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Friday, April 03, 2020

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Lafourche Community Focus Groups

Lafourche 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 Cut Off at the Lafourche Parish Public Library - South Lafourche Branch, 16241 E. Main Street, Cut Off, 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, March 25, 2019 9:30 am - 6:29 pm
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ACE SUMMIT: Promoting a Culture of CARE (Collaboration, Advocacy, Research, Education)

ACE SUMMIT: Promoting a Culture of CARE (Collaboration, Advocacy, Research, Education) 

The ACE Summit will help participants understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Louisiana. Participants will learn about the current status of efforts to educate professionals and communities, identify opportunities for collaboration, and recognize evidence-based strategies to identify and intervene with children who have experienced trauma, abuse, and neglect. 

Date and Time
Thu, Mar 28, 2019, 8:00 AM –
Fri, Mar 29, 2019, 4:30 PM CDT

Location
River Oaks Catering
520 East Kaliste Saloom Road 
Lafayette, LA 70508 

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 8:00 am - Friday, March 29, 2019 4:30 pm
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Accommodations vs Modifications

Accommodations vs Modifications

Meeting after meeting, parents and teachers use the words “accommodation” and “modification” almost interchangeably when discussing IEPs and student needs. If understood and used correctly, these words can greatly impact the success of a child’s educational program. Get answers to these questions and more: 
How can accommodations and modifications help my child in the general education classroom? How is it included in IEP and which accommodations are provided for state testing?
Co-Sponsor:  Families Helping Families of Southwest La. 

March 28, 2019 11:30 am- 12:30pm

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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New Orleans Focus Groups

New Orleans 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 29, 2019 
        TIME:   9:30 AM - 11:00 AM   COMMUNITY PARTNERS/PROVIDERS
                   12:30 PM - 2:00 PM     FOSTER PARENTS/PLACEMENT RESOURCES
                    4:30 PM -  6:00 PM     CURRENT AND FORMER FOSTER YOUTH 
         WHERE: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH -  CROSSROADS NOLA
                         5290 CANAL BOULEVARD, NEW ORLEANS, LA
                        
          IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND IN PERSON, YOU MAY ALSO PARTICIPATE VIA CONFERENCE LINE.
          WHEN YOU RSVP, PLEASE INDICATE HOW YOU WILL BE PARTICIPATING. AN RSVP IS 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 29, 2019 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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2019 Health Summit: Working Together for Louisiana Children and Families

2019 Health Summit: Working Together for Louisiana Children and Families

The Louisiana Center for Health Equity in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health and Pennington Biomedical Research Center is pleased to announce the 2019 Health Summit: Working Together for Louisiana Children and Families.
This summit will bring together leading voices on improving the health and well-being of children and families.

Date and Time
Tue, April 2, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM CDT

Location
C.B. PENNINGTON, JR. BUILDING CONFERENCE CENTER
6400 Perkins Rd 
Baton Rouge, LA 70808                  CLICK HERE

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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National Conference on Access to Justice for Children and Families

National Conference on Access to Justice for Children and Families

Join us for the ABA Center on Children and the Law Spring 2019 National Conferences designed to train, engage, and provide opportunities for networking and dialogue among child law professionals who practice in a variety of areas.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019 8:00 am - Friday, April 12, 2019 5:00 pm
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Get to Know the Advocacy Center

Get to Know the Advocacy Center April 9 2019

You are invited to: "Get to Know the Advocacy Center" on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 1 PM to 3 PM at Families Helping Families of SWLA.  Our guest speaker from the Advocacy Center will be Christy Cormier, Community Living Ombudsman.  She will discuss the programs and services of the Advocacy Center.
The Advocacy Center of Louisiana (AC) is the protection and advocacy (P&A) system for Louisiana. AC protects, empowers, and advocates for people with disabilities throughout the state, and for adults over age 60 in Orleans Parish with or without a disability. The Advocacy Center of Louisiana provides 
services to people with disabilities and seniors regardless of income.

Where
FHF Conference Room 
2927 Hodges Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601           CLICK HERE

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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ACEs Part I: Part I: An Introduction to ACEs and Toxic Stress

ACEs Part I: Part I: An Introduction  to ACEs and Toxic Stress 

Please join ZERO TO THREE’s HealthySteps staff members, Laura Krug, Director of Training & Technical Assistance and Sarah MacLaughlin, Senior Writer & Training Specialist, for the first session of a 2-part series introducing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Stress. This webinar will present findings from the Adverse Childhood Experience Study and implications for the long-term health of those who experience childhood adversity. The presenters will also discuss the 10 types of ACEs, with ways to mitigate their impact, and describe how providers, parents, and other caregivers can support children and families impacted by ACEs and toxic stress. 

When and Where 
Start Date 
4/9/2019 2:00 PM EDT 
End Date 
4/9/2019 3:00 PM EDT 
Location 
Virtual  CLICK HERE

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Getting and Keeping Your First Job

Getting and Keeping Your First Job

Getting and then keeping a job for someone with a disability can be tough.  This training will go over why work is important, challenges for youth, the labor market, disability disclosure, accommodations and more.  Thu, Apr 11, 2019 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

Webinar

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Workforce Well-Being: Centering Yourself to Better Support Others

Workforce Well-Being: Centering Yourself to Better Support Others

Thursday, April 11
2:00-2:45 p.m.
Amelia Franck Meyer, Alia
 
Dr. Amelia Franck Meyer, Founder and CEO of Alia, a national nonprofit focused on transforming child welfare, presents practical tips and tools for us to integrate well-being into our lives, our work, and our organizations to allow us to support those we serve in sustainable ways.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 pm - 1:45 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! April 12, 2019

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.

Orleans-First Baptist New Orleans , 5290 Canal Boulevard , New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, US-70124 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Baton Rouge Region-9:00 am-3:00pm

Covington Region- Woodland Park Baptist Church , 1909 J W Davis Drive , Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, US-70403  9:00 am- 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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Friday, April 12, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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March of Dimes Louisiana Lobby Day

March of DimesLouisiana Lobby Day

Meet us at the capitol as we advocate for healthy moms and strong babies.  We look forward to welcoming you to this year's lobby day and advocating for #blanketchange!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:45 am. 

LOCATION: Louisiana State Capitol 
ADDRESS: 900 N. Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 

Register 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:45 am - 1:00 pm
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LPCA Annual Legislative Day 2019

LPCA Annual Legislative Day 2019

Please join us for the Louisiana Primary Care Association's Annual Legislative Day! 
Every year, Community Health Center leadership, staff, board members, and advocates gather in Baton Rouge to show their support for the Health Center Program and our collective mission to bring affordable, quality healthcare to EVERY patient in our community.
This event will be held at the Capitol Park Event Center, a short walking distance away from the State Capitol. The Event Center is located at 702 River Road in Baton Rouge.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program TTA Funding Webinar

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program TTA Funding Webinar

During this webinar, participants will receive an overview of BJA's FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program opportunity and can learn more about the application process. 

April 17, 2019 10:00 am-11:00 am

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Integrating Mindfulness to Support Resiliency in the Child Welfare Workforce

Integrating Mindfulness to Support Resiliency in the Child Welfare Workforce

Child welfare professionals are exposed to difficult, potentially traumatizing experiences that can lead to secondary traumatic stress and burn out. Mindfulness is an evidence-based way to support health, wellbeing, and resiliency in the face of stress and trauma. In this seminar, participants will learn about the health and wellness benefits of mindfulness and ways mindfulness has been implemented to support child welfare and other professionals working with children and families affected by trauma and adversity. A range of mindful practices will be introduced and explored, with participants developing a plan for integrating practices into their daily work and home routines. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00:00 PM CDT - 1:45:00 PM CDT

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Learning Together to Prevent Homelessness for Youth and Young Adults with Child Welfare Involvement – An Update

Learning Together to Prevent Homelessness for Youth and Young Adults with Child Welfare Involvement – An Update

Learn about the work of six Children’s Bureau grantees who seek to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults with child welfare histories – the Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) grantees.
Join the Children’s Bureau, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, and Mathematica Policy Research for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 3 pm (eastern). During the webinar, Catherine Heath from the Children’s Bureau will provide an overview of the YARH multi-phase grant project. Cay Bradley and Andrew Burwick from Mathematica Policy Research will speak about the supports provided to YARH grantees and discuss three recent publications focused on: (1) an overview of the YARH multi-year grant program, (2) challenges grantees faced and how they were addressed through technical assistance, and (3) methods YARH grantees used to engage youth in the development of the comprehensive service models. This webinar will highlight how experiences and lessons from the YARH grant may be useful to federal, state, and local stakeholders working in child welfare, youth homelessness, youth development, and related fields.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Family Matters: Family Engagement as a Strategy in Strengthening Mentoring Relationships (Webinar)

Family Matters: Family Engagement as a Strategy in Strengthening Mentoring Relationships (Webinar)

While mentoring programs emphasize the bond between mentors and youth, mentoring programs must also acknowledge the crucial role families play in the relationship. 

Learning to effectively engage caregivers and other family members can lead to stronger and more positive mentoring experiences and outcomes for the youth we serve. 

Involved caregivers and families are more apt to have a positive view of their children's mentoring relationship and to be more supportive of the match. 

In this webinar, attendees will: 
- Recognize the importance family engagement has on youth and mentoring relationships
- Understand the barriers and misconceptions to caregiver and family engagement
- Learn effective strategies on how to engage caregivers and families in helping to support youth in mentoring relationships

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Funding Opportunity for Tribes (Webinar)

FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Funding Opportunity for Tribes (Webinar)

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) was signed into law on July 22, 2016. As part of CARA, BJA's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) solicitation offers states, local governments, and Indian tribes six funding categories to expand outreach, treatment, and recovery efforts to individuals impacted by the opioid epidemic. In only its third year, this solicitation offers immense opportunities for tribes to design and enhance their own systems pursuant to community needs. This webinar will overview the FY 2019 solicitation and highlight the three categories for which tribes are eligible to apply.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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FY 2019 Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative: National Scope Training & Technical Assistance (Webinar)

FY 2019 Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative: National Scope Training & Technical Assistance (Webinar)

This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the Office for Victims of Crime's Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative: National Scope Training & Technical Assistance solicitation.

The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review eligibility requirements and deliverables; and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude the webinar.

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Friday, April 19, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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OJJDP FY 19 Comprehensive School-based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization Prevention, Intervention and Accountability (Webinar)

OJJDP FY 19 Comprehensive School-based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization Prevention, Intervention and Accountability (Webinar)

The webinar will provide a general overview of the FY 2019 Comprehensive School Based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization Prevention, Intervention and Accountability Solicitation. It will highlight key eligibility and solicitation requirements. It will also identify tools and resources for applicants that will facilitate the application process. Lastly, it will provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions.

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Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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