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Implementing the IEP and Address Behavior in the Classroom

Implementing the IEP and Address Behavior in the Classroom

FREE WORKSHOP: IMPLEMENTING THE IEP & ADDRESSING BEHAVIOR IN THE CLASSROOM
Wednesday, September 19th from 10:00AM to 12:00PM 7711 Main Library, Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Challenging behavior that is related to a child's disability can interfere with learning. Join us to discuss possible solutions with experts from EBR Parish Schools.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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UNDERSTANDING SEIZURES

FREE WORKSHOP: UNDERSTANDING SEIZURES

Wednesday, September 19th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM Families Helping Families 2356 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 225-216-7474
This workshop is designed to assist parents and caregivers in understanding seizures and how to best support those who experience them. 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Webinar To Discuss Financial Literacy for Teens

Webinar To Discuss Financial Literacy for Teens

On September 20, 2018, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the Federal Trade Commission, will present “Financial Literacy for Teens.” This webinar will focus on teen financial independence. The webinar will examine the importance of a credit report and discuss how to order, review, and correct them. Presenters will also discuss free resources to help teens prepare to get credit and avoid pitfalls when applying for student loans, buying a car, renting an apartment, or making other financial decisions. Identity theft is a concern to foster youth and will be covered in this webinar. 

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Supporting and Serving Youth with Significant Disabilities

Supporting and Serving Youth with Significant Disabilities

Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:30:00 PM CDT - 3:00:00 PM CDT

Youth with significant disabilities often require supports from multiple service systems and agencies. It takes intense coordinated planning to ensure the youth is able to live their best adult life. This session will discuss the legal requirements regarding secondary transition planning, explore the barriers often faced by youth with significant disabilities, and provide examples of effective practices to enhance the implementation of transition and vocational rehabilitation services. 
 
Participants will learn evidence-/research-based practices for serving youth with significant disabilities as required under federal regulations.
Participants will discuss the barriers to transition and vocational rehabilitation outcomes and feel empowered to enhance implementation of transition services for youth with significant disabilities.
Participants will be able to work with teams to provide transition experiences, incorporating person-centered planning, for youth with significant disabilities.
Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Supporting and Serving Youth in the Foster Care System

Supporting and Serving Youth in the Foster Care System

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 1:30:00 PM CDT - 3:00:00 PM CDT

This webinar will discuss national trends and needs of this population as well as provide examples of coordination and best practices.  Specific topics will include outreach strategies, youth goals/activities, working together locally, and ready to use resources. Jacy Farkas will highlight Arizona's work with Foster Care Youth populations (including foster youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities), effective collaboration, and utilizing Person Centered Planning.
 
Participants will learn about foster care needs and transition planning considerations.
 
Participants will be able to apply basic techniques of Person Centered Planning and Trauma Informed Care to their work with foster care youth.
 
Participants will learn about foster care related resources. 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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DCFS Invites Public to Regional “Conversations with a Secretary” Community Meetings

DCFS Invites Public to Regional “Conversations with a Secretary” Community Meetings

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is inviting the public to a community conversation with Secretary Marketa Garner Walters and DCFS leadership on the issues of child welfare and poverty.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
2 p.m.

THIBODAUX REGION
Allen Chapel AME Church
1101 Lagard Street
Thibodaux, LA  70301

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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DCFS Invites Public to Regional “Conversations with a Secretary” Community Meetings

DCFS Invites Public to Regional “Conversations with a Secretary” Community Meetings

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is inviting the public to a community conversation with Secretary Marketa Garner Walters and DCFS leadership on the issues of child welfare and poverty.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
2 p.m.

NEW ORLEANS REGION
First Baptist Church
5290 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA  70124

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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TBRI® Workshop

TBRI® Workshop

TBRI®, listed on the California Clearinghouse for Evidence Based practices, is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® educates and equips caregivers with knowledge and skills that empower them to provide healing care for a child who has experienced trauma. During this two-day workshop you’ll gain a foundational understanding of TBRI® and walk away with strategies and tools you can put into immediate use!

October 1st & 2nd
Monday and Tuesday • 9:00AM – 4:00PM First Baptist New Orleans
5290 Canal Blvd. • New Orleans, LA 70124

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Monday, October 01, 2018 9:00 am - Tuesday, October 02, 2018 4:00 pm
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Positive Approaches to Resolving IEP Disputes

Positive Approaches to Resolving IEP Disputes

Sometimes it's hard to reach an agreement when discussing your child's IEP needs. Attend this workshop and get information about what you can do to settle disputes.

Wednesday, October 3rd from 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Location: Livingston Parish Library East Meeting Room-Denham Springs Walker Branch

8101 US Highway 190

Denham Springs, LA 70726

225-216-7474

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Preparing for Your First Evaluation Planning Meeting for Your Child

Preparing for Your First Evaluation Planning Meeting for Your Child

The first step in the process of Special Education is the identification or recognition that a child may need Special Education services. The next step is planning for the evaluation which will determine if the child qualifies for Special Education. This webinar will help parents prepare to work with the school to develop an evaluation for your child. 

Thu, Oct 4, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Webinar

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Thursday, October 04, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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IEP Boot Camp Workshop

IEP Boot Camp Workshop 

You're invited to a free workshop for parents of children and youth with disabilities and for professionals called IEP Boot Camp!  It will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Jeff Davis Parish LSU Ag Center, 1006 S. Lake Arthur Avenue, Jennings, LA 70546.  

IEP Boot Camp Workshop will discuss the process for IEP meetings and how parents can participate in the IEP process to help their child with their educational needs.
 
 - If you can please remember to bring your child's current IEP.  You may want to refer to it during this workshop.
 
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) outlines a process for IEP meetings; although IEP services are individualized for each child; the IEP process should be routine and predictable so parents can learn to participate.  If your child qualifies for special education, you need Boot Camp!  Why? IEP Boot Camp is a place where everybody gets the same basic instruction and information.
  
You will learn to:
be a part of developing your child's education program;
know what services to ask for;
ask confidently for services your child needs
You Must Register to Attend!  Seating is Limited!  Please register early to secure your seat! There is no fee to attend - registration is free!
 
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board Meeting

Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board Meeting

October 9, 2018
10:00am- 12:00pm
****Please Note the Location ****
Claiborne Building
Thomas Jefferson Rm 1-136 A&B

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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TRUST-BASED RELATIONAL INTERVENTION® (TBRI)

 TRUST-BASED RELATIONAL INTERVENTION® (TBRI)

Join us the second Friday of every month for TBRI® Fridays! 
TBRI® Fridays is a statewide strategy designed to elevate the level of care children across Louisiana receive by providing regular, consistent TBRI® training to DCFS, foster parents, service providers, and community partners.
 

TBRI® Fridays kicks off on October 12th in the Covington, Alexandria, and Shreveport regions.Oct 12, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM CT

First Baptist Covington , 16333 Louisiana 1085 , Covington, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, US-70433 Alpine First Baptist , 7215 Shreveport Highway , Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, US-7136 First Presbyterian Church , 900 Jordan Street , Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, US-71101

REGISTER COVINGTON  REGISTER ALEXANDRIA    REGISTER SHREVEPORT

Friday, October 12, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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How Will I Know if My Child is Making Progress?

How Will I Know if My Child is Making Progress?

This webinar will introduce participants to the importance of reviewing data provided by the school to determine whether or not a child is making progress. Participants will learn how to use the IEP and other tools to determine what data should be collected and how to utilize it to ensure that a child is making continuous progress. Tue, Oct 16, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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All About Section 504 Workshop

All About Section 504 Workshop 

What Is Section 504? Does My Child Qualify For It? How Can It Help Students With Disabilities Who Are Struggling In School? -- Guest Presenter: Dr. Charles Michel

Join us to learn about Section 504. Topics include:
What is Section 504?
Does My Child Qualify for it?
How can it help students with disabilities who are struggling in school? There is no fee to attend!  Everyone must RSVP!  Seating is Limited, so please register ASAP!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Families Helping Families of SWLA 
2927 Hodges Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Community Collaborations to Support Families Under Stress

Community Collaborations to Support Families Under Stress

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Engage in a conversation with leaders from four initiatives around the country that are redefining the idea of community-based child abuse prevention by going beyond programmatic approaches. They come from different sectors—education, health, and child abuse prevention—but they are connected by key elements. They engage a broad range of partners from across formal and informal sectors, mobilizing the wisdom and power of communities to wrap around families, putting family well-being at the heart of achieving good outcomes for children.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Screen Sense: All the Need-to-Know Research on Screens for Children Under Five

Screen Sense: All the Need-to-Know Research on Screens for Children Under Five

While there are many debates about screen use for children under the age of five, no one is questioning the fact that screens are ever-present in the lives of young children—more so than ever before! In this webinar, hear all about the latest research on young children and screens. Get answers to whether—and how—young children learn from screen experiences, and what parents and educators can do to minimize the downsides of screen use. Practical, research-informed strategies for screen use with young children will be discussed, and there will be plenty of time for questions!

Thursday, October 25, 2018
2:00 p.m. EDT-3:00 pm

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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IEP versus 504 Plans

IEP versus 504 Plans

Students with disabilities will usually qualify for either an IEP or a 504 Plan – but what is the difference and is one better than the other?  This training will take you through the eligibility process of both plans, the laws that regulate both, the differences in the plans and parental rights.  
Co-Sponsor: Families Helping Families of Southwest La. 

Mon, Nov 5, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

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Monday, November 05, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Caregiver Coaching Background & Rationale (Session 1)

Caregiver Coaching Background & Rationale (Session 1) 

NEW 3-Part Virtual Event Series

Coaching is an interaction style used to build the capacity of parents and other caregivers to promote child learning and development within and across typical routines and caregiving contexts. This one-hour virtual event will focus on the background and rationale for the use of coaching by early intervention providers, Early Head Start and Head Start home visitors, and others who work closely with parents/caregivers. The use of coaching fosters social-emotional well-being by supporting the parent’s responsiveness to the child in ways that have been shown to result in positive developmental outcomes.

 Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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How to Raise a Money Savvy Kid

How to Raise a Money Savvy Kid 

Want your kid to be money-savvy? To live financially fit lives; they need to be taught the essentials about money and smart financial habits!  

If you want your kids to know how to successfully manage their money when they get older, taking the time now will be worth it.
Families Helping Families presents... How to Raise a Money Savvy Kid for parents of children with disabilities, individuals with disabilities, and their family members on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Families Helping Families of SWLA, 2927 Hodges Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.
 
Join us to learn about How to Raise a Money Savvy Kid. Topics include:
Money Journals
Saving Goals
Get Kids on a Simple Budget
Help Kids Figure out How to Make Money
How to Shop Savvy
Guest Presenter: Russell A. Pawlowski
 
There is no fee to attend!  Everyone must RSVP!  Seating is Limited, so please register ASAP!
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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