Calendar

Apr
17
Wed
Child Welfare League of America – National Conference @ Washington, DC
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day
Child Welfare League of America - National Conference @ Washington, DC

CWLA’s conference will bring together solutions from all sectors of child welfare and its related systems, furthering the shift toward an integrated, accessible, culturally responsive services continuum that advances family and community well-being.

Creating Meaningful Change

2024 National Conference

April 17-19, 2024 in Washington, DC

Apr
22
Mon
Louisiana Mental Health Conference
Apr 22 @ 7:15 am – Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm
Louisiana Mental Health Conference

Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind boutique conference experience tailored for mental health enthusiasts! Join us for a captivating journey of educational training, featuring thought-provoking topics meticulously curated and presented by industry leaders. At this exclusive event, attendees will have the privilege of hearing from premier clinicians—true trailblazers who have not only elevated the mental health field with their expertise but have also left an indelible mark through their profound influence.

Prepare to be enlightened, inspired, and engaged as we delve into the forefront of mental health advancements. This is not just a conference; it’s an opportunity to connect with the best minds in the industry, gain valuable insights, and be part of a community committed to making a positive impact on mental health.

Secure your spot now for an enriching experience that transcends the ordinary, and let the Louisiana Mental Health Conference be the catalyst for your professional growth and personal inspiration. See you at the intersection of expertise and passion!

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LCTF Child Abuse Prevention Conference @ Cajundome Convention
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
LCTF Child Abuse Prevention Conference @ Cajundome Convention

We are inviting nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations serving children and families in Louisiana to set up a table with information for attendees. The tables will be set up in a large room right next to all the breakout rooms during the conference. We will also have author tables for information from our speakers who have published books!

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Apr
30
Tue
Autism Medical Perspectives | Bob Voigt, MD
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Autism Medical Perspectives | Bob Voigt, MD

Register today to join us virtually for this free 13-part webinar series. Click on title below to register online. Professionals will share their knowledge and evidence-based strategies to further support children and encourage positive behavior function.

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May
6
Mon
The FFTA 20th Annual Public Policy Institute: Empowering Collaborative Change Through Unity
May 6 @ 9:00 am – May 7 @ 5:30 pm
The FFTA 20th Annual Public Policy Institute: Empowering Collaborative Change Through Unity

Join FFTA in Washington, D.C. as we share information and resources at the FFTA Annual Public Policy Institute. Empowering collaborative change by uniting cross sector professionals, dedicated staff, passionate advocates, those with lived expertise, and the community to shape and advance inclusive polices that prioritize the well-being of children, families, and communities.  Together, we can ensure a collective impact on our future.

The two-day program will include a concentrated educational session Monday morning, excursions into downtown Washington, D.C. Monday afternoon and impactful legislative meetings on Tuesday morning.

Key Institute Topics:

  • Mental & Behavioral Health Challenges
  • Poverty and Child Well-being
  • Trauma Informed Treatment
  • Prevention Services
  • Kinship and Relative Care

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May
8
Wed
Behavior Management 101 | Emily Mathis, PhD BCBA-D
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Behavior Management 101 | Emily Mathis, PhD BCBA-D

Register today to join us virtually for this free 13-part webinar series. Click on title below to register online. Professionals will share their knowledge and evidence-based strategies to further support children and encourage positive behavior function.

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May
14
Tue
Talking dating and sexuality – A real life love on the spectrum | Claire Burns, PhD and Caroline Turner, LMSW
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Talking dating and sexuality – A real life love on the spectrum | Claire Burns, PhD and Caroline Turner, LMSW

Register today to join us virtually for this free 13-part webinar series. Click on title below to register online. Professionals will share their knowledge and evidence-based strategies to further support children and encourage positive behavior function.

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May
21
Tue
2024 National Title IV-E Roundtable
May 21 – May 23 all-day
2024 National Title IV-E Roundtable

Transforming Child Welfare:
The Aims and Gains of Social Movements and the Vision and Voice of Everyday Lives

The National IV-E Roundtable for Child Welfare Training and Education is an annual gathering of representatives from public and tribal child welfare agencies and their university partners. Our goal is to share our resources to build a strong child welfare workforce through training and education. The Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership is pleased to host this year’s National IV-E Roundtable for Child Welfare Training and Education in Burlington Vermont, May 21st through May 23rd, 2024

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May
29
Wed
Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Trauma, and Child Welfare
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Trauma, and Child Welfare

This webinar will provide attendees with information about FASDs in child welfare systems. Attendees will learn how neurobehavioral functioning is impacted by prenatal substance exposure and traumatic experiences. The webinar will also highlight the prevalence of FASDs in foster care, the developmental challenges among these children, how adverse and traumatic experiences impact their development and behaviors and challenge identification, and how resilience and protective factors can help children and families thrive. Attendees will hear from a mother of an individual with an FASD who will share her healing experience and the importance of reducing stigma and bias and communicating with compassion.

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Jul
24
Wed
Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: FASD Assessment and Intervention
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: FASD Assessment and Intervention

This webinar will focus on models of FASD assessment and intervention that are effective and well-suited for child welfare systems’ array of services. The attendees will learn about a brief consultation behavioral health clinic model for utilizing FASD-informed care to provide assessment, consultation, and links to supportive services. This model has potential to provide a quick and efficient pathway to diagnosis and services for children and families served in child welfare. Next attendees will learn about an evidence-based child and parent intervention that facilitates development of social-emotional functioning, self-control, positive behavior, and long-term mental health among children six to 12 years of age in foster or adoptive care who meet criteria for an FASD diagnosis. An adoptive parent of a child with an FASD will share insights about the experience and benefits of FASD-informed diagnosis and family-focused interventions and supports.

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