Yesterday NPJS held our first session of the NPJS Virtual Leadership Series. Over 100 leaders from across the country attended Developing and Maintaining an Ethical Work Environment. It's not too late to register and join this series! If you register for the entire series, you will be sent a recording of Session #1 and links for the rest of the webinars. You may also choose to register for individual sessions.


Session #2: 

Creating a Healthy, Nurturing, Trauma Responsive Environment

Date of Session: August 19, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Welcome newest Federation Affiliate Member: Children's Advocacy Center of Michigan

Located in Grandville, the Children's Advocacy Center of Michigan is an organization of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) in the state. Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) partner with prosecutors, law enforcement, and protective services to coordinate the investigation of child maltreatment—often child sexual abuse. CACs also provides support to child survivors of abuse so that those kids can get back to being kids. Michael Christy is the Children's Advocacy Center of Michigan's Executive Director. 

To learn more, check out their website:

Welcome newest Federation Affiliate Member: The V.F.W. National Home for Children!

Welcome to the Michigan Federation for Children and Families newest Affiliate Member The V.F.W. National Home for Children! Located in Eaton Rapids, The National Home's community is open to the families of active-duty military personnel, veterans and relatives of VFW and VFW Auxiliary members. The family can be one or both parents with one or more children. They offer case management services to help families set up their plans and goals for the future; educational, recreational, and enrichment opportunities; community resources and counseling; free housing and daycare. Fredrick Puffenberger is the National Home's Executive Director. To learn more, visit their website:

2020 Child Welfare In-Service Training Catalog

CLICK HERE, to DOWNLOAD/VIEW the 2020 Child Welfare In-Service Training Catalog featuring opportunities that are offered FREE of charge to child welfare workers and supervisors at private agencies that contract with MDHHS, as well as DHHS employees.

For the first time, these trainings are NOW available free of charge to FAMILY PRESERVATION workers and supervisors of MDHHS-contracted private agencies!

The Leadership training opportunities are on supervising a mobile workforce and secondary trauma. The Webinar training opportunities are geared towards both caseworkers and supervisors.

Please also help spread the word with families that you work with about the Caregiver-specific webinar training opportunities upcoming this fall on the topic of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

All of these trainings are DHHS approved for meeting the in-service training hour requirements set forth by DHHS requiring all caseworkers to receive a minimum of at least 32 hours of in-service training hours annually, and supervisors 16 hours annually. Training participants may also earn CE hours.

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