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    • 02 Feb 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • CARE House of Oakland County, 44765 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac, MI
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    An informational and Q & A session with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office FOIA expert. Information presented will pertain to Freedom of Information Act requests, subpoenas for records, etc.

    You can submit questions/topics to cover here.

    When:
    Friday, February 2, 2018 / 10:00am- 2:00pm

    Where: 
    CARE House of Oakland County, 44765 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac, MI

    Cost:
    Free! Lunch WILL NOT be provided. Please plan accordingly.

    Facilitator:
    Suzy Taweel, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
    Wayne County Prosecutor's Office


    This training is sponsored by Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Centers.

    • 13 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Small Talk CAC, 3400 Pine Tree Rd #106, Lansing, MI 48911
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    This training session is only intended for the CAC staff and MDT members of Small Talk CAC. 

    If you are interested in having this training facilitated for your CAC/ MDT, click here!


    CAC and MDT members who work with abused children often emphasize the importance of building resiliency in these young victims. However, they sometimes overlook the need to develop resiliency in themselves. If providers are unable to cope with the difficult situations inherent in their work, they are susceptible to secondary traumatic stress or burnout. To maintain a healthy perspective, then, providers must learn how to build their own individual resiliency. But it is also the ethical responsibility of the organization to create an environment that supports and encourages this critical strength for the effective functioning of the CAC/MDT.

    The "Building Resiliency in MDTs" training was adapted with permission from the "Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Organizations" curriculum developed by the Office for Victims of Crime.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify the five core elements of resiliency.
    • Describe how the core elements relate to the organizational resiliency model.
    • Describe ways organizations can implement strategies through the organizational resiliency model.
    • Identify challenges to resiliency in your MDT.
    • Create strategies to build capacity for resiliency in your MDT.
    • Create an action plan for implementing strategies for building resiliency.


    Facilitators:

    • Maggie Devlin, Program Director, MINCA

    This course has been approved by MCOLES and the Michigan Social Work CE Collaborative for 4.0 credit hours.
    • 16 Apr 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610
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    The Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance invites organizations to exhibit at the 8th Annual Child Advocacy Conference. 

    April 16-17, 2018
    Grand Traverse Resort
    Traverse City, MI


    A large exhibitor area is located near the main conference room and conference attendees will be taking their breaks in or near the exhibitor area. Across this 2-day conference, you will have an opportunity to meet with child advocacy center (CAC) staff and Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) professionals in the fields of law enforcement, child protection, mental health, prosecution, and medicine as well as leaders from the child advocacy center movement across Michigan. 

    Exhibitors are encouraged to be available all day Monday, April 16th and Tuesday, April 17th if possible. You will be advised of exhibitor set-up times and other event details once your application is received. 

    For more information on this year's conference, click here


    Sponsorship opportunities are available!

    Exhibitors may choose to sponsor at various levels from national speakers to the conference mobile app, or even donate a door prize for the opening reception. Each level of sponsorship offers exciting opportunities to promote your company to the professionals attending the conference. Please check the appropriate box on the Exhibitor Registration Form or contact Michael Christy at mchristy@mivoice4kids.org or 616-228-4587 to secure your spot as a sponsor!


    Click "register" to the left to register as an exhibitor. 

    For more information, contact Maggie Devlin at mdevlin@mivoice4kids.org or 616-228-4522.


    Thank you for your support!
    See you in Traverse City!

    • 16 Apr 2018
    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, MI
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    Return to the conference information page.

    Date:
    April 16-17, 2018

    Location:
    Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, MI

    Registration types & fees:

    Fees include conference registration, breakfast/lunch, & continuing education credits. Lodging is not included.

    Early registration: (before March 23rd)
    2-Day: $150 for members / $180 for non-members
    1-Day: $80 for members / $100 for non-members

    Late registration: (after March 23rd)
    2-Day: $200 for members / $230 for non-members
    1-Day: $110 for members / $125 for non-members

    Who can attend?
    Members: Child advocacy center (CAC) staff and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) professionals affiliated with an accredited, associate, or developing CAC. If you work for or with your local CAC/MDT, you can register as a member.

    Non-members:  Other students or professionals not affiliated with a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) or multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

    Lodging:
    You can reserve a room in the conference room block online or by calling 1-800-968-7352 and mentioning the group code: MCN2018.



    For the conference schedule, presenter bios, and workshop descriptions, view the full conference brochure.

    Registration & Payment Process

    • If you have a MINCA username and password, please log in before clicking  the register button to the left. If you do not have MINCA login information, you can just click the Register button to the left.
    • Once you fill out the registration form, you must click "Confirm" on the "Review and Confirm" page or your registration will not be accepted. 
    •  After you click "Confirm", you will be taken to the payment page where you can choose to print out your invoice or you can select “Pay Online”.  If you choose to pay online, you will have the option to select “Pay with my PayPal Account” or “Pay with a Debit or Credit Card”.  
      • If you do not want to pay with your PayPal account, click “Pay with a Debit or Credit Card or PayPal Credit” under the PayPal login box.  On the next page, you will be able to choose to pay with your debit/credit card.
    • If you choose not to pay online at the time of registration, you can pay in two ways:
      • Mail checks made out to Michigan Chapter of NCA to 2855 44th Street SW, Suite 140, Grandville, MI 49418
      • Call 616-228-4546 to pay over the phone with debit/credit card.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellations must be received in writing by April 2, 2018 to receive a refund. 100% of your registration fee will be refunded if cancellations are received by this date. Cancellation requests received after April 2 will not receive a refund. No partial refunds will be issued. 

    If you registered and suspended payment of the registration fee, cancel after April 2, payment of the registration fee is still due. 

    How do I cancel?

    Cancellations must be received in writing via US mail (2855 44th St. #140, Grandville, MI 49418) or email (mdevlin@mivoice4kids.org). 

    Can I transfer my registration to someone else instead of cancelling?

    Yes! You must contact Maggie Devlin before April 13 at mdevlin@mivoice4kids.org or 616-228-4522 to transfer your registration to someone else. 


    Questions/concerns? 

    Contact Maggie Devlin at mdevlin@mivoice4kids.org or 616-228-4522.

    • 07 May 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County, 2855 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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    This Train the Trainer session is intended for Regional CAC and Chapter staff interested in facilitating MINCA's "Building Resiliency in CACs & MDTs" training program for teams in their local area. 

    If you are a Michigan CAC interested in having the Building Resiliency in CACs & MDTs training facilitated for your team, click here!

    CAC and MDT members who work with abused children often emphasize the importance of building resiliency in these young victims. However, they sometimes overlook the need to develop resiliency in themselves. If providers are unable to cope with the difficult situations inherent in their work, they are susceptible to secondary traumatic stress or burnout. To maintain a healthy perspective, then, providers must learn how to build their own individual resiliency. But it is also the ethical responsibility of the organization to create an environment that supports and encourages this critical strength for the effective functioning of the CAC/MDT. 

    The "Building Resiliency in CACs & MDTs" training was adapted by the Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance (MINCA) with permission  from the Office for Victims of Crime.

    You can read more about the Building Resiliency in CACs & MDTs program here.

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    This training initiative was presented at the Chapter Spotlight at the National Children's Alliance Chapter Summit in October 2017. Since the training program's inception in October 2016, MINCA has trained 17 child advocacy centers and their multidisciplinary team partners in this curriculum.

    As a participant in this Train the Trainer session, you will:

    • Act as participants in a "Building Resiliency in CACs & MDTs" mock training session
    • Discuss the logistics of facilitating this training in your state/region (registration, continuing education, technology, evaluations, scheduling, etc.)
    • Develop your own stories to share as a facilitator
    • Discover ways to build resiliency during the training itself


    When: Monday, May 7, 2018 / 8:30am-4:30pm

    Where: Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County, 
    2855 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

    Cost: $165/person. 
    Registration fee includes lunch, 1-hour of post-training consultation, digital copies of all training materials for reproduction, hard copy of participant workbook, and a facilitator binder. 

    Facilitator: Maggie Devlin, Program Director, MINCA

    Travel & Lodging: The closest airport is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids. A room block will be set up at a nearby hotel at the federal per diem rate. You will receive details regarding the room block once you register. Travel & lodging costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

Past events

19 Jan 2018 MINCA January Board Meeting
03 Nov 2017 MINCA November Board Meeting
20 Oct 2017 Collaborate Database Training - Grand Rapids
18 Oct 2017 Collaborate Database Training - Roscommon
17 Oct 2017 Collaborate Database Training - Detroit
11 Oct 2017 Northern Michigan Mobile CAC Tribal/MDT Training
02 Oct 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Gratiot County
29 Sep 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Calhoun County
26 Sep 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Isabella County
22 Sep 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Saginaw County
21 Sep 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Bay & Arenac Counties
11 Sep 2017 MINCA Board Meeting
21 Jun 2017 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
22 May 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Sanilac County
12 May 2017 MI Chapter National Children's Board Meeting
11 May 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Bluewater Area CAC
09 May 2017 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
24 Apr 2017 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
24 Apr 2017 2017 MINCA Conference Exhibitor Application
29 Mar 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - IMSAFE CAC
20 Mar 2017 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting & Child Advocacy Day
06 Mar 2017 MINCA Open House
06 Mar 2017 MINCA Strategic Planning
23 Feb 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Northern Michigan Mobile & Safe and Sound CACs
08 Feb 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Lapeer County
26 Jan 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Kids-TALK (Detroit)
25 Jan 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Kids-TALK (Southgate)
20 Jan 2017 Board Boot Camp - IM SAFE CAC
13 Dec 2016 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
30 Nov 2016 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Muskegon County
21 Nov 2016 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Berrien County
18 Nov 2016 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Tuscola County
16 Nov 2016 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
04 Nov 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Annual Meeting
25 Oct 2016 Building Resiliency in MDTs - Traverse Bay CAC/MDT
12 Sep 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
08 Sep 2016 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
16 Aug 2016 Northern Michigan Mobile CAC Extended Forensic Interview Training
10 Jun 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Sub-Grant Instruction Webinar
19 May 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
18 Apr 2016 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
05 Apr 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance VOCA Grant Training Day
17 Mar 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
02 Dec 2015 MDT Response to Missing & Exploited Children
19 Nov 2015 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
06 Nov 2015 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Annual and Board Meeting
21 Sep 2015 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
27 Aug 2015 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
15 Jun 2015 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
12 Jun 2015 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
20 Apr 2015 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
20 Mar 2015 Washtenaw CAC Vicarious Trauma Training
19 Mar 2015 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
30 Jan 2015 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
17 Nov 2014 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Annual Membership Meeting
12 Sep 2014 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
09 Jun 2014 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
30 Apr 2014 CAC Third Day Forensic Interview Training
28 Apr 2014 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
13 Mar 2014 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
24 Jan 2014 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
06 Dec 2013 CAC Third Day Forensic Interview Training
08 Nov 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
11 Oct 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
13 Sep 2013 (Meeting Canceled) MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting (Rescheduled for Oct 11, 2013)
14 Jun 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
22 Apr 2013 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
21 Apr 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
15 Mar 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
25 Jan 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
28 Nov 2012 Multi-Disciplinary Team Training
09 Nov 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
20 Sep 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Strategic Planning and Board Meeting
04 Sep 2012 Justice in our Communities: Investigation & Prosecution of Child Abuse
01 Jun 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
23 Apr 2012 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
22 Apr 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
09 Mar 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
01 Feb 2012 OMS Program Training
30 Jan 2012 OMS Program Training
13 Jan 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
04 Nov 2011 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
09 Sep 2011 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
04 Jun 2011 Champions4Children Walk
28 May 2011 Andre' Bosse Center Benefit Concert
13 May 2011 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
07 May 2011 Child Advocacy 5K Run/Walk
25 Apr 2011 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance MDT Conference
11 Feb 2011 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
12 Nov 2010 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
18 Oct 2010 Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment Conference
10 Sep 2010 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
26 Aug 2010 Calhoun County Mini Golf Family Fun Day
23 Aug 2010 NDAA Strategies for Justice
09 Jul 2010 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
25 Jun 2010 Nathan Weidner CAC 15th Annual Golf Outing
23 Jun 2010 Testifying In Court
18 Jun 2010 Saginaw CAC Golf Outing
16 Jun 2010 André Bosse Centers’ Singing in the Light
16 Jun 2010 André Bosse Centers’ Community Foundation Match Day
06 Jun 2010 National Children's Alliance Leadership Conference
03 Jun 2010 Ottawa County CAC Child Abuse Golf Outing
22 May 2010 Annual TCCPCAN Golf Outing
21 May 2010 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
20 May 2010 Kalamazoo Roof Sit to Stop Child Abuse
14 May 2010 West Michigan Conference on the Multi-Disciplinary Response to Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect

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