UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAININGS

 

 

 
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 lived experiences with homelessness and foster care.  They will explore how having a voice in decision making would have made those experiences less challenging, and will talk about how professionals could help youth within their organizations find their voices. Registration is available here.

 


Webinar: Black Girls Experiencing Homelessness: How Factors Such as Hurricane Harvey Make a Bad Situation Worse

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Virtual Webinar

Join Jacqueline Miller, founder of Healthy Actions Intervening Responsibly, and Lyric Wardlow, TNOYS Youth Specialist, as they raise awareness of ongoing trauma and social isolation of black girls who are experiencing multiple risk factors that intersect with homelessness and post-disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. Participants will explore how to find tools and resources to build resilience from a cultural perspective.  This webinar offered as part of TNOYS’ Safety Nets for Students and Families project. It is free and open to all. Click here to register and a link to join the webinar will be emailed to you in advance.


 

 
Integrating Data Collection and Program Evaluation in Service Planning

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Webinar

As a special offering through the Safety Nets for Students and Families project, Dr. Sarah Narendorf, and YALC member Charles Batiste will  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. Click here to register. 


 

 

Webinar: Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Webinar 

Join Dr. Artemio Garcia from Superior Health Plan and TNOYS YALC member Alex Polk as they review basic terminology for discussing issues around sexual orientation and gender identity in a sensitive manner. They will discuss the process that LGBT youth go through as they come to terms with their sexual orientation or gender identity in the context of a world that is not always welcoming. This webinar is offered as part of TNOYS’ Safety Nets for Students and Families project. It is free and open to all. Click here to register.


Schools and Communities Working Together to Increase Identification of Students in Homeless Situations

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 4613 TX-3, Dickinson, TX 77539 

Schools may not always identify students as homeless who are living in doubled-up and substandard housing situations.  As a result, these students may lose access to many rights and services.  Join JoAnn DePenning, Lyric Wardlow, TNOYS Youth Specialist, and Rachel Brownlie, TNOYS Program Coordinator as they share tools to help recognize homelessness when it is not obvious. Updates on legislation passed in the Texas Legislature on the use of out of school suspension for students experiencing homelessness will also be highlighted. This interactive training will encourage service providers and school personnel to develop systems to ensure homeless students are provided support and services. This training is offered as part of TNOYS’ Safety Nets for Students and Families project. It is free and open to all. Click here to register.


Schools and Communities Working Together to Increase Identification of Students in Homeless Situations

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

United Way of Greater Houston – Fort Bend Center, 12300 Parc Crest Drive, Suite 100, Stafford, TX 77477

Schools may not always identify students as homeless who are living in doubled-up and substandard housing situations.  As a result, these students may lose access to many rights and services.  Join JoAnn DePenning, Lyric Wardlow, TNOYS Youth Specialist, and Rachel Brownlie, TNOYS Program Coordinator as they share tools to help recognize homelessness when it is not obvious. Updates on legislation passed in the Texas Legislature on the use of out of school suspension for students experiencing homelessness will also be highlighted. This interactive training will encourage service providers and school personnel to develop systems to ensure homeless students are provided support and services. This training offered as part of TNOYS’ Safety Nets for Students and Families project. It is free and open to all. Click here to register.


Webinar: A Team to Approach Trauma-Informed Care

Thursday, September 5th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Webinar

We have learned a team approach to trauma-informed care is critical to a successful child/family relationship. We invite you to attend this workshop that examines the importance of teamwork in the child welfare system, identifies critical team players, and focuses on ways to partner with families and community agencies. This webinar is being presented as part of a monthly training series co-hosted by TNOYS and Centene Corporation. Click here to register for this webinar as well as other webinars in this series.


 
Houston Area Partners for Youth Meeting

Friday, September 27th, 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.


Webinar: Whole Brain Parenting

Thursday, October 10th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Webinar

In this webinar, participants learn about brain functioning, including implicit/explicit memory, the effect of mirror neurons, and brain hemispheres’ impact on specific behaviors. This course dually discusses ways to help youth integrate thoughts, actions and feelings. This webinar is being presented as part of a monthly training series co-hosted by TNOYS and Centene Corporation. Click here to register for this webinar as well as other webinars in this series.


 
Houston Area Partners for Youth Meeting

Friday, October 25th, 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.


Webinar: Caring for Children who Have Experienced Early Trauma

Thursday, November 7th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Webinar

Join this workshop that looks at the impact of trauma, attachment and disrupted brain development on children from birth to age 5. This webinar also explains how trauma disrupts normal brain development and offers ways to help children cope with trauma reminders. This webinar is being presented as part of a monthly training series co-hosted by TNOYS and Centene Corporation. Click here to register for this webinar as well as other webinars in this series.


Webinar: Understanding the Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) Study 

Thursday, December 5th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Webinar

We invite you to attend this training that reviews the concepts and results of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, a decades-long landmark study looking at the relationship between traumatic childhood events and adult health and social problems.  This webinar is being presented as part of a monthly training series co-hosted by TNOYS and Centene Corporation. Click here to register for this webinar as well as other webinars in this series.


Webinar: Hooked on a Feeling

Thursday, January 9th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Webinar

This webinar will strengthen your ability to: Be able to list and define basic emotions, discuss the impact trauma has on emotional development, and identify how PACE Parenting can help children and teens deal with emotions. This webinar is being presented as part of a monthly training series co-hosted by TNOYS and Centene Corporation. Click here to register for this webinar as well as other webinars in this series.


SAVE THE DATE: TNOYS’ 37th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families

June 23-26, 2020

Westin Galleria, Houston

Professionals and youth are invited to join us for TNOYS’ Annual Conference, which will feature interactive workshops, inspiring keynote presentations, and fun events and activities to help attendees strengthen their skills to serve Texas’ youth. More information about the conference is coming soon — in the meantime, check out all the great info from our 36th Annual Conference.


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