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Save The Date! The New York State Education department is pleased to announce Free Training! Creating a Culture of Care in Schools Using Restorative Practices with Dr. Tom Cavanagh.
These 4 consecutive day, train-the-trainer sessions will be held from 8 am-4 pm, each day.
Please choose One Location to register.
Questar III BOCES
10 Empire State Blvd.
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033
July 23-26, 2019
Erie 1 BOCES
355 Harlem Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
July 29 - August 1, 2019
Lower Hudson/Long Island
S. Westchester BOCES
450 Mamaroneck Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528
August 19-22, 2019
Spend quality time with Recovery Champions
during the Annual Recovery Conference!
October 20-22, 2019
Our Annual Recovery Conference brings together the best of the best, providing unique educational and networking opportunities for the Recovery Community. Come celebrate Recovery with people in recovery, friends and family members and our allies in addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services!
$175 prior to May 31st; $250 thereafter...
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding under the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Family Drug Courts Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting states and communities as they develop and implement effective and coordinated substance use disorder intervention programs.
Applicants must register with Grants.gov at
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 PM (ET) or 8:59 PM (PT) on May 29, 2019.
On behalf of all of us at the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), we would like to wish you a wonderful World Autism Awareness Day. We encourage you to join us in recognizing the talents and skills of people on the autism spectrum both today and throughout National Autism Awareness Month in April.
In the spirit of raising awareness on how to better support individuals on the autism spectrum in the workplace, ODEP has provided a list of helpful resources and tools from our organization and from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, one of our partners at the U.S. Department of Labor:
The Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs will be conducting a conference with multiple sessions throughout the day. Each session is targeted for different audiences including provider agency representatives under the jurisdiction of the Justice Center, individuals receiving services, families, peer advocates and other interested stakeholders. You may register for the morning General Session or the afternoon Breakout Sessions, or both morning and afternoon sessions. You will be asked to choose your sessions on the registration page.
A summary of the session topics is here.
Don't wait! Register Now for May 22, 2019 Event!
This conference will be repeated five times during 2019 in various locations around the State. Information for other locations are available on the registration page.Location: UAlbany Downtown Campus, Husted Hall Amphitheater. 135 Western Ave. Albany NY 12222
This event will be in Lake Placid this year! Surrounded by pristine natural beauty, Lake Placid is a charming destination for weekend getaway. Have you registered yet? Don’t miss your chance to attend multiple learning sessions on topics such as leadership, creative job development techniques, work incentives, shared decision making, mental health, addiction and recovery, plus many more. Get updates from New York State funding partners such as OPWDD and ACCES-VR. Qualifying sessions may be applied towards course credits in Innovations or CASE. The networking opportunities will be endless. Join us now before it’s too late.
Space is limited – click here to register today!Location: Lake Placid, New York 12946
Registration to attend the 2019 Annual Capital Region Symposium on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma and Response IS NOW OPEN!
This year's page is being brought to you by the Association for Children's Residential Centers (ACRC).
The registration page includes:
- All information attendees need to know regarding the agenda for the day
- Speaker information and keynote topics
- Parking, lunch and site details
- Information on how to apply for Continuing Education credits for Social Workers and Licensed Mental Health Clinicians
- An option for organizations registering multiple individuals (be advised one person can enter the page multiple times to register others)
- An email address for any questions
Please feel free to share this news with your colleagues!
The New York State Complete Count Commission would like to hear from you about the under-count of young children in the Census. Please attend one or more of these meetings and remind the Commission about the need to accurately count New York’s children. Also, please let members of your network know about the meetings so they can participate and share.
Here are some facts about the under-count you may want to share:
* Children 0-4 years were under-counted in the last census at a higher rate than any other age group.
* The estimated under-count for this group in New York State was -4.5%.
* The reasons for this under-count are varied but often related to children’s race, ethnicity, income level and complexity of the household where they live.
Below are the dates when hearings will be conducted across the state.
March 20th, 7 PM
112 College Road
Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759
April 12th, 3 PM
Suffolk County Legislature - William J. Lindsay Co. Complex, William Rogers Bldg.
725 Veterans Memorial Highway
Smithtown, NY 11787
April 26th, 10 AM
Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501
May 6th, 6 PM
Rockefeller Institute of Government
411 State Street
Albany, NY 12203
2019 Youth Power Leadership Forum (YLF) will be hosted in Central Region of New York. It is aim for young people ages 14-24. This forum will help Youth to speak up, build leadership and self-advocacy skills, and prepare to take on leadership roles. This forum provides opportunities to Youth and gives the next generation of leaders the tools and support they need for success.
Please join us for a FREE 4-day, 3-night fun event with interactive educational format and the support of peers along the way! It is a safe and Youth friendly environment compliment with fun activities that all can enjoy!
Date: May 18-21, 2019.
Application must be received by April 14, 2019.Location: Holiday Inn Liverpool. Syracuse, New York
As a Parent Coach with the Partnership and a mother of a son in recovery, I understand the difficult landscape that families face. In addition to feeling shamed, blamed and judged because of the stigma of addiction in our society, families are scared, confused and don’t know where to turn for guidance or help with treatment -– if access to quality treatment is even something available to your son or daughter.
It’s an incredibly painful struggle, and one that no one should have to face alone.
Please visit here for more details about this great news.
AMPLIFY-NY invites parents and caregivers to participate in the Free Two-day workshop series in Central Region New York in Foundations for Leadership.
Location for the workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
To: Members and Friends of the Child Welfare League of America ( CWLA) and the Child Welfare League of Canada ( CWLA)
We are extremely pleased to announce the reenergizing of a longstanding relationship between CWLA and CWLC. Our boards of directors have agreed to a two year ( 2019 to 2021) agreement that both organizations believe will provide additional services and resources to our member organizations and that will enable the development of relationships and opportunities for shared learnings that will enhance our goal of providing quality services to children, youth and families who are vulnerable across North America. Specifically we have agreed to the following for 2019 to 2021:
1. Exchange organizational memberships at no charge to either organization-CWLA will become an associate member of CWLC and CWLC will become a supporting partner of CWLA.
2. Provide CWLA and CWLC members with access to members only content and webinars
provided that these are offered at no additional cost.
3. Provide a member discount to CWLA members who want to attend the CWLC led 2020
International Foster Care Organization Conference in Montreal Canada scheduled for
June 25-28, 2020 and provide a member discount to CWLC members who want to attend
the 2019 (and 2020) CWLANational Conference in WashingtonD.C.
4. Partner on a joint initiative to explore how CWLA's National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare might be adapted to the Canadian Context.
5. Co-Edit an edition of the Child Welfare Journal on the links between poverty and child welfare.
Members of CWLA and CWLC will receive notice of opportunities to access these resources through CWLA or CWLC depending on their member affiliation.
We will evaluate the collaboration that has resulted from the agreement and discuss a broader longer term agreement based on the shared interest of our two organizations and our strategic priorities.
We both strongly support the value of shared learning across North America and will also work together to expand the opportunities for shared learning with other organizations around the world that share our commitment to improving outcomes for children and families who are vulnerable.
Christine James-Brown, CEO, CWLA and Rachel Gouin, Executive Director, CWLC
2019 WHAT’S GREAT IN OUR STATE
This year is no different! We plan to celebrate on Tuesday, May 7 in Albany (location to be determined). The event program is under development and will feature workshops, awardee recognition luncheon, a keynote and other speakers, and offer an opportunity to celebrate those working hard to produce positive outcomes for children, youth, young adults and families.
The 2019 theme is Building Bridges for Change: Supporting the Mental Health of Children, Youth and Young Adults.
Stay tuned for more details on the extended format (10:00 AM-3:30PM) and additional offerings, which can be found on Facebook@ChildrensMentalHealthAwareness