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Upcoming Events

Jan
6
Thu
Navigating the IEP: Part 1
Jan 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Navigating the IEP: Part 1

Navigating the IEP: Part 1 – Join us for this new interactive training as we navigate the different sections of the IEP. In Part 1 of our 4 Part Series, we will cover the requirements of notification to the parent for an IEP meeting, IEP team members, IEP exceptionalities, General Student Information and Special Factors to be considered for a child with a disability.

Presenter: Jessica Rodrigue, FHF of GNO

Co-Host: FHF of Northeast La.

Audience: Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students

Training provided by Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans

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Jan
11
Tue
Intersection of Child Welfare and Suicide Prevention
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Intersection of Child Welfare and Suicide Prevention

CWLA has partnered with the SAMHSA-funded Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) to provide this webinar centered on the intersection of child welfare and suicide prevention. Literature suggests the youth in foster care have higher rates of suicidal ideation and attempts than youth who have never been in foster care. Given the increasing stress we have seen brought on by the pandemic it is critical that we pay attention to this issue for children and youth who have been separated from their families especially during the times when they are most vulnerable. But this involves planning and coordination between the caregivers, child welfare agencies, and state and local suicide prevention offices. This webinar will explore the current data on the vulnerabilities of this population and explore the SPRC’s work in engaging child welfare systems in suicide prevention to address this risk. In addition we will hear from presenters on one of the SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith State Youth Suicide Prevention Program grantees who will talk about their work collaborating with the local child welfare department and some of the outcomes they’ve experienced. There will be time for Q&A to allow for a rich discussion. Presenters will include Brandon J. Johnson, SAMHSA; Julie Eben, Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC); Dr. Cindy Ewell Foster, University of Michigan; Seth Persky, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; and Julie Collins, Vice President Practice Excellence, CWLA.

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Jan
12
Wed
TBRI® Empowering Principles
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

TBRI® Empowering Principles

TBRI® Empowering Principles will provide an in-depth look at ways to empower your children by meeting their unique physical needs and creating an environment in which they can succeed. This session includes information on sensory processing and practical tools and skills to help children regulate their emotions and behaviors.

*must attend TBRI® Introduction & Overview online or in person prior to attending this training

Training provided by Crossroads NOLA CLICK HERE

 

Jan
13
Thu
What Happens After High School
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

What Happens After High School

About this webinar:
If you, or someone you know, will soon be completing high school this webinar is for you. Learn about:

• Programs and services NFHF offers to adults with disabilities in our region.
• Resources for employment and continued education services.
• Importance of self advocacy and how to become an effective voice within your community.

Who should attend:
• Self-Advocates
• Parents
• Caregivers
• Professionals

Training provided by Northshore Families Helping Families CLICK HERE

 

Jan
18
Tue
Strategies for Supporting ADD/ADHD
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Strategies for Supporting ADD/ADHD

This webinar focuses on strategies to help parents/ caregivers give support and manage ADD/ADHD symptoms.

Presenter: Rubie Scere, License Professional Counselor Mediation and Counseling Services

Training provided by Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

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TBRI® Correcting Principles
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

TBRI® Correcting Principles

TBRI® Correcting Principles will provide an in-depth look at strategies for correcting behaviors.

*must attend TBRI® Introduction & Overview online or in person prior to attending this training

Training provided by Crossroads NOLA CLICK HERE

 

Jan
19
Wed
Navigating the IEP: Part 2
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Navigating the IEP: Part 2

Navigating the IEP: Part 2 – Join us for this new interactive training as we navigate the different sections of the IEP.  In Part 2 of our 4 Part Series, we will focus on the instructional plan which includes the present levels of performance and challenging academic and functional goals for a student with a disability. These will be followed by Accommodations.

Presenter: Jessica Rodrigue, FHF of GNO

Co-Host: FHF Northwest La. (Region 7)

Audience: Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

Training provided by Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans CLICK HERE

 

Dismantling Institutional Racism in Child Welfare Brick by Brick: Championing Reunification-Hybrid
Jan 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dismantling Institutional Racism in Child Welfare Brick by Brick: Championing Reunification-Hybrid-Chicago

You’re invited to join Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois for our hybrid community meeting as we explore engagement with families of color in order to champion reunification.

Learn how LCFS created a culture focused on supporting families and increased successful reunifications for children of color.

Attendees will also hear directly from parents of color about their experiences with the child welfare system and how we as a system should better support families in the future.

Together we can learn, create better outcomes for children and families and dismantle institutional racism in child welfare brick by brick.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Registration and lunch provided to in person attendees at DePaul Center, 8th Floor Conference Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 8005, Chicago, IL

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Topic Presentation (Live and Virtually) Training provided by: Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois CLICK HERE

 

Jan
20
Thu
ACT 350: DILIGENT SEARCHES AND THE PERMENANT PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

ACT 350: DILIGENT SEARCHES AND THE PERMENANT PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

Virtual CLE/CEU

Thursday, January 20th | 12:00pm-1:00pm

The Court Improvement Program (CIP) of the Louisiana Supreme Court in partnership with the Pelican Center for Children and Families welcomes you to attend a virtual CIP Café introduction to Louisiana’s Act 350 and its impact on Child in Need of Care (CINC) cases.

Act 350 became law on June 17, 2021, amending and enacting Children’s Code Articles 672 and 702. The Act creates requirements for the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to complete diligent searches for adult relatives and significant individuals of children who enter foster care and a new Permanency Hearing finding for children under the age of 6 in certain circumstances. Additionally, the Act allows the court, current caregiver, or child, within 15 days of a placement change, to motion for a contradictory hearing to determine whether removal from the current caregiver was in the child’s best interest.

Objectives:

Introduce new legislation (Act 350) regarding requirements for the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to complete diligent searches for adult relatives and significant individuals of children who enter foster care and a new Permanency Hearing finding for children under the age of 6 in certain circumstances.
Educate stakeholders on how the Act allows the court, current caregiver, or child, within 15 days of a placement change, to motion for a contradictory hearing to determine whether removal from the current caregiver was in the child’s best interest.
Inform stakeholders on their responsibilities relative to Act 350.
Provide helpful resources on Act 350 to participants.

Speakers:

Rhenda Hodnett, Assistant Secretary of Child Welfare, Department of Children & Family Services
Mona Michelli, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Child Welfare Programs and Operations, Department of Children and Families
Candice Leblanc, Deputy General Counsel 2, Bureau of General Counsel, Department of Children and Families

Training provided by the Louisiana Supreme Court and Pelican Center for Children and Families.

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Navigating the IEP: Part 3
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Navigating the IEP: Part 3

Navigating the IEP: Part 3 – Join us for this new interactive training as we navigate the different sections of the IEP. In Part 3 of our 4 Part Series, we will discuss the Program/ Services and Placement/ Consent Sections of the IEP.

Presenter: Jessica Rodrigue, FHF of GNO
Audience: Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.

To register, click on the link below. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Training provided by Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans CLICK HERE