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  • Child Welfare Train-the Trainer Session (September 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location:

    The MTG Space, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Do you want to kick your trainings up a notch? Join Gary and Rosemary to discuss how to make your trainings interactive and experiential. Learn how to create an environment that actively involves parents in learning and sharing their ideas. Learn how to take storytelling to the next level and use it as a vehicle to get across key concepts and ideas that parents need to be successful. Come to share your ideas and to learn about creating case based activities that will have parents actively engaged in discussion while getting tips on formulating case based question that will elevate the learning process. This event will be an opportunity for trainers from across the state to meet, network, and learn strategies to develop trainings that are designed to interest and engage foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. CECHs: 2.0

  • Child Welfare Webinars

    Dates:

    On-demand courses are offered on a continual basis. For webinar dates, please click on the website link below.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Each course listed on this page is worth 1 social work continuing education credit hour.

    The following DHHS child welfare continuing education online, On-Demand, training modules are available:

    • CW Leadership: Making the Case for Retention-focused Management
    • CW: Teen Parents in Foster Care
    • CW: Intergenerational Trauma and Our Work With Birth Parents: Understanding the Bridge to Success
    • CW: Engagement, Readiness for Change, and Transition Planning
    • CW: Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    • CW: Post Adoption Services: Assisting Adoptive Families to Avoid Disruption/Dissolution
    • CW: The Welfare of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families
    • CW: Understanding and Supporting Adoptive Families
    • CW: Accessing Special Education Supports for Children in Foster Care
    • CW: Psychological and Emotional Trauma in Children and Its Impact on Adoption/Foster Care and Family Development
    • CW: Child Welfare Workers: The Ethical Obligation and Opportunities to Advocate for Social Justice
    • CW: Honoring and Empowering Adolescents
    • CW: Having the Tough Conversations About Race with Your Clients
  • Engaging Older Youth in Permanency Planning: To be Adopted or Not to be Adopted? (Child Welfare Webinar) (September 2018)

    Dates:

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Zoom Webinar

    Description:

    In this webinar, participants will learn to engage older youth in foster care who may be resistant to or have mixed feelings about permanency. Conversations regarding adoption can be quite difficult especially for adolescents looking forward to aging out of the foster care system. We will discuss how to approach older youth, permanency, and methods for involving them in their permanency planning experience. This webinar will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Available CECHs: 1.0

  • Kinship Care Resource Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, Room 254, 655 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Kinship Care Resource Center supports Michigan kinship families by utilizing research to provide education and outreach for communities, agencies, and individuals involved in supporting kinship families.  The KCRC website provides information for caregivers, support agencies, researchers, media, and policy makers.

  • Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal

    Description:

    This quarterly Journal is an official publication of the State Bar of Michigan Children's Law Section. It provides timely information on current topics in child welfare and child legal policy.

  • Post Adoption Support Services Website

    Location:

    MSU School of Social Work: Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Adoption, fostering, and raising kin are different ways of building a family. Often parents and professionals need to look for outside supports and resources that are sensitive to the unique needs that foster and adoptive children bring to the families that are raising them.

    Michigan State University School of Social Work has a long term commitment to improving child welfare in the state through training social workers and providing programming to families. This website features information that is relevant to the field of adoption in Michigan including sources of information such as links, periodicals, fact sheets, and books, and upcoming training events. Please feel free to browse our site to view the many resources we have available.

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