Slides provide detailed reasons for and benefits of placing siblings together in foster care. Includes both national and state legal requirements as well as other benefits.
Provides a Sibling Toolkit
● Component #1. Identification of All Siblings
● Component #2. Assessment of Sibling Groups
● Component #3. Decision Making Regarding Sibling Placement Together
● Component #4. Youth Voice in Sibling Placement Decision Making
● Component #5. Reasonable and Ongoing Efforts to Place Siblings Together
● Component #6. Siblings Visits and Contacts
● Component #7. Documentation
● Component #8. Sibling Placement Resources
● Component #9. The Courts
● Component #10. Training on the Importance of Preserving Sibling Connections
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National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement: Provides information on a growing trend in child welfare – using managers, supervisors, peers, trainers and others to coach staff. Offers a brief definition of coaching and the coaching process, and a discussion of the seven critical components of coaching programs, all illustrated with real world examples of programs already underway. Highlights the experience of one participant in the Leadership Academy for Middle Managers coaching program, and provide some resources. Link to pdf Description
An Overview of Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act & Identifying and Investigating Meth Exposed Children.
Ken Stecker, PAAM’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, will review the “Medical Marihuana Act.” The Act permits the possession and use of marihuana to treat or alleviate conditions or symptoms associated with certain debilitating medical conditions. Attendees will learn who is protected by the Act and the activities (possession, cultivation, use, etc…) authorized by the Act. D/Lt. Tony Saucedo, with the Methamphetamine Investigation Team at MSP, will discuss the direct and indirect risks of meth exposure to a child.
Download Flyer: Drug Endangered Child Packet (pdf 76kb)
Three national speakers bring their expertise to you in this full day of working together to combat child prostitution.
Kevin Mulcahy will discuss investigating, charging and trying child prostitution cases. This program targets law enforcement, social workers and prosecutors in the challenges of handling criminal investigations into prostitution rings that use minors. From initiating investigations, to preparing for trial, to working with the child prostitutes that often don’t see themselves as victims. this discussion will prepare you and your cases going forward.
Marc Klass will discuss Human Trafficking in the U.S. and how the U.S. has responded. Discussion will also include how law enforcement and social service agencies can readdress their priorities to deal with the reality of domestic human trafficking.
Chip St. Clair will be “Inspiring C.H.A.N.G.E in today’s youth”.
This seminar will be held Thursday, August 11, 2011. The seminar will begin with registration at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 4:30 p.m.
Download Flyer: Investigating the Dynamics of Child Prostitution and Encouraging Change (.pdf 74kb)
Best Practices in Representing Victims of Human Trafficking
Human trafficking occurs throughout the United States. When victims of human trafficking are identified, they are often required to work with a team of professionals to prosecute their traffickers.
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Medical Aspects of Pediatric Physical Abuse
This session will focus on the information that is crucial to obtain in order to assess whether physical abuse has occurred. Detailed discussions regarding the various types of injuries, including skin injuries, head/neck injuries, fractures, burns, and abdominal trauma will be presented using case examples.
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