonable Efforts Advocacy
Event Date3/10/2017
LocationDoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
Registrationhttp://031017cwessentials.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services
DescriptionThis training is part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of legal representation and caseworker advocacy in child protective proceedings.
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
collapse Audience : Adoption Workers ‎(1)
TitleMaking the Case for Retention-focused Management
Event Date3/16/2017
LocationWebinar
Registration
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionJoin us for this one-hour webinar that looks at the supervisor’s role in retaining staff.
 
collapse Audience : Chidren's Protective Services Specialists, Foster Care Specialists, Adoption Workers ‎(1)
TitleDid You Hear What I Said? Culture, Communication, and Conflict
Event Date5/26/2017
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionThis training is a lesson in diversity, focusing on sharpening skills that you already have to build cross-cultural relationships but are not typically “pushed/challenged to use."
 
collapse Audience : Children's Protective Service Specialists, Adoption Specialists, Foster Care Specialists ‎(1)
Title¿Qué? Help Me Understand! Latino or Hispanic? Implications for Practice That Go Beyond the Spanish Language
Event Date8/11/2017
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will acknowledge and look at the differences between those who speak the same language—Spanish—but come from many different countries, backgrounds, and cultures.
 
collapse Audience : Children's Protective Services Specialists ‎(1)
TitleMaking the Case for Retention-focused Management
Event Date3/16/2017
LocationWebinar
Registration
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionJoin us for this one-hour webinar that looks at the supervisor’s role in retaining staff.
 
collapse Audience : Children's Protective Services Specialists, Foster Care Specialists ‎(1)
TitleSupporting African-American Youth in Schools
Event Date6/9/2017
LocationLivonia
Registrationhttp://www.emich.edu/socialworkce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Eastern Michigan University
DescriptionThis training will explore strategies to support K-12 youth through mentoring.
 
collapse Audience : Children's Protective Services Specialists, Foster Care Specialists, Adoption Specialists ‎(5)
TitleMaking a Difference: Open, Direct, and Honest TALK about Suicide
Event Date3/10/2017
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThe safeTALK training prepares participants to recognize these invitations for help and connect a person who has thoughts of suicide to intervention resources available.
 
TitleLoss and Grief for Children and Youth in Care
Event Date3/10/2017
LocationLivonia
Registrationhttp://www.emich.edu/socialworkce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Eastern Michigan University
DescriptionOften unspoken is the profound loss and grief experienced by children in child welfare. This training will provide a comprehensive understanding of the unique grieving needs and the challenges in supporting children and teens through a developmental lens.
 
Title“ARMBandS” for Effective Treatment
Event Date4/21/2017
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will discuss Attachment, Reaction, Meaning, Bonding, and Support (ARMBandS), addressing the emotional difficulties of many foster and adopted children who are unable to form secure attachments.
 
TitleEffective Placement Strategies for Children in Foster Care
Event Date5/19/2017
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttp://PamBogucki@ferris.edu
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis placement training will provide participants with general information in relation to placement challenges.
 
TitleSupporting Children Through Trauma and Grief
Event Date9/8/2017
LocationSt. Joseph
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionMost children will experience the death of a loved one before they complete their high school years.
 
collapse Audience : Children's Protective Services Specialists, Foster Care Specialists, Adoption Workers  ‎(12)
TitleNo Time for Goodbye: When a Loved One's Death is Traumatic
Event Date3/10/2017
LocationFarmington Hills
Registrationhttp://socialwork.wayne.edu/continuing-education/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Wayne State University
DescriptionThis training will address A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Survivors Heal by utilizing therapeutic support, community resources and collaboration.
 
TitleAssessing and Treating Mental Health Concerns in Very Young Children
Event Date3/17/2017
LocationLivonia
Registrationhttp://socialwork.wayne.edu/continuing-education/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Wayne State University
DescriptionThis training will describe the assessment and treatment of mental health concerns for very young children and their families and caretakers.
 
TitlePerspectives on Youth Substance Abuse
Event Date4/28/2017
LocationWarren
Registrationhttp://socialwork.wayne.edu/continuing-education/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Wayne State University
DescriptionThis training will provide information on emerging youth drug trends and the signs and symptoms of youth use.
 
TitleUnderstanding Emotional and Mental Health Concerns of Youth
Event Date5/5/2017
LocationLansing
Registrationhttp://Peter.Lauber@arbor.edu
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Spring Arbor University
DescriptionUnderstanding strategies that work with youth are in order to engage and support the client and their natural support systems.
 
TitleTaking a Pulse: Examining Compassion Fatigue in Child Welfare
Event Date5/11/2017
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/offices/continuing-education
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will engage participants in examining organizational and individual strategies to address compassion fatigue in child welfare settings.
 
TitleAddressing Suicide: A Culturally Responsive Approach to Prevention and Intervention
Event Date6/2/2017
LocationAnn Arbor
Registrationhttp://ssw.umich.edu/offices/continuing-education
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: University of Michigan
DescriptionThis training will help participants gain a deeper understanding of suicide prevention and interventions in clinical practice.
 
TitleEarly Education and Child Welfare Services: Working Together
Event Date6/22/2017
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis training will work with participants to identify the struggles and successes of combining the child. This training seeks to prepare you to understand secondary traumatic stress, the conditions that may impact their mental health and heart-space.
 
TitleMoving Toward Cultural Intelligence
Event Date6/23/2017
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionA safe environment will be created to allow for interactive processing and open dialogue.
 
TitlePutting Your Own Mask on First: Understanding Secondary Traumatic Stress and Self-care in the Workplace
Event Date7/12/2017
LocationTraverse City
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis training seeks to prepare you to understand secondary traumatic stress, the conditions that may expose staff to secondary traumatic stress, and allow you the space to assess their exposure to workplace conditions that may impact their mental health.
 
TitleTransitioning to Higher Education: Improving Outcomes for Youth from Foster Care
Event Date8/4/2017
LocationLansing
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis training will explore the resources available to foster care case managers and resource families to support youth transitioning to higher education, including financial aid, career development and planning, and applying to higher education programs.
 
TitleTrauma and Crisis Management for Children in Placement
Event Date9/15/2017
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttp://PamBogucki@ferris.edu
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis trauma and crisis management training will provide participants with generalized information in regard to trauma.
 
TitlePromoting Healing Health and Wellness in Youth Who Have Been Sexually Abused and Experienced Other Trauma
Event Date9/21/2017
LocationHoughton
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis training will explore the unique experience of these youth while exploring their problems and needs.
 
collapse Audience : Children's Protective Services Specialisty, Foster Care Specialists, Adoption Workers ‎(1)
TitleWorking with Children Who Have Attachment Issues
Event Date5/11/2017
LocationEast Lansing
Registrationhttp://socialwork.msu.edu/ce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis training will outline the importance and significance of attachment for adopted children.
 
collapse Audience : Children's Protective Services Workers, Foster Care Workers, Adoption Workers ‎(1)
TitleHelp the Helper! Recognizing and Treating Compassion Fatigue
Event Date8/11/2017
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will present critical information for child welfare workers and other providers about compassion fatigue.
 
collapse Audience : Foster Care Specialists ‎(1)
TitleMaking the Case for Retention-focused Management
Event Date3/16/2017
LocationWebinar
Registration
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionJoin us for this one-hour webinar that looks at the supervisor’s role in retaining staff.
 
collapse Audience : Foster Care Supervisors ‎(1)
TitleMiTEAM Supervision and Mentoring
Event Date4/21/2017
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionThis training will reinforce the role of the supervisor in coaching practice skills, modeling best practices, and providing timely feedback to case managers to achieve core outcomes with children and their families.
 
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This project was funded by a federal Children’s Justice Act grant to the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect administered through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, under Section 107(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) (42 U.S.C. 5106c et seq.) as amended by Public Law (P.L.) 111-320 enacted December 20, 2012, and the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10603 et seq.). In addition, this is a project of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse Neglect, chaired by the Hon. John Hohman, ret. Chief Judge, Monroe County Probate Court, and the State Court Administrative Office.

 
 
logos: Children's Bureau; Mich Dept Health and Human Services; Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan; US Dept of Health and Human Services; Mich Federation for Children and Families; Andrews University; Eastern Michigan University; Ferris State University; Grand Valley State University; Michigan State University; Spring Arbor University; University of Michigan; Western Michigan University; and Wayne State University