UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAININGS

 


Transition-Age Youth Webinar Series: Thinking Outside the Box: Professional Boundaries When Working with Youth

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Virtual Webinar

Do you wish to increase your youth engagement practices but are worried about conflict with professional boundaries as a practitioner? Join us for the third installment of a three-part webinar series presented by the Harris Transition Coalition to learn about best practices in working with youth in leadership positions and how to avoid some of the pitfalls of blurring boundaries. Hear about creative solutions therapists and other providers have found to support youth engagement and maintain their professional standards. This webinar is free of charge and CEUs are available. Thank you to the Hogg Foundation for its generous support. Click here to register.


 

Harris Transition Coalition Celebration Showcase

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Houston, TX

Join us in celebrating and learning about the hard work of the Hogg Foundation’s Transition Age Youth and Families Initiative over the past four years. You will get a chance to speak directly with the initiative’s grantees and partners about their successes and challenges working to improve mental health services for youth 16- 24 in Houston. You will also learn about efforts to engage youth and families in the process and the collaboration necessary to sustain the programs and services. Here from great speakers and youth leaders in a fun-filled event! Click here to reserve your spot at the event.


 

Webinar: Understanding Texas’ Children’s Rights Lawsuit

Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Virtual Webinar

A federal judge found the Texas foster care system unconstitutional for violating the rights of children in the Permanent Managing Conservatorship of the state.  Join us for a conversation about what this means for children currently in the foster care system as well as providers who are serving this population. Click here to register and a link to the webinar will be emailed in advance to those who have signed up.


 
Pre-Conference Institute #1: Staying Ahead of the Opioid Drug Crisis

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Westin Galleria, Houston

Parental substance abuse is the fastest growing reason that children end up in foster care and many state foster care systems are overwhelmed by the number of incoming children entering the system due to the opioid epidemic. This pre-institute will offer practical information to help participants better understand addiction and the various impacts of the opioid epidemic and larger drug crisis on youth and families. Cost of the institute is $50 for TNOYS members, $75 for non-members. Click here to learn more and register. 


 
Pre-Conference Institute #2: #MeToo: How Providers Can Prevent and Respond to Sexual Assault

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Westin Galleria, Houston

The international #MeToo movement is shining a spotlight on sexual assault and harassment and encouraging more survivors to come forward. This impacts youth-serving organizations, whose clients are often survivors, and may even be perpetrators, of sexual assault.  Join us to learn about the issues of sexual assault and harassment from experts involved in various aspects of the issue.  The institute is sponsored by Pegasus Schools and the cost is $50 for TNOYS members and $75 for non-members. Click here to learn more and register. 


 

TNOYS’ 35th Annual Conference on Service to Youth and Families

June 5-8, 2018

Westin Galleria, Houston

The TNOYS 35th Annual Conference will be June 5-8, 2018 again at the Westin Galleria in Houston.  This year we are excited to fully integrate youth and families into our full conference, alongside our traditional audience of providers and other stakeholders. The event will offer dynamic, engaging, and collaborative sessions that allow youth and adults to build concrete skills, learn what’s on the cutting edge in youth services, and be part of a memorable experience.  Click here to visit our conference website and register to attend.


 
Webinar: Understanding the Role You Can Plan in Supporting Kinship Caregivers 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Webinar

Over 250,000 children live in informal arrangements with relatives. While there is a great deal of focus on the foster care system, kinship caregivers stand in the gap ensuring that children do not end up homeless, in foster care or meeting worse outcomes. Hear from TNOYS’ Director of Child Welfare Policy, Dr. Katherine Barillas, about policies that impact these families and how service providers can support their efforts. Click here to register and a link to the webinar will be emailed in advance to those who have signed up.


 
Webinar: Pregnant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care

Friday, June 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Webinar

Join us for this webinar hosted by Kate Murphy, J.D. from Texans Care for Children, who will provide participants with insight into how many pregnant and parenting youth are in the foster care system and what opportunities there are to make sure they are able to build strong and secure families. Click here to register and a link to the webinar will be emailed in advance to those who have signed up.


 
Webinar: SB 1758 and Opportunities to Serve Transitioning Youth 

July 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Virtual Webinar

Transitioning youth need a great deal of guidance and support to be successful.  Join TNOYS’ Director of Child Welfare Policy, Dr. Katherine Barillas, for a discussion of what the foster care system is doing for youth who will age out of care and the unique opportunities available for service providers to improve this process. Click here to register and a link to the webinar will be emailed in advance to those who have signed up.


SAVE THE DATE: Leading Through Change Conference

August 23, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. & August 24, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

TNOYS’ first Leading Through Change Conference will give nonprofit professionals a chance to focus on developing their organizations and their own leadership skills through an evening of networking and a full day of presentations and interactive sessions with proven leadership experts. Please check back — registration will be opening soon!


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