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Friday, February 23, 2018

Connections Count (Thu. 22 Feb, 2018 8:30 am - Fri. 23 Feb, 2018 5:00 pm)

Connections Count! Professional Development Conference Join fellow professionals and practitioners from Southwest Louisiana and beyond for the 20th Annual Connections Count! Professional Development Conference. Once again, we come together to expand and enhance our mental and behavioral health knowledge for the benefit of children, youth, and families. Connections do count, so please be a part of our determination to enhance and celebrate our collective expertise!

Thanks to our sponsors and your support as a participant, we are able to limit our conference registration to $240. This amount pays for selected workshops, continental breakfast and lunch on both days of the conference, as well as CEUs for qualifying participants. Early bird registration is discounted to $190. PLEASE NOTE the opportunity to secure a discounted registration fee ends on Jan. 30, 2018; 5:00 pm. If you are a full-time university student, you may be eligible for a special discount. To learn more about this opportunity, call 337-436-9533 or email Devan Corbello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications have been submitted to several state licensing boards for continuing education credit approval, including those who license social workers, marriage and family therapists, and drug and alcohol counselors. Family and Youth Counseling Agency, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6148. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Family and Youth Counseling Agency, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Certificates will be mailed to participants who submit appropriate documentation. Certificates of Attendance Certificates of Attendance for any participant who wants one will be available at the conclusion of the conference. 

L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles

Wednesday Feb 21- Thursday Feb 22, 2018

Motivational Interviewing - SBIRT (Screening Using Brief Intervention Referral and Treatment) (Fri. 23 Feb, 2018 9:00 am - 4:30 pm)

The City of Lake Charles and Louisiana State University are hosting a free S-BIRT training. This is a great opportunity to educate ourselves on Motivational Interviewing and much more! Below is the S-BIRT flyer and additional information. This training is not just for medical professionals, community organizations are more than welcomed! Please share this e-mail with your contacts. Registration is required! However, there is NO LIMIT to the amount of people that can register per organization. To register, click on the image below or go to If you have any questions feel free to call Kimberly B. Peterson or Bethany Baudoin at 337-491-1275. Hope to see you soon!

Training will be on February 23, 2018.

9am to 4:30pm

Lake Charles Civic Center, Jean Lafitte Room, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA


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