Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 1985-5 requires a probation officer/caseworker complete the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) certification training for juvenile court staff within two years of employment. COVID-19 restrictions preclude MJI from holding an in-person Basic Interviewing, Counseling, and Communication Techniques seminar. However, MJI has worked with the Michigan Association for Family Court Administration to develop an online program.
MJI is holding a series of webinars utilizing virtual technology (Zoom). The webinars will consist of short presentations followed by facilitated small group work.
The sessions will occur each Wednesday for a period of five weeks beginning September 9, 2020, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Participants must attend and participate in every session.
The agenda for the webinar is as follows:
September 9, 2020 – Dealing with Resistance
September 16, 2020 – Establishing the Relationship
September 23, 2020 – Vicarious Trauma
September 30, 2020 – Diversity and Inclusion
October 7, 2020 – Stress Management
Probation officers or caseworkers with advanced degrees, licensure, or experience which clearly exceeds the requirements of AO 1985-5 may be eligible to waive participation.
For webinar information, registration, and waiver criteria, please see the pdf webinar announcement .