Events

This page shows meetings and events of the Michigan Chapter or other events relating to training or prevention of child abuse.  If you know of an event that should be listed on this page, please contact us with the information.



Upcoming events

    • 24 Apr 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610
    Registration is closed



    The Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance invites organizations to exhibit at the 7th Annual MINCA CAC/MDT Professional Development Conference. The conference will be held April 24-25, 2017 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Michigan.


    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. You will have an opportunity to meet with Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) professionals in the fields of child advocacy, law enforcement, child protection, mental health, and medicine as well as leaders from the child advocacy center movement across Michigan.


    In addition, exhibitors may choose to sponsor the conference mobile app or opening reception, or donate a door prize. Each level of sponsorship offers exciting opportunities to promote your company to the professionals attending the conference. Please check the box on the Exhibitor Registration Form for additional information on sponsorships!


    Exhibitors are encouraged to be available all day Monday, April 24th and Tuesday, April 25th if possible. You will be advised of exhibitor set-up times and other event details once your application is received. If you have not already done so, click here to view our conference information page.


    Click "register" to the left to register as an exhibitor for the conference. For more information, contact us at admin@mivoice4kids.org.


    We thank you for your support and hope to see you at the 2017 CAC/MDT Professional Development Conference!
    • 24 Apr 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, MI




    Click Here for the Conference Information Page

    Welcome to the 2017 MINCA Conference registration page! If you have not already done so, please Click Here to view session descriptions before completing your registration. There will be a $30 late registration fee added to conference registrations after 4/10/17, so please register early.

    Conference Information
    For additional information on the conference you can Click Here to go to our conference information page.  You will find information on speakers, session descriptions, hotel reservations, the conference center, and driving directions.  If you have not already done so, it might be helpful to review this page before registering.

    PLEASE NOTE: As of 3/12/17, the Grand Traverse Resort can no longer take online reservations for the conference room block. If you try to reserve a room online, you will get a message that the block is full. If you still need to make reservations, please call 800-968-7352 and mention the group code "MINCA17" to get the special rate.

    Registration Process
    If you have a MINCA username and password, please log in before clicking on the register button to the left as many of the registration fields will auto fill if you log in first.  In addition, in order for your attendance certificate and CE credits to be posted to your member profile after the conference, it is important to login before registration. If you do not have MINCA login information, you can just proceed with registration by clicking on the registration to the left.

    Important Payment Instructions
    Click on the register button to the left to begin registration.  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 the link “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 or Credit card.


    Please call 616-228-4546 if you have any difficulties with the registration process.


    We look forward to seeing you at the Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance 7th Annual CAC/MDT Professional Development Conference!

    • 09 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Holland, MI
    • 2

    The Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance is coordinating regional onsite forensic interview peer review sessions across Michigan.  The purpose of these peer review sessions is to allow the participating forensic interviewers the opportunity to review forensic interview recordings in a group session, discuss specific interview techniques, and provide feedback regarding the interviews and documentation.

    Goals of the Regional Sessions:

    • To provide forensic interviewers the opportunity to network with other interviewers outside of their local area.
    • To increase the knowledge and skills of forensic interviewers.
    • To provide the opportunity to discuss forensic interviews and provide feedback regarding those interviews.
    • To improve the quality of documentation prepared after the forensic interview.

    Schedule for the Day:

    • 10:00am - Introductions
    • 10:30am - FI Peer Review
    • 12 Noon  - Lunch Provided
    • 1:00pm   - FI Peer Review
    • 2:00pm   - Challenges in Forensic Interviewing
    • 2:30pm   - Feedback & Wrap UP
    • 3:00pm   - Session Concludes

    Requirements:

    You must be a qualified forensic interviewer conducting interviews at a MINCA member Children’s Advocacy Center.

    You will make your lunch selection during the registration process.  Click Here to view descriptions of the lunch selections before registering.

    The session will be held at the following Location:

    CAC of Ottawa County
    12125 Union Street
    Holland, MI 49424


    Click on the location marker on the above map for directions to the meeting location.

    • 11 May 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Community Foundation of St. Clair County, 500 Water St, Port Huron, MI 48060


    This training session is only intended for the Bluewater Area CAC staff and MDT members of St. Clair County. 

    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:

    • Tom Knapp, Executive Director, MINCA
    • Maggie Devlin, Training Coordinator, MINCA

    This course has been approved by MCOLES and the Michigan Social Work CE Collaborative for 4.0 credit hours.
    • 22 May 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • First United Methodist Church, 68 Lexington Street, Sandusky, MI 48471


    This training session is only intended for the CAC staff and MDT members of Sanilac County. 

    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:

    • Tom Knapp, Executive Director, MINCA
    • Maggie Devlin, Training Coordinator, MINCA

    This course has been approved by MCOLES and the Michigan Social Work CE Collaborative for 4.0 credit hours.
    • 21 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Traverse City, MI
    • 9

    The Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance is coordinating regional onsite forensic interview peer review sessions across Michigan.  The purpose of these peer review sessions is to allow the participating forensic interviewers the opportunity to review forensic interview recordings in a group session, discuss specific interview techniques, and provide feedback regarding the interviews and documentation.

    Goals of the Regional Sessions:

    • To provide forensic interviewers the opportunity to network with other interviewers outside of their local area.
    • To increase the knowledge and skills of forensic interviewers.
    • To provide the opportunity to discuss forensic interviews and provide feedback regarding those interviews.
    • To improve the quality of documentation prepared after the forensic interview.

    Schedule for the Day:

    • 10:00am - Introductions
    • 10:30am - FI Peer Review
    • 12 Noon  - Lunch Provided
    • 1:00pm   - FI Peer Review
    • 2:00pm   - Challenges in Forensic Interviewing
    • 2:30pm   - Feedback & Wrap UP
    • 3:00pm   - Session Concludes

    Requirements:

    You must be a qualified forensic interviewer conducting interviews at a MINCA member Children’s Advocacy Center.

    The session will be held at the following location:

    Traverse Bay CAC
    2000 Chartwell Drive, Suite 3
    Traverse City, MI 49424


    Click on the location marker on the above map for directions to the meeting location.

    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Midland, MI
    • 9

    The Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance is coordinating regional onsite forensic interview peer review sessions across Michigan.  The purpose of these peer review sessions is to allow the participating forensic interviewers the opportunity to review forensic interview recordings in a group session, discuss specific interview techniques, and provide feedback regarding the interviews and documentation.

    Goals of the Regional Sessions:

    • To provide forensic interviewers the opportunity to network with other interviewers outside of their local area.
    • To increase the knowledge and skills of forensic interviewers.
    • To provide the opportunity to discuss forensic interviews and provide feedback regarding those interviews.
    • To improve the quality of documentation prepared after the forensic interview.

    Schedule for the Day:

    • 10:00am - Introductions
    • 10:30am - FI Peer Review
    • 12 Noon  - Lunch Provided
    • 1:00pm   - FI Peer Review
    • 2:00pm   - Challenges in Forensic Interviewing
    • 2:30pm   - Feedback & Wrap UP
    • 3:00pm   - Session Concludes

    Requirements:

    You must be a qualified forensic interviewer conducting interviews at a MINCA member Children’s Advocacy Center.

    You will make your lunch selection during the registration process.  Click Here to view descriptions of the lunch selections before registering.

    The session will be held at the following Location:

    Safe & Sound CAC
    2716 Jefferson Avenue
    Midland, MI 48640


    Click on the location marker on the above map for directions to the meeting location.

    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Caro, MI
    • 8

    The Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance is coordinating regional onsite forensic interview peer review sessions across Michigan.  The purpose of these peer review sessions is to allow the participating forensic interviewers the opportunity to review forensic interview recordings in a group session, discuss specific interview techniques, and provide feedback regarding the interviews and documentation.

    Goals of the Regional Sessions:

    • To provide forensic interviewers the opportunity to network with other interviewers outside of their local area.
    • To increase the knowledge and skills of forensic interviewers.
    • To provide the opportunity to discuss forensic interviews and provide feedback regarding those interviews.
    • To improve the quality of documentation prepared after the forensic interview.

    Schedule for the Day:

    • 10:00am - Introductions
    • 10:30am - FI Peer Review
    • 12 Noon  - Lunch Provided
    • 1:00pm   - FI Peer Review
    • 2:00pm   - Challenges in Forensic Interviewing
    • 2:30pm   - Feedback & Wrap UP
    • 3:00pm   - Session Concludes

    Requirements:

    You must be a qualified forensic interviewer conducting interviews at a MINCA member Children’s Advocacy Center.

    MINCA will provide lunch, but you will not make a lunch selection during registration for this peer review session. 

    The session will be held at the following Location:

    CAC of Tuscola County
    429 N. State Street
    Caro, MI 48723


    Click on the location marker on the above map for directions to the meeting location.

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Battle Creek, MI
    • 15

    The Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance is coordinating regional onsite forensic interview peer review sessions across Michigan.  The purpose of these peer review sessions is to allow the participating forensic interviewers the opportunity to review forensic interview recordings in a group session, discuss specific interview techniques, and provide feedback regarding the interviews and documentation.

    Goals of the Regional Sessions:

    • To provide forensic interviewers the opportunity to network with other interviewers outside of their local area.
    • To increase the knowledge and skills of forensic interviewers.
    • To provide the opportunity to discuss forensic interviews and provide feedback regarding those interviews.
    • To improve the quality of documentation prepared after the forensic interview.

    Schedule for the Day:

    • 10:00am - Introductions
    • 10:30am - FI Peer Review
    • 12 Noon  - Lunch Provided
    • 1:00pm   - FI Peer Review
    • 2:00pm   - Challenges in Forensic Interviewing
    • 2:30pm   - Feedback & Wrap UP
    • 3:00pm   - Session Concludes

    Requirements:

    You must be a qualified forensic interviewer conducting interviews at a MINCA member Children’s Advocacy Center.

    You will make your lunch selection during the registration process.  Click Here to view descriptions of the lunch selections before registering.

    The session will be held at the following Location:

    Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County
    36 W Manchester Street
    Battle Creek, MI 49037


    Click on the location marker on the above map for directions to the meeting location.

Past events

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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