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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

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Webinar To Discuss OJJDP FY 19 Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems

Webinar To Discuss OJJDP FY 19 Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems

On May 21, 2019, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET, OJJDP will present “OJJDP FY 19 Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems.” This webinar will provide a general overview of the solicitation. The webinar will highlight key eligibility and solicitation requirements, identify tools and resources for applicants, and will address concerns and questions from participants

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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No More Summer Slide

No More Summer Slide

Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it’s also a time when summer learning loss can occur. This learning loss is called the “summer slide,” and happens when children do not engage in educational activities during the summer months.  This training will provide you with strategies and fun activities you can do over the summertime to help prevent the summer slide. 
Co-Sponsor: Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Community Engagement in Child Welfare Research: Increasing Reach for Maximum Impact

Community Engagement in Child Welfare Research: Increasing Reach for Maximum Impact

Research can be a powerful tool for improving practice, focusing efforts and assessing effectiveness. Too often, however, disconnects between researchers and those on the ground result in research gaps, research that isn’t focused on the right questions, or information not reaching those who need it most. Join a dialogue with Jennie Noll from the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network to talk about how deep engagement between researchers, practitioners, and the families we serve can result in more impactful research. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:00-:1:45 PM CST

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Fun Summer Activities for ALL Kids

Fun Summer Activities for ALL Kids

We’ve taken some of our favorite things in our 2019 Guide to Summer Fun for Children with Disabilities and highlighted them in this training.  The goal is to give families and caregivers ideas of fun things they can do over the summer that doesn’t need to cost a lot.  Many things are either free or low cost.  Part of this is specific to the Greater New Orleans area. 
Co-Sponsor: FHF of Southwest Louisiana

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Financial Planning for Children with Special Needs

Financial Planning for Children with Special Needs

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Real Talk: Responding to Challenging Issues in Father Engagement

Real Talk: Responding to Challenging Issues in Father Engagement

Compelling research makes the case for the importance of father engagement, but sometimes it’s not as easy to do as we would like. In this Digital Dialogue, we will be bringing together fatherhood practitioners from around the country to discuss some of the bigger challenges when trying to effectively engage fathers—and the solutions that work. We’ll be discussing issues ranging from gatekeeping, addressing conflict between parents, dealing with addiction, challenging anti-father bias, and recruiting and retaining men.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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49th Annual Education Conference

49th Annual Education Conference

The National Foster Parent Association will celebrate our 49th annual education conference June 12 - 15, 2019. We look forward to seeing you at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove located at 12021 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001. The NFPA is committed to bringing relevant quality learning opportunities to all caregivers in the foster care system as well as to staff, and other professionals, who work with these families and the children they serve. 

oin the National Foster Parent Association  at our national learning conference for foster, kinship, and adoptive parents, and child welfare professionals.  This is a great learning opportunity and chance to meet parents from all over the United States.  You can receive your training hours, visit Disney, and explore other entertainment options, and it is a great value!!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:00 am - Saturday, June 15, 2019 5:00 pm
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Collaborating with the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program

Collaborating with the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program

Through federal grants to states and territories, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports voluntary, evidence-based home visiting for pregnant women and parents with children up to kindergarten entry. By law, MIECHV awardees must conduct a statewide needs assessment by October 1, 2020, that must be coordinated with or take into account the work of CBCAP programs. 

Representatives from the Health Resources Services Administration will join this CBCAP Peer Learning Call (PLC) to share more about this requirement and highlight opportunities for valuable partnership and coordination between MIECHV and CBCAP programs. 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Webinar To Discuss Brain Injury Among Justice-Involved Youth

Webinar To Discuss Brain Injury Among Justice-Involved Youth

On June 12, 2019, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania and the National Partnership for Juvenile Services, will present “More Than Half: Brain Injury Among Justice-Involved Youth.” This webinar will discuss brain injury and its impact among justice-involved youth. The webinar will also summarize the latest research related to the overrepresentation of brain injury in justice-involved populations.

 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Who Needs a Surrogate Parent

Who Needs a Surrogate Parent

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) gives parents of children with disabilities an active role in planning their child’s educational programs and decision making.  However, sometimes the parent is not available and IDEA allows for a surrogate parent to fill this very important role.  This training will go over the children eligible for a surrogate parent, who can be a surrogate parent and most importantly, who cannot be a surrogate parent.  

Co-Sponsor: FHF of Southwest La. 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Developing Trauma Informed Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts

Developing Trauma Informed Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts

This presentation will focus on the importance of a trauma informed approach in juvenile justice systems. Presenters will discuss why trauma informed practices are needed and what it means to be trauma informed. Content will cover ways to recognize and respond to trauma in the courtroom and strategies for implementing a trauma-informed approach. The presenters will provide considerations for assessing and referring a youth who has experienced trauma. 

Learning objectives. After this presentation, participants will:

1. Understand the importance of a trauma informed approach in juvenile justice healing to wellness courts
2. Be able to better identify the presence of trauma in an individual appearing in the justice setting
3. Learn ways to respond to an individual who may be having a traumatic reaction in the court room
4. Understand some of the strategies healing to wellness courts can employ when implementing a trauma informed approach
5. Understand the difference between trauma informed assessments and those that do not specifically assess for trauma along with information regarding trauma responsive referral sources

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 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.
These trainings have been approved for 5 foster parent training hours and NASW & LCA CEUs.

Orleans Region: First Baptist Church: 5290 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, La 70124

Baton Rouge Region: First Presbyterian Church - Baton Rouge: 763 North Boulevard Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana 70802

Covington Region: Woodland Park Baptist Church: 1909 J W Davis Drive Hammond Tangipahoa Parish Louisiana 70403

Thibodaux Region: St Charles Parish Sheriff's Training Center : 285 Judge Dufresne Pkwy Lulling LA 70070

Lafayette Region: First Baptist Church Lafayette: 1100 Lee Avenue Downtown Lafayette Lafayette Parish Louisiana 70501 

Alexandria Region: Alpine First Baptist: 7215 Shreveport Highway Pineville Rapides Parish Louisiana 71360

Shreveport Region:Broadmoor Baptist Church: 4110 Youree Drive Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle Shreveport Caddo Parish Louisiana 71105

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Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Addressing the Legal Needs of Students Experiencing Homelessness

Addressing the Legal Needs of Students Experiencing Homelessness 

 

Join us for the second installment of the Educating Students Experiencing Homelessness (5th ed.) webinar series, a free CLE webinar on innovative legal strategies for advocates and attorneys to protect the rights of students experiencing homelessness inside and outside of school. Learn: 
How to identify and screen for legal needs and issues affecting students experiencing homelessness (access to education, public benefits, housing, transportation, after-school activities, higher-ed, and other school-related matters)
Who represents students experiencing homelessness and the need for more advocates
The importance of trauma-informed legal services for this population
How to get involved and engage other lawyers to get involved (pro bono opportunities, direct legal representation, "Know Your Rights" seminars, and other forms of advocacy)
Sponsors: Commission on Homelessness & Poverty; ABACLE
Panelists: Patricia Julianelle (Director of Program Advancement and Legal Affairs, Schoolhouse Connection); Michael Santos (Registered Legal Services Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid); Casey Trupin (Director, Youth Homelessness, Raikes Foundation) (Moderator) 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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How to Introduce Your Child to New Providers?

How to Introduce Your Child to New Providers?

Parents rave about our in-house publications All About Me and My Portfolio and the usefulness in introducing their children to a variety of new service providers such as teachers, DSP’s, Therapists and more.   Join us for this webinar where we will provide you access to these publications, instructions on how to personalize them for your child, and things you need to think about including in your personalized publication.  If you do not have access to a printer, email us your publication, and we’ll be happy to print them out for you.
Co-Sponsor: FHF of Southwest Louisiana

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Introduction to Childhood Exposure to Trauma in Tribal Communities

Introduction to Childhood Exposure to Trauma in Tribal Communities                 
The Online Learning Event will focus on describing child traumatic stress as a result of children’s exposure to one or more traumatic events including traumatic loss (grief) and as a result have developed reactions that impact their daily lives. Children or adolescents may react in a variety of ways, such as intense emotional distress and difficulty in self-regulation, behavior changes, problems developing and maintaining relationships, attention and academic difficulties, difficulty sleeping and eating. Older children may use drugs or alcohol and engage in other risky behaviors. These reactions are understood as traumatic stress. Children and youth who have traumatic stress reactions are at increased risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system. Professionals working in child serving systems like juvenile justice can have a positive impact for children, adolescents and their families by developing universal strategies and trauma-informed practices.   

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

1. Recognize behaviors in children and youth that may be the result of exposure to traumatic events or grief/loss.
2. Begin to utilize and apply universal strategies to support children and youth in their professional settings.
3. Acquire the foundational knowledge to plan and begin to create trauma-informed practices in their agencies/programs.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Secondary Traumatic Stress in Juvenile to Healing Wellness Courts, Schools, and Tribal Program Settings

Secondary Traumatic Stress in Juvenile to Healing Wellness Courts, Schools, and Tribal Program Settings

This presentation will discuss the importance of understanding, identifying and responding to the experience of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) which we define as the emotional impact of working with those who have experienced trauma. Content will include an overview of the difference between primary and secondary trauma and describe a three-stage process for coping with STS. Specifically, presenters will discuss the importance of gaining knowledge about STS, how to recognize it in ourselves and ways to respond. The presentation will conclude by offering a framework for self-care through awareness, balance and connection. 

Learning objectives. At the end of this presentation, participants will understand:

1. The importance of addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress
2. Differences between primary trauma and secondary Trauma
3. The three stages in the process of coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress
4. Self-care ABCs      CLICK HERE

Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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DIGITAL DIALOGUE Rethinking Our Approach: Fundamentally Reshaping Our Response to Child Abuse and Neglect

DIGITAL DIALOGUE Rethinking Our Approach: Fundamentally Reshaping Our Response to Child Abuse and Neglect

When families struggle, as all families do from time to time, our current approach often involves punishing parents and disconnecting children.  Instead, what if we began to ask, “What would it take to keep this family safely together?” Join a discussion with Amelia Franck Meyer. July 9, 1:00-1:145 CST.

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Let’s Talk Runaway Prevention: Stories from the Field

Let’s Talk Runaway Prevention: Stories from the Field

Learn about the importance of prevention and ways you can collaborate with the National Runaway Safeline. We will explore best practices on using our free Let's Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum to help your youth build resiliency. You will also hear from panelists who use Let's Talk, their success stories and how they implemented the curriculum within their programming. 

Panelists from North Texas Youth Connection, Project Harmony and Tippecanoe County Youth Services will join to discuss their organization’s prevention work and how they use the Let’s Talk curriculum in their work.

Presenter: Rachel Reynolds, Outreach and Prevention Specialist, National Runaway Safeline Wed, Jul 10, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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TBRI Fridays - Introduction and Overview

TBRI Fridays - Introduction and Overview

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. 

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This training is approved for 5 foster parent training hours 5 LCA CEUs, & 5 clinical social work CEUs by LCWTA.

June 12, 2019

Orleans Region 1: 5290 Canal Blvd. New Orlean, LA 70124

Covington Region 3: 1909 JW Davis Dr. Hammond, LA 70403

Lafayette Region 5: 150 Verona Dr. Lafayatte, LA 70507

Alexandria Region 7: 7215 Chreveport Hwy, Pineville, LA 71360

Shreveport Region 8: 4110 Youree Dr. Shreveport, LA 71105

Baton Rouge Region 2: 763 North Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Thibodaux Region 4: 260 Judge Dufresne Pkwy, Luling, LA 70070

Friday, July 12, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Lake Charles-Regional Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Town Hall Meeting

Lake Charles-Regional Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Town Hall Meeting

Prevention is the best hope for reducing child abuse and neglect and improving the lives of children and families. Strengthening families and preventing child abuse requires a shared commitment of individuals and organizations in  every community, particularly in the State of Louisiana. According to the Louisiana Child Death Review Report, from 2014-2016, 2,208 children died, and 717 of those deaths were due to injury. Between 2014-2016, Louisiana had the highest rate of mortality for children ages 1-14 in the United States. About one-third of infant and childhood deaths in Louisiana are due to injury and are potentially preventable.
Effective prevention efforts are critical to ensuring the immediate and long-term safety and well-being of children in Louisiana. Your voice in preparing our State Plan is vital! Within the Plan we will include recommendations and ideas shared by YOU our stakeholders and partners. Your suggestions will assist us in mapping out a plan to build our communities by connecting families with resources as we continue to support parenting education, home and hospital visitation programs, train volunteers and service providers and collaborate with community based service organizations to ensure the safety and well-being of our most valuable asset…..our children! 

July 16, 2019 at noon Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center (SEED), 4310 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605   CLICK HERE

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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