Children’s Mental Health Lecture Series: Bridging the Gap- Child Welfare Services and Community Mental Health



Children’s Mental Health Lecture Series:  Bridging the Gap- Child Welfare Services and Community Mental Health 

Thursday, January 21st from 9am-11am

Rebecca Manier
Andrea Foren
Stephan Smith
Loria Henry
Location: Webinar: Bluejeans Teleconference App.
 There is no cost to attend this training. 
As we continue our efforts to become more “green” we will be reducing printed handouts and moving towards distributing power points and resources electronically. For this and future Children's Mental Health Lecture Series trainings, all handouts will be sent as an attachment in your final e-mail confirmation, prior to the training. If you wish to have hardcopies of handouts, please print out copies as they WILL NOT be provided by DWIHN for this training.
Suggested Participants:
Professionals who work in Community Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Juvenile Justice and Substance Abuse systems with children, adolescents and their families in Wayne County, including advocates, case managers, child mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and supports coordinators), direct care workers, family advocates, family members, licensed professional counselors, nurses, occupational therapists, parents and peer support specialists.
Professional staff within our Community Partners who interact with children, adolescents and their families, who are part of the Community Mental Health System, including Department of Human Services; Hospitals; Law Enforcement; School Personnel, including Detroit Public Schools; and other Social Service Organizations.


The training will provide an overview of:
• Wayne County organizational structure of the Child Welfare System
• Programs within Wayne County DHHS, the roles/responsibilities of these different programs, 
• Strategies for how MDHHS programs interface with Community Mental Health/Service providers.


Participants will gain a better understanding of the structure of the Child Welfare System in Wayne county; the programs and the different roles/responsibilities of these programs.  Participants will also learn strategies for how to effectively interface with those MDHHS programs. 
9:00-9:30 Defining Protective Factors
9:30-10:30 Review of literature about trauma, attachment, and protective factors; applying the review to current practice in CMH                          with families
10:30-11:00 Discussion about protective factors in current cases within the context of the presentation
This Event Offers the 1.5 hours of the following  CEU's:

-CHILD MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL:These event hours meet the MDCH training requirement for CMHP staff.

-QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: These event hours meet the MDCH training requirement for QMHP staff.

-SOCIAL WORKERS: 1.5 continuing education credits are pending for this training.

-TRAINING HOURS: This event will count toward the annual training hours required by most provider agencies.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marika Orme at or 313-909-5466