UPCOMING EVENTS & TRAININGS

 

TNOYS Member Organization Tour: Jonathan’s Place

August 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Jonathan’s Place, Garland, Texas

Join us for a tour of TNOYS member organization Jonathan’s Place, which provides a safe, loving home and specialized services to children who have been victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Located in Dallas County, Jonathan’s place offers a variety of services, including an emergency shelter, a foster care and adoption program, a girls’ residential treatment program, a transitional living program for young women aging out of foster care, and more. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 

 


 TNOYS Emergency Shelter Task Force Convening

August 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

Jonathan’s Place, Garland, Texas

TNOYS has a thirty five year history of supporting Texas’ emergency shelters and is excited to reinvigorate its historical Emergency Shelter Task Force to provide representation, networking, and support for Texas’ emergency shelters. This meeting will include opportunities to discuss funding limitations and other challenges that shelters are facing in a confidential environment in which only shelters are present. Guest speakers at the meeting include Dr. Wayne Carson, who will discuss the role of shelters in the Our Community Our Kids Community Based Care (formerly Foster Care Redesign) model in Region 3b, and representatives from the Governor’s Office, who will share information on funding opportunities to serve victims of domestic minor sex trafficking and children without placement. Registration for this event is now closed.


 

TNOYS Member Organization Tour: STARRY

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 12:00 p.m. (lunch provided)

STARRY, 1300 N Mays St, Round Rock, TX 78664

Join us for a tour of TNOYS member organization STARRY, which nurtures children, strengthens families, and restores hope through family counseling, foster care, and adoption. STARRY serves children and families in 32 Texas counties and works out of offices in Round rock, Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Waco, Stephenville, Plano, McKinney, and Wichita Falls. This Illumination Tour will showcase STARRY’s Services to At-Risk Youth (“STAR”) program and its work to be a beacon of light for children, youth, and families in the midst of crisis. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 


 

TNOYS Member Organization Tour: Roy Maas Youth Alternatives

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

121 Old San Antonio Rd, Boerne, TX 78006

Join us for a tour of TNOYS member organization Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA), which creates brighter futures for children in crisis by promoting individual success and healthy relationships in a safe, healing environment, giving children and families the tools to end the cycle of abuse. This tour will showcase the organization’s Meadowland campus, which features residential cabins, a charter school, and educational/recreational complex, and more. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 


 
 TNOYS Residential Child Care Advisory Group Virtual Meeting

September 21, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

TNOYS members are invited to join us for a series of advisory group meetings on topics important to the work of professionals in our network. This Sept. 21 meeting will cover residential child care issues, and will include discussion about training requirements for residential child care providers and the upcoming joint TNOYS and TACFS survey of providers regarding Community Based Care (formerly Foster Care Redesign). We will also provide updates on outcomes of the legislative session that may impact residential child care providers, the work of the TNOYS emergency shelter task force, and special initiatives to reduce use of seclusion and restraint practices. Members who would like to join are asked to RSVP, and a link to the meeting will be emailed out in advance.


 

TNOYS Member Organization Tour: SAFE

October 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

SAFE, 4800 Manor Road – Building A, Austin, 78723

Join us for a tour to learn more about TNOYS member organization, the SAFE Alliance, whose goal is to lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, and domestic violence through prevention, intervention, and advocacy for change. The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 


TNOYS Emergency Shelter Task Force Convening

October 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., lunch provided

SAFE, 4800 Manor Road – Building A, Austin, 78723

TNOYS will reconvene its Emergency Shelter Task Force for a special meeting focused on the future role of emergency shelters in Texas’ changing child welfare system. Leadership from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services will join us for this meeting to share findings from the agency’s recent foster care capacity assessment and the role that shelters can play in providing needed foster care capacity. DFPS leadership will also be available to talk with shelters about placement processes and decisions, and about what the expansion of Foster Care Redesign/Community Based Foster Care will mean for shelters. TNOYS will release its updated white paper “Potential Models for Emergency Shelter Services in Texas” to provide examples of innovative and best practice models for emergency shelters in a changing child welfare system. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Note that due to capacity limitations, this event is only open to service providers. There will be a webinar option for those who cannot travel to Austin to participate in the meeting.


TNOYS Member Organization Tour: Covenant House

October 3, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

1111 Lovett Blvd., Houston, Texas 77006

Join us for a tour of TNOYS member organization, Covenant House, which offers an extensive continuum of care to the homeless youth population in Houston/Harris County. During this tour, we will learn about Covenant House’s various services, including a crisis shelter, comprehensive case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling, educational, vocational and life skills training, a transitional living program, and more. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 


 

TNOYS Member Organization Tour: Lifeworks

October 3, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

LifeWorks South Austin, 3700 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Join us for a tour of TNOYS member organization, LifeWorks, which provides a pathway to self-sufficiency for more than 4,000 youth and families in the Austin area. During this tour of LifeWorks’ South Austin location, we will see the organization’s emergency shelter and learn more about its moms and babies program. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 


TNOYS Member Organization Tour: Pegasus Schools, Inc.

October 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m., followed by lunch at Black’s BBQ

896 Robin Ranch Rd, Lockhart, TX 78644

Join us for a tour of TNOYS member organization, Pegasus Schools, Inc.one of the only programs in Texas that provides specialized treatment for adolescents with sexual behavior problems, including young sex offenders. The Pegasus Residential Treatment Center is a growing, vibrant environment where up to 175 neglected and abused boys come to live, work, receive an education and treatment for a variety of presenting problems. We will enjoy lunch after the tour at popular Lockhart institution Black’s BBQ. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 


 
 TNOYS Prevention and Early Intervention Member Advisory Group Virtual Meeting

October 12, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

TNOYS members are invited to join us for a series of advisory group meetings on topics important to the work of professionals in our network. This Oct. 12 meeting will cover prevention and early intervention (PEI) issues, and will include discussion on outcomes of the legislative session that may impact PEI providers and a TNOYS white paper on EBPs. We will also discuss areas where TNOYS can provide support for PEI contractors, such as contracts, training, and EBP research. Members who would like to join are asked to RSVP, and a link to the meeting will be emailed out in advance.


 TNOYS Youth Homelessness Advisory Group Virtual Meeting

November 9, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

TNOYS members are invited to join us for a series of advisory group meetings on topics important to the work of professionals in our network. This Nov. 9 meeting will cover youth homelessness issues, and will include discussion on outcomes of the legislative session relevant to homeless youth and providers, planning for 2018 PIT counts, and policy advocacy next steps. We will also share updates on the work of TNOYS’ Emergency Shelter Task Force, Austin’s YHDP grant, and findings from research by TNOYS and Texas Appleseed on youth homelessness. Members who would like to join are asked to RSVP, and a link to the meeting will be emailed out in advance.


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