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SCAO-CWS 8th Annual Conference
April 11, 2012 - April 12, 2012
SCAO-CWS 8th Annual Conference: Pathways To Permanency: Engaging Older Youth To Achieve Positive Outcomes. April 11-12, 2012.
This conference will be held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824-1022
The State Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division, and the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect are sponsoring the 8th Annual Child Welfare Issues Conference. This two day event is available to 500 cross disciplinary child welfare professionals from around the state.
Older youth in foster care face different barriers to permanency than their younger counterparts. The unique needs of older youth require that child welfare professionals have the knowledge and tools necessary to engage and support older youth throughout the process of finding permanency. The conference will explore specialized case planning, educational issues and outcomes, youth participation in court proceedings, issues of cultural significance, and many other topics. The conference will also provide child welfare professionals with information and resources regarding secondary trauma, testifying in court, and understanding the new MiTeam case practice model.
Please contact Heather Leidi at [email protected] for a copy of the registration brochure.