UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAININGS

 
 
TNOYS Recap of Texas’ 86th Legislative Session

Friday, June 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Webinar

Join TNOYS’ Director of Public Policy, Lauren Rose, to learn about key policy changes and budget decisions made during the 86th Texas Legislative Session and how they will impact Texas youth, families, and the professionals who serve them. This session is offered for free and registration is available here.


 
TNOYS’ 36th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families

June 25-28, 2019

Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown (1200 Louisiana Street, Houston TX)

Texas Network of Youth Services’ (TNOYS) 36th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families will bring together stakeholders in youth services from across Texas to collaborate on best practices, receive training and support, learn from each other, and ultimately strengthen services to youth. This year, the conference will once again offer the unique opportunity for youth and professionals to learn alongside each other throughout the three-day event. Guided by this year’s theme, “Step Into Your Superpower,” attendees will participate in dynamic, engaging, and collaborative sessions that allow adults and youth to build concrete skills, learn what’s on the cutting edge in youth services, earn CEUs, and explore how their unique talents can contribute to the future of Texas’ youth. This year’s keynote speakers include NFL running back and motivational speaker Spencer Tillman, child advocate and neuroscience expert Frank Kros, trafficking survivor Alyssa Beck, Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo, and spoken word artist Marlon Lizama. Visit our conference webpage to learn more about the event and register.


 
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)® Institutes
Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown (1200 Louisiana Street, Houston TX)
 
In conjunction with our conference, TNOYS is offering two special institutes that are free to conference attendees and $75 for those who are not planning to attend the full conference. CEUs will be provided. More information and registration is available here
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) in Youth Services
  • Trauma Responsive Care: TBRI® with Child Sex Trafficking Victims

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) is a holistic, evidence-based, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children and youth. Vulnerable children or “children from hard places” have changes in their bodies, brains, behaviors, and belief systems.  TBRI® focuses on understanding the trauma-related needs children and youth and equips caregivers with practical tools that help them walk with youth through recovery and healing.


 
Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)® 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Del Mar College for Economic Development, 3209 South Staple Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

As part of the Safety Nets for Students and Families project, TNOYS and trainer Sebastian Ramos from Connections Individual and Family Services are hosting an Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). TBRI is a holistic, evidence-based, multi-systemic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI works to empower the body and the environment of vulnerable children and provides insight into the behavior of “children from hard places.” Registration is open to all and will be available soon.


COMING SOON: Integrating Data Collection and Program Evaluation in Service Planning

July –  date TBD

Virtual Webinar

As a special offering through the Safety Nets for Students and Families project, Dr. Sarah Narendorf, and YALC member Charles Batiste will present their research on risk and resilience among young adults experiencing homelessness and provide guidance on using data collection, research and program evaluation within your organization. This webinar offered as part of TNOYS’ Safety Nets for Students and Families project. More information and registration will be available soon.


Houston Area Partners for Youth Meeting

Friday, July 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Youth Services Center – 6300 Chimney Rock Road, Houston 77081

This meeting of Houston Area Partners for Youth, TNOYS’ Houston-area policy work group, is open to any parties who are interested in hearing from our expert speakers and engaging in TNOYS’ policy efforts on behalf of Houston’s youth. Each meeting will include a presentation and roundtable discussion on topics such as the juvenile justice system, the challenges older youth face when they enter foster care, opportunities to support foster parents, and working with youth and young adults who have trauma. Specific guest speakers will be announced closer to the meeting date. Registration is not required to attend.


 
Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)®
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

United Way of Houston – Stafford campus, Conference Room A, 12300 Parc Crest Drive, Suite 100, Stafford, TX 77477

As part of the Safety Nets for Students and Families project, TNOYS and trainer Sebastian Ramos from Connections Individual and Family Services are hosting an Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). TBRI is a holistic, evidence-based, multi-systemic, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI works to empower the body and the environment of vulnerable children and provides insight into the behavior of “children from hard places.” Registration is open to all and will be available soon.


Trauma and Triumph: Border Youth Conference 

August 7-8, 2019

El Paso Convention Center, El Paso, Texas

This conference, by our member the El Paso Center for Children, presents a unique multidisciplinary, public/private learning opportunity on the Border of Mexico. Local experts join national and international guest speakers in immigration law/advocacy, investigation of crimes against children, human services, child sex trafficking, juvenile justice, and child welfare. The primarily Latino community has its own methods, often innovative, of engaging and empowering youth and partnering to keep children and families safe. For professionals across the country learning about how to best serve their growing Latino communities, this conference is an excellent introduction to this warm culture. For locals, this is an amazing opportunity to learn from peers and broaden perspectives on our work with families and youth on both sides of the border. More information and registration here.


 
Leadership Conference for Nonprofit Executives

Thursday, August 8, 2019
(welcome reception to be held evening of August 7)

St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, TX

TNOYS will be hosting its 2nd Annual Leadership Conference for Nonprofit Executives. This event is designed to give nonprofit executives the opportunity to focus on developing their leadership and management skills among alongside other leaders working in a variety of nonprofit settings across Texas. This year, the conference will focus on collaborative leadership — how executives can focus on strengthening their partnership skills both within their organization and the broader community. Topics include organizational capacity building, managing and motivating staff, fundraising, and much more. More information on programming and registration is available on the event page.


SAVE THE DATE: Conflict Resolution and Building Alliances with Youth

Friday, August 9, 2019

As part of the Mental Health Summit: Positive Solutions to Mental Health In Schools

Lamar University, Beaumont TX

TNOYS is a sponsor for the Mental Health Summit: Positive Solutions to Mental Health in Schools, a conference presented by Mental Health America of Southeast Texas and partners Communities in Schools of Southeast Texas and Samaritan Counseling. The conference will engage education and social service professionals in conversations about trauma, social and emotional learning, and high-risk behaviors. Featured keynote will be Dr. Linda Rodriguez with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. TNOYS will offer training on conflict resolution through building alliances with youth as part of the event. Sessions will focus on practical tools and skills. More information and registration details here.


Youth Voice: Building Alliances and Engaging Youth in Your Organization

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Webinar

Join Lyric Wardlow, TNOYS Youth Specialist, and members of the Young Adult Leadership Council as they share nuts and bolts strategies on inclusion of youth and young adults in the shaping of your organization’s programming and culture. This webinar offered as part of TNOYS’ Safety Nets for Students and Families project. It is free and open to all. Registration is available here.


 Interested in sponsoring or co-hosting a TNOYS event?  Please contact us at events@tnoys.org to discuss upcoming opportunities.