UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAININGS

 

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Intro and Overview

November 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  (*Note new date)

Promise House, 224 W Page Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

This training workshop, led by Jessica Kilpatrick, LPC of STARRY, will offer an overview of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®).TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. It uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. This 6-hour training workshop costs $100 for TNOYS members and $150 for non-members. Lunch is included and CEUs will be offered. Please Register to reserve your spot at the training.


 
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Overview

December 6, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

BCFS Health & Human Services – 4346 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, 78229

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is a pragmatic approach, focusing on a person’s strengths, abilities, and resources rather than their deficits and problems. This workshop includes the basic principles and techniques of using strengths-based, solution-focused approaches, including understanding who is (or is not) ready to make a change, finding positive outcomes, and using self-anchored scales to assess progress. The 6-hour training workshop, led by TNOYS’ Jack Nowicki, costs $100 for TNOYS members and $150 for non-members. Lunch is included and CEUs will be offered. Please Register to reserve your spot.


Recovery through Participation: Winter Youth Voice Idea Sharing Event

 Monday, December 1110:00am – 12:00pm

 Communities in Schools of Central Texas – 3000 S IH 35 Frontage Rd (2nd floor conference room) Austin, TX 78704

Recovery through Participation is focused on elevating youth voice as a key element of trauma-informed care and recovery.  This project and event brings together youth services organizations invested in youth engagement.  If you are working to elevate youth voice or strengthen your youth engagement, join us to learn, network, and spark new ideas! This will be a dynamic and fun event where you’ll hear from some of our project partners and have the chance to connect and partner with other organizations also working to strengthen youth voice. Staff and youth partners from any organization are welcome, especially our project partners. RSVPs are preferred. 


 

Promising Practices for Latina Youth: A Toolkit 

December 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Virtual webinar

It is critical to have a keen ear on the voices of Latina youth to provide effective services and care, but research is limited on culturally specific services. In this workshop focused on cultural competency specific to Latina youth, we will share practical recommendations and a toolkit for service providers in community services or the juvenile justice system. These come from the findings of a rigorous qualitative participatory action research study on the needs and values of Latina youth involved in Family Keys, an OJJDP designated best practice prevention/intervention program. This training will be led by Cynthia Leon and DeAna Swan of Southwest Key Programs. It is free for TNOYS members and $25 for non-members. CEUs will be offered. Please Register to reserve your spot and and a link to the webinar will be emailed to registrants in advance.


 
Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Environmental Scan Release + Consultation with Leaders

December 15, 2017, 1:30pm-4pm

Settlement Home for Children’s Williamson Family Conference Center – 1607 Colony Creek Drive, Austin TX 78758

Throughout 2017, TNOYS has been working with the Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Leadership Group on a qualitative research project to assess the current opportunities and challenges related to seclusion and restraint reduction at the state level for all populations and service sectors. Join us to hear results of the scan and consult with leaders in the field to address challenges and spark ideas to create a culture of care in your own program, school, or work  The event includes brief, dynamic presentations about impressive and innovative efforts in child welfare, education, criminal and juvenile justice, mental health, disability services, law enforcement, services for older adults, and cross-sector advocacy initiatives. It will also be a year-end celebration of the Leadership Group.  Contact LOToole@tnoys.org to receive more information or an invitation.


 

Motivational Interviewing Overview

January 24, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ACH Child and Family Services (chapel), 3712 Wichita Street, Fort Worth

Motivational interviewing (MI) is one of the leading client-centered, strengths-based approaches to client change work that can be used successfully by professionals of all levels in a variety of program settings. Learn and practice the principles of motivational interviewing, including the stages of readiness for change and specific strategies used in this trans-theoretical approach. This 6-hour training workshop, led by TNOYS’ Jack Nowicki, LCSW, costs $100 for TNOYS members and $150 for non-members. Lunch is included and CEUs will be offered. Please register to reserve your spot.


 

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Intro and Overview

January 31, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

BCFS Health & Human Services, 4406 W Piedras, San Antonio, 78228

This training workshop, led by Jessica Kilpatrick, LPC of STARRY, will offer an overview of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®).TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. It uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. This 6-hour training workshop costs $100 for TNOYS members and $150 for non-members. Lunch is included and CEUs will be offered. Please register to reserve your spot.


 
 
Ethical Decision-Making and Boundaries in Youth Services

February 9, 2018 – 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

LifeWorks East – 835 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Ethical dilemmas and boundary challenges can arise for youth services providers around a client’s right to self-determination, confidentiality, when managing agency or contract requirements, and in many other situations. Join us for this training workshop to explore the factors that impact ethical decisions, review current frameworks and decision-making strategies for making ethical decisions, consult with colleagues, and draft an individual plan that considers how colleagues, supervisors, and other resources can offer support.The workshop, led by TNOYS’ Jack Nowicki, LCSW and our Youth Partner Gage Kemp, costs $50 for TNOYS members and $75 for non-members. An optional lunch will be served for an additional $10 per person. Ethics CEUs will be offered (does not count for CYC Certification Institute ethics). Please register to reserve your spot.


SAVE THE DATE: 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.  We can’t wait to host you in June!


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