UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAININGS

 

Are You Identifying All Students Who Need Services Due To Homelessness?
How Schools and Communities Can Do More Together

Thursday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Victoria College, Student Center Rooms A-D, 2200 E. Red River St., Victoria, TX 77901

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.  In this session, participants will receive tools to help them recognize homelessness when it is not obvious. Service providers and school personnel will work together to develop streamlined systems to ensure that homeless students are accurately and promptly identified and referred for services. This free event is part of our Safety Nets for Students and Families initiative. Registration is open to all and a free networking lunch is offered from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CEUs available. The workshop will follow a meeting of the Victoria Area Homeless Coalition in this location from 8:30-9:30 a.m. RSVP here.


 
Houston Area Partners for Youth Meeting

Friday, April 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

HCPS 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. The featured speaker for April is Michael Migura, a trainer with Envolve (STAR Health), the Medicaid managed care program for children and youth in foster care.  He will provide a trauma training that is tailored to service providers working with homeless youth and young adults. Registration is not required to attend.


Building Alliances with Youth to Prevent Runaway and Other Challenging Behaviors – San Antonio

Wednesday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

BCFS Health and Human Services – 4406 W Piedras Drive, San Antonio, TX 78228

Join TNOYS, our members, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and youth with lived experience for training and a roundtable discussion on building alliances with youth in foster care to prevent runaway and other challenging behaviors before they escalate. This free event is designed for foster care stakeholders, including residential providers, foster parents, and CPS caseworkers. CEUs and lunch provided. Click here to register.


 
Webinar: Trauma Toolkit 2.0 Series (Part 4) Maximizing Safety and Identifying Trauma-Related Needs of Children and Families

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Virtual webinar

TNOYS and Superior Health Plan are offering this webinar using material from the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network. This 5-part course offers skills necessary to work with children who have experienced traumatic events. The course explains the impact of and ways to deal with secondary traumatic stress. Safety is a unconditional priority, especially for traumatized children who may have conflicting perceptions of what is ‘safe.’ Those working in the child welfare system need to assess individual physical and psychological safety needs to provide the best care options. Click here to register (please register separately for each webinar in the series; you can choose which one or ones you’d like to attend).


Are You Identifying All Students Who Need Services Due To Homelessness?
How Schools and Communities Can Do More Together

Wednesday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. to noon 

Port Arthur, TX

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.  In this session, participants will receive tools to help them recognize homelessness when it is not obvious. Service providers and school personnel will work together to develop streamlined systems to ensure that homeless students are accurately and promptly identified and referred for services. This free event is part of our Safety Nets for Students and Families initiative. Registration is open to all; CEUs available. A free networking lunch is offered from noon to 1:00 p.m.. RSVP here.


Working Together for Students Experiencing Homelessness:
How Schools and Service Providers Can Collaborate

Thursday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Corpus Christi-North Padre Island
15209 Windward Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
 
This networking session builds new collaborations and strengthens existing ones between school districts and community service providers. This free training and consultation event is open to all and designed for school district personnel and community/faith-based social services providers as part of our Safety Nets for Students and Families initiative. Free networking lunch at noon. RSVP here.

Are You Identifying All Students Who Need Services Due To Homelessness?
How Schools and Communities Can Do More Together

Thursday, May 9, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Corpus Christi-North Padre Island
15209 Windward Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
 
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.  In this session, participants will receive tools to help them recognize homelessness when it is not obvious. Service providers and school personnel will work together to develop streamlined systems to ensure that homeless students are accurately and promptly identified and referred for services. This free event is part of our Safety Nets for Students and Families initiative. Registration is open to all; CEUs available. A networking lunch will be offered from noon to 1:00 p.m. RSVP here.

Houston Area Partners for Youth Meeting

Friday, May 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.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: Trauma Toolkit 2.0 Series (Part 5) Partnering with Youth, Families and Agencies in Providing Trauma-informed Services

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Virtual webinar

TNOYS and Superior Health Plan are offering this webinar using material from the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network. This 5-part course offers skills necessary to work with children who have experienced traumatic events. The course explains the impact of and ways to deal with secondary traumatic stress. Youth and families given choices and an active voice in decision-making on an individual, agency, and systemic level gain momentum and courage. This training discusses how partnerships generate success and help families build realistic strategies. Click here to register (please register separately for each webinar in the series; you can choose which one or ones you’d like to attend).


 
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 beliefs 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.


 
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 will be available soon.


SAVE THE DATE: Nonprofit Leadership Conference

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

St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, TX

Join us for a leadership conference that gives nonprofit executives the opportunity to focus on developing their leadership and management skills. The event will feature networking opportunities, interactive workshops, and expert speakers from a variety of industries. For more on what to expect, see information from the last leadership conference, held in August 2018. More information on programming and registration will be coming soon.


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 will offer training on conflict resolution through building alliances with youth as part of 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. Sessions will focus on practical tools and skills. More information and registration details coming soon.


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