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Sun. 18 Feb, 2018 - Sat. 24 Feb, 2018

Sun. 18 Feb, 2018

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Mon. 19 Feb, 2018

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Tue. 20 Feb, 2018

EarlySteps Transition Workshop - February (Tue. 20 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

EarlySteps Transition Workshop - February

EarlySteps Transition Workshop: What every parent needs to know about EarlySteps Transition. Join China Guillory, EarlySteps Community Outreach Specialist, as she walks you through the process of transition from EarlySteps. Guest Speaker: Mylinda Elliott will talk about IDEA Transition for 3 year olds.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST

Families Helping Families of SWLA

2927 Hodges Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Public Defenders' Funding Crisis & the Need for Reform (Tue. 20 Feb, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

The Public Defenders' Funding Crisis & the Need for Reform

This FREE continuing legal education course will discuss our 
state's public defenders' funding crisis, last year's criminal justice reform, and recent developments, such as lawsuits filed by inmates who contend their constitutional
 rights to counsel have been denied because of an insufficient public defense system. Lunch will be provided, and attendees will earn 1 hour of CLE credit.

Speakers include: 

The Hon. Walt Leger, III, La. State Representative, District 91

Derwyn Bunton, Chief District Defender, Orleans Public Defenders

Jamila Johnson, Senior Supervising Attorney for Criminal Justice Reform in Louisiana, Southern Poverty Law Center

Attendance is free! Space, however, is limited so you must RSVP to attend.

Jones Walker LLP
201 St Charles Ave., 51st Floor
Walker Room
New Orleans  February 20, 2018 
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Send an email to Stepanie Beaugh click here

 

Behavior Strategies for Children With Autism: Supporting Social-Emotional Skills (Tue. 20 Feb, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Session 4: Behavior Strategies for Children With Autism: Supporting Social-Emotional Skills

Perfect for parents and early intervention providers, this one-hour virtual event gives you the practical guidance you need to support positive behavior in young children who have a diagnosis of autism (or signs that they may be on the autism spectrum). Two expert presenters will explain the core deficits of autism and discuss how behavior and social-emotional skills are affected by challenges in specific areas, from flexibility to social communication. Useful tips and strategies to build social-emotional skills and make positive behavior changes will be highlighted.

The 45 minute presentation will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A session with the presenter. Please note that if you are unable to attend live you can still register to be sent access to the recording.
The learning objectives from this event are as follows:

  • Describes a model of the core deficits of autism.
  • Describes the relationship between Making Sense of Self, Others, and the Environment; Flexibility; Social Communication; and Regulation.
  • Identifies ways to foster social-emotional skills by embedding skill development into young children's daily routines.
  • Discusses strategies to prevent and manage challenging behaviors in young children who have autism, or red flags for being on the autism spectrum.

Click here: Register

Wed. 21 Feb, 2018

Safety Decision Making Webinar (Wed. 21 Feb, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Safety Decision Making Webinar

 

The basic and most important determination judicial and child welfare agency staff make in child in need of care cases is whether a child(ren) is safe. Critical safety decisions are made when removing a child and determining whether a child should return home. However, without a comprehensive decision-making structure and thorough inquiry, decisions can lead to over and  under removal, leaving children unsafe or returning them home too quickly. 

Agenda:
Introduction to topic and presenters
Review learning objectives
Review of materials 
Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys aka The Guide
Bench Cards for The Guide 
Pelican Center Law and Best Practices Bulletin - SDM 
Discuss definitions typically used in SDM
Discuss “Safe” vs. “Unsafe” as pertains to CINC
Review Six Areas of Assessment
Review Safety Plans – purpose and goals
Discuss Safety and Risk Assessments
Q&A and  Wrap-Up

Instructors for this webinar are Mark Harris, Pelican Center for Children & Families  and Kim McCain, Louisiana DCFS. 

FREE! There is no fee for registration. 1 hour Louisiana CLE and CEU hours approved. CLE/CEU credit will only issue for time attended.        

Materials are available on the website during the webinar.  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Representing Parents with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families: Strategies and Solutions for Attorneys (Wed. 21 Feb, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Webinar: Representing Parents with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families: Strategies and Solutions for Attorneys 

Learn about how to best work with parents with intellectual disabilities and their families, including the definition of intellectual disabilities, background information on parents with disabilities, the application of disability law in the child welfare system, recent case law, information about accessible and appropriate parenting assessments, and strategies for representing parents with intellectual disabilities and their families. 

 Wednesday, February 21st 
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST 
 

Click here: Register

Thu. 22 Feb, 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
 

Everything You Want to Know About the IEP Workshop (Thu. 22 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Everything You Want to Know About the IEP Workshop

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:

Main Library, Room 102 first floor to the left 

7711 Goodwood Blvd

Baton Rouge, LA 70806 225-231-3700

Presented by Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Contemporary Issues in Risk Assessment (Thu. 22 Feb, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

Contemporary Issues in Risk Assessment

Risk assessment within criminal justice settings has recently been a topic of intense interest and scrutiny. Sensational headlines and in-depth investigations have highlighted concerns with the methods and outcomes associated with risk assessment, addressing issues such as the ubiquitous nature of Big Data to the potential impact of risk assessments on racial disparities and mass incarceration. This webinar will provide a comprehensive review of risk assessment in criminal justice settings. We will discuss the purposes and settings of risk assessment, how risk assessments are developed, the types of factors typically included, issues related to accuracy, and the different approaches to risk assessment. We will also spend time discussing how to communicate the results of risk assessments, including a recent proposal to standardize how we do so. We'll also focus on a number of recent controversies in this area, touching on issues of fairness, constitutionality, and bias. Finally, we'll provide a number of recommendations for the responsible development and use of risk assessments in criminal justice settings.     

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET  

Presenter:

Kevin Baldwin, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher

Applied Research Services, Inc.

Click here: REGISTER

 

 

 

 

Healing of African American Children Exposed to Abuse - Part 2 (Webinar) (Thu. 22 Feb, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Healing of African American Children Exposed to Abuse - Part 2 (Webinar)
2-3:30 p.m. ET, Satellite/Web Based 
March 22, 2018

Over the years Oliver J. Williams, PhD, Professor of School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota, has explored how female victims of domestic violence describe their five stages of healing. 

In addition, Oliver has gathered stories of adults who as children experience and witnessed abuse and as adults described their healing process. 

This presentation will focus on the later insights of adult children process of healing from childhood exposure to domestic violence.

Registration Link

Sponsor:

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice
Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center

 

Hands Unite to End Dating Violence: A Guide to Peer-To-Peer Advocacy (Webinar) (Thu. 22 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Hands Unite to End Dating Violence: A Guide to Peer-To-Peer Advocacy (Webinar)
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET, Satellite/Web Based 
February 22, 2018

Learn how to get involved and lend a hand to end dating violence. 

This webinar is aimed at adult allies and people in the field of dating and domestic violence, including educators, parents and youth organizations. 

Loveisrespect will provide information and strategies for teaching young people about healthy relationships and how to support one another.

Registration Link

Sponsor:

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Loveisrespect.org

Fri. 23 Feb, 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 http://www.swlafostercare.com/s-birt-training. 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

 

Sat. 24 Feb, 2018

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