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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: Families Helping Families of Northeast La. 

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Do You Know Your Rights if You Disagree?

Do You Know Your Rights if You Disagree?

Since the first federal law dealing with the education of students with disabilities in public schools passed, legal rights for parents has been an important part of the law. These legal rights for parents generally referred to as “procedural safeguards” , are a critical component to The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.   The purpose of this webinar is to let parents know they have legal rights and to help them understand these rights and what to do when you disagree with the school. 

Co-Sponsor: Bayou Land Families Helping Families

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Leveraging Advances in Science to Achieve Breakthrough Impacts at Scale for Young Children Facing Adversity

Leveraging Advances in Science to Achieve Breakthrough Impacts at Scale for Young Children Facing Adversity

Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, will address how new science is changing how we think about early childhood adversity and resilience – and how early experiences affect lifelong health and development. He will emphasize the need to address (and measure) individual differences in response to adversity and to intervention in very young children. He will also show how we can move beyond the current definition of “evidence-based” programs to answer a more precise set of questions that can better support breakthrough impacts at scale.
 
Explore this topic further at the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, where the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard will introduce a tool to apply the science of childhood resilience to daily child welfare practice and policy decisions.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Monroe Community Focus Groups

Monroe Community Focus Groups

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 Monroe at the Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana, 117 Hall Street, Monroe, 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 22, 2019 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Alexandria Community Focus Groups

Alexandria Community Focus Groups

 

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 Alexandria at the Rapides Foundation, 1101 4th Street, Suite 300, Room C, Alexandria, 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
 

Monday, February 25, 2019 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Acumen Self-Direction Town Hall Training Session

Acumen Self-Direction Town Hall Training Session

Presenter: Elizabeth Kiefer – Program Manager-Acumen  Ms. Kiefer will listen to people's feedback about their experiences with Acumen & provide training on the WebTime Entry System (DCI) 
 Note: For parents of children with disabilities & individuals with disabilities who are currently enrolled in Self-Direction!

 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Families Helping Families of SWLA 2927 Hodges Street, Lake Charles, LA

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Advocacy 101 - Webinar

Advocacy 101 - Webinar

As parents or advocates of individuals with disabilities, knowing how to advocate effectively is critical. Advocacy is defined as taking action in support or opposition of a cause or issue. Advocacy can be done through education, outreach, and grassroots organizing. This training will provide you the basics on how to become an effective advocate.

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Creating Trauma-Informed Policies: A Forum for School and Mental Health Leaders

Creating Trauma-Informed Policies: A Forum for School and Mental Health Leaders

Want to figure out how to create and develop policies that 
contribute to trauma-informed school environments? Tasked with 
ensuring trauma-informed work is sustainable and scalable at your school, district office, agency, 
department, or organization? During this session, we'll explore the four choice points leaders face; tips for 
successful policy development and implementation; and examples of current policy at the local, district, state, 
and federal levels from which you can choose and use for your own work. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 05:00 PM CST - 06:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour(s) 

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 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

March 6th 2019 at 2:30 pm

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019 2:30 pm - 3:30 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.

March 8, 2019 9:00 am-3:00pm Region 1 Orleans-First Baptist New Orleans , 5290 Canal Boulevard , New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, US-70124

March 8, 2019 9:00 am-3:00pm Region 2- Baton Rouge- Healing Place Church , 19202 Highland Road , Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, US-70809

March 8, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Region 3-Covington-First Baptist Covington , 16333 Louisiana 1085 , Covington, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, US-70433

March 8, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Region 5-Lafayette-Crossroads Church , 150 Verona Drive , Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, US-70507

March 8, 2019 9:00-3:00pm Region 7 Alexandria-Alpine First Baptist , 7215 Shreveport Highway , Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, US-71360

March 8, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm Region 8 Shreveport-Broadmoor Baptist Church , 4110 Youree Drive Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle , Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, US-71105

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Friday, March 08, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mental Health Resources You Can Use Workshop

Mental Health Resources You Can Use Workshop

THIS WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES/CAREGIVERS WITH A LOVED ONE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS AND FOR PROFESSIONALS OR AGENCIES THAT SERVE INDIVIDUALS WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS. 

TUESDAY MARCH 12, 2019 10:00AM TO 11:30AM FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES SWLA OFFICE 2927 HODGES STREET LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge
Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, Inc.
225-216-7474

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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TWEET CHAT Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

TWEET CHAT Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare, which sets the context for our work, articulates that “individuals, families, communities, organizations and systems work together to understand, and promote equality, cultural humility, and strong racial, cultural, and ethnic identity, while showing consideration for individual differences and respecting the sovereign rights of tribes. CWLA’s National Blueprint emphasizes the need to minimize cultural disruption and alienation for American Indian/Alaska Native children, youth, and families and the Indian Child Welfare Act preserves cultural and family ties for children and families.” 
CWLA is proud to be part of a large, diverse group of advocates coming together this Wednesday, March 13, for a Twitter chat about the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
#ProudtoProtectICWA Tweet Chat
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 pm ET / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT /
10:00 – 11:00 am MT / 9:00 – 10:00 am PT
ICWA is a long-standing federal law protecting the well-being of children who are American Indian/ Alaska Native by upholding family integrity and stability within their community. Join us using the hashtag #ProudtoProtectICWA on March 13!
Brackeen v. Bernhardt is the lawsuit brought by Texas, Indiana, Louisiana, and individual plaintiffs, who allege ICWA—a federal statute that has been in effect for more than 40 years and has helped thousands of children who are American Indian/Alaska Native maintain ties to their families and their tribes—is unconstitutional. It is the first time that a state has sued the federal government over ICWA’s constitutionality.
Join us on Wednesday, March 13 on Twitter using the hashtag #ProudtoProtectICWA

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Introduction to the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

Introduction to the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

What does it mean to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support Program?
What common language can we use for working effectively with families?
How can managers, direct service staff, and families work together to develop and sustain quality programs?

For answers to these questions and more, please join us to learn more about the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support. 

Date and Time
Wed, March 13, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT    CLICK HERE 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Plaquemine Community Focus Groups

Plaquemine Community Focus Groups

 

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 Plaquemine at the Iberville Parish Public Library, 24605 J. Gerald Berrett Blvd., Plaquemine, 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, March 15, 2019 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Louisiana Sexual Assault Student Activist Conference

Louisiana Sexual Assault Student Activist Conference

The goal of this conference is to empower and educate student activists to improve the response to and prevention of sexual assault on their college campuses. In doing so, this conference will work on both the individual and group levels by providing students with collaborative tools to combat sexual violence in their campus communities and by addressing the intersectionality of sexual violence to embrace individual experiences in activism. Students, college staff and faculty, and other allied professionals are welcome to attend and learn more about the dynamics of campus sexual assault and how to better engage in sexual assault advocacy.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125

Registration is free and lunch will be provided!              CLICK HERE

Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Special Education Due Process Hearings & State Complaints Training Don't Be Afraid - Just Be Prepared!

Special Education Due Process Hearings & State Complaints Training Don't Be Afraid - Just Be Prepared!

This training with provide valuable information about Formal State Complaints and Due Process Hearings as dispute resolution options for children with exceptionalities.

Our presenter will review the request filing requirements, provide preparation suggestions, offer insight on what happens after you filed the request, and deliver other helpful information.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Calcasieu Parish Central Library
301 West Claude Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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What Impact do Family Resource Centers Have on Community Levels of Child Maltreatment?

What Impact do Family Resource Centers Have on Community Levels of Child Maltreatment?

What is the Network of Family Support Centers in Allegheny County?
Why have the County and the Heinz Endowments invested in Family Support Centers?
What is the impact of Family Support Centers on maltreatment investigations at the community level?

This webinar will 1) provide an overview of the system of support for families developed by the Department of Human Services in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania through investing in a Network of 28 Family Support Centers that serve thousands of people each year and 2) highlight the findings from the recently-issued research report about them done by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Do Family Support Centers Reduce Maltreatment Investigations? Evidence from Allegheny County.

Date and Time
Wed, March 20, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT    CLICK HERE

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Virtual Screening of Broken Places

Virtual Screening of Broken Places

Please join us on Thursday, March 21st for a special virtual screening of Broken Places, the latest U.S. documentary on early childhood trauma and resilience. The film will be offered via a private Vimeo link with passcode to all registered members of ACEs Connection, for free, accessible in the United States and internationally.

The viewing portal for the film will open on Vimeo at 6am EST and close at 11pm EST on March 21st, and the film can be viewed at anytime during that window, from any devise (mobile, desktop, tablet). Please note that your viewing passcode will not extend earlier or later to watch the film.
Registration will close March 20th at 12:00 p.m. EST, 9 a.m. PST. Please register in advance. You will then receive the passcode by email to view the film on the morning of March 21st.  
NOTE: There will be no option for last-minute registrations, so please register by March 20th (at 12:00 p.m. EST and 9 a.m. PST).

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Depression and Mental Health

Depression and Mental Health

Depression affects 1 in 10 adults in the U.S It is a serious medical condition that is associated with symtpms such as melancholy, loss of pleaeure, loss of energy, difficulty in concentrating, and suicidal thougts. 

Webinar March 21 10:00 am- 11:00 am CST.

 

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Covington Focus Groups

Covington Focus Groups

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?
        
        WHEN: FRIDAY, MARCH 22,  2019 
        TIME:   9:30 AM - 11:00 AM   COMMUNITY PARTNERS/PROVIDERS
                   12:30 PM - 2:00 PM     FOSTER PARENTS/PLACEMENT RESOURCES
                    4:00 PM -  5:30 PM     CURRENT AND FORMER FOSTER YOUTH 
         WHERE: JAMES STORE HOUSE
                         1N. MARIGOLD, COVINGTON, LA       
          IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND IN PERSON, YOU MAY PARTICIPATE VIA CONFERENCE CALL. 
          IF YOU RSVP, PLEASE INDICATE HOW YOU WILL BE PARTICIPATING. RSVP NOT REQUIRED.

SPONSORS
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
C. ELIZABETH SPOONER, LCSW
DCFS CFCIP INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS PROVIDERS

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Friday, March 22, 2019 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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