2017 Foster, Adoptive, Kinship Parent Conference

Join the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Statewide Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Parent Collaborative Council at the 2017 Foster, Adoptive, Kinship Parent Conference.

The conference will consist of many interesting and relevant topics, including but not limited to: trauma-informed parenting, strategies for parenting picky or over eaters, understanding mental health diagnoses, accessing services for youth and parenting children who have been exposed to opioids.

Dates: Friday, May 5, 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Blvd. Acme, MI 49610

Meals: Lunch and dinner will be provided on Friday, and breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Lodging: Limited lodging will be provided at the GrandTraverse Resort for Friday night, on a first come, first served basis to those traveling more than 100 miles one way to attend the conference. For participants desiring overnight accommodations on Thursday and/or Saturday night, rooms have been reserved at the state rate of $75 per night plus resort fees, at the participants' own expense.

Conference participants must contact the hotel to make reservations. The hotel reservation code will be provided upon completion of registration.

Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017fak

There is no cost to attend the conference. Childcare will not be provided. Questions? Contact Jessica Sweet at Sweetj2@michigan.gov or 517-241-6679, or Monica Jackson at JacksonM9@michigan.gov or 517-241-6807.