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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 Darla Brandon at BrandonD@courts.mi.gov or (517) 373-8036.

  
  
  
  
  
  
collapse Audience : All Child Welfare Professionals ‎(1)
TitleHeart of ICWA & MIFPA Statewide Training Conference
Event Date08/14/2019
LocationPetoskey
Registrationhttps://082119icwamifpa.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services
DescriptionThis training will provide participants with an overview of the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act & the Indian Child Welfare Act.
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
collapse Audience : Adoption Workers  ‎(10)
TitleTaking Care of Yourself: Identifying and Intervening in Secondary Trauma
Event Date9/5/2019
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://www.ferris.edu/socialwork/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training will focus on identifying those impacts and learning how we hold trauma in our bodies.
 
TitleUnderstanding and Addressing the Unique Challenges for LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care
Event Date9/25/2019
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://www.ferris.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training will provide information for foster care workers and adoption workers to help them learn about LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth in the child welfare system, the unique risks this population faces.
 
TitleChildren of Trauma: Foundations for Understanding Body Brain Connections
Event Date10/4/2019
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionThis advanced trauma training will go beyond the basics and explore fundamental inner workings of our bodies, starting with a deep dive into epigenetics and intergenerational trauma, moving into a theory-based exploration.
 
TitleCourtroom Confidence for Child Welfare Caseworkers
Event Date10/11/2019
LocationSault Ste. Marie
Registrationhttps://101119courtroomconfidence.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis training will provide participants with an overview of Michigan's judiciary, common practices in the courtroom, and testifying skills.
 
TitleInterdisciplinary Collaboration for PermanencyNew
Event Date10/18/2019
LocationFlint
Registrationhttps://socialwork.msu.edu/ce/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis training will explore interdisciplinary collaboration between child welfare workers and the courts, schools, and other agencies toward permanency.
 
TitleTrauma and Crisis Management
Event Date11/22/2019
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/cas/socialwork/continuing
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will provide insight into the neurobiology of the brain and ways to support clients who have been traumatized.
 
TitleHuman Trafficking and Child Welfare Youth: Vulnerabilities, Luring, and Trauma
Event Date12/6/2019
LocationYpsilanti
Registrationhttps://www.emich.edu/chhs/sw/activities/index.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Eastern Michigan University
DescriptionThis training will assist child welfare workers in understanding what human trafficking looks like in regard to foster care and protective services and what they need to be aware of and assess for.
 
TitleEducational Supports for Youth in Care
Event Date12/18/2019
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://www.ferris.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training will explore the special education evaluation process and the criteria for each IDEA-defined disability, along with classroom support options for general and special education students.
 
TitleExamining White Fragility Through the Lens of Racial Battle Fatigue
Event Date1/10/2020
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionDiscuss the dynamics of transference of roles as the aggrieved takes on the role of the consoler.
 
TitleEssential Strategies for Effective Trauma-Informed Supervision in Child Welfare
Event Date2/7/2020
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionFront-line supervisors are the most important link in the chain of staff satisfaction, growth, and quality work. A number of studies have indicated that supervision is the most important aspect of employment.
 
collapse Audience : Children's Protective Services Specialists ‎(10)
TitleTaking Care of Yourself: Identifying and Intervening in Secondary Trauma
Event Date9/5/2019
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://www.ferris.edu/socialwork/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training will focus on identifying those impacts and learning how we hold trauma in our bodies.
 
TitleUnderstanding and Addressing the Unique Challenges for LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care
Event Date9/25/2019
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://www.ferris.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training will provide information for foster care workers and adoption workers to help them learn about LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth in the child welfare system, the unique risks this population faces.
 
TitleChildren of Trauma: Foundations for Understanding Body Brain Connections
Event Date10/4/2019
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionThis advanced trauma training will go beyond the basics and explore fundamental inner workings of our bodies, starting with a deep dive into epigenetics and intergenerational trauma, moving into a theory-based exploration.
 
TitleCourtroom Confidence for Child Welfare Caseworkers
Event Date10/11/19
LocationSault Ste. Marie
Registrationhttps://101119courtroomconfidence.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis training will provide participants with an overview of Michigan's judiciary, common practices in the courtroom, and testifying skills.
 
TitleFostering Recovery with Clients Struggling with Substance UseNew
Event Date11/14/2019
LocationTraverse City
Registrationhttps://socialwork.msu.edu/ce/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis training is designed to give you an overview and understanding of current approaches and interventions for clients who have substance use issues.
 
TitleTrauma and Crisis Management
Event Date11/22/2019
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/cas/socialwork/continuing
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will provide insight into the neurobiology of the brain and ways to support clients who have been traumatized.
 
TitleHuman Trafficking and Child Welfare Youth: Vulnerabilities, Luring, and Trauma
Event Date12/6/2019
LocationYpsilanti
Registrationhttps://www.emich.edu/chhs/sw/activities/index.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Eastern Michigan University
DescriptionThis training will assist child welfare workers in understanding what human trafficking looks like in regard to foster care and protective services and what they need to be aware of and assess for.
 
TitleEducational Supports for Youth in Care
Event Date12/18/2019
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://www.ferris.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training will explore the special education evaluation process and the criteria for each IDEA-defined disability, along with classroom support options for general and special education students.
 
TitleExamining White Fragility Through the Lens of Racial Battle Fatigue
Event Date1/10/2020
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionDiscuss the dynamics of transference of roles as the aggrieved takes on the role of the consoler.
 
TitleEssential Strategies for Effective Trauma-Informed Supervision in Child Welfare
Event Date2/7/2020
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
Description"Front-line supervisors are the most important link in the chain of staff satisfaction, growth, and quality work. A number of studies have indicated that supervision is the most important aspect of employment. "
 
collapse Audience : Foster Care Specialists ‎(10)
TitleTaking Care of Yourself: Identifying and Intervening in Secondary Trauma
Event Date9/5/2019
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://www.ferris.edu/socialwork/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training will focus on  identifying those impacts and learning how we hold trauma in our bodies.
 
TitleUnderstanding and Addressing the Unique Challenges for LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care
Event Date9/25/2019
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://www.ferris.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training will provide information for foster care workers and adoption workers to help them learn about LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth in the child welfare system, the unique risks this population faces.
 
TitleChildren of Trauma: Foundations for Understanding Body Brain Connections
Event Date10/4/2019
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionThis advanced trauma training will go beyond the basics and explore fundamental inner workings of our bodies, starting with a deep dive into epigenetics and intergenerational trauma, moving into a theory-based exploration.
 
TitleCourtroom Confidence for Child Welfare Caseworkers
Event Date10/11/19
LocationSault Ste. Marie
Registrationhttps://101119courtroomconfidence.eventbrite.com
ProviderState Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division
DescriptionThis training will provide participants with an overview of Michigan's judiciary, common practices in the courtroom, and testifying skills.
 
TitleInterdisciplinary Collaboration for PermanencyNew
Event Date10/18/2019
LocationFlint
Registrationhttps://socialwork.msu.edu/ce/
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Michigan State University
DescriptionThis training will explore interdisciplinary collaboration between child welfare workers and the courts, schools, and other agencies toward permanency.
 
TitleTrauma and Crisis Management
Event Date11/22/2019
LocationBerrien Springs
Registrationhttp://www.andrews.edu/cas/socialwork/continuing
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Andrews University
DescriptionThis training will provide insight into the neurobiology of the brain and ways to support clients who have been traumatized.
 
TitleHuman Trafficking and Child Welfare Youth: Vulnerabilities, Luring, and Trauma
Event Date12/6/2019
LocationYpsilanti
Registrationhttps://www.emich.edu/chhs/sw/activities/index.php
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Eastern Michigan University
DescriptionThis training will assist child welfare workers in understanding what human trafficking looks like in regard to foster care and protective services and what they need to be aware of and assess for.
 
TitleEducational Supports for Youth in Care
Event Date12/18/2019
LocationBig Rapids
Registrationhttps://www.ferris.edu/socialwork
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Ferris State University
DescriptionThis training will explore the special education evaluation process and the criteria for each IDEA-defined disability, along with classroom support options for general and special education students.
 
TitleExamining White Fragility Through the Lens of Racial Battle Fatigue
Event Date1/10/2020
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionDiscuss the dynamics of transference of roles as the aggrieved takes on the role of the consoler.
 
TitleEssential Strategies for Effective Trauma-Informed Supervision in Child Welfare
Event Date2/7/2020
LocationGrand Rapids
Registrationhttp://www.gvsu.edu/swce
ProviderDHHS, University In-Service: Grand Valley State University
DescriptionFront-line supervisors are the most important link in the chain of staff satisfaction, growth, and quality work. A number of studies have indicated that supervision is the most important aspect of employment.
 
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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.

 
 
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