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Training and Development

Child Welfare Services offers judicial, attorney, and field worker trainings targeted toward child welfare system improvement. The trainings are based on Court Improvement Program committee findings and are developed collaboratively with various stakeholder community agencies, the Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Department of Health and Human Services. 

Training programs are presented through various methods, such as webcasts, live onsite training, and summits.

Training ​Notification

To be added to the SCAO-CWS training notification list, please contact Kate McPherson, SCAO-CWS Administrative Assistant, at or (517) 373-5322.

Training Calendar

To download a copy of the SCAO-CWS detailed training calendar, please click here​.

Upcoming Programs

Please click on the training title for details and online registration  ​
  • ​August 14, 2019 - Heart of ICWA & MIFPA Statewide Training Conference 
                                   Petoskey, MI

Recorded Trainings and Resources

Viewing a recording does not qualify for a Certificate of Participation.

Click on the training title to view the recorded training.


Staff contact

Elizabeth Henderson
(517) 373-2621

Kate McPherson
(517) 373-5322

Shannon Thelen

(517) 373-2289