Training Opportunities From Centene Corporation and TNOYS

Centene Corporation is partnering with TNOYS to provide trainings to youth service providers. You and your colleagues will have access to one training per month through the end of the year, with the opportunity to earn CEUs. Trainings will include (but are not limited to) the following topics: understanding child abuse & neglect, guiding youth toward healthy relationships, caring for children who have experienced early trauma, the art & science of healing from trauma, coping with holiday stress for children and youth in care and preventing compassion fatigue & secondary trauma.

Learn more and sign up for the next trainings:
Commercial Sexual Exploitation-Identification Tool (CSE-IT) User Training Series

Thursday, September 23, Thursday, October 28, Wednesday, November 10, and Thursday, December 2

In partnership with the Office of the Texas Governor Child Sex Trafficking Team, TNOYS has launched a training series for youth-serving providers on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Identification Tool (CSE-IT). Participants who complete the full training will earn 3 continuing education credit hours and a CSE-IT User Training certification. 

Registration is open for the next training on Thursday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CDT. Register here.

The CSE-IT is a research-based screening tool that helps improve early identification of commercially sexually exploited youth (CSEY). The tool is appropriate for use by any provider serving youth, including child welfare workers, probation officers, mental health clinicians, and first responders. In this training, participants will become certified CSE-IT users and learn next steps to access and use the Lighthouse platform.


Engage & Excel 2021: 6th Annual Conference Virtual Event

Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1

Join TNOYS partner Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for a day and a half of unparalleled mental health policy programming. Engage & Excel equips you to put ground-breaking mental health policy into practice. Join national experts, innovative policymakers, and trailblazing community leaders to elevate the impact of your work. The lineup of workshops and sessions cover important topics such as the repercussions of racism on mental health, addressing the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on students and educators, and much more. View the full agenda and register here.


Save the Date: #TNOYSTownHall in Honor of Youth Justice Awareness Month

Tuesday, October 19th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT

October is Youth Justice Awareness Month. On October 19th, TNOYS is hosting a digital town hall on Twitter that will explore how youth-serving providers can prevent justice involvement and best support young people involved in the juvenile justice system. Stay tuned, as we will release the official invitation and town hall questions soon!

TNOYS’ town halls regularly engage youth-serving stakeholders from across Texas. To participate in the next event, please do the following:

  • Please email tammons@tnoys.org to RSVP. We will follow-up with a calendar invite, more information on how to participate, and the town hall questions.
  • On Tuesday, October 19th, please log on to Twitter at 4 p.m. and follow TNOYS here.
  • Over the course of an hour, TNOYS will tweet 10 questions for participants to answer and share insights from their work. Stay tuned, as questions will be released soon!

Before the event, please check out this tutorial on how to participate during the event. We hope to see you there!

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