Heart of ICWA & MIFPA Statewide Training Conference

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Odawa Casino

1760 Lears Road

Petoskey, MI 49770

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Heart of ICWA & MIFPA Statewide Training Conference

Host: State Court Administrative Office - Child Welfare Services

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Time: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Venue: Odawa Casino - Ovation Hall

Location: Petoskey, Michigan

Street Address: 1760 Lears Road, Petoskey, MI 49770

Target Audience: This training is intended for all child welfare professionals including jurists, court staff, prosecutors, attorneys, Lawyer Guardians Ad Litem, CPS and foster care workers, tribes, private agencies, law enforcement, mental health providers, and education professionals.

Training Description: This training will provide participants with an overview of the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA) & the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The training will highlight the heightened protections to prevent removal in the two Acts, explore how the application of heightened protections, as the gold standard for all children, have improved outcomes for families and communities involved with the child welfare system. Participants will discuss effective ways to engage the tribes, and learn best practice tips for MIFPA/ICWA compliance in child protection cases involving Indian children.

Is registration required?
Yes. Registration is required and on-site registration is not available. Please do not register to attend this training unless you have scheduling flexibility and have received the necessary authorization to attend. Excessive nonattendance without prior cancellation will result in limited access to future CWS training events.

Who should I contact with questions?
For general assistance, please contact Kate McPherson, SCAO-CWS Administrative Assistant, at McphersonK@courts.mi.gov or 517-373-5322. For questions regarding the training content, please contact Casey M. Anbender, JD, SCAO-CWS Court Analst, at AnbenderC@courts.mi.gov or 517-373-5234.

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Do I have to print and bring my registration confirmation to the event?
No. There will be a sign in sheet at the SCAO-CWS registration desk outside of the meeting room.

The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No. Please use the attendee's name only.

When do I receive a Certificate of Attendance?
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance via email within one week of the training. The certificates are for proof of attendance and tracking of participation hours.

What attire do you recommend?
Room temperature can fluctuate throughout the day. Please plan accordingly and dress in layers.

Is food provided?
Lunch will be generously provided to participants within State of Michigan meal rates. Due to grant restrictions, we are unable to provide breakfast or snacks. Additional meals and snacks are the responsibility of the participant. If you require a vegetarian meal or have severe food allergies, please contact Kate McPherson at McphersonK@courts.mi.gov or 517-373-5322.

What meeting room will the training be in?
The training will be held in the Ovation Hall at the Odawa Casino Hotel in Petoskey, MI.

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Petoskey, MI 49770

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