'Child Welfare Prevention Continuum' offered for jurists, court staff, attorneys


A “Child Welfare Prevention Continuum” will be hosted online by Michigan’s Child Welfare Services (CWS) on Tuesday, November 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free webinar is intended for jurists, court staff and attorneys.

The training will provide an overview of the Prevention Continuum, a targeted service array of prevention and reunification services available to children and families who are involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in, the foster care system. Prevention services can be provided prior to a child protection petition being filed with the court, and reunification services can be utilized when returning a child home from foster care, both of which are valuable tools to help ensure child safety in their own homes.

Participants will learn about the current prevention and reunification services available to families, which vary greatly around the state, as well as plans for expansion of the services.

Speakers are Tiffany Kostelec—manager, Home Visiting Unit, MDHHS; Nancy Rostoni—manager, Family Preservation Unit, MDHHS, Children’s Services Agency; Jason Sroufe—senior director, Clinical and Family Services, Wellspring Lutheran Services.

To register, visit: www.courts.michigan.gov and scroll to “Upcoming Events.”

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