Getting clear information on cross-systems issues is challenging. Get answers and helpful resources to help you better navigate multiple systems.
Use one of the many different tools available on this site to help you better understand and successfully navigate multiple systems. These tools will lead you to useful information resources and help you stay organized through your journey.
You may be worried about where you are going to live and how you are going to support yourself, among other things. There may be things you are not thinking about, but should be. This section to be better prepared for this next phase of your life.
What's Great in Our State is seeking nominations to recognize programs and people who are doing an exceptional job addressing issues of children's mental health such as promotion and outreach, early identification, family education/support and intervention. Please use this simple nomination form to nominate a program or people and return the form to Susan.Perkins@ccf.ny.gov at the NYS Council on Children and Families by MARCH 31st.
The theme this year is "Partnering for Help and Hope,” the celebration event is being held in the Huxley Auditorium of the NYS State Museum from 2:30-4:30 PM, registration begins at 2:00 PM. A Save the Date flyer will be out soon. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, please go to: Register.WGioS.2017.Location: Huxley Auditorium of the NYS Museum
The health care landscape is changing rapidly in 2017. As Congress sets out to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the implications for health care across the country and here in New York State could be profound.
NYSHealth is pleased to unveil a new resource, New York Health Reform Watch, to keep you informed on a regular basis. It features analyses and resources about health reform efforts and their potential impact on our State. Check out this one-stop shop to keep track of the latest developments at the State and national levels.
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is seeking input from users of the IDEA.ed.gov website as part of our effort to provide updated, easy-to-navigate IDEA resources to children with disabilities and their families, teachers, administrators, advocates, and other stakeholders.
To help facilitate this effort, OSERS has posted a blog for you to provide comments. OSERS appreciates your support and suggestions as we continue efforts to improve our online resources as part of our commitment to ensure that infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families have the supports and services they are entitled to under the IDEA.
Join over 400 representatives from family peer support providers, family advocates, and family members, youth and professionals from the children’s behavioral health and other cross-system children’s services at this statewide event and stay abreast of the many challenges and opportunities facing children, youth and families as health and behavioral health services continues to move toward an integrated system of care.
This year's conference has something for everyone!
The Annual Conference gives attendees of all ages the chance to meet new people, find support, talk to others who understand and make lifelong friendships.
** Please Note: There will be no child care or programming for any children under the age of 12. Youth ages 12 and up who would like to attend the conference are invited to register for the Youth Track of the conference.
Contact Cameron Macdonald - 518.432.0333, ext. 24 or Daphnne Brown, 585.489.8282
The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) recently announced the launch of a new YouTube channel. The new channel contains videos that highlight DDPC-funded projects, and provides general agency information and training for individuals and organizations that want a better understanding of what the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council does.
Are you interested in learning how to use the NYS Multiple Systems Navigator to access helpful health, education and human service information on one user‐friendly website. While the Multiple Systems Navigator is built for youth, parents, family members and caregivers that rely on supports from multiple child, family and disabilities serving systems, it is a useful tool for professionals that assist others in finding health, education, human service and disability programs/services and resources. A primary goal of the Multiple Systems Navigator is to reduce frustration when gathering information from multiple sources.
View our recent Meet the Multiple Systems Navigator Webinar
Parent Support Network
The Parent Support Network at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a system of care for parents whose teen and young adult children are struggling with drugs and alcohol. Read more.
A Parent’s Guide to Your Teen’s Recovery from Substance Abuse
If a child has recently completed a treatment program, you may be wondering what's next. This interactive guide walks parents through the recovery journey. Learn more.
Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse
Developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, these resources and videos highlights parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progression of drug use among youth. Learn more.
Also, for those who are interested and have the ability, follow the link below (about halfway down the page) to grab the embed code to add the NYS Parent Guide to your website: http://www.nysparentguide.org/download-parent-guide.
Any questions, comments or feedback can be sent by e-mailing: email@example.com
AmeriCorps Affiliate creates a stream of service distinct from other AmeriCorps programs that engages youth as young as 14 years of age in national service and includes a new 100-hour service term. The program allows organizations to leverage funding from outside sources to address critically unmet community needs across the country. AmeriCorps Affiliate participants who complete their term of service receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to help pay for college and other education expenses.
After launching the pilot in 2016, we are now expanding the AmeriCorps Affiliate pilot and considering additional requests to designate positions as National Service Positions. We have identified opportunities for growth through the program, including:
The NYS Health Foundation's (NYSHealth) Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities Request for Proposals (RFP) is open. Many organizations across the State are doing smart, innovative work that is relevant to NYSHealth's priority area of Building Healthy Communities. These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at conferences and other convenings in New York and nationally. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they are often unable to do so.
Through this RFP, NYSHealth will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to building healthy communities. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through June 30, 2017.
The Pyramid Model is an evidence-based framework proven to be an effective approach to building social and emotional competence in early care and learning settings.
For all information such as the list of upcoming Pyramid Model events, the Master Cadre Trainers and their assignments please go to: http://bit.ly/NYpyramid.
Early Childhood Professionals can access the Pyramid Training Schedule via the ASPIRE Early Childhood Registry - Use KEYWORD: Pyramid, http://bit.ly/AspireNY.
There is a newly created LinkedIN group for the NY Pyramid Model users, trainers and related professionals, PyramidNYgroup. You are WELCOME to join in & find and share the most current Pyramid Model related information & materials.
National Disability Institute (NDI), in partnership with Spring Bank and Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS), announced the launch of an Assistive Technology (AT) Loan Program in selected areas of New York. The NDI AT Loan Program will provide low-interest loans to people with disabilities, seniors and veterans through participating financial institutions. Spring Bank will be the first bank to pilot this groundbreaking loan program.