UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAININGS

 
Foundations of Youth Engagement, A Trauma-Informed Best Practice

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Austin, Texas (location TBD)

At this session in our Recovery Through Participation Training and Collaborative Consultation Series, we will define and review core components and the research basis behind the use of positive youth development, trauma-informed care, and youth-adult partnerships. We will discuss the links between theory and practice. We will also spend time on strategies for building all youth-adult partnerships and the range of ways providers can engage youth, including an opportunity to draft an action plan and consider your program’s specific goals and challenges. This session is FREE to those who serve residents of Central Texas and CEUs will be offered. Registration is required.


 

Continuum of Youth Engagement Part 1: Trauma-Informed Ways to Gather Youth Input

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Austin, Texas (St. David’s Foundation)

This session in our Recovery Through Participation Training and Collaborative Consultation Series will cover the nuts and bolts best practices of one-time or ad hoc youth engagement and how these practices support trauma-informed care. This includes using and improving client surveys and feedback forms; conducting focus groups to gather input; co-presenting or co-facilitating with youth who are currently or formerly in services; and more. This session is FREE to those who serve residents of Central Texas and CEUs will be offered. Registration is required.


 


TNOYS 34th Annual Conference on Service to Youth and Families

June 28-30, 2017

Westin Galleria, Houston

TNOYS is heading back to Houston in 2017 for our 34th annual conference. As in past years, we’ll have a great lineup of inspiring keynote speakers, interactive workshops, and networking events. Head to our conference website for more information.


 
Annual Conference Pre-Institute #1: “Protecting Your Organization, Your Staff, and the Young People You Serve”

Tuesday, June 27, 10:00am – 4:30pm

Westin Galleria, Houston

Part I: “Are You Prepared? An Interactive Crisis Communications Workshop for Child and Youth Serving Organizations,” 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. $25 for TNOYS members; $50 for non-members (CEUs and working lunch included). Click here to learn more and register.

Part II: “Preventing Abuse and False Allegations of Abuse in Your Organization,” 2:00 to 4:30pm. FREE, CEUs included. Click here to learn more and register.  


 
Annual Conference Pre-Institute #2: “Recovery through Participation: A Showcase and Introduction to Elevating Youth Voice with Trauma-Informed Practices”

June 27, 10:00am-2:30pm (lunch included)

Westin Galleria, Houston

Featuring Lara O’Toole and Jack Nowicki of TNOYS as well as youth leaders and youth services providers. FREE,CEUs included. Click here to learn more and register.


 
Continuum of Youth Engagement Part 2: Youth-Driven Programming, Boards, and Evaluation

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Austin, Texas (location TBD)

This session in our Recovery Through Participation Training and Collaborative Consultation Series will cover the nuts and bolts best practices of ongoing youth engagement and how these are the building blocks of trauma-informed organizations. This includes forming and sustaining youth advisory groups; adding youth in meaningful ways to boards and councils; giving youth meaningful roles in evaluation, employee hiring, or communications; and more. This session is FREE to those who serve residents of Central Texas and CEUs will be offered. Registration is required.


 

Equal Footing: Including All Voices at the Table

A free training in cultural competency, diversity and inclusion

NEW DATE: July 28, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Houston Food Bank, Community Room

535 Portwall Street, Houston, TX 77029

Join us for a free training and networking event on the importance of having an inclusive, diverse workforce where all voices are privileged — youth, family members, and service providers of all backgrounds. Learn more about the Harris Transition Coalition‘s successes partnering with youth and families in designing and providing services, and hear from a variety of speakers about their experiences partnering with youth and families. CEUs and snacks will be offered. Click here to RSVP.

*Featuring speakers with a range of perspectives on these topics: community organizer/activist Stevens Orozco, DFPS Region 6 Equity Specialist Shondra Rogers, and youth and family partners who are working with service providers.


 
Continuum of Youth Engagement Part 3: Inspiring Recovery, Developing Peer Support Opportunities

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Austin, Texas (location TBD)

This session will cover the nuts, bolts, theory, and research behind including youth in peer support roles, including paid staff positions. There are a number of considerations around organizational capacity and culture to discuss to ensure that youth on staff feel valued, mentored, and supported. We will also review the incredible potential and impact that youth in peer roles can have on other youth being served. This session is FREE to those who serve residents of Central Texas and CEUs will be offered. Registration is required.


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