Upcoming Trainings

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Past Trainings
Workng with Justice-Impacted Youth:
Building Cultural Competencies Through a Trauma Lens

June 26 and 27, 2020

This was a two-day, in-depth training for professionals and students who wanted to learn how to work more effectively with justice-impacted youth. We explored barriers and challenges, discussed successful strategies for engagement, heard directly from Impacted people, and provided participants with an opportunity to learn from, and problem solve with, local experts.

Hosted by MCYJ and the National Assocation of Social Workers.

Using Gender-Based Licensing Variance Requests to Support Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

April 24, 2020

This webinar training is for juvenile justice and child welfare workers involved in ensuring youth are placed in a proper care setting. It is available online here. The training provides a brief introduction to SOGIE terminology, the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, and the process for submitting a variance request to house youth in juvenile justice and child welfare settings according to their gender identity to support youth safety and well-being.

Hosted by MCYJ, in partnership with Ruth Ellis Center, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHSS) Division of Child Welfare Licensing, and Shannan Wilber of National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

January 23, 2020 

3 p.m. Eastern 

Working Effectively with Formerly Incarcerated People: 
Understanding Trauma and Addressing Barriers 

June 20 and 21, 2019


Training was held for social workers, clinicians, case managers, practitioners and anyone else who wanted to learn how to work more effectively with people who have been incarcerated.

Hosted by MCYJ  and the ACLU-MI, in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers.

A training held for Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Mental Health Providers and Juvenile/Criminal Justice Professionals

This was a two-day, in-depth training for practitioners who wanted to learn how to work more effectively with LGBTQ+ people who have been affected by the juvenile and/or criminal justice systems. We explored barriers and challenges, clinical implications, heard directly from impacted people, and provided attendees with an opportunity to learn from, and problem-solve with, local experts.

Working with Justice-Impacted LGBTQ+ People

March 14 and 15, 2019

9am to 4pm

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