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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 mcphersonk@courts.mi.gov or (517) 373-5322.

Upcoming Programs

  • 5 Things Every Child Welfare Lawyer Should be Doing Right Now​
    Web-based meet-up
    Friday, May 29, 2020
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
    Audience: attorneys who represent children or parents in child protective proceedings
    Details and registration: https://0529205thingseverycwlawyer.eventbrite.com​

Michigan Lawyer-Guardian Ad Litem Online Training​​

CWS recently designed an online, comprehensive, self-paced training program for lawyer-guardians ad litem ​(LGALs).  For more information, please visit http://courts.mi.gov/LGAL​.

 

Recorded Web-based Meet-ups

To view recordings of CWS web-based meet-ups, please visit: http://courts.mi.gov/CWSmeetup​ 


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Staff contact

Elizabeth Henderson
(517) 373-2621
 

Kate McPherson
mcphersonk@courts.mi.gov
(517) 373-5322

Shannon Thelen
thelens@courts.mi.gov

(517) 373-2289

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