ACMH is pleased to share a link to the Children’s Mental Health Network Friday Update. The Children’s Mental Health Network is a national network bringing together the voices of children’s mental health.
Each Friday Update brings the latest news in children’s mental health, a Morning Zen Blog post and featured resources of interest to families and professionals alike.
Click here to read the June 9th Friday Update. You can also subscribe to receive the Children’s Mental Health Network directly in your inbox each week.
Enjoy the read!
ACMH has a current job posting for the Parent Support Partner Project Statewide Coordinator/Project Manager Position.
You can download the current job posting here: PSP Coordinator Position 2017
Resumes will be accepted until May 12, 2017.
Please forward your resume and a letter of interest to:
Jane Shank, ACMH Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mail to:
6017 W. St. Joe Highway, Ste. 200
Lansing, MI 48917
Parents Partnering for Change, a training of the Parent Leadership in State Government Initiative training, is starting recruiting for their next two trainings which will be held in:
What is Parent Leadership Training?
The Parent Leadership in State Government (PLISG) initiative offers the Parents Partnering for Change training curriculum. The curriculum trains Michigan parents to use their voice to impact program planning and policy development on local, regional, and state boards and other decision-making bodies.
Training topics include:
- How to tell your family story
- What it means to be a parent leader
- Improving communication skills
- How boards and organizations work
- Effective Meetings & How to Handle ConflictAfter the training, parents are encouraged to put their new skills to use. Parents receive support from a PLISG parent mentor, and can connect with new opportunities for involvement through Facebook® and a Yahoo® group.
Who can apply for the training?
Any parent or caregiver in Michigan who has a child aged birth to 18, who has received public services in Michigan. Priority will be given to those closest to the training site.
Is there a cost for the training?
There is no cost to parents to attend. Parents receive mileage reimbursement, a stipend ($200) for their time, and meals during the training. Hotel may be covered based on travel distance.
How long is the training?
The training is from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm for two days.
Parents must attend both days.
When & Where is it located?
- May 22 & 23, 2017
- Cadillac, MI
Is there childcare available? No, however the project provides reimbursement for childcare needed while at training (up to $50 per day).
Have you ever wanted to use your voice to make a difference? This training teaches you how to get involved in advisory boards or committees. You will learn alongside other parents in this informative and interactive training. The goal of this training is to provide you with new knowledge and skills, as well as to help inspire and motivate you to get involved!
If you have questions please contact:
Michelle Sneathen @ 517-709-8260. email@example.com
Parent Leadership in State Government is a joint initiative between: MI Department of Health and Human Services MI Department of Education Children’s Trust Fund
To view the Advocate Group’s commentary click here to download: Commentary_298_March_’17 The group which includes the Association for Children’s Mental Health; The Arc Michigan; Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan; Mental Health Association in Michigan; Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council; Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service; National Alliance on Mental Illness – Michigan; United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Detroit; and the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Michigan continues to have concerns about the process going forward and the continued push for Medicaid Health Plans driven pilots.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services submitted the Section 298 Final Report to the Michigan legislature today. The final version is available for download below. The 42 model proposals were also submitted.
MDHHS would like to thank the hundreds of Michiganders who participated in statewide discussions as part of the Section 298 Initiative. MDHHS and the 298 Facilitation Workgroup used your comments and feedback as part of developing the final report, which will help guide upcoming legislative discussions on the coordination of physical health and behavioral health services. MDHHS will continue to engage stakeholders throughout the upcoming discussion.
For more information about Section 298 click here to view archived posts.
MDHHS recently reported that Steve Yager has announced he will be retiring from state service at the end of April. Steve has served as an outstanding Executive Director of the Children’s Services Agency and has led an outstanding team to protect the safety and well-being of vulnerable children in Michigan.
Today Director Lyon announced the appointment of Dr. Herman McCall to be the next Executive Director of the Children’s Services Agency at MDHHS. Dr. McCall has been a key member of our team as Director of Juvenile Justice Programs and brings tremendous expertise and dedication to this role.
Dr. McCall will begin working alongside Steve effective Monday, February 27, to provide for a smooth transition upon his retirement April 28.
Please see the press release for additional details. Press Release New Children’s Services Director
Families USA has put together a user-friendly fact sheet that highlights many of the important issues that may go along with ACA Replacement.
You can download the document here familiesusa.org-Republicans ACA Replacement Proposals Fall Short of Providing the Protections and Care People Current (1)
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public feedback on the financing of Michigan’s efforts to better coordinate physical, mental health services
The public can provide feedback beginning today on draft financing models for the statewide effort to improve coordination of physical and behavioral health services.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has posted on its website a survey that gives stakeholders a chance to play a role in determining financing for the initiative, which is known as Section 298.
To link directly to MDHHS’s press release click here.
To link the Section 298 Stakeholder page and find a link to the survey click here.
Click here to read the February 2017 Michigan Juvenile Justice Collaborative’s Newsletter.