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TBRI Fridays - Introduction and Overview: Covington Region 3

TBRI Fridays - Introduction and Overview: Covington Region 3

TRUST-BASED RELATIONAL INTERVENTION® (TBRI) TBRI® EMPOWERING PRINCIPLES*
Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place. 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 regulate their emotions and behaviors. This multi-disciplinary training is designed to give caregivers, volunteers, and professionals who serve children and families the knowledge and practical skills they need to bring hope and healing. *Participants must attend TBRI® Introduction and Overview prior to attending this training. This training is approved for 5 foster parent training hours, LCA CEU hours, and is pending approval for NASW CEUs.

January 11, 2019
9:00AM-3:00PM
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.
JOIN US THE SECOND FRIDAY
OF EVERY MONTH FOR TBRI® FRIDAYS!
LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN
There will be a 45 minute break, so plan to brown bag it or make a drive-thru run. Snacks will be provided during breaks.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Parking and specific instructions related to each location will be sent after registration.
COVINGTON REGION
FIRST BAPTIST COVINGTON
16333 LA-1085
Covington, LA 70433 $10 General Admission
FREE tickets for Child Welfare System Involved Parents (Foster, Birth, Adoptive) and DCFS Staff
GOT QUESTIONS? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 504-482-9135.

CLICK HERE

Friday, January 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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TBRI Fridays - Introduction and Overview: New Orleans Region

TBRI Fridays - Introduction and Overview: New Orleans Region

TRUST-BASED RELATIONAL INTERVENTION® (TBRI) INTRODUCTION AND 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 experienced 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 these children and families heal and connect. This multi-disciplinary training is designed to give caregivers, volunteers, and professionals who serve children and families the knowledge and practical skills they need to bring hope and healing. This training is approved for 5 foster parent training hours, LCA CEU hours, and is pending approval for NASW CEUs.

January 11, 2019
9:00AM-3:00PM
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.
JOIN US THE SECOND FRIDAY
OF EVERY MONTH FOR TBRI® FRIDAYS!
LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN
There will be a 45 minute break, so plan to brown bag it or make a drive-thru run. Snacks will be provided during breaks.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Parking and specific instructions related to each location will be sent after registration.
LOCATION
LOGISTICS
ORLEANS REGION
FIRST BAPTIST NEW ORLEANS
5290 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124

$10 General Admission
FREE tickets for Child Welfare System Involved Parents (Foster, Birth, Adoptive) and DCFS Staff
GOT QUESTIONS? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 504-482-9135.

CLICK HERE

Friday, January 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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TBRI Fridays - Introduction and Overview: Shreveport Region 8

TBRI Fridays - Introduction and Overview: Shreveport Region 8

TRUST-BASED RELATIONAL INTERVENTION® (TBRI) TBRI® EMPOWERING PRINCIPLES*
Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place. 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 regulate their emotions and behaviors. This multi-disciplinary training is designed to give caregivers, volunteers, and professionals who serve children and families the knowledge and practical skills they need to bring hope and healing. *Participants must attend TBRI® Introduction and Overview prior to attending this training. This training is approved for 5 foster parent training hours, LCA CEU hours, and is pending approval for NASW CEUs.

January 11, 2019
9:00AM-3:00PM
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.
JOIN US THE SECOND FRIDAY
OF EVERY MONTH FOR TBRI® FRIDAYS!
LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN
There will be a 45 minute break, so plan to brown bag it or make a drive-thru run. Snacks will be provided during breaks.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Parking and specific instructions related to each location will be sent after registration.
SHREVEPORT REGION
EASTWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH
2810 US-80
Haughton, LA 71037
Limited child care available for foster families -
contact Kerri Byrd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

$10 General Admission
FREE tickets for Child Welfare System Involved Parents (Foster, Birth, Adoptive) and DCFS Staff
GOT QUESTIONS? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 504-482-9135.

CLICK HERE

Friday, January 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Lake Charles Community Focus Groups

Lake Charles Community Focus Groups

 

Friday, January 11, 2019
301 West Claude Street, Lake Charles, LA
You are invited to participate in focus groups being held in your area. 
Have you ever wanted to have a say in how the state of Louisiana works with and serves the foster youth transitioning to adulthood? 
Attend one of the following meetings in Lake Charles at the Calcasieu Parish Central Library (upstairs conference room), 301 West Claude Street, Lake Charles, LA. If you cannot attend in person, you can participate via conference call. RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 225-627-3470. 

Community Partners/Providers 9:30am-11am
Foster Parents/Placement Resources 12:30pm-2pm
Current and Former Foster Youth 5pm-6:30pm

Dial-In Number: 515-604-9349 Access Code: 617573

Sponsored by:
Louisiana DCFS
C. Elizabeth Spooner, LCSW
Louisiana DCFS CDCIP Independent Living Skills Providers
 

Friday, January 11, 2019 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Anatomy of an IEP

Anatomy of an IEP

Like a biology student, this presentation will dissect the parts of the IEP document and examine their functions individually, learning their meanings and application. It will provide constructive and practical tips to help create an IEP that supports all of the student's needs. We will explore the parent’s role in the IEP process and learn the basics of their child’s right to special education services, the process of developing special education plans, and the parent’s role.

Tue, Jan 15, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

CLICK HERE

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Special Needs Trust, Able Act and Legal Status

Special Needs Trust, Able Act and Legal Status

Children or adults with disabilities often receive public health benefits, like Medicaid, SSI, and Waiver services due to their disability. Special needs trusts can be prepared to protect these benefits when assets are inherited from family members. Hosted by Families Helping Families of New Orleans 

CLICK HERE

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Teaching personal safety in early childhood: Tools for preventing abuse

Teaching personal safety in early childhood: Tools for preventing abuse

Join this webinar to learn:

The importance of “Safety at All Levels” and having all adults in an organization being responsible for creating a safe environment.
To understand and resist “The Illusion of Safety.”
Rules for touch for very young kids, including ways to start teaching consent in positive, age- appropriate ways from birth.
Key safety skills from Kidpower: “checking first” to be safe with animals, objects, strangers, and other potential problems.
How to model and encourage respect for kids’ healthy boundaries for other Adults when socializing with children.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor. 2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time January 16, 2019

CLICK HERE

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Extended School Year (ESY) Services - Summer IEP Services

Extended School Year (ESY) Services - Summer IEP Services

Did you know that data collected during the holidays often determine if your child will qualify for ESY Services?  This training provides an overview of the ESY process for children with disabilities including how children qualify and why in many circumstances the school uses the holiday breaks in determining if a child will qualify for ESY. 
Co-Sponsor:  FHF of Southwest La. Hosted by Families Helping Families of New Orleans

 

CLICK HERE

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lafayette Community Focus Groups

Lafayette Community Focus Groups

Friday, January 18, 2019
South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA
You are invited to participate in focus groups being held in your area. 
Have you ever wanted to have a say in how the state of Louisiana works with and serves the foster youth transitioning to adulthood? 
Attend one of the following meetings in Lafayette at the South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA. If you cannot attend in person, you can participate via conference call. RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 225-627-3470. 

Community Partners/Providers 9:30am-11am
Foster Parents/Placement Resources 12:30pm-2pm
Current and Former Foster Youth 5pm-6:30pm

Friday, January 18, 2019 9:30 am - 6:30 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.  
 

Hosted by Families Helping Families of New Orleans CLICK HERE

 

Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Father Engagement: Addressing the Challenges

Father Engagement: Addressing the Challenges

Best practices emphasize the importance of engaging fathers across service systems—but how do we do it, and how do we address and resolve some of the more challenging aspects of effective father engagement? Join a conversation with the Fathers’ Support Center in St. Louis, Missouri. We will share their model for father engagement and talk about some of the thornier issues related to doing father engagement well.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:00:00 PM CST - 1:45:00 PM CST

CLICK HERE

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Baton Rouge Community Focus Groups

Baton Rouge Community Focus Groups

Friday, January 25, 2019
4829 Winbourne Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA
You are invited to participate in focus groups being held in your area. 
Have you ever wanted to have a say in how the state of Louisiana works with and serves the foster youth transitioning to adulthood? 
Attend one of the following meetings in Baton Rouge at the Healing Place Church (North Campus) AKA Baton Rouge Dream Center, 4829 Winbourne Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA. If you cannot attend in person, you can participate via conference call. 

RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 225-627-3470. 

Community Partners/Providers 9:30am-11am
Foster Parents/Placement Resources 12:30pm-2pm
Current and Former Foster Youth 5pm-6:30pm

Dial-In Number: 515-604-9349 Access Code: 617573

Sponsored by:
Louisiana DCFS
C. Elizabeth Spooner, LCSW
Louisiana DCFS CDCIP Independent Living Skills Providers

Friday, January 25, 2019 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Denham Springs Community Focus Group

Denham Springs Community Focus Group

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
1620 S. Range, Denham Springs, LA
You are invited to participate in focus groups being held in your area. 
Have you ever wanted to have a say in how the state of Louisiana works with and serves the foster youth transitioning to adulthood? 
Attend one of the following meetings in Denham Springs at the Jefferson Financial Credit Union, 1620 S. Range, Denham Springs, LA. If you cannot attend in person, you can participate via conference call. RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 225-627-3470. 

Community Partners/Providers 9:30am-11am
Foster Parents/Placement Resources 12:30pm-2pm
Current and Former Foster Youth 5pm-6:30pm

Dial-In Number: 515-604-9349 Access Code: 617573

Sponsored by:
Louisiana DCFS
C. Elizabeth Spooner, LCSW
Louisiana DCFS CDCIP Independent Living Skills Providers

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Moving Toward Prevention: Collaboration and the CFSP

Moving Toward Prevention: Collaboration and the CFSP 

Let's keep the momentum going! 
 
Mark your calendars and plan to join the Children's Bureau (CB), the Capacity Building Center for States, the Capacity Building Center for Courts, and FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention for a national webinar on Thursday, January 31, 2019, 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This event is a follow-up to the in-person July 2018 State Team Planning Meeting in Washington, D.C.
 
Whether you were able to attend last July or not, this webinar will be relevant and further explore how child welfare agencies, legal and judicial stakeholders, prevention partners, and communities can work together to build prevention-focused systems, starting with jurisdictions' 2020-24 Child and Family Services Plans (CFSPs).
 
Don't miss this chance to:
Hear from other jurisdictions about their efforts to achieve effective collaboration within jurisdictions among child welfare agencies, legal and judicial stakeholders, and community partners to strengthen the protective capacities of parents and prevent maltreatment and unnecessary removal
Consider how you can use the 2020-24 CFSP as a blueprint for reorienting child welfare systems toward prevention
Explore this opportunity for joint program planning and a shared vision for strengthening families and prevention services
Stay tuned for an opportunity to register-coming soon!
 
Questions? Contact Greg Moore at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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2019 LaCAN Legislative Roundtable

2019 LaCAN Legislative Roundtable

2019 Legislative Event Co-Hosted by Senator Ronnie Johns - By attending you will have: (1) An opportunity to learn LaCAN's 2019 Legislative agenda and how to be an effective advocate in grassroots organizations that advocate for people with developmental disabilities (2) An opportunity to meet state legislators and the BESE member from SWLA

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM CST

Calcasieu Parish Central Library - DeBakey Room 
301 West Claude Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605             CLICK HERE

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Webinars on Affirming LGBTQ Youth for Resource Parents

Webinars on Affirming LGBTQ Youth for Resource Parents

These webinars will be offered live monthly from August 2018 until March 2019 at no cost. 

Note: Each webinar is eligible for 1.5 CEs from the National Association of Social Workers. Participants will be given access to the website for purchasing these CEs in a follow up email after attending the webinar.

Introduction to LGBTQ Cultural Competency
Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Parents
Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care

Wednesday, February 6th at 5 pm est

CLICK HERE

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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TBRI Fridays - Introduction and Overview

TBRI Fridays - Introduction and Overview

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.

February 8, 2019- 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Orleans Region:First Baptist New Orleans , 5290 Canal Boulevard , New Orleans  CLICK HERE 

Baton Rouge Region: Healing Place Church , 19202 Highland Road , Baton Rouge CLICK HERE

Covington Region: First Baptist Covington , 16333 Louisiana 1085 , Covington CLICK HERE

Lafayette Region: Crossroads Church , 150 Verona Drive , Lafayette CLICK HERE

Alexandria Region: Alpine First Baptist , 7215 Shreveport Highway , Pineville CLICK HERE

Shreveport Region: Broadmoor Baptist Church , 4110 Youree Drive Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle , Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana CLICK HERE

Friday, February 08, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Harvey Community Focus Group

Harvey Community Focus Group

You are invited to participate in focus groups being held in your area. 
Have you ever wanted to have a say in how the state of Louisiana works with and serves the foster youth transitioning to adulthood? 
Attend one of the following meetings in Harvey at the Harvey State Office Building, Conference Room, 2150 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA. If you cannot attend in person, you can participate via conference call. RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 225-627-3470. 

Community Partners/Providers 9:30am-11am
Foster Parents/Placement Resources 12:30pm-2pm
Current and Former Foster Youth 5pm-6:30pm

Dial-In Number: 515-604-9349 Access Code: 617573

Sponsored by:
Louisiana DCFS
C. Elizabeth Spooner, LCSW
Louisiana DCFS CDCIP Independent Living Skills Providers

 

Friday, February 08, 2019 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Sexual Assault Hotlines

Sexual Assault Hotlines

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (Central Time) Show in My Timezone 
Hotlines are a vital resource for survivors in need, but can be overwhelming and scary to man. This webinar, presented by Pam Albers, LCSW, will focus on the basics of hotline advocacy. After this webinar, attendees will feel confident and competent responding to sexual assault survivors on a hotline. 

CLICK HERE

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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SSI & Social Security - What You Need to Know Training -

SSI & Social Security - What You Need to Know Training - 

Have Question about Social Security? If you've ever spent an afternoon on the phone trying to get information about Social Security, you've probably wished you could just talk with someone in person.
Get Your Questions Answered!
Do you know the difference between Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?Do you know if you or a family member qualifies?
Do you know how to apply and understand the process?
We invite you to join us to get answers and information you need to understand the Social Security System.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST

Jeff Davis Parish LSU Ag Center 
1006 South Lake Arthur Avenue
Jennings,, LA 70546  

CLICK HERE

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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