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Upcoming Events

Dec
7
Tue
TBRI Intro and Overview @ Online
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
TBRI® Intro & Overview

Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place.  Children from hard places include children who experienced distress in the womb or during delivery, were hospitalized early in life, were abused or neglected, or experience trauma, whether natural or man-made. TBRI® Introduction & Overview will focus on understanding the meaning of child behaviors, the brain chemistry of a child from a hard place, and how to help children and families heal and connect. CLICK HERE

Training provided by Crossroads NOLA

TBRI® Intro & Overview
December 7, 9, 14, 16

Registration link

 

NGA Child and Family Well-Being Governors’ Summit
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

NGA Child and Family Well-Being Governors’ Summit

The Child and Family Well-being Learning Cohort is hosted by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices in collaboration with Casey Family Programs. For the past 8 months, this network of governor’s offices, state human services executives, child welfare leaders, and education leaders have coordinated strategic solutions for prevention of child abuse and neglect and promotion of child and family well-being. Participating cohort states include Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawai’i, Iowa, Kansas, New York, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Please join us as we celebrate these states innovative practices and solutions for supporting children and families. The Summit will entail presentations from 6 states on their tactical approaches to improving child and family well-being, and will include discussions on championing child welfare legislation, designing mental health apps and tools, and identifying underserved populations through novel data metrics. These presentations will be followed by a panel conversation with governors’ policy advisors on levers and opportunities for supporting children and families at the state level.

Training provided by National Governors Association CLICK HERE

 

Dec
8
Wed
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conference
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conference

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are some of the most common—yet underdiagnosed—challenges facing children and families in adoption and foster care.

Join us December 8, 2021, for a one-day, virtual conference on FASD. The training—featuring a clinical expert, parents who can suggest successful strategies, and individuals who live with FASD—will highlight solutions for parents and professionals related to these disorders that are 10 times more common in foster care than they are in the general population.

Even if you don’t know you are working with or parenting a child with an FASD, you may well be.

Attendees can participate live or listen to a recorded version of workshops, or a combination of the two. Recordings will be available through January 31, 2022.

Rates
Registration is for one person or a parenting couple who will be participating together. Please note that registration fees are not refundable (but can be transferred).

$50 for NACAC members
$60 for non-members

Training sponsored by North American Council on Adoptable Children(NACAC) CLICK HERE

 

Navigating the IEP: Part 3
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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. Training provided by Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans

CLICK HERE

 

Navigating the IEP: Part 4
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Navigating the IEP: Part 4 

Join us for this new interactive training as we navigate the different sections of the IEP. In Part 4 of our 4 Part Series, we will cover the transition sections of the IEP.

Presenter: Jessica Rodrigue, FHF of GNO
Audience: Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students. Training provided by Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans

CLICK HERE

 

 

NACC Counsel for Kids Webinar: Using Research to Advance Policy
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

NACC Counsel for Kids Webinar: Using Research to Advance Policy

In this webinar participants will learn to:

Understand what research says
Effectively use research and data in policy campaign messaging
Use research to influence policy makers

Training provided by National Association of Counsel for Children

CLICK HERE

 

 

Dec
9
Thu
The Special Education FAQ Series- FAQ 2.0
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

The Special Education FAQ Series- FAQ 2.0

FAQ 2.0 will cover the IEP process and Special Education.

Training provided by Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

CLICK HERE

 

An Introduction to the Legislative Process Webinar & LaCAN Member Meeting
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

An Introduction to the Legislative Process Webinar & LaCAN Member Meeting

When it comes to advocating for yourself or someone you care for, understanding the Legislative process and how best to communicate with your representatives is important.

We invite you to join us in welcoming Karen Artus as she shares information and strategies you can use to become an effective advocate and LaCAN member.

Training provided by LACAN

CLICK HERE

 

Immigrant Children Who are Survivors of Sex Trafficking @ Online
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)announced a two-part webinar series, Immigrant Children Who are Survivors of Sex Trafficking. This webinar series will provide participants with an overview of the legal rights and protections of immigrant children who are victims of commercial sex trafficking. The first session will provide participants with resources and tools to assist judges in providing assistance to immigrant children who are victims of human trafficking to be able to qualify for immigration relief. The second session will guide judges on how to direct parties and child welfare to take the steps needed to ensure that child sex trafficking victims receive all of the forms of help and assistance including state and federal public benefits that they are legally eligible to receive.

Session Two:

Legal Rights of Immigrant Child Commercial Sex Trafficking Survivors: Public Benefits, Housing, and Victim Services
Faculty: Judge Ramona Gonzalez and Leslye Orloff
Date: December 9, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

This 90-minute webinar will discuss the range of publicly funded victim and social services programs, legal assistance, and the wide range of services and assistance that are legally available to child victims of commercial sex trafficking and their non-abusive family members regardless of immigration status. This session will cover how judges can direct parties and child welfare agencies to take the steps needed to ensure that child sex trafficking victims receive all the forms of federal and state-funded benefits and assistance they are legally eligible to receive.

Click for registration information.

For more information about this webinar series, or to cancel or modify your registration, please contact Malika Fahie, Program Specialist, NCJFCJ, at mfahie@ncjfcj.org.

Dec
10
Fri
TBRI Connecting Principles
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

TBRI Connecting Principles

Connection is the foundation of TBRI®. TBRI® Connecting Principles will provide an in-depth look at connection and attachment and will give you strategies and skills for helping children and families heal.

*must attend TBRI® Introduction & Overview online or in person prior to attending this training Training provided by Crossroads NOLA

TBRI® Connecting Principles*
Fridays at 9:00am, December 10th & December 17th
Module 1: Friday December 10, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Module 2: Friday December 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   CLICK HERE